The construction management major at John Brown University builds students to succeed in the construction industry. 

Through a balanced application of technical expertise, ethics, stewardship, creativity, craftsmanship, work, community and leadership, the construction management major produces graduates who can influence the built environment.

“I love that construction management is such a practical major,” senior Chris Cox said. “We have hands-on activities in every class, and I know that I am being prepared well for my career.”

After graduation, Construction Management majors become involved in construction, architecture, civil engineering and structural engineering. They often become project managers, superintendents and schedulers, as well as cost estimators and safety officers.

At JBU, the program takes a distinctive “hands-on” approach. The department strives to incorporate theory in the classroom with practical experience in the world and lab. Setting up plans, working on designs and building are not extracurricular activities, but are integrated right into the program.

The construction management program also trains graduates to develop a philosophy of building that is grounded in their Christian faith and guides their craft and relationships. 

Students learn integrity, ethics and the value of their coworkers while addressing issues such as quality control, cost estimating and safety.

“At JBU, we want to incorporate Christian ethics in the classroom by teaching the process of construction from a biblical viewpoint,” Professor of Construction Management Jim Caldwell said.

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