Jun 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 
Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Construction Management & Civil and Construction Engineering

ETAS, Room 203, (501) 916-3133 | ualr.edu/constructionmanagement

Chair: 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
Professor: Tramel, Mike
Associate Professors: Ray, Chris
Assistant Professor: Turner, Anne
Instructor: Gursoy, Gozde
Scheiderer, Stuart
Adjunct Instructors:

Beavers, Lanny
Mantione, Donna
Trombley, Breanna

Laboratory Specialist and Lecturer: Blackmon, Larry
Administrative Assistant: Walker, Terri

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 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 construction equipment and product manufacturers. 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.

General Information

Admission Policy

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.

Contact Information

To discuss the Environmental Engineering program, students should visit Hank Bray in ETAS 203, call (501) 916-6566, or email hbray@ualr.edu.

To discuss the Civil & Construction Engineering program or the Architectural & Construction Engineering program, students should visit Anne Turner in ETAS 202H, call (501) 916-6572, or email akturner@ualr.edu.

To discuss the Construction Management program or the Associate of Science program, students should visit David Manry in ETAS 202D, call (501) 916-6568, or send an email to dwmanry@ualr.edu.

To discuss the graduate program in construction management, students should visit Jim Carr in ETAS 202E, call (501) 916-6567, or send an email to jkcarr1@ualr.edu.

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 environmental engineering are not accredited.

Student Activities

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), and 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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