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  • 1. McWhorter School of Building Science J. Mark Taylor, PhD, JD, LEED AP
  • 2. McWhorter School of Building Science • One of Oldest Construction Programs in US – Established 1945 – Housed in College of Architecture, Design & Construction • Large undergraduate program – B.S. in Building Construction – Graduate 120 students a year
  • 3. McWhorter School of Building Science • Strong Industry Support – Industry Advisory Council – Alabama Contractors License/Construction Industry Fund – Atlanta BSCI Alumni Group – BIM Users Group • Center for Construction Innovation and Collaboration – Product development with Industrial Design
  • 4. McWhorter School of Building Science • Study Abroad – 50% student participation – 3 Programs in 2013 – Student Exchange Programs
  • 5. McWhorter School of Building Science • Student Competitions – ASC Regionals - Southeast – AGC National - Varies – ABC National - Varies – ASC National – Reno
  • 6. McWhorter School of Building Science • The Gorrie Center – LEED Gold Building • Diverse Faculty – Academic & Industry Experience – Multinational • Peer 7 – Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Florida, Arizona State, Purdue, Colorado State
  • 7. WHAT IS BUILDING SCIENCE? • Roots in Architecture & Engineering • Building Construction began at Auburn in 1945 • Building Science is a modern change • Construction Management – Sciences • Math, Physics – Design Sciences, Surveying – Management • Construction processes – Estimating – Scheduling – Accounting – Supervision
  • 8. JOBS WITH A BUILDING SCIENCE DEGREE? • Project Management – Project Engineer • Construction Superintendent • Estimating • Owners Representative • Internships & Co-op opportunities
  • 9. PAY SCALE FOR THOSE WITH A BUILDING SCIENCE DEGREE? • Job Outlook (from Bureau of Labor Statistics) – Employment of construction managers is expected to grow 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities will be best for candidates with work experience and a bachelor’s degree in a construction-related field.
  • 10. PAY SCALE FOR THOSE WITH A BUILDING SCIENCE DEGREE? • Average Starting Pay for Auburn Grads – Spring 2012 – Approx. $54,000 • Salaries rise quickly, bonuses are common • Competition for employees with experience • Willingness to re-locate
  • 11. Sources of Info - Sustainability • U.S. Green Building Council – http://www.usgbc.org
  • 12. Sources of Info - Sustainability • Environmental Design and Construction – http://www.edcmag.com
  • 13. Sources of Info - Sustainability • Sustainability – http://www.sustainability.com
  • 14. Sources of Info - Sustainability • EPA – http://www.epa.gov/sustainability/