Terrill (department chair)
The vision of the Department of Construction Management is to prepare graduates to influence the construction management environment through a balanced application of technical expertise, ethics, stewardship, creativity, craftsmanship, work, community, and leadership. The education is provided in a Christian context that promotes spiritual growth and the development of positive character traits such as honesty, reliability, and industriousness, which result in a high level of professionalism.
Construction Management students have access to over twenty computer workstations in the department. These stations are equipped with software used for estimating, scheduling, 3D architectural design, structural design, and other construction applications. Computer applications are studied in lecture courses and are used in practicum courses on real projects. Practical experience is also given in the use of surveying equipment and applicable power tools. Seniors gain experience in managing an actual construction project.
Graduates from this department are equipped to meet the demands of the construction industry. They are found managing the construction process in both the residential and commercial sector of the industry. This program is also suited for students interested in becoming Christian missionary builders and for students interested in Design-Build. Students also choose from a set of electives that includes various business courses that relate to domestic and international topics.
John Brown University is a member of the Associated Schools of Construction, and is recognized by the Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., the Arkansas Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, and the American Institute of Constructors.
The program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), phone: (210) 495-6161.
The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), http://www.acce-hq.org.
National Certification Exam
Graduating seniors are required to take the Associate Constructor Exam administered by the Constructor Certification Commission (CCC). The American Institute of Constructors (AIC) is the sponsoring organization and is the professional society for those working in the field of construction management.