ETAS, Room 203, (501) 916-3133 | ualr.edu/constructionmanagement
||Bray, Hank, Professor
|Coordinator of Graduate Construction Management Program:
||Carr, Jim, Professor
|Coordinator of Architectural, Civil, and Construction Engineering Programs:
||Turner, Anne, Assistant Professor
|Coordinator of Undergraduate Construction Management Programs
||Manry, David, Assistant Professor
|Interim Coordinator of Environmental Engineering Programs:
||Bray, Hank, Professor
|Laboratory Specialist and Lecturer:
Construction, our nation’s largest industry, encompasses the residential sector, commercial and retail buildings, office and high-rise structures, major industrial and process complexes, and engineering infrastructures such as highways, dams, bridges, airports, and seaports. The complexity of projects demands that professional constructors and engineers possess detailed knowledge of the many aspects of the industry to effectively lead and manage the design and construction processes.
The construction-related programs provide curricula that equip for a wide range of design, managerial, and supervisory roles within this multi-faceted, dynamic industry. Technological, computer and software orientation assist our graduates to develop into contributing members of the architectural, engineering, and construction industry with high-paying entry-level jobs. There are substantial opportunities for rapid advancement and salary increases with experience in the industry.
Career opportunities for our graduates can be found with general and specialty contractors, architectural and engineering design firms, testing laboratories, government agencies, financial institutions, insurance and surety companies, and manufacturers of construction equipment and products. The courses provide an in-depth study of construction management, construction science, engineering science, engineering design, business, mathematics, and sciences. Extensive applications with construction and engineering computer software and hardware emphasize the most current technologies used by the industry.
After admission to UA Little Rock, any student may declare a major or minor in construction management. Admission to one of the department’s engineering majors requires the readiness to take Calculus I and General Chemistry. Students may be provisionally admitted into one of the engineering majors before this, but they may require more than four years to complete the degree requirements.
To discuss the Environmental Engineering program, students should visit Hank Bray in ETAS 203, call (501) 569-8133, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To discuss the Civil & Construction Engineering program or the Architectural & Construction Engineering program, students should visit Anne Turner in ETAS 202H, call (501) 569-8298, or send an email to email@example.com.
To discuss the Construction Management program or the Associate of Science program, students should visit David Manry in ETAS 202D, call (501) 683-7235, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To discuss the graduate program in construction management, students should visit Jim Carr in ETAS 202E, call (501) 569-8065, or send an email to email@example.com.
Work Experience Requirement
All Bachelor of Science students in the department are required to complete a minimum of 800 contact hours of practical work experience in an approved construction- or engineering-related activity. This stipulation provides the graduate with valuable industry experience and insights and is part of the educational process.
The four-year baccalaureate construction management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The ACCE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the national accrediting agency for four-year baccalaureate programs in construction education. Accreditation is a means for recognizing educational institutions that achieve and maintain a level of performance, integrity, and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and the public they serve. The UA Little Rock construction management program is the only such accredited program in the University of Arkansas system.
The four-year baccalaureate construction management program is also accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
The two-year associate’s degree program in construction science is not accredited.
The four-year baccalaureate civil and construction engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
The four-year baccalaureate architectural and construction engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
A new engineering program cannot seek accreditation until at least one student has graduated from the program. As new programs, the four-year baccalaureate degree programs in architectural and construction engineering and in environmental engineering are not accredited.
The UA Little Rock construction management program has five student chapters and one honor society for student involvement. The student chapters are affiliated with the Associated General Contractors (AGC), the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The Arkansas chapter of each association sponsors the student chapters and provides opportunities for students to interact and network with members of their organizations. Special student membership is also available with the American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE), National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), and the International Code Council (ICC). Students who meet the requirements can become members of Sigma Lambda Chi, the International Honor Society for Leaders in Construction. The UA Little Rock construction management program is a member of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) and participates in the ASC regional construction management competitions.
Engineering students have the opportunity to become involved with several engineering organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Engineering students can participate in regional and national student competitions, such as the Steel Bridge Competition, the Concrete Canoe Competition, the Big Beam Contest, and the Charles Pankow Foundation Annual Architectural Engineering Student Design Competition.
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