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Preparing Students for Construction Management Technology Curriculum

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2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Minneapolis, MN

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August 23, 2022

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June 26, 2022

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June 29, 2022

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Construction Engineering Division Technical Session 1

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Carrie Dossick University of Washington


Kirk Hochstatter University of Washington

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PhD Candidate in the University of Washington's College of Built Environments, researching shared leadership, integrated project delivery (IPD) and collaborative governance, virtual teams and building information modeling (BIM). Has been teaching in the UW construction management department since 2017, and developed the digital tools in construction management course. Has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years and delivered several projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the Seattle/Puget Sound region.

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Alireza Borhani University of Washington

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Lucky Pratama University of Washington

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Bijesh Gautam University of Washington

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Ahmed Abdel Aziz

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Hyun Woo Lee University of Washington

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Sanaz Saeidi

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Teaching technology in construction engineering and management curriculum has been a topic of education research for some time. The influx of Building Information Modeling has dominated the literature in recent years, while data analytics and visualization have increased importance in the field. Many programs continue to grapple with teaching technology alongside the fundamental concepts of the discipline. To address these challenges, the Construction Management Department at the University of Washington has conducted a holistic review of technology across the curriculum for our undergraduate program. In recent years, we developed a new prerequisite class to better prepare students for learning the technologies across estimating, scheduling, and building information modeling. In this paper, we present this holistic curriculum philosophy and design for technology in our construction management undergraduate program including the preparation class, and three subsequent lab classes in estimating, scheduling, and building information modeling. This paper includes a teaching and learning evaluation to assess the success of this curriculum design, the transfer of learning across the curriculum, and the gaps we need to address in terms of emerging technology trends in data analytics and project management. We will discuss the strategies of preparing students to engage with technology across an undergraduate curriculum and define technology readiness for CM programs.

Dossick, C., & Hochstatter, K., & Borhani, A., & Pratama, L., & Gautam, B., & Abdel Aziz, A., & Lee, H. W., & Saeidi, S. (2022, August), Preparing Students for Construction Management Technology Curriculum Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN.

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