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We Shape the Future of Construction

We Shape the Future of Construction

We see building construction as so much more than concrete and rebar. Our approach builds new skillsets for technology-filled environments, designs new construction processes, and connects influential stakeholders in real estate development.

The School of Building Construction studies how building projects address the needs of society, the environment, and the economy, and how the built environment shapes those areas in turn. We work across multiple disciplines — architecture, engineering, finance, city planning, and public policy — to meet advancing needs for efficient, sustainable building practices.

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Supply Chain Disruptions in Building/Construction Industry

Over the past year and a half, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on supply chains across the globe. In the construction sector, building materials are in short supply and have seen price spikes, driving up project and rebuilding costs and affecting companies ranging from contractors to insurers.

“It’s a snowball effect,” explains Pardis Pishad-Bozorgi, associate professor in the School of Building Construction and director of the Smart Built Environment Eco-System (Smart Bees) Laboratory  at Georgia Tech.

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BSBC Alumna Named Outstanding Young Alumni Award Honoree

Jacquelyn Renée Schneider (BC ‘06, MBA ‘18) is the 2022 recipient.

The Outstanding Young Alumni award is one of four categories honored at the Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni Association’s Gold & White Honors Gala each year. It is given to a Georgia Tech alumnus/alumna who has not reached his/her fortieth birthday by February 4, 2022 and who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, the community and his/her profession.

We sat down with Jacquelyn Renée Schneider to discuss her time in the School of Building Construction and her advice for current students and new alumni.

Caleb Enterkin and Naomi Censullo pose with a 1965 Ford Mustang and a Spot robot.

Our Undergraduates Brought a Robot to the Wreck Parade

Bachelor of Science in Building Construction ambassadors Caleb Enterkin and Naomi Censullo got Tech fans' attention when they participated in this year's Ramblin Wreck Parade. The School of Building Construction’s classic car entry — Censullo's 1965 burgundy Ford Mustang with white leather interior — was followed by close industry friend Brasfield & Gorrie’s Spot robot.

The old GT-style Ramblin' Wreck created for Mr. Caddell complete with a flag that reads, "Give 'Em Hell Caddell."

Give 'Em Hell, Caddell!

What do you get the “helluva engineer” in your life who has everything? For John Caddell’s family, the answer was his own Ramblin’ Wreck. His family surprised him for his 91st birthday with a near-perfect replica, complete with pennant flags that read, “Give ‘em Hell, Caddell!”

John Caddell earned his bachelor’s in architecture from Tech in 1952, before founding Caddell Construction. The John and Joyce Caddell Building, which houses our School, is named after John and his late wife, Joyce.

Associated Schools of Construction International Conference

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - Saturday, April 23, 2022

The Georgia Tech School of Building Construction and Kennesaw State University Department of Construction Management will host the Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference, in-person on the Georgia Tech campus. The conference will bring the construction education community together to explore technology-enhanced construction education. Research papers, panels and workshops will focus on incorporating technology in the classroom in ways that are strong enough to face challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic and aligned with accreditation requirements while .

Occupational Safety and Health in Action

Construction worker holding protective gear.

Safety & Health Over the Next Decade

How will the Covid-19 pandemic change the field of occupational safety and health?
Victor Shell Sr. and Victor Shell Jr.

Father-Son Duo Tackles Safety and Health Training

Safety professional Victor Shell Sr. shares industry expertise with son Victor Shell Jr. for lifelong career pathway.
Hillarie Warren

Intersection of Science & Problem-Solving

Hilarie Warren named director of Georgia Tech OSHA Training Institute.
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Bachelor of Science in Building Construction

We designed our undergraduate program to give students a complete view of the building life cycle. They learn technology-driven methods of construction management and critical leadership skills. It's the perfect major for students who prefer the practical and tangible aspects of the built environment.

Get Your Master's

Our graduate programs merge creative and practical approaches to building projects. We teach students to lead every step of a building's existence: from site selection through architectural design; then from engineering through financing; and from planning sustainable footprints to eventual renovation or demolition.

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MSBCFM

Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management
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MRED

Master of Real Estate Development
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PMOSH Online

Professional Master's in Occupational Safety and Health
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Our Ph.D. in Building Construction

The Ph.D. in Building Construction program trains construction field leaders to make substantial contributions in both research and practice. Graduates are at the forefront of critically important areas like sustainability and technology, thanks to an emphasis on original, interdisciplinary scholarship. They fill key problem-solving roles which have the potential to impact not just the industry, but all of society -- from renewable energy to safer workplaces.

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