Construction 101 No great thing is created suddenly. – Epictetus What: Construction Management Where: Gilbane When: Thursday, December 01, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Why: The coke can activity! Teaching the students how a construction project is managed and the different roles / paths you could take in the field.   Important Files: coke-can-construction-activity Blog Quiz: N/A Next Meeting […]

Design… Design…Design… “The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you.” -Unknown What: Design Build Presentation + Designing the Program Parts Where: VOA Associates, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400 When: Thursday, February 04, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Why: First, there was a presentation on last summer’s ACE Design Build. Then, we continued […]

The chosen one… divide and conquer… “Rarely do we set the high bar one notch above what we think we can clear, and that’s what’s driving me here.” -Henry Worsley, former Army officer from Fulham, London, who was on the brink of making Antarctic history with a solo, unsupported crossing What: Movable Bridges Presentation + Dividing […]

Pick a bridge and sell the idea… “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen” -Ralph Waldo Emerson What: Bridge Design + Bridge Presentations Where: VOA Associates, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400 When: Thursday, January 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Why: The Bridge Design/ Redesign and Construction Challenge begins with a competition […]

Bridge Analysis… “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” -Isaac Newton What: Site Analysis Presentation + Bridge Site Visit Where: Gilbane, 225 West Wacker, Suite 2160 (Floor 21) When: Thursday, January 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Why: Site Analysis is an important initial step to a project. During this meeting, we discussed the various site factors that one […]

The Competition Begins… “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson What: Owner’s Rep Presentation + Brainstorming Inspirational Boards Where: VOA Associates, 224 South Michigan Ave, Suite 1400 When: Thursday, January 7, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Why:    Important Files: 2015_CIRT Design Competion Boards […]

Hard Hats, Boots, Safety Glasses…Check ✔️ “Every day should be an adventure.” -Sean D. Tucker What: Construction Management Presentation + Construction Site Visit Where: 5710 S Drexel Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 @ University of Chicago Medical Center (just east of Washington Park) When: Thursday, November 17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Why: What a great turn out […]

Career Fair, How, Where, What… “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt What: Career Path Presentations + Discussion Activities       Where: Sargent & Lundy, 55 East Monroe Street, Floor 35   When: Thursday, November 10, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Why:  This week was all about discussing options for a career path […]