CM Student Earns Highest Score in the Nation on Construction Exam

Eric Talley knew it was possible. After all, classmate Nicole Rawlins did it last spring.

But when friends started suggesting his score on the American Institute of Constructors’ (AIC) national certification exam – 278 out of a possible 300 – could be the highest in the nation, he shrugged it off.

“I thought surely somebody did better,” he said.

They didn’t. For the second time in a row, a student in the University of Houston’s Construction Management Department had earned the highest score in the nation on the rigorous exam.

“I’m challenging our students,” said Neil Eldin, the department chair. “I want one of our students to be at the top. Keep it up.”