The Construction Engineering and Management faculty maintains strong ties to industry and to Illinois alumni working on high-profile projects around the world. Students benefit from this real-world perspective through opportunities for construction site visits, internships and participation in research with immediate application, and opportunities for entrepreneurship.

Information technology tools, and specifically Building Information Modeling (BIM), are of particular value to the construction practitioners for planning, scheduling, fiscal control, inventory, estimating and production rate forecasting. The Construction Engineering and Management faculty includes world-class experts in creating cutting-edge theories, methods and tools, and also devising workflows on their use for greater efficiency and better collaboration during construction projects.

A unique feature of this area is the Global Leaders in Construction Management program, a graduate degree program designed to develop tomorrow’s industry leaders through rigorous study and international experience.

Research interests of the Construction Engineering and Management faculty include:

  • Optimization of resource utilization during the construction and rehabilitation of critical infrastructure systems
  • Productivity assessment and improvement
  • Construction equipment, methods, and safety
  • Sustainable construction
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Semantic systems, ontologies, interoperability, and mergers
  • Construction process modeling, simulation, and integration
  • Visual sensing and analytics for project controls
  • Visual sensing and analytics for project controls
  • Facility lifecycle management
  • Vulnerability assessment of civil infrastructure

Degrees Offered