Message from the Director
Welcome to the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction. Our School combines the skills, diverse experiences and talents of its faculty members with an innovative educational curriculum to educate future construction professionals. Housed in the College of Design, Construction and Planning, the Rinker School is dedicated to construction science and management and is committed to excellence in education and research. Established in 1935, it is the oldest school of construction in the U.S. and the first program to receive accreditation from the American Council for Construction Education (1975). Twenty faculty members teach and guide the School's 500 undergraduate and 120 graduate students. The School's new building, Rinker Hall, is the 26th building to have been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
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The mission of the M. E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction is to be the center of excellence for construction. The Rinker School will pursue this by:
- Promoting professional and ethical behavior in education and practice,
- Advancing the industry by creating new knowledge through research and scholarly activities,
- Educating individuals in principles, knowledge and skills required to be successful in their professional careers, and
- Providing service and transferring knowledge to the citizens of Florida, the construction industry, professional societies, the nation, and the world.
The Rinker School will achieve this mission by fostering a core culture of value and quality.