Chair's Welcome We Put the "Tech" into Construction!
Welcome to the School of Building Construction at Georgia Tech!
The disciplines that surround the design, construction, and management of the built environment are experiencing major changes. Robotics, additive manufacturing, 3D printing in large scales, as well as increasing use of augmented/virtual reality, drones, and laser scanning are just a few of the technologies now being used in construction.
These changes open our field to a more diverse group of students who are interested in these technologies and their applications, and would not normally choose construction (in the traditional sense) due to preferences or (dis)abilities. We now have limitless ways to participate in the construction industry.
In our programs, students have the best of all worlds: strong fundamentals in construction management, diverse access to industry experts and real-life projects, and first-hand experience with cutting-edge and future technologies for construction.
As the only building construction program situated both in a research-focused institute and a large metropolitan city in the Southeast, our faculty represents a strong balance between industry experience and next-level construction research expertise. The School’s research faculty contribute innovative applications of technology use, integrated project delivery, economics of construction, and facility management. Most classes are infused with practical experience, supported by our industry partners and professors of practice.