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Mission & Goals

Mission

To provide comprehensive educational opportunities, applied research, and service-oriented outreach for the development of future professional constructors who, through innovation, character and ability are prepared to meet the construction needs of society and provide leadership to the construction industry.

Vision

To be recognized and respected for providing consistent, creative, high quality, student centric education, applied research, and community focused outreach, with a clear emphasis on ethics, sustainability and leadership.

Goals:

We have divided the Goals of our program into two categories. Educational Outcomes to be achieved by the time of graduation, and Educational Objectives which are the skill set our graduates should have three to five years after graduation.


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Program Educational Outcomes:

(At the time of graduation)

Upon successful completion of the Construction Management course of study, graduates can be expected to:

  1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  3. Create a construction project safety plan.
  4. Create construction project cost estimates.
  5. Create construction project schedules.
  6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  7. Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  8. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  9. Apply construction management skills as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  10. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  11. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  12. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  13. Understand construction risk management.
  14. Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  15. Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  16. Understand construction project control processes.
  17. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  18. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  19. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  20. Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping system.

Program Educational Objectives:

(3 to 5 years after graduation)

Students who qualify for graduation from the Construction Management Program will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following:

  1. General Education – Graphic, oral and written communications, and the understanding of human factors.
  2. Math and Science – Principles of mathematics, statistics, and physics in order to appropriately anticipate the behavior of the materials, equipment, and methods used in construction.
  3. Business and Management –The demands of working in a global environment including; knowledge of sustainability, accounting, finance, business regulations, contract law, labor law, and marketing practices. The fundamentals of contemporary management and business practices appropriate to the construction profession.
  4. Construction Science – The contribution of other professional disciplines to the construction process.  The ability to lead, coordinate, communicate and interact with professionals in various disciplines to solve project challenges.
  5. Construction – The total project process including; concept, design, procurement, construction and delivery of the functioning project. The constructor’s professional responsibility as a leader and member of a multi-disciplinary team, working in diverse  environments, assessing risks, and showing definitive progress, all while maintaining priorities in safety, sustainability, purpose, business and societal issues.
  6. Life-Long Learning – An appreciation of the need for, and the value of, leadership, collaboration, productivity, and professionalism in sustaining or developing one’s own career growth.

Strategic Plan

2015-2018 Strategic Plan


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