Technological and managerial evolution of the construction industry during the last two decades demands a new generation of modern construction professionals. To successfully compete in national and international arenas during all phases of a project, construction organizations need engineers with strong leadership and interpersonal skills that complement solid technical and management competence. These professionals lead project construction through vision, strategic planning, engineering and communication. They also work within integrated project teams and are committed quality, sustainability, and innovative technologies.
Students who study at Georgia Tech will learn methods to build civil infrastructure projects by effectively controlling the project cost and duration, while meeting safety, quality, environmental and other criteria. Established methods are taught in a variety of courses while graduate students have the opportunity to assist in researching new ones.
Georgia Tech focuses on innovative research in construction engineering where students participate in state-of-the-art basic and applied projects in construction information technology, infrastructure sensors and sensor systems, construction data modeling and visualization, knowledge management for decision support systems, and other advanced technology-based areas. The interdisciplinary nature of construction engineering encourages students to supplement graduate courses in civil and environmental engineering with those from other areas at Georgia Tech, such as Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Building Construction, and Industrial and Systems Engineering.