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The Importance of Communication and Trust in Construction

construction-teamBuilding an effective team in construction poses special challenges that require effective management and communication skills. Establishing trust is essential to developing a good working relationship with team members.

Teams need clear leaders to ensure success. Some behaviors make a significant difference to effective leadership:

  • Stating a “big picture”
  • Engaging the right people
  • Building a sense of unity
  • Maintaining clear goals that are in keeping with the organization’s aims
  • Outlining an action plan
  • Designating roles and holding people accountable
  • Establishing communication guidelines that build confidence
  • Encouraging independent critical thinking within the team

Managers who take the time to make an organized plan must then share it with the team to start building the trust that allows construction teams to unite together and work towards their common goal.

Communication

While some people are natural speakers, anyone can learn good communication skills to ensure effective management. On construction project teams, there are diverse groups coming together with varied backgrounds. Communication guidelines reinforce group identity through a single directive that applies to all.

Establishing guidelines declares that communication is a vital aspect of team success and ensures that all members know how to do so productively, whether in person, by phone, email, social media or assorted written documents. It supports the importance of regular, direct communication among team members.  When conflicts occur, a procedure for negotiating the different points of view already exists. Most importantly, a system exists for how to handle project information as well as how to manage member evaluations.

Great leaders describe a clear vision in straightforward language. Team leaders need to explain the message and ensure that the team understands and accepts it. When challenges arise, leaders articulate the difficulty so that everyone understands and agrees on the problem requiring a solution. Reminding team members of the group’s objectives and encouraging input helps others feel responsible for the group’s overall success. That’s how to build team unity and that depends on establishing trust.

Trust

Team members are more willing to follow leaders whom they trust. The Construction Industry Institute identifies some key areas where trust plays a significant role in the successful management and cost control of construction projects:

“Open discussions of alternative methods of performing the work, value engineering, constructability, contract administration, risk allocation, level at which disputes related to risk allocation are solved, communications, and dispute resolution.”

They also identify some areas where a lack of trust negatively affects construction projects:

“Project team efficiency, timing of decisions, project schedule, project performance and quality, timing of approvals, amount of rework, administrative costs, field supervision, and completeness of project scope.”*

Stephen M. R. Covey reveals that 49% of employees do not trust upper management in “The Business Case for Trust.” Building trust is key for effective leadership and that depends on good communication. Learning these skills is a part of great construction management.

At NEIT, the Master’s in Construction Management provides an education not only in construction theory, but also management practices and professional development that may help provide future construction managers with tools that can be used to oversee successful projects. Construction managers who communicate clearly and build team trust are the great leaders the construction industry needs.

* The Construction Industry Institute

 

Associations for Construction Managers

accent-construction-handshakeJoining a professional association is an excellent way to build your network, discover trends and issues in the industry, and expand your knowledge. While pursuing your education, learning about the organizations in your chosen field, even attending a national conference if convenient, is a great way to begin applying what you’ve learned in conversation with your future colleagues.

CMAA – Construction Management Association of America

logo-cmaaFounded in 1982, the Construction Management Association of America focuses on the business management skills that construction managers must develop in order to provide the best work on schedule and within budget.

The Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI), affiliated with CMAA, created an accredited professional development. The Certified Construction Manager (CCM) exam focuses on career-long development; it is not simply a short course and test. The Master’s in Construction Management at New England Institute of Technology prepares students to sit for the exam at the end of the course of study. Government agencies now often encourage or require their own in-house CMs to obtain certification. General projects increasingly specify that bidders should include proof of certification since it authenticates the bidder’s professionalism and experience.

There are 4 different membership levels, including one for students. Members join local chapters, engage in dialogues about major issues and receive news updates on the industry through the CMAdvisor.

ABC – Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

logo-abcThe Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., was founded in 1950 on the merit shop philosophy which “encourages open competition and a free enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.” The ABC website posts construction jobs and résumés to help members connect and work together. ABC now has 70 chapters around the US, across all specialties in the construction industry. Most member companies perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors. Because ABC is dedicated to a culture of caring, chapters are active in volunteer service within their communities.

