Durham - Construction Engineering



B.S. Degree in Construction Engineering Icon Construction engineering blends fundamental principles of engineering with new and emerging technologies for the planning, design, and management of the construction process for the infrastructure that sustains our world including highways, bridges, ports, tunnels, dams, power plants, rails, and underground utilities. Our curriculum is built to develop the construction engineer of the future, a professional who is not only technically competent, but who also focuses on innovation, has an entrepreneurial spirit, enjoys global and social awareness, and is a leader in the community. A hallmark of our program is its integration of technical engineering principles with business management skills.
Construction Engineering Specialities

Nature First Construction

The future of construction requires environmental consciousness. Construction engineers must minimize their impact on the natural world during all phases of the construction process.They maximize energy efficiency, reduce construction waste, and mitigate environmental impacts.

Process Design and Simulation

Infrastructure projects must be designed to maximize benefits at minimum cost. Construction engineers use the latest computing technologies such as simulation, animation, visualization, and collaborative environments to achieve these goals. They determine the processes and techniques needed to creatively transform a big idea into reality.

Life Cycle Costing

Construction engineers analyze the financial impact of materials and methods over the life of a structure. This analysis—known as life cycle costing—helps minimize cost. Although the initial expense could be higher under this approach, the savings over the project's lifetime more than compensate for this additional investment.

  • Associated General Contractors
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Design-Build Institute of America (Omaha)
  • Student Consortium for Specialty Construction (Omaha)
  • Mechanical Electrical Specialty Contractors (Lincoln)
  • Sigma Lambda Chi (Construction Honorary)
  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary)


  • Commercial Construction
  • Highway / Heavy Construction
  • Mechanical / Electrical / Specialty Construction
  • Construction Finance
  • Construction Marketing
  • Construction Management
  • Design-Build
  • Residential Construction


  • Black & Veatch
  • Hawkins Construction
  • Hardrock Concrete Placement Co. Inc.
  • Johnson Controls
  • Kirkham Michael
  • Lusardi Construction
  • Peter Kiewit & Sons
  • The Weitz Co.
  • Western Construction Group
  • Waldinger

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