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University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN

UMD focuses on resilient precast and organizational management

At the University of Minnesota Duluth, the focus is on resilient precast and organizational management. Dr. Ben Dymond of the Department of Civil Engineering (CE) coordinates the program that includes faculty from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Master of Business Administration program. Paul Kourajian of Molin Concrete Products is the industry champion for the program. This multidisciplinary educational program combines the traditional approach to concrete engineering education with cutting-edge knowledge related to resiliency and business management.


This class is required in CE at UMD and about 50% of the content is about precast concrete. Students are able to ref