ABC also has a Young Professionals group that “provides young leaders the opportunity to network and build relationships with peers, industry experts and association leaders across the country and to learn from different perspectives.”

AGC – The Associated General Contractors of America

logo-acgAGC has been around for nearly 100 years and is the leading association in the construction industry. AGC acts to represent construction firms at every level of government. Membership begins at the chapter level.

ASA – American Subcontractors Association.

logo-asaThe ASA is a national trade association, with state chapters, that aims to represent the array of construction subcontractors, specialty trade contractors, and suppliers. The association provides occasional educational programs to support the development of good business practices, creates networking opportunities among members, and offers assorted discounts within the trade. It also advocates on behalf of subcontractors. The Association offers regular updates on government decisions that will affect the industry, and publishes The Contractor’s Compass, a monthly educational journal.

CFMA – Construction Financial Management Association

logo-cfmaFounded in 1981, CFMA is the only organization dedicated to bringing together construction financial professionals and those partners serving their unique needs. There are 2 membership levels. General members include construction managers, developers and architects. Associate members represent those who serve the construction industry such as bankers, insurance agents and consultants.

There are many other associations that are appropriate for construction managers. The National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers focus on issues in engineering. Those seeking to develop contacts among architects and designers may enjoy memberships with Design-Build Institute of America or American Institute of Architecture. An interest in green construction would gain from membership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

At New England Institute of Technology, the Master’s in Construction Management provides a strong foundation in the knowledge areas you need to succeed. As your education helps you develop areas of strength and proficiency, you gain the knowledge to become a peer member at these professional organizations. Getting your MSCM doesn’t just help you learn the construction technology and management skills to build a great career, it provides you with the professional foundation to expand your network and associations.

Plan ahead. Enroll for the fall semester so that you can build your knowledge and network base during the slower winter season.

Build a better career with an MSCM from NEIT.

Construction and the Environment

green-constructionGreen construction is about more than installing solar panels. It’s about developing sustainable construction practices. This is new territory and it is constantly changing.

Now, buildings are increasingly designed with the environment in mind, developed to have a lower environmental impact and built conscientiously to reduce the impact on the environment. Building sustainably makes later sustainability efforts easier to adopt, too.

Sustainability is a growing sector of the construction business. In 2005, McGraw-Hill Construction estimated the value of non-residential green construction to be $3 billion, but by 2010 it had ballooned to somewhere between $43 and 54 billion,* and continues to grow. The recession did not stop green development.** A more recent study found that in 2013, green construction was valued at $260 billion and represented 20% of US commercial construction jobs.***

Commercial construction is where green building techniques are being adopted readily. For one, sustainability efforts can lower operating costs. In 2009, 72% of firms that owned green building assets stated that sustainability efforts were chosen in order to reduce their overall expenses. By 2023, commercial buildings are expected to invest an estimated $960 billion globally on making current built infrastructures environmentally friendly. Energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning, windows, lighting, and plumbing fixtures are some of the areas that immediately reduce the environmental impact and costs.*

The US Department of Energy estimated in 2006 that commercial buildings consumed 18% of all energy consumption nationwide.**** Just as energy efficiency lowers costs in homes, it makes a major difference in the workplace. Architects design buildings now with these considerations about sustainability and energy preservation in mind. For example, they angle buildings and place windows to maximize day light. Many buildings install windows that are designed to help insulate their structure.

Construction sites can also be more environmentally friendly. Construction requires a lot of water, which can negatively impact communities with major water shortages. Introducing systems that reduce water consumption, and improving storm water management, can help. Reducing the amount of raw material and selecting environmentally friendly products such as those made of renewable or recycled resources minimizes the environmental demand. Recycling construction debris reduces construction’s contribution to landfills. Construction Managers contribute to these efforts by identifying how owners can reduce their costs with improved on-site sustainability efforts.

Construction Managers coordinate all aspects of a project. Given the growth in green construction, managers are the ones who must oversee those environmental efforts at every level. Understanding green practices can help a manager ensure that all on-site work meets sustainability expectations. Since contractors are responsible for selecting contractors, they need to ensure that all tradespeople have knowledge of and can implement green practices. Learning about green construction methods will be vital for those looking to build future careers in construction.

