Eagle Construction is sponsoring this fellowship to support research in the field of advanced construction technologies, conducted largely by the Center for Advanced Construction Information Modeling at the college’s M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management.
“This fellowship will afford talented students the opportunity to complete their Ph.D. while working on impactful industry-centered research projects as part of the comprehensive education they receive from the College of Design, Construction and Planning,” Nathan Blinn, Eagle Construction Director of Advanced Construction Technologies and Rinker School alumnus, stated. “This fellowship will provide support for five years and will be a springboard for the continued support of the Rinker School by the Eagle Companies for years to come.”
“We are delighted with this support from Eagle Construction,” UF DCP Dean Chimay Anumba stated. “It recognizes the excellence of our research in advanced construction technologies and the long-term partnership between the Rinker School and Eagle Construction is a model that we would like to build on and replicate with other companies in all the key areas covered by the college.”
“The Rinker School will be able to explore and deploy the next generation of advanced construction visualization technologies,” Rinker School director Raymond Issa explained. “The Eagle Construction Fellowship allows the Rinker School the opportunity for field collaboration essential in developing technologies of the future.”