About the School

Transforming places and spaces at the Georgia Tech pace

Graduates of the School of Building Construction manage construction sites with new technologies and access to Georgia Tech's global research and education influence.

While we certainly understand how to build buildings, we see the job as so much more than that. Where others might see a wall of numbers, we look at efficiency studies and forecasting methods and see how lives are changed by the built environment. Whether we're using drones to perform safety inspections or developing new models to predict investment values, we are creating the next generation of sustainable, cost-effective construction practices.

Our academic programs in building construction — the Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management, the Professional Master's in Occupational Safety and Health, the undergraduate certificate in construction management, and our Ph. D. in Building Construction — address entire life cycles of building projects. From site selection through architectural design, engineering, financing, facilities management, sustainability, and energy/resource footprint to eventual renovation or demolition, we merge the creative with the practical to deliver the built environment.

We study how building projects address the needs of their 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.

Welcome

Dr. Daniel Castro-Lacouture, Ph.D., P.E., speaks at Caddell Building dedication Learn More about the College of Design Bachelor of Science programs.

Learn from and network with Atlanta, Georgia's booming construction and facility management industries.

Our History

An artist's rendering of the Naval Armory in 1952 Learn More about College of Design graduate programs.

From a small program in the basement, to the School of Building Construction in the amazing Caddell Building.

Giving

John A. Caddell, ARCH1952, speaks at the dedication of the Caddell building Learn More about College of Design study abroad programs.

Help us build the future! There are several ways to support the School and students.

Advisory Board

Emmy Montanye, BCE 1982 and Advisory boardmember, delivers a lecture. Learn More about the College of Design Bachelor of Science programs.

Our engaged advisory board mentors students and helps guide the School of Building Construction program.

Our Alumni

An alumna and a student look at blueprints during a site visit. Learn More about College of Design graduate programs.

Our graduates stay connected with the School and offer students industry guidance based on first-hand experience.

Prospective Students

Two students in hard hats Learn More about College of Design study abroad programs.

Choosing a graduate program is a big, life decision, but it can mean a promotion, a bigger paycheck or a new career.