Tools 101 Now Happening! Come to the Agg Lab!

 

Tool 101 Night

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Summer Semester 2019 Preview of Events!

Check out what’s happening with your CM Club this summer:

Summer Semester Preview

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Careers in Construction Event – Tuesday, March 26th!

Join the CM Club and industry professionals this Tuesday March 26 from 5-7pm to learn about different careers in construction. This a great opportunity to network with some of Boston’s top construction companies! Please RSVP using the link below!

RSVP HERE!

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Encore Boston Harbor Site Visit

#EncoreBostonHarbor topped the list of #Forbes 17 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings Of 2019. A lucky few #ConstructionManagment students from #WentworthCMClub are leaving @ 11am tomorrow! RSVP today only a few seats left!

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The Construction Management students will have the opportunity to see how something as decimating as the Monsanto Chemical Plant site has been transformed into a sustainable construction project. Not only has the project been economically successful by starting to employ 5000+ full-time residents from the local community staring June 2019 but the Encore site spent a total of $68 Million dollars in soil cleanup, inlet dredging, and living shoreline work. That is $38 Million more than originally committed. This project is one of many in the Boston area that is considered a success in helping reduce carbon emission within the built environment, build sustainably and responsibly, as well as providing jobs in the ever-changing construction industry. If you are interested in knowing more we would love to hear from you!

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Winter Hats Now Available!

Just in time for the first winter storm of February! Get yours today before they sell out! LIMITED QUANTITY!

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CMIT & CCM Info Session Rescheduled!

Rescheduled CMIT_CCM Social Flyer

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CMIT & CCM Info Session!

All students are welcome to join!

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Canstruction 2018 Timelapse Video!

What a great event and team we had for the 2018 Canstruction Event! We now have a timelapse video of the build! Checkout the progress that led to the final sculpture:

If you’re interested in joining the team for Canstruction 2019, please email cmclub@wit.edu to show your interest!

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Congratulations to the Winners of Our Raffle!

Congratulations to the three (3) winners from our recent Chipotle Fundraiser Raffle. The winners can pick up their merchandise in Mike D’Agostino’s office in Annex Central-001. The winners are as follows:

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Stay tuned for future raffles!

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We Are Currently Recruiting E-Board Members!

The CM Club is currently reviewing applications for positions on the E-Board. The following positions are currently open:

If you are interested in any of the open positions, please apply by clicking on the appropriate position above, or by using the following link:

Apply to sit on the E-Board!

Please email completed applications to cmclub@wit.edu.  We look forward to reviewing your application and can’t wait for a great Spring Semester ’19!

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FALL SEMESTER IN REVIEW!

Thanks for a great semester! Here is what your CM Club was involved with during the Fall 2018 semester:

fall 2018 semester in review

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NEW SWAG! – Limited Edition T-Shirts Now Available!

Do you want to rep the CM Club in style!? New, limited t-shirts are now on sale for ONLY $15! Grab yours today by seeing Mike D’Agostino in Annex Central 001 or Prof. Cribbs in Annex South 008A.

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UPCOMING SITE VISIT – One Dalton!:

Take advantage of the opportunity to visit Boston’s newest skyscraper! The building is currently under construction right next to the Prudential Center. The CM Club will be taking a group of 20 students on a site visit on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 3pm-5pm. Spots are limited… RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

Check out the image below to learn more about the building!

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Image courtesy of Four Seasons

Photos of Construction Progress (courtesy of Four Seasons)

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How to Secure Your Dream Co-Op:

Austin Hoag (CM Club Director of Operations) has recently provided insight into what it takes to secure the co-op of your dreams! Check out his recent blog post to learn his 10 key tips and pieces of advice:

10 things you should know in order to land the co-op of your dreams!

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A Review of the WIT CM Club and Northeastern University Can Sculpture Build-Out:

The build-out of the WIT CM Club and Northeastern University joint-venture can sculpture was a success last weekend! Please stop by the BSA Space in the Seaport District to view the final sculpture through October 25th, 2016! Our sculpture is located on the second floor across from the stairs. You can’t miss it once you arrive on the second level! We would love to hear your comments and review of the structure if you end up visiting the competition site!

VOTE NOW FOR OUR SCULPTURE:

Members of the public will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite works through the Canstruction Boston Facebook page – facebook.com/CanstructionBoston from October 7, until 1:00 pm on October 10 (simply “like” our photo to vote for us in the people’s choice awards). After the sculptures are dismantled, all the canned goods, supplied by the teams, will be donated to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Overview of our Design – Bat(can)man vs. The Riddler:

Riddle me this, “When do the Hero’s fight Hunger?”…

Answer: When Canstruction Comes to town!

Meanwhile at Canstruction Boston The Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) and Northeastern University (NEU) Team has begun the battle against hunger as Bat(can) Man takes on the Riddler in an epic battle of good vs. evil. Our Bat(can)man Vs. The Riddler can structure places Batman against one of his archenemy’s The Riddler.

Will Bat(can)man Prevail? Will the WIT & NEU Team be victorious in this battle? Will Canstruction Boston help take a bite out of Hunger!?

Total number of canned food items: 1,113

Ingredients:

Goya Black Olives, 6 oz. 400 cans

Libby’s Green Beans, 14.5 oz. 332 cans

Goya Black Beans, 15.5 oz. 38 cans

Pastene Kidney Beans, 14 oz. 59 cans

B&M Maple Baked Beans, 16 oz. 31 cans

Market Pantry Whole Kernel Corn, 15.25 oz. 21 cans

Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna, 5 oz. 69 cans

Chicken of the Sea, 4 oz. 70 cans

Bumble Bee Special Tuna, Wild Caught, 5 oz. 93 cans

Event Images of the Build:

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Download The WIT CM Dept. App!

