Construction Management

Construction management equips students to succeed in the construction industry through a balanced application of technical expertise, creativity, craftsmanship and leadership. With a distinctive hands-on approach, the CM intersects classroom theory with real construction projects to develop in students a philosophy of building and expertise that is grounded in faith.

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Find out what our students and professor have to say about studying construction management at JBU.

Work in Fantastic Facilities

Seven Reasons to Study Construction Management at JBU

Reason #1

Work in Fantastic Facilities

JBU’s new Balzer Technology Center houses concrete, soils, and safety labs and huge shop areas with equipment, tools, and technology for year-round building projects.

Experience a Solid Program

Seven Reasons to Study Construction Management at JBU

Reason #2

Experience a Solid Program

The CM program integrates engineering and design concepts, project management and business skills, the latest computer applications, hands-on experience, and communication skills to develop the problem solving leaders employers seek.

Manage a Project

Seven Reasons to Study Construction Management at JBU

Reason #3

Manage a Project

As part of their capstone course, senior CM students oversee a project start to finish from planning, estimating, procurement, project execution, supervision of underclassmen students, and coordinating subcontractors for the job.

Start Your Career

Seven Reasons to Study Construction Management at JBU

Reason #4

Start Your Career

JBU CM students are heavily recruited for internships during and after college by numerous industry leading companies like Turner, Vaughn, Kiewit, Nabholz, Crossland, Manhattan, and Rausch Coleman, all of whom appreciate the value of the JBU Construction Management graduate.

Compete to Win

Seven Reasons to Study Construction Management at JBU

Reason #5

Compete to Win

Our CM students design and build viable disaster shelters for the Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Shelter Competition, develop a major project proposal at the TEXO/ASC Student Competition, and tackle tough ethical issues at the AIC Ethics Competition.

Serve Around the Globe

Seven Reasons to Study Construction Management at JBU

Reason #6

Serve Around the Globe

Many CM students and grads spend a summer or working with service or missions organizations like Samaritan's Purse responding to disasters, managing community projects in underdeveloped countries, or building in economically depressed areas of the U.S.

Work with Accessible Professors

Seven Reasons to Study Construction Management at JBU

Reason #7

Work with Accessible Professors

The full-time and adjunct faculty at JBU CM have extensive experience in the construction field and provide students with a clear perspective on the professional or service world they are preparing for.

James Caldwell

Faculty Profile

James Caldwell

Professor of Construction Management

Caldwell has over 35 years of industry experience, specializing in cost estimating and surveying and sharing his knowledge in 10+ countries.

M.S., Purdue University
B.S., John Brown University

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Richard Faust

Faculty Profile

Richard Faust

Assistant Professor of Construction Management

Faust owns Upright Design, Inc., which designs custom homes and stock home plans.

M.E.T., Pittsburg State University
B.S., Minnesota State University at Moorhead
A.S., John Brown University

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Mark Terrill

Faculty Profile

Mark Terrill

Assistant Professor of Construction Management

Terrill is a licensed professional civil engineer (VA). He spent 22 years in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps retiring in 2008 at the rank of commander.

M.S., University of Texas at Austin
B.S., NM Institute of Mining & Technology

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Photo: Joshua Hammett ‘10

Joshua Hammett ‘10

Virtual Construction Coordinator, Nahbolz Construction

A 2010 graduate of JBU’s construction management program, Joshua Hammett credits JBU with preparing him for his career. "I have a set of skills very few people have."