June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
The construction industry is witnessing major changes ranging from a leadership generational change, to the emergence of new techniques, materials, methods, and contractual relationships, all coinciding with domestic and international market instability. Construction academia is facing similar changes with a leadership change from seasoned faculty to a newer generation of junior faculty who recently completed their graduate studies, but in many cases lack the industry experience. The face of construction education will have to adapt to the changing environment by adopting and ideally leading the change in the industry. This paper represents the results of a survey of construction academics and professionals about the direction a construction management curriculum should follow in the next few years to play a proactive role in shaping the next generation of construction leaders. A Structured approach is suggested following the established practices of change management to update construction management curricula periodically, with a complete cycle not exceeding six years to coincide with the programs’ accreditation cycle. The paper addresses some of the challenges faced during the curriculum change, together with suggested solutions to ease the transition and provide a strong foundation for the change, in addition to structured measures for regular program maintenance, assessment, and update. Keywords: Construction education, change management, best practices, construction leadership.
Saad, I. M. H. (2019, June), Construction Curriculum of the Future: Changes and Challenges Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32542
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