Department of Construction Management

The KSU Department of Construction Management offers both a Bachelor's and Master's degree, a Minor, and four undergraduate Certificate Programs.

Kennesaw State University is located in Metro Atlanta, which is the major air and rail hub for the southeastern United States. Atlanta is the center of the largest construction market in the region and provides excellent internship opportunities for students who prefer to earn while they learn. The Department of Construction Management has an excellent job placement program for graduates.

At KSU, we focus on how to apply knowledge and use technology for solving real world construction problems. Local construction projects, combined with strong industry support, provide vast laboratory opportunities and educational resources for our students.

What is Construction Management?

Construction Management is the practice and science to plan, coordinate, budget and supervise construction projects from design development to project completion, in accordance with the design and specifications within a given schedule. Projects include all types of public, private, institutional, residential, commercial, and industrial structures, as well as roads, memorials and large infrastructure projects including ports, airfields, power stations etc.

  • Construction estimating involves calculating the quantities and price of labor, materials and time for a specific job, using construction knowledge, including the use of specialized software.
  • All construction operations, including procurement of numerous sub contractors, materials, and supplies, need to be sequenced and put together in a start to finish diagram that shows the minimum time required to complete the project safely and in accordance with the specifications. The schedules prepared are required to be in accordance with the contract requirements.
  • Construction project management involves the planning, coordination, financing, and maintaining control over all tasks involved in a construction project. These tasks vary from project to project, and require skills such as strong communication, team building ability, knowledge of the building process, problem solving and completion of milestones required by a specific project schedule.

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