Teresa Hall, Department Head
Department of Construction and Operations Management
Solberg Hall 116
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Students in programs related to the construction industry including Architecture, Interior Design, Hospitality Management, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering should consider the minor in Construction. This minor will enhance the understanding of the design-build process for future architects, interior designers, hotel managers, HVAC designers, civil engineers, and land developers.
Student Learning Outcomes
It is expected that persons completing the Construction Minor will be able to:
- have an understanding of construction fundamentals including specifications, interpretation of building codes, and project documents.
- be able to estimate human resources, time, and materials associated with the bid process.
- understand building systems, methods, and materials concepts.
- apply principles of project management to control time, money, and specifications in a classroom setting.
Course Delivery Format
The program provides coursework on the Brookings campus in classroom, laboratory, and field based settings. The CM program has a dedicated computer lab for CAD, estimating, project management, and building information modeling courses and shared fabrication space in the AME Production Lab.