The alma mater of retired late night TV star David Letterman earlier this month dedicated a new faciility in its construction management program. Here's the announcement:
As the nation’s construction industry becomes more complex, with highly skilled managers in short supply, Ball State has created a center to prepare its students for the rapidly expanding field.
The university dedicated the technologically advanced and student-centered Robert G. Hunt Center for Construction Management during a ceremony Thursday within the recently renovated Applied Technology Building.
The 2,500-square-foot facility — a once-dimly lit midcentury space transformed into an office environment found at major construction management organizations — is designed to foster teamwork, said James Jones, a construction management professor.
The facility’s primary use will be for the program’s capstone course, which focuses on students working in four-member teams on a construction project. Each team will have its own physical office space for the duration of the course.
Students will have around-the-clock access to the center to work on assignments.
Jones noted the facility’s layout is based on current collaborative spaces at Hunt Construction Group offices in Indianapolis and other cities across the nation.