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December 20, 2017

Study's projections show climate change to increase commercial Indiana energy consumption, reduce residential use

New projections show climate change could induce a 5 percent increase for the average commercial building’s energy consumption in Indiana by the year 2100, while reducing an average residential home’s energy use by 3.5 percent. Sayanti Mukherjee, a postdoctoral research assistant in the Division of Construction Engineering and Management has co-authored a paper on this subject with Roshanak Nateghi, an assistant professor of Industrial Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering.
December 19, 2017

Senior Design projects help effort to revitalize Indianapolis neighborhood

Students in Purdue’s Construction Engineering and Management Senior Design course have partnered with Brookside Community Church in Indianapolis to help develop transitional housing for ex-offenders who are re-entering society. This collaboration is a result of a new and improved course format developed by course instructor Brandon Fulk and PhD candidate Kyubyung Kang, which puts real-world projects into the hands of students.
December 13, 2017

CEM alum steps in as CEO of startup outside the construction industry

While the majority of alumni find themselves pursuing a professional engineering license in construction, others like Luke Marklin (BSCEM ’07) discover their passion for the management and operations side of business right away. In a move skirting the norm for many CEM alumni, Marklin has taken on an executive position outside the construction industry.
December 10, 2017

The road less traveled: Tegucigalpa to West Lafayette

Nelson Frech (BSCEM '17) came from a family of passionate lawyers and business managers in Honduras, but it was his father’s shift away from retail business and into the real estate industry when he was a child that laid the foundation for a Purdue engineer-to-be.
November 27, 2017

Scholarship Spotlight: Cormac Mahalick

Cormac Mahalick is a junior in Construction Engineering and Management who received a large CEM scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.
October 26, 2017

Research seeks to improve electrical infrastructure against weather outages

Researchers at Purdue University are working toward a solution to help minimize risks associated with power outages caused by severe weather events, such as the recent series of hurricanes that devastated several nations. Makarand Hastak, professor and head of Construction Engineering and Management, is leading a multidisciplinary team of researchers in a project titled Towards a Resilient Grid: An Investment Prioritization Decision Framework that Integrates the Growing Risks of Severe Weather-Induced Outages, funded by a $468,851 grant from the National Science Foundation.
October 10, 2017

CEM student spends fall break at CMAA conference

Purdue CEM and Honors College student Beau DeLaet spent his October break in Washington, DC, at the Rising Construction Management Conference hosted by the Construction Management Association of America.
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