About Us

Founded in 1942, the Department of Building Construction provides education and research to build the construction industry of tomorrow. The Building Construction curriculum prepares students with the professional capabilities to critically address the present and evolving needs of the construction industry. To perform successfully in the construction industry, students must develop an understanding of the technical aspects of construction while applying useful construction management practices and tools to maintain control and provide informed, optimal decisions. The program focuses on the understanding of construction technology, construction management and production management processes. Professional information, exchange seminars, field visits, and collaboration with firms in the construction and construction management fields complement and reinforce the core program.

Our Mission

Building leaders for the construction industry and our society.

Our Vision

As a world-class program, we educate integrators, leaders, and thinkers who will transform the construction industry to sustainably meet the needs and aspirations of society.

Our Guiding Principles

  • To provide an education that allows graduates to interface and integrate technically and practically with engineers, architects, business leaders, planners, and politicians to improve our construction industry.
  • To educate for leadership.
  • To produce problem solvers who think critically and who can continue to learn through life and teach others.

The undergraduate program in Building Construction is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.