Durham School Admitted Student Day

Durham School Admitted Student Day Details
Peter Kiewit Institute
Melissa Hoffman


Parking instructions will be sent out to registrants closer to the event day.

The Peter Kiewit Institute
1110 South 67th Street
Omaha, NE 68182

Upcoming Admitted Student Days:

January 17, 2020
8:30 a.m.

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, tour local architectural engineering and construction firms, and 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.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive a one-time $1000 scholarship for fall 2020*.  For additional information, please contact Melissa Hoffman at melissa.hoffman@unl.edu.

*Recipients of this scholarship must be enrolled in a Durham School program.