About Construction Management

To work as a construction manager, graduates need technical, managerial, research and problem solving skills. Employers regularly report our graduates meeting or exceeding all performance expectations and regularly outperforming graduates from many of our peer institutions. Graduates find employment with companies in all project sectors: residential, commercial building and heavy highway.

Our Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). Since 1974, the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) has been a leading global advocate of quality construction education that promotes, supports, and accredits quality construction education programs. Learn more about the ACCE.

Public Information

School Mission and Goals

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The Construction Management, as a part of the School of Engineering, Computing, and Construction Management (SECCM), contributes to the accomplishment of the following SECCM mission:

Deliver the highest quality undergraduate professional educational experience enabling our graduates to excel in the practice of their professional discipline or the pursuit of an advanced degree.

SECCM Goals

Goals for the Construction Management program are set at the School level as listed below:

  • Deliver educational programs that are nationally accredited, continuously assessed and improved, and inspire excellence in students, faculty and staff
  • Maintain an atmosphere that enhances education through student-oriented learning, effective content, pedagogy and mentorship
  • Develop students who take responsibility for their education, embrace professional development and develop a global perspective on their profession
  • Develop a committed and diverse faculty who understand and apply current and future trends in their disciplines
  • Maintain a work environment in which staff and faculty take initiative and receive recognition for their achievements
  • Support the goals and objectives of Roger Williams University

Program Mission and Objectives

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Program Mission

Advance the body of construction knowledge through instruction, research and service, and through resourceful graduates who possess the moral foundation and technical skills to lead the profession.

Program Objectives:

Faculty and Staff:
Recruit and retain exceptional and diverse faculty and staff to support program, school, and university objectives.

Educational:
Graduate students who:

  • Demonstrate exemplary cutting edge technical knowledge and skills.
  • Value the concept of life-long learning and continue to grow intellectually while keeping informed of new concepts and developments in the construction process.
  • Are recognized as regional, national, and international construction industry leaders.
  • Always display the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Service:
Advance the construction management profession by becoming actively involved in professional associations and societies, serving in professional and community volunteer positions, and acting as a role model for future generations of constructors.

Alumni:
Grow and maintain an engaged network of alumni to support and advance program mission and goals.

Students:
Recruit and retain a committed, qualified, passionate and diverse body of students.

Culture:
Embrace a culture of professionalism, innovation, collaboration, and tolerance.

Branding:
Maintain a reputation within the local, national and international communities as a leading academic provider of construction education.

Facilities and Resources:
Maintain convenient, well equipped, and state-of-the-art facilities and resources to support learning and research.

Program Learning Outcomes

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ACCE LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  3. Create a construction project safety plan.
  4. Create construction project cost estimates.
  5. Create construction project schedules.
  6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  7. Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  8. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  9. Apply construction management skills as a member of a multi- disciplinary team.
  10. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  11. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  12. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  13. Understand construction risk management.
  14. Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  15. Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  16. Understand construction project control processes.
  17. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  18. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  19. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  20. Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems.

Program Assessment Plan

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View the most recent assessment plan of the Construction Management (CM) Program at RWU. This plan discusses all program assessment measures, metrics and targets in order to ensure a thorough annual assessment of all CM program learning outcomes (PLO) and CM program objectives in an effort to sustain the continuous improvement of our program.

CM Program Assessment Report

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Please refer to the below Program Coordinator's Annual Report (2011-2012 Program Assessment Report). This report includes:

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Analysis of Evaluation Instrument Data
  • Program Assessment
  • Assessment of Previously Implemented Program Changes
  • Discussion of Recommended Program Changes

2015-2016 CM Program Assessment Report

Previous Program Coordinator’s Annual Reports: