Three-time University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) graduate Dan Whiteman was elected into the National Academy of Construction (NAC). The NAC honors and recognizes those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the construction industry.
Imagine a project design in 2019, just before everyone’s world changed due to the global pandemic. Now imagine the design of a hospital, one of the most sophisticated construction projects out there. Needless to say, adjustments have been made over time as builders confront this brave new world.
Rinker faculty members Bryan Franz and Masoud Gheisari were granted tenure and promotion by the University.
While working in fire and emergency services for several years, 38-year-old Brian Canaday decided to pursue a four-year degree to further his education and advance his career. Growing up with love and admiration for the Florida Gators, he fulfilled his dream of becoming one himself via UF Online—the #1 online program for his degree. Set to graduate this May, Brian recently accepted the position of Assistant Fire Chief at the City of Bradenton, Florida.
The dean of the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida, Chimay Anumba, Ph.D., has been elected to the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida.
University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning alumni Nathan Blinn (MSCM ’15, Ph.D. ‘18), Ekta Desai (BDES ’08) and Nicole Plunkett (BLAE ‘10) were three of a select group of UF graduates selected to this year’s prominent “40 Gators Under 40.” The three recipients tie for the most DCP has ever had.
Designed to benefit students at the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management and reduce the 150,000 annual injuries on construction job sites, the brand-new Safety Yard at the University of Florida TREEO Center officially opened this past Friday, April 1. Collaborating with the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning were the Kiewit Corporation, Santa Fe College, Charles Perry Partners, Inc. and the UF Office of Professional and Workforce Development.
The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning mourns the loss of one of its former faculty members: Jack Martin, retired Associate Professor Emeritus of the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management and a distinguished veteran and retired Colonel of the U.S. Army. Martin passed away on Friday, March 18, 2022. He was 93.
Srinivasan Improves Lives Around the World with Global Partnerships in Indonesia, South Africa, and China
As a member of Cool Roofs Indonesia, University of Florida M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management UrbSys Lab Director Dr. Ravi Srinivasan has made it his life’s work to make climate-friendly cooling accessible to all.
A team of four students from the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management finished second nationally in the annual Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Student Construction Management Competition. The contest took place at the 2022 ABC Convention in San Antonio, Texas, March 15-17, and featured 14 of the top construction management programs in the country.