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Construction Management

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What is Construction Management?

The Construction Management program prepares you for the leadership and management roles in the rapidly expanding field of construction. Students are given a blend of course work and real-life experience including academic work in the classroom, application of concepts in laboratory settings, and cooperative education experiences in construction businesses.

See how real-life experiences are provided in some of the Construction Management classes.

Career Opportunities

The graduate of the Construction Management program receives a Bachelor of Science in Technology degree and can look forward to several great career choices from many different positions including Project Managers, Superintendent, Material Representative, Scheduler, Project Inspector, and Estimator. Your degree will also prepare you to work for construction contractors, engineering and architectural firms, public agencies and trade associations.

Student Achievement Data

Highlights

Construction Management teams win regional competition

Two Bowling Green State University construction management teams won first place honors in the Associated Schools of Construction competition for the Great Lakes Region held in Chicago. 
The teams won the estimating projects contests in the heavy highway and commercial construction areas.
As part of the two-day contest, the teams review plans and documents on one day and then present their projects to a construction panel. Each first-place team wins a trophy and $1,000 for the construction management program.

The commercial construction team consisted of: Mike Green, senior, Kettering, Ohio; Adam Muth, senior, Canfield, Ohio; Travis Philo, senior, Waterville, Ohio; Mike Noward, senior, Toledo, Ohio; Alex Hoffman, senior, Cranberry Township, Pa., and Derrick Johannsen, senior, Port Clinton, Ohio. The heavy highway team included Alex DeNigris, senior, Brecksville, Ohio; Ryan Poling, junior, Marysville, Ohio; Dan Dedinsky, senior, Chelmsford, Mass.; Dylan Rooney, senior, Westlake, Ohio; Zach Shepard, senior (graduated December 2012), and Zach Green, senior, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Exemplary Accreditation

BGSU's Construction Management program is one of only two in Ohio and 62 nationwide that is accredited by the prestigious American Council for Construction Education, or the ACCE. This organization only gives its "seal of approval" to the very best four year programs in the construction science, management, and technology fields. Additionally, the Construction Management program is also fully accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, or ATMAE.

Construction Management Residential Theme Community

This theme community provides the opportunity to room with Construction Management majors and participate in extracurricular activities under the guidance of the construction faculty. All students in this residential theme community must live in the McDonald residence hall. For more information about this residential theme community, you can visit the Learning Community page or email Heidi Hakel. Requests for additional information can also be made.

CMAP

The Construction Management Advancement Program was established in 1997 as a unique partnership between the construction industry and the Department of Construction Management at Bowling Green State University. The purpose of CMAP is to enhance the education of the students who are pursuing bachelor degrees in construction management. CMAP supports:

  • Acquisitions of construction management software - Primavera, HCSS, and Timberline.
  • Maintenance of accreditation standards for American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), and membership to Associated Schools of Construction (ASC).

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