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:

December 3, 2018 & February 4, 2019

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 2019*.  For additional information, please contact Melissa Hoffman at melissa.hoffman@unl.edu.

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

Agenda - December 3
8:15am Check-In
8:30am  Welcome and Introduction to the Durham School 
8:45am  Construction Programs Activity - Group A
Structures Activity - Group B
9:10am  Construction Programs Activity - Group B
Structures Activity - Group A
9:35am             Lighting Lab Activity - Group A
BIM Overview - Group B
10:00am Lighting Lab Activity - Group B
BIM Overview - Group A
10:25am  Acoustics Presentation - Group A
Mechanical Activity - Group B
10:50am Acoustics Presentation - Group A
Mechanical Activity - Group B
11:15am Student Panel
11:45am  Leave for Scott Conference Center for Lunch
1:15pm Industry Presentations
2:00pm Engineering Student Services
Finanical Aid & Scholarship Overview
2:15pm Optional Sessions:
-Housing Tours
-PKI Tours
-Hololens Demonstrations
-And More