Construction Management Careers

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Contact: Greg Zick
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The Role of Construction Managers

Construction managers serve a critical role in the construction of new home. They plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from inception to completion. Depending on the position, construction managers must meet specific hiring needs that combine critical thinking, technical skills, academic knowledge and leadership to:

  • Oversee and allocate resources
  • Monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations
  • Interpret and explain contracts and technical information to other professionals
  • Report work progress and budget matters to clients
  • Prepare cost estimates, budgets, and work timetables

The U.S. News and World Report ranked Construction Managers #1 in Best Construction Jobs and #62 in The 100 Best Jobs in 2019.

Job Outlook

Employment of construction managers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Construction managers are expected to be needed to oversee the anticipated increase in construction activity over the coming decade. Those with a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, or civil engineering, coupled with construction experience, will have the best job prospects.

Construction Management Resources

The best construction leads understand the essentials of managing projects well and within budget, from scheduling and jobsite safety to quality and customer service. These resources offer a roadmap to excellence for both veterans and those new to construction:

Construction Management Brochure Learn all about a career as a construction manager.
Scholarship Opportunities
Learn about scholarships for construction students and young building professionals from NAHB, the National Housing Endowment and others.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

Learn about scholarships for construction students and young building professionals from NAHB, the National Housing Endowment and others.
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Student Chapters
The NAHB Student Chapters program is dedicated to enriching the educational experience of students by offering them first-hand exposure to the real world of the building industry.

NAHB Student Chapters

NAHB Student Chapters

The NAHB Student Chapters program is dedicated to enriching the educational experience of students by offering them first-hand exposure to the real world of the building industry.
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American Council for Construction Education
Resources for construction management educators and schools with construction curriculum.

American Council for Construction Education

American Council for Construction Education

Resources for construction management educators and schools with construction curriculum.
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