Construction Management (CM) began when the Idaho branch of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) approached Boise State University in 1976 to start a construction management program. The AGC donated money to help with first year funding of construction management faculty salaries, operating expenses and capital expenses.
During the following year a curriculum, patterned after other established construction management programs, was developed and approved by the State Board of Education.
By the Fall of 1979, the first construction management classes were offered to BSU students, and the program was housed in the Physics Department within the College of Arts & Sciences.
In 1986, the Department of Construction Management and PreEngineering was created within the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1990, after the new Engineering and Technology building was completed, the Department of Construction Management and Engineering was transferred to the College of Technology.
In 1997, Construction Management became a separate department within the College of Engineering.
Quick Facts About Construction Management at Boise State
– Approximately 30-40 graduates each year
– 95% complete internships prior to graduation
– 95% receive multiple job offers within 3 months of graduation
– Annual Construction Management Career Fair (September) with over 25 companies represented
– Active student organization, Construction Management Association
– Small program with high camaraderie
Member of the Associated Schools of Construction since 1992