Construction managers are the leaders of the design-build process, and work for owners, builders, designers, subcontractors and a multitude of government and technical agencies. They control the “means and methods” of construction, develop the budgets and manage the project schedules. On-time, on-budget completion is a typical CM responsibility which has become increasingly difficult given today’s technically and organizationally complex projects. Owners, designers and construction managers must all work collaboratively to create integrated best value solutions that meet a client’s needs.
To work as a construction manager, graduates need technical, managerial, research and problem solving skills. Our program provides this education with a balanced curriculum which includes engineering, construction, business, mathematics, science and liberal arts courses. Employer surveys 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.
The Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council of Construction Education (ACCE).
SWEEP - RWU Construction Management Student Teams after winning the first place in all three categories at the ASC Regional Student Competition - New Jersey, November 2012.
RWU Construction Management Integrated Project Delivery Team after winning the third place in the ASC's Open Competitions in Reno, NV. RWU Team competed as the only fully undergradauate team in its category - February 2013.
Left to right: Michael Decoulos, Laura Bunnell, Michael Stuart, Dr. Bilge Gokhan Celik (Faculty Coach), Perry Cyr (Team Captain), Nathan Blinn, Richard Vindici.
B.S. United States Air Force Academy
M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. Wentworth Institute of Technology
M.S. Clemson University
Ph.D. University of Florida
Ph.D., Design, Construction, and Planning, University of Florida, 2006
B.S. US Military Academy
M.B.A. Long Island University CW Post Center
M.S. & Ph.D. University of Illinois
Diploma, Architectural Engineering, University of Baghdad
B.S. & M.S. University of Rhode Island