The program prepares students to become competent construction professionals in the residential, commercial, and industrial arenas.
This program will engage students in the following studies:
The course work incorporates the latest available software applications, BIM programs, animations, simulations, and virtual reality methods to effectively plan projects, communicate to project stakeholders, and analyze project performance.
Students will learn construction management through numerous hands-on laboratory assignments, computer graphics simulations, and team-work integration projects. Their designs and construction implementation plans will incorporate life-cycle costing techniques, sensor networks, and they will begin to understand the concept of intelligent building design.
Principles of accounting, finance, risk minimization, and employee protection are emphasized so that the students will develop the best overall practical design for their project.
Students will learn from instructors experienced in the construction field. This lends practicality to the students’ design training. The student will gain a working knowledge of these concepts to communicate with engineering subject experts as they develop their craft.
Students will apply learned design techniques to building construction through a combination of interactive lecture/demonstration classes, graphic exercises and field exercises sponsored by industrial partners.
The Construction Management program prepares students to become competent construction professionals in the residential, commercial, and industrial arenas. The average salary for Construction Management professionals is about $74,950.
Research: Friction, Stir Welding of Aluminum and Titanium Alloys, True Assessment of the Classroom through the Workplace Performance, History of, Technological Development in Yesterday, Today, and the Future, Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing, Rapidprototyping, Manufacturing Systems (including Lean, DFMA, System Simulation, etc), Quality and Operations Management with Statistical Process Control, Family History
Research interests include: Concrete and Bridge Material Studies, Engineering Student Enrichment Studies, Computerized Techniques to Undergraduate Education, Accelerated Construction Techniques.
Dr. Cloward teaches courses in Career and Technical Education, Production/Manufacturing, Biomass Energy/Gasification, and a graduate course in Leadership. He is working on research with biomass gasification and pelletizing biomass.