The WIT CM Department has developed an app called “Future Construction Managers.” It has been designed to provide an informative look at the typical tasks of a CM team member through a fun and interactive interface.

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“Learn the ins and outs of four different construction management positions by interacting with construction managers of varying expertise.”

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BOSTON IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

The CM Club constantly follows developing stories related to projects under construction in the Boston area. We recently ran across an interesting article which summarizes 18 of the most prominent projects under construction in our home city! We thought we would share – click on the image below to be directed to the Curbed Article:

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Image courtesy of “Curbed Boston” publication

Please send us an email at cmclub@wit.edu if you would like to tour any of these projects! If we have enough interest, we may be able to setup a site visit during the upcoming fall semester.

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WE NEED YOUR CANS! – DONATE FOR CANSTRUCTION!

The CM Club has been accepted to compete in this year’s Canstruction Boston Event! We have teamed up with Northeastern University to design and construct a sculpture made of canned goods, which will be on display at Atlantic Wharf, throughout the month of October. The theme for this year’s competition is “Heroes vs. Villains.” Our design will be a play on Batman vs. The Riddler!

We have setup collection boxes for a can drive in all of the WIT residence halls and the main Construction Management Department office. Please donate to help raise hunger awareness! This is a great opportunity for graduating seniors to offload leftover canned food and use any remaining meal plan money!

Currently, our design calls for the following:

Standard Size Cans:

Black: 240-400

Green: 204-332

Purple/Blue: 38

Yellow: 59

Brown: 16-31

White: 21

Subtotal: 881 cans

Tuna Sized Cans:

Black: 93

White: 69

Green: 55-70

Subtotal: 232 cans

Total Cans: 1113

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Batman vs. The Riddler – WIT & NEU Canstruction Boston 2018 Design Model

Please contact us at cmclub@wit.edu if you have any questions! We look forward to the event and hope that you can donate to assist us in our preparation for the build in October!

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BIMForum Fall 2018 – Now Accepting Applications!

If you are interested in how to utilize emerging technology within the construction industry, this event is for you! Apply now to reserve your spot. There are currently only 6 spots available for the fall event!

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The WIT CM Club is now accepting applications for this year’s BIMForum Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada! The event will be held from September 24th – 26th, 2018 at the Cosmopolitan Resort. This is a great event which is sure to draw the industry’s most cutting edge companies and professionals!

The BIMForum is a joint sponsored event between the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) organizations. The mission of the BIMForum, as stated on their organization website is as follows:

“The mission of the BIMForum is to explore technological and delivery innovation and performance improvement through building information modeling and new means of collaboration, to improve the design and construction industry through education and the development of best practices for these innovations, and to help implement these innovations into the broad AEC industry.

As the US Chapter of buildingSMART International, it is also our mission to promote and support the use of open BIM standards throughout the industry in a long-term effort to drive towards fully digitized information exchanges”(bimforum.org/about).

Current sponsors for the event include Autodesk, Procore, Ikerd Consulting, Trimble, among many others! This event is sure to please those who love technology!

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Did you know that Professor Cribbs also spoke at the 2015 BIMForum Conference in Orlando, Florida!? Check it out:

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Canstruction Boston 2018 – Now Recruiting A Team!

The WIT CM Club has been accepted to compete in this year’s Canstruction Boston Event! 

“Canstruction® is a unique nonprofit organization that holds annual design-build competitions to construct unique, colossal structures made entirely from canned goods. Founded in 1992, Canstruction’s mission is to highlight the issue of hunger and food insecurity across communities, collect food for distribution to thousands, and to showcase the creativity of the design industry. The Boston Chapter of Canstruction was founded in 1995 and has been going strong ever since” (canstruction-boston.org).

The WIT CM Club is currently accepting applications for student members interested in joining the following components of this year’s team:

If you are interested in being a part of any of the above teams, please submit your application by either clicking on the appropriate team section above or click on the following call for entries photograph! We look forward to reviewing you application and working with you on the team!

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Calling All Seniors – RSVP Here for the Senior Banquet!

As you might be aware, every year the CM Club holds a reception for seniors upon successful completion of Senior Project. This event allows all Seniors and Professors to celebrate the ending of their 4 years at Wentworth in the CM Department.

This year, the event is on Friday, August 3rd, from 5pm-8pm, at Conor Larkins Grill & Tap (329 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115). If you would like to respond to a survey regarding the food you would like to have at the event, please view the menu items and submit your choices!

If you are a Senior, in good standing, and are planning to attend the event, please RSVP to reserve your spot!

Senior Reception

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Just Announced – Upcoming Site Visit Opportunity!

Do you want to attend the upcoming site visit to the New Multipurpose Academic Building on our campus!? Please complete the appropriate sign up form highlighted below to RSVP for your spot. The dates and times for the upcoming site visits are as follows (signup by clicking the appropriate date that you would like to attend):

CM Club Site Visit Signup (Website)

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We Are Here For You!

The Wentworth Institute of Technology CM Club is committed to fostering engagement between Construction Management students and leaders within the building industry! Please stay tuned as we work to coordinate events, guest presentations, competitions, site visits and other travel opportunities and industry related, networking events for our active student members.

Get ready for an exciting academic year!

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This site is currently under construction! We plan to launch the updated site at the start of Fall Semester 2018!

Hold on though!

Just because the site is under construction, that doesn’t mean we aren’t active behind the scenes! So if you are interested in joining the CM Club today, please click on the “Become An Active Member Today” button above and send us your information! We will make sure to start sending you updates on CM Club happenings immediately!