At the New England Institute of Technology, students enrolled in the Master’s in Construction Management (MSCM) have the opportunity to learn the business and green building skills that Construction Managers need. The best managers recognize and address industry trends, and New England Institute of Technology encourages students to become excited about the latest advances in management, construction theory and technologies that support the industry.

Learn more about how to build your career success.

Get the MSCM degree you need from New England Institute of Technology. 

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*McGraw Hill Construction, Green Outlook 2011: Green Trends Driving Growth. aiacc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/greenoutlook2011.pdf

**Lux Research, “Driven by Higher Rents and Values, Green Buildings Market Grows to $260 Billion,” 2014. http://www.luxresearchinc.com/news-and-events/press-releases/read/driven-higher-rents-and-values-green-buildings-market-grows-260

***The Business Case for Green Building. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/business-case-green-building

****Buildings Energy Data Book (U.S. Department of Energy), 2009. http://buildingsdatabook.eren.doe.gov

Crime in Construction

construction-site-signAccording to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the number of thefts on construction sites increases with rising temperatures, making summer a prime time for theft crimes. In the UK, the Chartered Institute of Building found that 92% of respondents in the construction industry acknowledged theft was a regular problem and 21% admitted it took place on a weekly basis from their sites.*

Construction sites can minimize theft by fencing sites and marking all equipment. Since many sites are cased during the day, it is important for construction managers and staff to be aware of who is coming and going. This can make a significant impact in preventing and reducing construction crime. Large equipment as well as smaller goods are valuable, such as pipes and wires. The worldwide demand for copper, steel, brass, bronze and other metals elevated prices over the last few years to a great extent. These objects are also known to fare well on the black market.

Employee crime has also risen as a common problem. Rationalization and opportunity are two leading factors in employee theft (according to the Construction Industry Crime Prevention Program of Northern California). Thefts and vandalism correlate directly with how employees are treated. When an employee is terminated, theft is particularly likely. Jobsites need additional protection at such a time.

Broader management skills have become a catalyst to minimizing crime for construction managers. Since managers oversee the site, they are responsible for curtailing crime and resolving any problems that arise. Inventory labeling and control is key to tracking materials and identifying loss. Routine checks of inventory quantities can deter theft. More importantly, oversight can reveal the ongoing theft patterns that are occurring.

Advanced and tangible communication skills tend to help employees feel valued even as work demands swell. Construction managers should have routine discussions about vandalism and theft with employees and contractors. Encouraging such input helps produce a sense of personal engagement that can minimize crime. Team meetings about crime require a sensitivity to keep staff from feeling victimized, while also being firm enough to ensure the message is conveyed. Keeping employees feeling valued minimizes their possible likelihood to commit an on-the-job crime.

Since construction managers oversee budgets, they are responsible for the budget impact of losing equipment and work time when machinery is missing. Cutting crime will help construction managers and companies maximize profits and preserve their bottom line.

At the New England Institute of Technology, students enrolled in the Master’s in Construction Management have the opportunity to learn the business skills that Construction Managers need.

Learn more about how to build your career success with the MSCM from NEIT. 

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*http://www.crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=952%3Asafesite-facilities&catid=926&Itemid=275

Skilled Worker Shortage

In a Construction Dive article published early this year, Dominic Thasarathar, a senior industry program manager for construction and natural resources at Autodesk is quoted saying:

“The overwhelming, number one issue is access to skilled labor.”

Despite Dodge Data & Analytics’ 2016 Construction Outlook report predicting 6% growth in new construction projects, many construction firms are struggling to staff appropriately. At the end of 2015, the Associated General Contractors of America released a survey indicating that 80% of construction businesses could not find the workers they need. Over half of those surveyed could not find skilled Project Managers, or fill other professional positions.

Nearly half of the surveyed companies increased baseline pay rates in an effort to draw the skilled professionals they need. They offered more bonuses and better benefits.

