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Construction Management

Science and Engineering Building (Building 50)
              Construction Management, Room 2400
Phone: (904) 620-2683
Fax:
      (904) 620-2573
Web address: www.unf.edu/ccec/construction/

Mission

The mission of the Department of Construction Management is to educate and develop construction professionals with a global perspective through a rigorous, relevant, and accredited degree program offered by faculty devoted to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, service projects, community involvement and ethical standards.  Students will experience an active working relationship with local industry and develop a global perspective through cooperative efforts and exchange programs with international universities and colleges in the framework of a culture of ethics, which are vital in the development of successful construction professionals and provides distinct characteristics for our graduates' pursuit of career development and professional opportunities.   

Values

  1. We believe that excellence in teaching, research, community service projects, and an active working relationship with our industry is essential to the development of successful construction professionals. 
  2.  The Department recognizes cultural awareness and a global perspective through study abroad and believes that it is critical to the complete education of construction professionals. 
  3. The Faculty profess that effective construction education: a.  Provides opportunities for transformational learning activities, such as internships, service learning, and robust engagement with our industry. b.  Emphasizes career development and placement opportunities.c.  Requires interaction between faculty, students, and industry inside and outside the classroom.

Program goals

  1. The Department will develop a cooperative agreement with international universities serving our Construction Management graduates, and maintain a high quality Bachelor of Science program in Building Construction that will enable graduates to achieve their maximum potential in the building construction field. 
  2. The Department will broaden our graduates’ horizons through local community based learning service projects and through international study abroad classes.  
  3. The Department will focus its resources on the continuing development of a construction management program of the highest quality in keeping with the needs of our dynamic industry.
  4. The Department will offer degree programs that have relevance to the needs of the community in areas such as life-long learning, ethics, and professional development.
  5. The Department will maintain an active presence through its partnerships in the northeast Florida community and surrounding region.
  6. The Department will recruit and retain exceptional faculty and staff to ensure quality academic programs.                                

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Program Educational Objectives

The Construction Management program produces graduates who: 

  • Have the ability to  understand and solve construction problems and  think and reason logically to make sound economic decisions
  • Have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Know and uphold ethical standards of the industry
  • Are prepared for successful entry into the construction industry

 The program consists of management-oriented technical curricula built on a balanced program of studies drawn from building construction, computer concepts, management, and general education requirements.

A graduate of this program can expect to find employment in the residential, commercial, heavy civil, maritime or industrial construction industry. Typical employment positions include estimator, assistant project manager, assistant superintendent, field engineer, project manager or construction company manager.   


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Accreditation

The Construction Management Program is accredited by both the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) and  ABET  under the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC). The Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education  and ABET through July, 2020.  

Admission

Minimum requirements for admission into the Building Construction Degree Program:

  1. Admission to the University of North Florida.
  2. Choose Building Construction as a Major.
  3. Minimum of 2.0 GPA.
  4. Out of state transfer students and students without a State of Florida A.A. degree may be required to take additional general education classes to fulfill UNF general education requirements.

Students will be admitted before all prerequisites have been completed.  However, students must complete all lower-level prerequisites before any upper-level coursework may be attempted.*   [Go to top]

 *Students are allowed a one term exception to register for upper-level construction classes if registered for final prerequisite classes to fill up their schedule. All prerequisite classes must be completed in the exception term to continue taking upper-level construction courses.

Academic Advising

The Construction Management Department provides individualized academic advisement to all its students. Students interested in the Construction Management major are required to meet with an academic advisor to:

  1. Evaluate the student’s course work to determine whether prerequisites for the major have been met and
  2. Plan a program of study for the student to follow.

Students are encouraged to make an advising appointment as early as possible to develop their program of study. This will enable them to progress in an efficient manner toward the completion of a degree.                            

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Internship

All Construction Management students are required to take a 300hr one-semester internship. Students may elect to complete a second internship to replace one of the construction elective class requirements. Upon approval, students may elect to take an additional construction elective class to replace the internship requirement.

Construction Industry

The Construction Management (CM) academic program is supported by various construction companies including some of the following:

American Electrical Contractors, Archer Western Contractors, Ltd., Argos, Auld & White Contractors, LLC,  Balfour Beatty, Barton Malow,  Batson Cook, Brasfield and Gorrie,  Construction Specialties of North Florida, Danis Corporation, David Weekley Homes, Elkins Constructors, Favor-Gray, Haskell, Landsouth Construction, Marietta Sand Corporation, MasterCraft Builder Group, Miller Electric, Petticoat-Schmitt Civil Contractors, Scherer Construction, Stellar, Summit Contracting Group, Superior, Toll Brothers Tolunay-Wong Engineering, W.W. Gay.

Sponsored CM Scholarships

  • American Concrete Institute
  • American Electrical Contracting
  • American Society of Highway Engineers
  • Construction Management Advisory Board
  • Design Build Institute of America 
  • Elkins Constructors, Inc.
  • The Haskell Company
  • Miller Electric
  • Society of American Military Engineers
  • Stellar 

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Graduation Requirements

The following are minimum requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree:

  1. A minimum of 126 credit hours for the four-year program, which includes general education requirements plus the prerequisite and required courses;
  2. Completion of the prerequisite and core requirements listed below with a grade of “C” or better in each course;
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education program, prerequisites; and 
  4. At least 30 upper-level credit hours in residence at UNF.
  5. Completion of Minor in Business Administration included in the 126 credit degree program.

Students taking classes at other institutions during their graduation term may have their graduation delayed due to transcript timing issues.

 All students prior to graduation must: 

  1. Complete a departmental exit survey.
  2. Apply for graduation in MyWings before deadline. 
    See website for graduation application deadlines

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Construction Management Faculty

Mag Malek, Ph.D., Professor & Chair 
Aiyin Jiang, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Craig Hargis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Issa Ramaji, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
James Sorce
, MBA, CCEC Lead Academic Advisor & Instructor
April Flores, Office Manager 

Department Location: Science and Engineering Building (Bldg 50), Room 2400
Department Phone: (904) 620-2683
Fax number: (904) 620-2573

Advising Office Location: Science and Engineering Building (Bldg 50), Room 2200

Advising Phone: (904) 620-2759 

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