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History and Timeline

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Construction Management (CM) began when, in 1976, the Idaho branch of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) approached Boise State University to start a construction management program in support of the local industry. The AGC donated money to help with first year funding of CM 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.  Boise State University offered the first construction management classes in the Fall of 1979 through the Physics Department within the College of Arts & Sciences.

In 1986, the College of Arts and Sciences created the Department of Construction Management and PreEngineering. Then, in 1990, the Department of Construction Management and Engineering was transferred to the College of Technology upon completion of the new Engineering and Technology building.  Construction Management became a separate department within the College of Engineering in 1997, where the program has steadily grown to educate over 200 students per year.Image of Boise State Construction Management logo

CM Department- The First 30 Years


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Member of the Associated Schools of Construction since 1992