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Construction Management Technology

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Construction projects require leaders who have on-site building experience and project management expertise, specifically in the built environment. Receive first-hand experience in all aspects of construction management, including project estimating, materials, scheduling, worksite safety and the latest advances in construction methods and technology. Summer internships round out your jobsite experience.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.

Construction management students serve as advocates during residence hall building projects

Purdue Students helping with res hall construction

Two students in Purdue Polytechnic’s construction management technology program served as construction and customer service advocates as two new residence halls were built.

Jared King, a senior, and Maura Gibbons, a junior, participated in meetings and site visits with Gilbane Building Co., the design-builder of Meredith Hall South and Griffin Hall North. King and Gibbons also helped communicate project milestones to the public, answered questions and provided weekly updates to an online blog and photo gallery for the project.

Their work provided new ways to translate classroom learning into real-world experience, they said.

“This experience has taught me a lot,” said Gibbons. “Not only about construction but also about all the personal relationships that go into making a project successful. Plus, it is something great to add to my resume. Not many students get to be involved in a construction project like this.”

King found working with Purdue and Gilbane Building Co. to be a good experience.

“I’ve been able to watch both of the new residence halls go up and be part of the team to construct them,” said King. “That will be something I always remember when I return to campus in the future.”

Both new residence halls are scheduled to open in fall 2020. Meredith Hall South is being built on First Street, immediately south of the original Meredith Hall. Griffin Hall North is on N. Russell Street, next to Griffin Hall South (formerly named Third Street South) and just north of the Black Cultural Center.

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Plan of Study

Construction Management Technology Webpage

Transfer to Construction Management Technology

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.8

Contact Information

Danielle Gilbert
(765) 494-2458

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Careers in Construction Management Technology

  •   Project manager
  •   Project engineer
  •   Field engineer
  •   Constructor
  •   Scheduler
  •   Superintendent
  •   Safety director

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