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Construction Engineering and Management

Construction Engineering & Management

The Construction Engineering and Management program in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of the programs with the longest histories in the nation. We equip students with both solid fundamental training and state-of-the-art knowledge to prepare them to become leading experts in their field.

Construction Engineering and Management concerns the planning and management of the construction of structures such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams, and reservoirs. Construction of such projects requires knowledge of engineering and management principles and business procedures, economics, and human behavior. Construction engineers engage in the design of structures temporary cost estimating, planning and scheduling, materials procurement, selection of equipment, and cost control.

Construction engineering is differentiated for Construction Management from the standpoint of the use of mathematics, science and engineering to analyze problems and design a construction process. Construction engineers build many of the things that people use every day. Construction engineering involves many aspects of construction including commercial, industrial, residential, bridges, roads, airports, tunnels, and dams. It is an extremely large industry that provides employment and business opportunities to many and continues to grow.


Faculty

  • Yongwei Shan, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor

  • Adjunct: Rachel Mosier

  • Adjunct:  Dan Cook

  • Adjunct:  Soojin Yoon


Research Focus Areas and Sample Projects

Transportation Construction Management:

  • University of Colorado for the Colorado Department of Transportation “Investigating Project Bundling Practices for Roadway Construction Projects.”
  • The Transportation Center for South-Central States “A Resource Guide for State DOT's Maintenance Equipment Fleet Management Decisions.”
  • Oklahoma Department of Transportation “Updating ODOT’s Contract Time Determination System.”

Civil Infrastructure Asset Management:

  • National Science Foundation I-Corps “Data Quality Assurance and Inventory Tool for Sewer Inspection Data.”
  • Southern Plains Transportation Center “Assessing the Risk of Landslide on Oklahoma Highways Using LiDAR”

Construction Safety:

  • Construction Site Fire Safety

 

Civil/Construction Engineering Educational Research:

  • AR/VR/MR Applications for Civil Engineering Education
  • Women in Construction Education

Sample Course Listing

Undergraduate:

  • Construction Engineering and Management - CIVE 4273

Graduate:

  • Construction Engineering and Project Management – CIVE 5073

  • Construction Simulation - CIVE 4103/5103

  • Building Information Modeling for Construction – CIVE4193/5193

  • Construction Business Management - CIVE 4113/5113

  • Construction Estimating – CIVE4183/5183

  • Construction Contracts and Specifications – CIVE 4133/5133

  • Construction Equipment Management – CIVE4163/5163

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