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CoSci professor testing Google Glass for construction projects - April 21, 2014

Dr. Julian Kang is developing research projects to determine Google Glass’ applicability for construction and facility management. [Full Story]


Texas A&M to host Associated Schools of Construction confab - March 21, 2014

Construction science educators and graduate students from across the United States and throughout the world will come to Texas A&M April 22-25, 2015 to discuss emerging technologies’ effects on construction management practice and education at the Associated Schools of Construction’s 51st Annual International Conference, which will be hosted by Texas A&M and the Department of Construction Science. Planning is already under way for the event, expected to attract approximately 250 educators and graduate students, said Julian Kang, conference co-chairman of the conference and associate professor of construction science. [Full Story]


Learning BIM Technology in the Field - March 8, 2013

As BIM (building information modeling) continues to make a strong impact on the construction industry, students coming into the field might be able to teach existing construction teams a thing or two about using the technology. Take, for example, Tanner Trimm. You could say the fourth-year construction science student at Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, is getting a first-rate education on BIM. This is where Trimm’s education kicked in, as he leveraged his knowledge for how to create CAD (computer-aided design) files from a BIM model. He learned such skills being a student under Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science at the university, and a Constructech Vision Award judge. [Full Story]


Construction science intern assumes BIM responsibilities - February 21, 2013

It’s unusual for an intern to head meetings between mechanical, electrical and plumbing subcontractors at a construction jobsite, but Tanner Trimm, a fourth-year construction science student at Texas A&M, did just that because of what he’d learned in a building information modeling class. "I was the only one on the team who knew how to create CAD files from a BIM model," said Trimm, who had previously taken a BIM class led by Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science. A BIM model is a virtual, 3-D representation of a building and its systems. [Full Story]


Tech Trend-Setters - November 5, 2012

A new dawn in construction technology emerges, as innovators clear a path for adoption. The honors achieved by these companies have been validated by an independent panel of industry analysts, consultants, and educators. This list includes Ed Anderson of Lean Implementation Services of Florida; Christian Burger of Burger Consulting Group; Robert Cox of Purdue University; Mark Federle of Marquette University; Clay Goser of Symphony; Carol Hagen of Hagen Business Systems; Julian Kang of Texas A&M University; Jim Kissane of The Fruition Group; Anoop Sattineni of Auburn University; Bob Stewart of Construction Change Partners; and Bill White of IUPUI. [Full Story]


Kang chairs Texas building information modeling group - September 25, 2012

The Building Information Modeling Texas Alliance, a statewide group of construction industry professionals led by Dr. Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science at Texas A&M, is advancing the industry’s use of BIM, which improves productivity in building design, construction, and maintenance. [Full Story]


New holders of professorships, chairs announced at reception - September 19, 2012

The chair was established by Robert Jones, a former engineering student at Texas A&M, his wife Alice and the Mitchell Family, founders of History Maker Homes, to support the head of the Department of Construction Science’s professional development and discretionary official expenses. Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science, now holds the Cecil Windsor Jr. ’66 Endowed Professorship in Construction Science. Kang is interested in best utilizing emerging information technologies such as building information modeling, 4-D visualization and radio frequency identification for construction engineering and project management. [Full Story]


Kang leading November BIM conference in San Antonio - September 7, 2012

More than 200 building construction industry practitioners will gather Nov. 8-9 in San Antonio for "BIM: Reality Check and Future Agenda," a conference exploring present and future applications for building information modeling. Hosted by the BIM Texas Alliance , and chaired by Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science at Texas A&M, the conference will be held at San Antonio’s Grand Hyatt hotel. "We’re expecting professionals from government agencies, the healthcare industry, architectural firms, general contractors and subcontractors," said Kang, who is also director of the alliance. [Full Story]


The Power Leads to the Payoff - November 1, 2011

Those vying for the coveted trophy are evaluated by some of the top educators, consultants, and visionaries in construction. This year’s panel was comprised of Mark Federle of Marquette University; Bob Stewart of Construction Change Partners; Bill White with IUPUI (Purdue University); Jeff Ton of Goodwill Industries; Ed Anderson of Anderson Technical Services; Carol Hagen with Hagen Business Systems; retired industry veteran Jim Kissane; and Julian Kang with Texas A&M University. [Full Story]


CoSci unveils new BIM CAVE immersive visualization facility - October 6, 2011

In a darkened room on the fourth floor of Texas A&M’s Langford Architecture Center, construction science students using Building Information Modeling software can navigate through the bowels of a virtual building while visually immersed amid an array of 12 46 inch monitors. [Full Story]


Kang offers highlights from Dallas BIM conference in Constructech magazine - December 3, 2010

Julian Kang, a Texas A&M construction science professor, provides insight into the obstacles confronting general contractors using Building Information Modeling technology in an Oct. 12 Constructech magazine article. Drawing from observations shared by owners, general contractors and sub-contractors at Sept. 23-24 BIM Conference in Dallas, Kang notes that identifying BIM-related problems can be difficult, because the parties who encounter them prefer to talk about their successes and best practices, rather than focus on difficulties and how they were resolved. “Without getting to know the problems, it is not going to be easy for us to come up with solutions to solve them,” Kang told Constructech. [Full Story]


Endowed professorships awarded to construction science faculty - November 17, 2010

Four faculty members at Texas A&M's Department of Construction Science have been awarded endowed professorships beginning this fall and ending in August 2012. Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science, received the History Maker Homes Endowed Professorship. A member of the Texas A&M faculty since 2002, Kang is interested in utilizing emerging information technologies such as building information modeling, 4-D visualization and radio frequency identification for construction engineering and project management. [Full Story]


Students showcase building information modelling skills to construction executives - December 15, 2009

Students in a building information modeling class at Texas A&M began their fall 2009 semesters as novices, but by semester's end they presented BIM-based construction schedules for a campus project to a panel of industry professionals. "It's not easy for anyone to learn multiple applications in a very short amount of time," said Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science, who led the BIM class, "but the students worked very hard during the semester." "When you hear something from your peers, it has a different impact from when you hear it from your instructor," said Kang. "The knowledge comes in a totally different way." [Full Story]


Construction students wow industry pros with BIM video presentations - May 5, 2009

A group of graduate and undergraduate students from Texas A&M’s Department of Construction Science impressed an audience that included George Pontikes Jr., president and CEO of Satterfield and Pontikes Construction, Inc., as they presented Building Information Modeling-based videos of the construction process at the Texas A&M Health Science Center. [Full Story]


Construction students working on Building Information Model (BIM) of health science center - March 15, 2009

Students in Dr. Julian Kang’s spring 2009 Building Information Modeling (BIM) class at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture are learning firsthand about BIM through a partnership with Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. [Full Story]