IUPUI School of Construction Management
November 24, 2021
This week we discuss the values, merit and benefits of Construction Management degrees at IUPUI. Guest this week are: Bill White, Senior lecturer and Architect and has been teaching for over 13 years. Dan Koo is the associate professor and acting program director and he is a registered Civil Engineer. Marvin Johnson is the laboratory technician for construction management department and has been teaching for 13 years. Allen Galloway - Industry advisory board chairman and has been on the board for 15 years.
The Construction Management curriculum has been developed to provide our students with a strong foundational knowledge in the areas of construction contract administration and specifications; construction field operations; construction costs and bidding; construction scheduling and project control; construction law and ethics; construction safety and inspection; construction project monitoring and control; and construction project management. Additional course work includes mathematics, sciences, economics, technical writing, oral communications, and business.
Graduates typically find meaningful employment with construction firms, consulting companies; contractors and subcontractors; engineering and architecture firms; residential home builders; land developers; private and public utilities; transportation departments; construction materials testing companies; and building products, materials and equipment suppliers. Tremendous variation exists in the specific job titles of our graduates, but typically they find employment as a project manager, project supervisor, project or field engineer*, contract administrator, safety supervisor, project estimator, project scheduler, contractor, or construction/product representative.
The mission of the Construction Management Industry Advisory Board (IAB) shall be to advise, assist, support, and advocate for the Construction Management Program at IUPUI on matters related to student learning and instruction, facilities of the program, student activities, career placement and professional practice.
The Construction Management IAB is actively involved in curricular and students activities, such as, course reviews, capstone team mentors, and ASC competition teams. The Construction Management IAB also sponsors a fall and spring career fair.