Construction Management

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    What is Construction Management?

    Kennesaw State University's Construction Management Department began offering the Bachelor's in Construction Management degree (B.S.) in 1985. The program, accredited by the American Council of Construction Education (ACCE), currently offers six areas of specialization including General Contracting, Land Development, Electrical and Mechanical Construction, Heavy Civil or Highway Construction, Facility Management and Residential Construction. The Facility Management Concentration is also accredited by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Each specialization area represents major sectors or employers of the construction industry who recruit interns and graduates from our programs.

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    Admission Requirements


    This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required.

    General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

    Area A2: Students must take MATH 1113 or higher.

    Area D1: Students must take MATH 1179 or higher.

    Area D2:  Students must take two four-hour laboratory sciences in Area D2. Students must choose from CHEM 1211/L, CHEM 1212/L, PHYS 1111/L*, PHYS 1112/L, PHYS 2211/L*, PHYS 2212/L, BIOL 1107/L, or BIOL 1108/L. *Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L and PHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L.

    Related Minors or Certificates Available

    • Construction Management Minor
    • Facilities Management Certificate
    • Land Development Certificate
    • Project Management Certificate
    • Specialty Construction Certificate 

    Sample Classes

    • Introduction to the various heavy construction systems such as roads, bridges, sewer/water treatment facilities, and other transportation systems.  Topics include: contract analysis, work breakdown, equipment selection, site logistics planning, and project scheduling, cost productivity and performance management, quality control, and risk management.

    • Students in this course will study the methods and techniques for managing facilities. The core consists of knowledge on process and techniques for strategic planning, estimating and budgeting, life cycle costing, and integrated decision making. Students also learn about the role and responsibilities of facility manager in different business forms and organization models. FM technology and its future is discussed and explored.

    • The course provides an overview of the land development process and provides a foundation for the advanced land development courses. The course focuses on the steps in planning and carrying out the land development project and on the legal issues encountered in the land development profession. The course includes lectures, readings from the texts and closed library reserves, class discussion, problems, exercises and student presentations.

    • A continuation of the study of the estimating process emphasizing the specialty contractors portion of the construction project. Topics covered will include the estimating procedure, soft costs, using standard industry references and software, and bidding strategy. A current set of mechanical, plumbing and electrical plans will be estimated.