construction management colleges
Message from the Director
Choose Construction Management – A Growing Career Field
After more than 30 years in the construction industry, I joined Florida Tech to use my extensive experience in government and private construction to train the next generation of construction professionals. I am confident that you’ll find the construction management degree program that we’ve built at Florida Tech is among the best in the nation, offering a curriculum that contains all the skills necessary to succeed as a construction project manager.
Florida Tech’s program was created in response to, and with the cooperation of, industry leaders. The vision was to develop a program that would provide essential skills needed for success in the industry. The goal is to graduate a construction project manager who is ready for the workplace, needing no on-the-job training following graduation. The needs of the industry are constantly incorporated into Florida Tech’s curriculum through bi-annual meetings with a very active Construction Industry Advisory Board and following the standards set by the American Council of Construction Educators (ACCE).
Cutting-Edge Training Develops Savvy Managers
Classrooms in the F.W. Olin Engineering Complex provide an outstanding, state-of-the-art learning environment that reflects Florida Tech's commitment to academic excellence and cutting-edge programs. This emphasis on academic excellence directly supports a mission to prepare students for a rewarding career in the construction industry. Additionally, Florida Tech’s location in the center of a vibrant and expanding high-tech community provides a real-time construction laboratory with many opportunities for field observations, internships, and industry interaction as these high-tech industries grow and expand their facilities. These factors make Florida Tech one of the best construction management universities in the country.
Our Graduates Develop Construction Expertise & Business Acumen
Florida Tech prides itself on developing innovative leaders who can solve challenges presented by today’s global business environment. The objectives of Florida Tech’s construction management program are closely aligned with this vision. We give each student a practical understanding of engineering, business and leadership fundamentals, coupled with a complete working knowledge of construction methods, allowing them to make prudent and timely judgments in managing construction operations. In addition, with an extremely diverse student population, Florida Tech is one of the top international universities in the country, thereby providing a wide variety of cultural and business perspectives to students which is not found in other programs.
I am confident that when students graduate from this program, they are well prepared to take a leadership role in the construction industry and begin their path to a successful and rewarding career.
Albert M. Bleakley Ph.D., P.E.
Colonel, US Army (ret)
Associate Professor, Construction Management
Construction Management Program Chair