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Building Design & Construction Program

Why Choose Building Design & Construction?

Have you ever wanted to design your own home? Come learn how to use 3D software to "Dream It, Design It, Do It". Our program engages students with hands on labs, field trips, industry tours, guest speakers, virtual reality, 3D scanning, 3D printing, and Architectural Model Building.

We design and build homes for the non-profit Habitat for Humanity, schools/orphanages/training centers in developing countries like Mozambique Africa, Uganda Africa, Thailand, Peru, Fiji and somewhere new every summer. If you want to explore multiple career paths within the Building Design & Construction industry such as Architecture, Construction Management, or Interior Design, this is the degree for you. 

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Degrees

Students will have the opportunity to sit for the following certification exams as part of coursework within the program: LEED Green Associate, HBA Certified Green Professional, Autodesk Certified AutoCAD, Revit and 3Ds Max User, and Autodesk Building Performance Analyst. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to enter a design-build network of professions within the AEC industry and be familiar with the content of professional certification exams such as the American Institute of Building Designers (AIBD) National Council of Building Designer Certifications (NCBDC), AGC CM-BIM, and AIBD BIM-R exams.

Why Construction? (video)

 

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Autodesk Certification essential for getting hired – WSU Success Story

Learn how Weber State University uses the Autodesk Certified User Revit certification to prepare for interior design, architectural design, and construction management careers. Watch how industry professionals seek Autodesk Certification on students’ resumes when hiring for these industries. 

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Jeremy Farner
jfarner@weber.edu
 

 

Student Projects

Fiji 2019

"Fiji was the experience of a lifetime. More than just a paradise, an opportunity to give back. To encounter culture and adventure lasting a thousand lifetimes. With bonds of new friendships as deep as the ocean between us"

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

 A unique partnership among Weber State University, Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties, Dominion Energy, Rocky Mountain Power, Davis Technical College and Ogden-Weber Technical College will result in the first affordable net-zero home to be featured in the Northern Wasatch Parade of Homes July 5-20.

Net-Zero Home

A unique partnership among Weber State University, Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties, Dominion Energy, Rocky Mountain Power, Davis Technical College and Ogden-Weber Technical College will result in the first affordable net-zero home to be featured in the Northern Wasatch Parade of Homes July 5-20.

Nyafumba, Africa

This film highlights the efforts of college students from Weber State University in partnership with Hope 4 Kids International and the Lee Family Foundation to further progress clean water and education initiatives while bringing to light a child sponsorship program.

Windows of Change

In May of 2017 31 students and WSU Alumni traveled to Mozambique, Africa to build a few classrooms and a library in the village of Mahubo. Students worked on the buildings, taught classes, and shared many friendships with the wonderful people of Mozambique. 

Tiny House Project 

A team of seniors in WSU’s College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology spent a year designing and building Ogden’s first net-zero “tiny studio.”

Habitat for Humanity Home for a Homeless Veteran

In a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Weber State’s Building and students designed two homes at 129 and 141 30th Street in Ogden.

More Study Abroad and Student Projects

 


 
 

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"Weber State University prepared me to transition seamlessly into the workforce due to applicable nature of lessons learned as a student. The University’s course offerings pertained directly to my current field, thus equipping me with the skills needed to successfully accomplish the duties I encounter daily." 

-Jerome Meikle, BIM Specialist VCBO Architects, Class of 2017

"This program helps prepare students for the building design & construction industry. Building Information Modeling is changing the way the building design & construction industry operates and a program like this is evidence that academic programs must adapt as well. The nature of our business is increasingly technology driven and requires the ability to collaborate with many stakeholders of the design, construction, and facilities teams. I feel like this program is a huge step in the right direction." 

-Nathan Nielson (BIM Manager, Superior Air Handling), Class of 2016

"I loved the focus that was put on arming me with the skills that were needed to be successful in my field. Every day I work with people who are just now discovering things I was taught while in the Building Design & Construction program, and I feel like my education there has truly set me levels ahead of my peers." 

-James McClellan (VDC Engineer, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company), Class of 2016

Where Our Graduates Are Working