Sustainable Materials & Construction Engineering
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Our academic and research focus is on the delivery of heavy civil infrastructure projects. Our graduates are prepared to plan, manage, and provide engineering support on heavy civil projects. Construction engineers plan and manage the construction of highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams, reservoirs, building systems, etc. Construction of such projects requires professionals with a strong fundamental knowledge of engineering and management principles and knowledge of business procedures, economics, and human behavior. Construction engineers engage in the design of temporary structures, cost estimating, planning and scheduling, materials procurement, equipment selection, and cost control. Construction engineering graduates find career opportunities with all of the participants in the project delivery process including: owners, construction management firms, design consultants, design-build firms, and constructors.