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Civil & Architectural Engineering

EN 3074

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-2390

Email: cae.info@uwyo.edu

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Construction Management

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Degree Programs

The College of Engineering & Applied Science is offering a Bachelor of Science, Minor and Certificate in Construction Management

Construction Management at the University of Wyoming is a new degree program offered through the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. This occupation is growing at a faster rate than any other in the United States. University of Wyoming seeks to prepare a future workforce capable of competing in and driving technological advancements in construction industries. 

The mission of the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management at the University of Wyoming is:

  • To educate and prepare Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management students to lead as designers, builders, project managers and entrepreneurs as it relates to the sustainable built and natural environments.

  • To develop technical solutions through research, innovation, and improved infrastructure to diversify and grow the economies that serve Wyoming and the world.

Click here to learn more about the Mission and Goals of the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management program.


What is Construction Management?

Construction Management (CM) is a professional career field that uses specialized, Project Management techniques to oversee the Planning, Design, and Construction of a project, from its beginning to its end.

Construction Managers should have the ability to handle and perform time, cost and quality management function as part of his/her daily responsibility that also includes project safety and human resource management.

There are seven types of Construction Sectors:

  1. Residential: Residential construction includes houses, apartments, townhouses, and other smaller, low-rise housing, small office types

  2. Commercial: This refers to construction for the needs of private commerce, trade, and services. Examples include office buildings, "big box" stores, shopping centers and malls, warehouses, banks, theaters, casinos, resorts, golf courses, and larger residential structures such as high-rise hotels and condominiums.

  3. Institutional: This category is for the needs of government and other public organizations. Examples include schools, fire and police stations, libraries, museums, dormitories, research buildings, hospitals, transportation terminals, some military facilities, and governmental buildings.

  4. Industrial: Buildings and other constructed items used for storage and product production, including chemical and power plants, steel mills, oil refineries and platforms, manufacturing plants, pipelines, and seaports.

  5. Heavy civil: The construction of transportation infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railroads, tunnels, airports, and fortified military facilities. Dams are also included, but most other water-related infrastructure is considered environmental.

  6. Environmental: Environmental construction was part of heavy civil, but is now separate, dealing with projects that improve the environment. Some examples are water and wastewater treatment plants, sanitary and storm sewers, solid waste management, and air pollution control.

  7. Agricultural: Typically economical buildings, and other improvements, for agricultural purposes. Examples include barns, equipment and animal sheds, specialized fencing, storage silos and elevators, and water supply and drains such as wells, tanks, and ditches.

Watch the below video to learn more about the Construction Management program at UW!



Curriculum

The Construction Management curriculum is designed to prepare students for success in a wide variety of career paths available in the Construction sector. The curriculum includes course work in Construction, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences to enrich the student’s academic experience.

Several courses allow students to obtain various industry recognized certificates as part of their degree experience including but not limited to OSHA, LEED, DBIA and the Associate Constructor certificate.

Click here to review the full curriculum, minor/certificate program and flow chart information.

Looking for assistance with scheduling and registering for courses, creating an undergraduate academic plan, exploring possible majors and minors, understanding degree requirements, referrals to university and college services, discussing academic difficulties, and more? Contact our College of Engineering and Applied Science Advising Center staff today!


Get Involved!

We encourage everyone in the Construction Management program to discover our student clubs, activities and industry associations.

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Learn more about the professional opportunities available to students involved in the UW Construction Management Recognized Student Organization (RSO) on UW Connect!

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The Civil, Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Industry Advisory Board (IAB), which consists of 15 elective members who serve a two-year term. Click here to view current IAB members.

 

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The Associated General Contractors of Wyoming provides benefits and services to its members through political involvement, training, safety programs, and career opportunities which offer advancement for member employees, promotes the construction industry and ensures a competitive opportunity that benefits all citizens of Wyoming.

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The Wyoming Construction Coalition is the voice of Wyoming ’s construction profession. We advocate, educate and communicate for a successful construction industry.

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The Southeast Wyoming Builders Association (SEWBA) is a professional trade association in partnership with the Wyoming Home Builders Association (WHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Membership in the Association promotes professionalism within the industry, provides educational and safety instruction, and fosters creativity and community leadership. 


Meet the Construction Management Inaugural Students!

Our program is one of our fastest growing departments. The average annual salary for construction managers is over $103,000. Are you ready to get started?

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Did You Know?

 

$103,110
The average annual salary for construction managers was $103,110 in 2018.
11% Growth
Projected job growth rate between 2016-2026 is 11%, faster than average for all occupations.
Key Focuses
Responsibilities include: planning • personnel management • goal & timeline setting • budgeting • communication • risk management • contracts
$1.32 Trillion
United States construction spending totaled $1.32 trillion in 2018.
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Civil & Architectural Engineering

EN 3074

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-2390

Email: cae.info@uwyo.edu

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