The construction industry is growing, but Robert Dietz, an economist with National Home Builders Association (NHBA), told Bloomberg News that the industry would be growing faster if the labor shortage weren’t such an issue. The NHBA surveyed its membership and found that 69% of projects were not filled on time due to labor shortages.

The reduced number of workers also impacts health and safety. In the Dodge report, 15% of companies had an increase in health and safety related injuries. Though 66% reported no change, OSHA plans a 78% increase in the cost of fines starting August 2016, so maintaining health and safety has never been so important.

While part of the labor shortage is due to the lack skilled workers in specific areas such as sheet metal, electricity, glass, plumbing, and many other construction trades, the industry also needs skilled managers to oversee this rapidly changing field.

Because companies use sub-contractors for needed tasks on projects, they are increasingly hiring people months in advance, locking in workers as a strategy of coping with the labor shortage. Overseeing a rotating crew and various schedules requires managers who can organize all the moving parts. Construction Managers need advanced communication skills to explain changes or delays, and to keep owners and workers satisfied. They find solutions to the problems a company faces during a labor shortage.

At New England Institute of Technology, students enrolled in the Master of Science in Construction Management Program have the opportunity to learn the technical and business skills Construction Managers need. The best managers seek opportunities for innovation, and New England Tech encourages students to become excited about the latest advances in management, construction theory and technologies that support the industry.

Learn more about how to build your career success with the MSCM from New England Tech.

Enroll today.

Construction Health and Safety

construction-safetyConstruction Managers must prepare for the hazards of a construction site. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a part of the United States Bureau of Labor, provides regulations and guidelines to ensure workers’ well-being.

Though many construction job sites have safety managers, the Construction Manager can — and should — integrate a safety plan from the start of the project. Risk assessments allow Construction Managers to devise steps contributing to the health and safety of workers. From a management perspective, strategizing ways to minimize work injuries is vital.

In 2009, out of 100 full-time construction workers, 4.3 workers reported nonfatal injuries and illnesses. 22% of those injuries or illnesses were falls. Given that construction ranks seventh among leading industries with employees missing work due to nonfatal injuries or illnesses, safety and health is a major concern for owners and Construction Managers.*

Some key — life-or-death — safety and health areas that Construction Managers must address:

  1. Falls – Nearly 40% of fatal injuries in construction were due to falls in 2014. Working at elevations, holes in the ground and other factors contribute to workers’ falls and slips. Too often workers become accustomed to the risks and don’t take adequate care to ensure against these preventable injuries.
  2. Electrocution – Over 8% of fatal injuries in 2014 were caused by electrocution. With heavy machinery, power tools, overhead power cables and electrical wiring common facets of any construction site, a training program for workers must address how to safely engage with these elements.
  3. Struck by Object – This danger accounted for over 8% of fatalities in 2014. Overhead lifting equipment, constantly moving machines, parts and people, mean workers become used to the fast pace of a construction site. Construction Managers can institute procedures to help employees work safely.
  4. Caught-in/between – Workers caught, compressed, or crushed by equipment, cave-ins, collapsing structures and the like accounted for 1.3% of fatalities in 2014.

    OSHA concludes that eliminating the above “Fatal Four” dangers would save 518 workers’ lives in America every year. **

    Besides these commonly discussed 4 dangers, Construction Managers must also consider:

  5. Noise –  Loud noise can cause dangerous distractions. Extended repetitive noise can cause long term hearing problems. Using protective noise reduction gear is important.
  6. Lead – 15% of lead cases between 2002 and 2008 involved construction workers.*** Knowledge and training workers can help prevent unnecessary exposure.
  7. Respiratory Diseases – Asbestos and silicosis are examples of common respiratory irritants which construction workers experience. These hazardous materials can be so fine that employees don’t realize the negative effect until much later.

Fortunately, fatal injuries are on the decline. Construction Managers alongside OSHA-awareness groups are working hard to reduce preventable fatalities. The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down, which occurred in May 2016, was to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Employers distributed informational guidelines and employees received job training to improve site standards everywhere.

At NEIT, the MSCM program provides future Construction Managers with a course dedicated to covering the best practices, means, methods and processes to develop and implement safety planning policies. Students learn measurement tools to track the effectiveness of policies. OSHA Standards for the construction industry are highlighted so that graduates have a strong foundation in the management of safety and health for construction workers.

