Press Release for Thursday, February 5, 2015
UNF Wins National Association of Home Builders Student and Advisory Awards
Scott, Public Relations Specialist
of Public Relations
The National Association of Home Builders
Chapters program awarded the University of North Florida the Outstanding
Student Chapter at the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show, Design and
Construction Week, which recognizes student chapters for outstanding achievements
in chapter activities, green programs, diversity and activities with local
“This national recognition reflects
the dedication and focus the School of Construction Management faculty have on
personalized, hands-on education at UNF,” said Mark Tumeo, College of
Computing, Engineering and Construction dean. “We are very proud of our
students and deeply grateful for the support of the industry, exemplified by
The chapter returned to the University
with more than bragging rights. The NAHB also awarded the winning group a check
by the NAHB Leading Suppliers, the award was given to the UNF student chapter in
Las Vegas earlier this month during the 2015 International Builders’ Show,
Design and Construction Week, where more than 75,000 builders, remodelers,
students, faculty members and suppliers were in attendance.
David Hacker, adjunct instructor in the UNF School of Construction Management
and student chapter industry advisor, was awarded Outstanding Industry Advisory
Board Member. This award is presented to a NAHB builder member serving on the
Construction Management Industry Advisory Board at a university/college to
recognize outstanding service and volunteerism. Advisors play key roles as student
and industry relations are vital to the educational experience.
to the University of North Florida and David,” said Jerry Howard, CEO of NAHB,
who acted as master of ceremonies for the awards. “This student chapter
demonstrates excellence in campus and community involvement, and David
demonstrates a dedication to the field of teaching and helping students achieve
their very best.”
students built a home for Habijax and have remodeled three houses and provided
“service-learning” tasks for Builders’ Care, a nonprofit construction contractor whose
mission is to provide affordable-to-no-cost construction services to the
elderly, disabled and other nonprofits in Northeast Florida. The club also won second place at the
national student competition in 2013.
National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association
representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling,
multi-family construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing
finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and
light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home
builders associations around the country and more than 110 student chapters. NAHB's
builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units
projected for this year.
The UNF Construction Management program offers
a management-oriented, technical curriculum that prepares students for a
variety of positions in the construction industry.
The program is accredited by the American
Council for Construction Education, and provides its graduates with the well-rounded
education needed to be a future leader in the construction industry.
university located on an
environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.