Construction management is a broad and complex discipline that integrates the multiple stages of large-scale construction projects with the detailed technology and knowledge needed to complete a construction project. As a result, Civil and Environmental Engineers with knowledge in business, management, public policy, and technical aspects of the broad world of construction are vitally important.

As a student of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University, you can focus on construction management to learn how to approach and lead construction projects from a sustainable and holistic perspective. This means you will be exposed not only to technical engineering concepts but also to a much broader application of these concepts as they relate to large and complex projects, where you will learn and apply ideas related to construction project control and organization, sustainable design and technologies in construction, logistics, resource management, incorporating technological and business innovation, and economic and environmental viability. Our faculty at Northeastern work in this highly interdisciplinary field on optimal material and energy use in urban buildings and infrastructure, sustainable and high performance building design, development of sustainable building technologies, risk assessment, construction productivity and managing construction costs/scheduling for optimal efficiency.

Selected Research Projects - Construction Management

ProjectFunding AgencyFaculty
RSB: A Decision and Design Framework for Multi-Hazard Resilient and Sustainable BuildingsNational Science Foundation Eckelman
Managing a portfolio of projects – Metrics for improvementConstruction Industry InstituteTouran
Project management strategies for complex projectsStrategic Highway Research Program (Transportation Research Board)Touran
A guidebook for the evaluation of project delivery methodsAirport Cooperative Research RecordTouran
Personalized Systems for Wayfinding for First RespondersNational Science Foundation Wang


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