MEMPHIS, TN – The Gadomski School of Engineering at Christian Brothers University (CBU) has launched the Construction, Engineering & Inspection (CE&I) Consortium) to advance and share knowledge related to the construction industry among its members through education and research.
Dr. Andrew Assadollahi, PE (CE&I Consortium Director and Department Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering), explained that the vision of CE&I is “to be a unique, world-class consortium with member companies from various segments of construction engineering and inspection,” adding, “a huge benefit for our Engineering students is that the Consortium will provide internship and research opportunities for CBU students majoring in our BS in Engineering Management and our BS in Civil Engineering.”
Founding CE&I Consortium partners include: Allen & Hoshall; Fisher Arnold; Flintco; Linkous Construction Company, Inc.; MMC Materials, Inc.; Montgomery Martin Contractors; Process Systems, Inc.; Tri-State Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors, Inc.; and Risk Strategies.
“Linkous Construction is honored to partner with CBU, serving as a founding member of the Construction, Engineering & Inspection Consortium,” said Rusty Linkous, President of Linkous Construction. “CBU has a very distinguished history within our city, producing many of the professionals that help guide us in the construction and engineering marketplace and we look forward to taking this next step to further strengthen this program.”
Jeff Emerson, founding partner and vice president of Montgomery Martin Contractors, noted that his company’s “primary goal for recruiting is to find highly qualified college graduates that are also from the Memphis area. We have been working with CBU for several years to develop a construction program that achieves both these goals, and to now be a founding member of this program is very rewarding. We have been involved with CBU for many years, so this just seems to be a natural fit.”
Consortium members and their guests celebrated the launch of the newly formed consortium at an invitation-only luncheon on December 3, 2018 in the Montesi Executive Center in Buckman Hall on the CBU campus.
More info at www.cbu.edu/CEI.