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Bachelor of Science
Construction Management (B.S.)
Construction management is a professional service that focuses on each part of the construction process of any built environment: the project's schedule, cost, quality, scope, and function. Through combined education and field experience, construction managers are uniquely qualified to work with all individuals involved.
Construction Interns Aaron Howard (red jacket) and Ben Millet inspect the Manwaring Center.
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Students study construction processes and techniques, scheduling, estimating, construction project supervision, building modeling, virtual design and construction applications, business principles, accounting, and more to prepare for this career. They will grow intellectually and keep informed of new concepts and developments in architecture and construction.

Students learn to perform specialized project management techniques independently and as part of multidisciplinary teams. They learn to apply good communication, business, financial and ethical principles in managing people and resources in the design and construction industries.

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Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Construction Management have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Construction Manager
Construction managers are less involved in managing people and more involved in managing the project from beginning to end. They plan to avoid problems, procure resources needed to complete the job, establish and work within budgets, and maintain high-quality standards of construction progress aligned with all business goals. Project managers have responsibilities to hire needed forepersons, crews, and other professionals to accomplish the work. They oversee business contracts and obtain building permits for the work being done.
Project Engineer
Project engineers usually work in an office but may be in the field more than a construction manager. They are involved in schedule preparation, resource forecasting and planning, quality control, and performance management of vendors. They work closely with project managers and company executives to secure any resources necessary to push a project toward timely completion.
Field Engineer
Field engineers spend most of their time managing the daily construction processes of assembling building materials, creating safe and appropriate methods for building erection, and assembling and assigning manpower to accomplish everyday tasks according to established construction schedules.

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