Areas of Emphasis

  • Engineering-, construction, project-, and corporate management
  • Lean construction, project-based production systems
  • Cost and schedule forensics, construction disputes, and claims resolution
  • Sustainability, green design, engineering and management
  • Design-construction-operation-maintenance integration
  • Risk assessment and management of technology
  • Project finance

Example Research Projects

  • Exploration of Opportunities to Reduce Lead Times for Engineered-to-Order Products
  • Distributed Planning and Coordination to Support Lean Construction
  • Product-Process Development Simulation to Support Specialty Contractor Involvement in Design
  • CasePlan: A Case-Based Planner and Scheduler for Construction using Product Modeling
  • CIPROS: Knowledge-Based Construction Integrated Project and Process Planning Simulation System
  • MoveSchedule: A Planning Tool for Scheduling Space Use on Construction Sites
  • Construction Debris Recycling in the US and Germany
  • Decision Support System for Infrastructure Management
  • Improving Life-Cycle Information Management through Documentation of Project Objectives and Design Rationale
  • Marine Infrastructure Rejuvenation Engineering Fatigue and Fracture of Critical Structural Details
  • Methodology For Project Risk Control: Work Package-Based Approach Using Historical Cost Control
  • Probabilistic Screening Methodology for use in Assessment and Requalification of Steel, Template-Type Offshore Platforms
  • Project Performance Modeling: A Methodology for Evaluating Project Execution Strategies
  • Reengineering Construction Planning Systems
  • Systematic Approach to Evaluate Quantitative Impacts of Project Management (PM)

See also our individual faculty web pages.

Interdisciplinary Programs

Flexible degree requirements make it possible for students to gain breadth or depth in areas outside of E&PM. Recent graduates have combined construction studies with work in areas such as:

  • environmental engineering
  • geotechnical engineering
  • structural engineering
  • transportation engineering
  • computer science
  • industrial engineering and operations research
  • city and regional planning
  • architecture
  • law
  • business
  • public policy

Certificate Program

The certificate program provides you with an emphasis area within E&PM. By choosing MS degree electives judiciously, you can earn a certificate while meeting the 24 unit degree requirement. The certificate is obtained free of charge (if you are a currently registered student), but requires registration. 

Updated 3 DEC 2015 by IDT.