Durham School Admitted Student Day


Durham School Admitted Student Day Details
Omaha:
Peter Kiewit Institute
Melissa Hoffman



Parking

Please contact Andrew Bechdolt at andrew.bechdolt@unl.edu for parking instructions.

The Peter Kiewit Institute
1110 South 67th Street
Omaha, NE 68182
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Upcoming Admitted Student Days:

February 12, 2018

At The Durham School's Admitted Student Day, you will have the opportunity to tour lab spaces, meet current students and professors, interact with alumni and industry professionals, learn about student life and scholarship opportunities.  During this full-day program, you will learn about the fields of Architectural Engineering, Construction Engineering and Construction Management.

 Architectural Engineering (AE) focuses on the integrated design, creation and operation of buildings. This includes the engineering of building structures, mechanical systems (heating, ventilation and cooling), electrical systems (power distribution and communications), acoustics and lighting. Buildings are designed by a team of professionals in which AE plays an integral role.  

Construction Management (CM) is the management of construction projects.  Similar to a conductor for an orchestra or a coach for a sports team, the CM is responsible for ensuring that the team is organized and performing  in a safe and efficient manner while delivering the project on time and within budget.  Often the CM works with the designer (an AE, for example) to assist in creating a more constructible, maintainable, and environmentally friendly design.

Construction Engineering (CONE) blends fundamental principles of engineering with new and emerging technologies for the planning, design, and management of the construction process for the infrastructure that sustains our world. This infrastructure includes highways, bridges, ports, tunnels, dams, power plants, railways, and underground utilities. Construction engineers bring others’ interests and ideas together with their own, aiding in the design of structures and applying science with engineering methods.

February 12 Agenda:
Time Activity
8:15am Check In 
8:30am Welcome and Introduction to the Durham School 
8:45am Structures/Activity 
9:30am Mechanical/Acoustical Activity 
10:15am Lighting Lab Activity
11:00am HDR Headquarter Project Overview
11:45am Leave for Scott Conference Center for Lunch
1:00pm Housing Tour 
1:45pm BIM Overview 
2:30pm Construction Programs Activity 
3:15pm PKI Tour 
3:30pm Student Panel 
4:00pm Financial Aid/Scholarship Overview
4:20pm Wrap Up, Q&A, Evaluations