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Our academic programs go far beyond how-to-build-a-building instruction. We teach you to change lives with the built environment.

We do that through efficiency studies and forecasting methods. We use drones to perform safety inspections and develop new models that predict investment values. Our academic work results in next-generation, sustainable, and cost-effective construction practices.

Mission and Vision


As part of the Georgia Institute of Technology, a public research university, The School of Building Construction is committed to developing leaders who advance the state-of-the-art in all aspects of the life cycle of the built environment.


In the next decade, the School of Building Construction will become the global leader in education and research on life cycle of the built environment. 

We see construction as the integrating discipline that brings together owners, developers, architects, engineers, technology experts, suppliers, facility managers, and occupants for the purpose of co-creating a harmonized and sustainable built environment.

Driven by our core values, our research and educational programs center on inclusion, innovation, human-centered technology and solutions, and collaboration. Our school uniquely addresses all phases of the life cycle of the built environment: initial planning, development, pre-design, design, pre-construction, construction, facility operation and management, and disposal/recycling.

Learn About the School of Building Construction

Chair's Welcome

Learn about and network with Atlanta's booming construction and real estate development industries.

Alumni Outreach

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

Support the School

Help us build the future! There are several ways you can support the School and our students.

Visit Us

It's helpful for prospective students to visit the Georgia Tech campus and meet faculty and staff.


From a small program in the basement, to a full School in the John and Joyce Caddell Building.

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