Department of Construction Management

Dr. J. Torey Nalbone, Chair

A degree in Construction Management prepares graduates to administer the entire range of construction operations on a project, from start to finish. The construction business is the largest industry in the United States with approximately 7 million employees. Construction and related industries account for more than 8 percent of the nation's Gross Domestic Product. Managing the construction process requires an extensive understanding of the principles of construction management as well as autonomy, professionalism, and leadership skills. Construction Managers are responsible for motivating teams, facilitating subcontractors, and managing equipment and materials to produce a finished structure.