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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
|RSB: A Decision and Design Framework for Multi-Hazard Resilient and Sustainable Buildings||National Science Foundation||Eckelman|
|Managing a portfolio of projects – Metrics for improvement||Construction Industry Institute||Touran|
|Project management strategies for complex projects||Strategic Highway Research Program (Transportation Research Board)||Touran|
|A guidebook for the evaluation of project delivery methods||Airport Cooperative Research Record||Touran|
|Personalized Systems for Wayfinding for First Responders||National Science Foundation||Wang|
Associated Faculty & Staff
Environmental engineering and sustainability; life cycle assessment; energy efficiency and emissions modeling; environmental assessment of bio and nanomaterials; material and energy use in urban buildings and infrastructure
Sustainable and high performance building design; development of sustainable building technologies; human comfort within the built environment
Risk assessment; construction cost/schedule uncertainty; project delivery systems; simulation; construction productivity
Urban and social resilience; geo-social networking; coupled, human-natural systems, natural disaster response and evacuation; urban computing