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Women in Construction
Mentor Mix and Mingle

Posted on March 15, 2019

Thursday, April 18th, 2019, 5-7 PM
Hawley Troxell: Idaho’s Premier Law Firm
877 West Main Street,
10th floor
Boise, ID 83702

Are you looking for a mentor to help you build real world connections?
Mark your calendar for the first Women in Construction Mentor Mix and mingle this spring! This is an excellent way for you to network with outstanding females looking to share their industry knowledge and experience.
We have mentors coming from backgrounds that include:

• Accounting
• Civil Engineering
• Client Relations
• Construction Management
• Human Resources
• Management
• Project Management
• Real Estate
• Sustainability
• Technical Communication
• Urban Studies and Community Development

The Orange Boise State Shuttle stops 1 block away

We hope to see you there!

CM Certificate Course

Posted on Dec 14, 2017

Boise State CM will be offering a revised CM Certificate course through Boise State Extended Studies. The new AEC Project Management Course has been refocused to present Project Management concepts at a level more consistent with the audience it intends to attract; Architects, Engineers, personnel within the Construction industry, and other professionals with careers tied to the AEC industry. The course topics include the following:

  • Project Delivery Methods
  • Construction Contracts and Law
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Project Control
  • Ethics
  • Construction Project Administration
  • Sustainability
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • LEED

Please take time to check out the course at the following link:
We hope to see you in the course.

 Networking Opportunities with CM Employers

Dear CM students:

There are several opportunities this Fall for you to network with CM employers!  Please attend info sessions, sign up for interviews, and attend the Career Fair on Oct 11.  Please let me know if you need help with your resume.  Don’t wait until the last minute!

October 3 – PCI Info Session (interviews Oct 4)

Oct 12 – Hayden Homes Info Session (interviews Oct 13)

Oct 20 – Hamilton Construction (interviews Oct 21)

TBA – Hensel Phelps

Oct 26 – Kiewit info Session

Construction Management Career Fair, October 11, 8:30am-2pm in Simplot Ballroom


Employers registered so far:

  1. Barnard Construction (CE, CM)
  2. Exxel Pacific General Contractors
  3. Goodfellow Brothers (CM, CE)
  4. Granite Construction (CE, CM)
  5. ISEC, Inc.
  6. Intermountain Slurry Seal (CE, CM)
  7. Kiewit (CE, CM, EE, ME)
  8. Knife River (CE, CM)
  9. Layton Construction (CM)
  10. Level 10 Construction
  11. Lydig Construction (CE, CM)
  12. McAlvain Group of Companies (CM, CE))
  13. McCarthy Building Companies (CM)
  14. McMillen Jacobs Associates (CE, CM)
  15. Power Engineers (CE, CM, EE)
  16. RSCI (CE, CM)
  17. Ryan Companies (CM)
  18. Slayden Construction (CE, CM)
  19. The Rush Companies – Rush Commercial
  20. Turner Construction Co. (CE, CM)
  21. S. Green Building Council Idaho
  22. Wright Brothers, The Building Co
  23. Whiting-Turner Contracting Co (CE, CM)

Leandra Aburusa-Lete
Student Support Coordinator
College of Engineering
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID  83725
(208) 426-4432, fax (208) 426-4466

Community works to remodel injured football player’s home

By Jacqulyn Powell Published: Feb 19, 2014 at 7:12 PM MST

Image of injured football player's houseThe Construction Management Program at Boise State University is heading up a reconstruction project on the injured Kuna football player’s home to make it easy for him to get around.

Projects on the house include an add-on to Bartlome’s bedroom that will give him a rehab workout area and a wheelchair accessible bathroom, wheelchair ramps, wood floors that will be easy to move around on, and a large concrete area outside. It’s a lot of work, but Danny Hinson, the project’s manager, says his crews aren’t having any trouble getting it done.

“A ton of people have come out of the woodwork just to help out, and they’ve donated everything,” Hinson told KBOI.

Construction Management’s 2014 Design Build Team Takes First at Reno

Feb 18, 2014 Posted by

Image of Design Build Team 2014 This past week the Construction Management Department sent seven teams to participate in the Associated Schools of Construction student competition in Reno, Nevada.


Paul was part of the design-build team. Design-build is a construction process that shortens project duration because construction begins prior to the design being  completed.

“The design-build competition is unique in that the team not only has to come up with a construction proposal including cost estimate, schedule, site logistics plan, safety and quality control plans, but they are required to design a given structure from scratch,” said Keith Leonard, senior construction management major and president of Boise State’s Construction Management Association.

Read More About the Construction Management’s 2014 Design Build Team Here

Tablets become more common at construction sites

Posted on Sunday, 08.04.13

Image of Casey ClineBOISE, Idaho — Boise State University professor Casey Cline isn’t waiting any longer to make the students in his construction management class more technologically savvy and ready for the professional world.

Starting this fall, all freshman enrolled in his class will be required to use iPads. The devices are essential, he says, to the new way of managing projects on site without the traditional paper and pens, from uploading data reports and photos to accounting for changes in job specs and safety materials.

“We saw the wave coming and want our students to be prepared,” Cline told The Idaho Business Review (Casey Cline’s interview).

Professionals in the construction field have been relatively slow to adopt new communications technology such as iPads and other tablet-style computers. But many and the industry in Idaho have realized recently that using tablets at job sites saves money and time.