Construction is the largest and most diversified industry in the nation. The key professionals in this vast enterprise are construction managers: industry leaders who plan, schedule and build projects designed by architects and engineers.
The Durham School's Construction Management program is offered in Lincoln and Omaha. The program has been designed to allow students to take classes on either or both campuses.
The management of construction has changed and expanded dramatically. These changes have resulted in increased responsibilities and obligations for the constructor. Professional constructors have readily accepted skills and are acquiring more of the technical and managerial knowledge necessary to execute the responsibilities and obligations required for their profession. The Certified Professional Constructor process provides the constructor with formal recognition of the education and experience that defines the constructor as a professional.
A professional practitioner of construction as defined by the AIC Constructor Certification Commission is an individual who possesses the skills and knowledge acquired by education and experience to manage the execution of all or a substantial portion of construction works. The “constructor” is an individual who commits to serving the construction industry in a professional and ethical manner and engages in the continued development of skills and education to meet increasing industry challenges and changes.
Opportunities for Construction Management Majors
- One of the top construction management programs in the United States
- Fully accredited by the American Council of Construction Education (ACCE) since 1967
- Nationally recognized faculty
- High industry demand and placement of graduates
Degrees Offered in Construction Management
- Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (B.S.)
- Master of Engineering with a focus in Construction (M.Eng.)
- Master of Science in Engineering (Construction) (M.S.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Construction) (Ph.D.)
The Construction Management program is housed at The Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha and in the engineering complex on the Lincoln City Campus in Nebraska Hall.
The college’s state-of-the-art lab facilities include:
- Drafting and engineering graphics (e.g., AutoCAD)
- Estimating and scheduling
- Electrical systems
- Building structural systems
- Building mechanical systems
Career Opportunities for Construction Management Graduates
- Commercial Construction
- Highway/Heavy Construction
- Mechanical/Electrical Construction
- Construction Finance
- Construction Marketing
- Construction Design/Development
- Construction Management
- Residential Construction
Recent Employers of UNL Construction Management Graduates
- Black & Veatch
- Hawkins Construction
- Hardrock Concrete Placement Co. Inc.
- Johnson Controls
- Lusardi Construction
- Peter Kiewit & Sons
- Oakview Construction
- The Weitz Co.
- Western Construction Group
- Associated General Contractors of America
- Design-Build Institute of America
- Mechanical Electrical Specialty Contractors
- National Association of Home Builders
- Sigma Lambda Chi (Construction Honorary)
- Construction Management Undergraduate Program (B.S.)
- Construction: Graduate Programs
Construction Management Courses
Public Information: Construction Management
Students interested in Construction Management should:
- OMAHA CAMPUS:
- Visit our campus in Omaha at The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)
- Apply for Admission (student in our Omaha programs fill out the University of Nebraska at Omaha application)