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Chair's Welcome
We Put the "Tech" into Construction!

Chair's Welcome
We Put the "Tech" into Construction!

Welcome to the School of Building Construction at Georgia Tech!

This is an exciting time for the School of Building Construction: we have recently revitalized our undergraduate program and we continue to offer our highly acclaimed signature graduate programs.

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.

We invite you to review the information on our website or schedule a campus tour to visit the School of Building Construction to learn more about our programs!

Undergraduate Programs

We offer a four-year undergraduate degree in Building Construction and a Minor in Sustainable Development and Construction. Our minor program offers Georgia Tech students from other majors the opportunity to expand their expertise or to prepare for one of our graduate programs.

Graduate Programs

We offer a variety of Master’s degrees with unique specializations. 

The Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management (MSBCFM) offers four tracks:

  1. Non-Thesis with Concentration in Program & Facility Management (PM&FM)
  2. Non-Thesis with Concentration in Technology
  3. Non-Thesis with No Concentration
  4. Thesis Option

The MSBCFM is an approved Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) degree, so international students can extend their Optional Practical Training (OPT) experience for up to three years.

The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) has established itself as the go-to program for students interested in the academic trinity for learning the sustainable utilization of land for human development: technology, business, and public policy. This degree, offered in collaboration with the School of City and Regional Planning and the School of Architecture, allows faculty and students to engage in cutting-edge real estate development debates and practices that influence urban development locally, nationally, and globally. 

The Professional Masters in Occupational Safety and Health Online (PMOSH) is developed in response to a growing need for a highly qualified workforce in the occupational safety and health field, and saw its first cohort graduate in the fall of 2019. This program is entirely online and is offered through a collaboration between the School of Building Construction and Georgia Tech Professional Education. 

The Ph.D. in Building Construction provides mentorship from research-active faculty to Ph.D. candidates in cutting-edge construction-related research that is nationally/internationally recognized. Our Ph.D. graduates take faculty positions in construction programs across the United States and abroad. 

Our Valued Partners

The School of Building Construction is strongly connected to the regional and national construction industry through its Industry Advisory Board, scholarships, research partnerships, and its industry-connected faculty. 

Let's Stay Connected

I would like to encourage all prospective students who meet the admissions requirements to apply. Should you have any questions about our curricula or our School, please click the Contact Us button below.

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Ece Erdogmus, Ph.D., PE
Professor and Chair, School of Building Construction

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