Students in the Construction Management program made the trip to Costa Rica to put classroom knowledge to work and earn course credits. Their end goal during the three-week stay: to draft proposals for two projects and present them to stakeholders for potential execution. One of the projects was a nursing home expansion, the other a community center addition.
The University of Minnesota's Construction Management program celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. This condensed timeline showcases some of the program's milestones.
The Construction Management Advisory Board lost a valued board member, Peter Goodwin, who passed at the age of 69.
Thanks to many generous donations from the Construction Management program's Advisory Board, the program was able to purchase new equipment for its course on surveying.
For immediate release: Minneapolis, Minn. –March 3, 2015 – A. Peter Hilger, faculty co-director and instructor for the College of Continuing Education (CCE)’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction and Facility Management Program, has been named one of eight recipients of the 2015 Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, the University of Minnesota’s most prestigious award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
This winter, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced that 20 percent of the construction work for the new Vikings stadium will go to women and minorities--with 11 percent of the construction contracts to go to women-owned firms and 9 percent to minority-owned businesses.
The College of Continuing Education has long been the home of interdisciplinary, cross-collegiate education at the University of Minnesota. So, too, has it been a home to adult learners of all backgrounds, featuring courses designed to meet the needs of busy adults, many of whom are balancing the demands of a family, a career, or other pressures.
The College of Continuing Education's Construction Management Program unveiled its newest degree track this summer: Facility Management (FM).
What Exactly Do Construction and Facility Managers Do? Construction management (CM), and its newer subspecialty facility management (FM), are great options for students who have a passion for hands-on knowledge of how the built environment is put together, from houses to highways. Though this career usually involves desk work, construction managers also spend a lot of time outdoors. They need to be ready for constant change and comfortable with high levels of personal interaction.
In his inaugural address, new University President Eric Kaler reiterated his commitment to strengthening the U's community partnerships; and in doing so, helping students meet the global needs of the 21st century.