A Laboratory for Student Learning

When SECCM Labs opens in Spring 2020, it will become a hub of experiential learning for the School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management. But it's already serving as a hands-on learning opportunity for our students. A living laboratory in every sense, students have been going behind the scenes of the construction process and learning each step directly from industry professionals along the way, from excavation to structural engineering.

Our professors have built experiential-learning opportunities into their curriculums while our project partner, Shawmut Design and Construction, has provided real-world construction lessons to our students.

Here are some stories about the impact of SECCM Labs on student learning:

Student interns working with Shawmut Design and construction.Internship Experience Provides Students Work Experience on SECCM Labs Project

Construction management students Chris Bartorelli and Julia Pateman gain professional experience working with Shawmut Design and Construction on the SECCM Labs project.

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Students learning on a site visit to SECCM Labs.Inside the Construction Operating Theater at SECCM Labs

Shawmut Design and Construction welcomes students on-site to observe and dissect the construction process as the new laboratories building takes shape.

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Students observe a SECCM Labs construction meeting.Making SECCM Labs Construction Meetings Part of the Course

Construction management students learn the process of a major construction project directly from the builders and project owners.

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