From left, Dr. Daniel Pack, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science; Roger Tuder, president and CEO of Associated General Contractors of East Tennessee; Dr. Neslihan Alp, associate dean of CECS and head of the Department of Engineering Management and Technology; Jimmy Lail of Raines Brothers Construction; Bill Raines of the Raines Group; and Joe Ferguson, chairman of the board of EPB.

On Thursday, the College of Engineering and Computer Science dedicated its new AGC of East Tennessee Construction Lab.

Built with a $150,000 donation from the Associated General Contractors of East Tennessee, the lab provides materials for undergraduate and graduate students in the Construction Management degree program.

The undergraduate program, which began in 2007, was the first four-year undergraduate degree in construction management offered in Tennessee. In 2010, the program was extended to graduate students.

AGC of East Tennessee and other local construction firms helped supply the lab with new software programs, including ArchiCAD Building Information Modeling software which is worth $425,000.

There currently are more than 100 construction management students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and more than 100 students graduated from the program in the last 10 years.

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