Moss and Associates, a privately-held construction management company, will give $250,000 to Florida International University’s OHL School of Construction to build a new facility, which will be named the Moss and Associates Built Environment Informatics Laboratory (BEIL), reports Miami Herald.
Moss and Associates will also consult the school as it equips the lab with state-of-the-art technology.
“This innovative facility is going to be critical to the development of the construction industry and to our students excelling in that field,”said Dr. Susan R. Jay, director of development at FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing. “It will also solidify FIU’s position as a leading teaching and research institution for the construction industry.”
New hi-tech equipment in the lab will allow students to learn from real-world data and case studies using virtual simulations without having to make trips into the field, which can be expensive and unsafe, according to Jay.