Construction Management is a growing industry. The best leaders in construction will know how to create safe, healthy environments for workers, with programs in place to follow OSHA standards and satisfy owner concerns.

Master the tools to be a conscientious Construction Manager with the MSCM program at NEIT.

*Economic News Release October 21, 2010: Workplace Injury and Illness Summary
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

** OSHA Common Statistics.

*** Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) Program.

Emerging Construction Technologies

modern-constructionTechnology has provided benefits to many industries, including construction. The 2015 JBKnowledge Construction Technology Report surveyed over 2,000 construction professionals on the application of emerging technology in the field. On a scale of 1 to 10 — with 10 being “Very Comfortable” with new technology — nearly 65% of the respondents reported that they were at last an “8.” While encouraging, the average comfort level of builders, regardless of role, is 7.8. That average drops to 7.4 for builders not performing an IT role. Those who do perform an IT role claim an 8.4 average comfort level.*

The construction executives of tomorrow can enhance their careers today by learning more about current practices and applications of the latest technology. This is an important time to overcome any discomfort. Merely embracing the enhancements that technology offers may not be enough to succeed. Becoming a Construction Manager today involves more: a foundation in contemporary business practices, construction management theory and the key revolutions in technologies applicable to construction.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is increasingly necessary for companies of all sizes. 

3-D laser scanners enhance BIM by providing a digital reproduction of the dimensions and positions of objects within a space. That information then becomes a point cloud image. Once the purview of large construction firms, companies of all sizes are increasingly finding BIM to be an important addition to their project management.

Of course, 3D modeling is already showing to be a major advance by allowing viewers to experience the environment being built. Many sites now have a 3D printer on site. Rather than simply interpreting spreadsheets and paper drawings, augmented reality improves understanding of the project by offering a level of detail that was unavailable before.**

Some construction sites are incorporating the use of wearables. Smart Hardhats allow users to view the 3D model of the location, and the technology promises even more sophisticated possibilities. Safety vests are necessary on many sites, which has convinced some tech companies to try to incorporate devices into this gear that is already adopted. Identifying the location of workers on a busy highway job, for example, would be much easier if tracking devices were incorporated into the vests.

Drones are one of the most exciting changes in the industry. They capture information to produce aerial images and topographical maps. One drone can access indoor spaces through ground sensing technology. Kespry Commercial Drones measure perimeter, volume, and cut and fill size of stockpiles, vastly improving stockpile management. The more common —and affordable—Parrot Drone provides high definition photo and video. Construction Managers can use this technology to survey job site progress.*

Data security is a big concern now that 80% of companies provide smartphones, personal computers and tablets for professionals to transfer information while on site.**

Until construction firms establish IT security systems, Construction Managers are responsible for enforcing data protection rules among project staff.

Certainly not all construction companies are early adopters of these emerging technologies. Many are waiting for greater software integration, or for improved versions of today’s products. However, the future of construction will incorporate more and better technologies with greater frequency. Successful Construction Managers must be willing to explore these opportunities and see these devices as a means of augmenting current accomplishments.

At NEIT, students have the opportunity to learn about emerging construction technologies within their courses. The best managers seek opportunities for innovation, and NEIT encourages students to become excited about the latest advances in management, construction theory and technologies that support the industry.

Learn more about how to build your career success with the MSCM from NEIT.

*Construction Executive Newsletter.
** Construction Executive Newsletter.

 

The Importance of Certification

construction-hand-shakeThe construction industry is growing. Construction Managers are needed to oversee the planning, design, and construction of a project. They work with the conceptual design team and remain present through every step until the project is complete. Construction Managers are responsible for oversight of deadlines, budgets and quality. Certification is an indicator of expertise.

With construction technologies and management practices evolving, construction management has become an increasingly complex and demanding job. The Construction Manager leads the team, unifying architects, engineers, designers, project managers, facility managers and other contractors for the successful completion of the project. Working with so many teams requires negotiating different points of view, deadlines and demands. Understanding how projects are financed and maintaining budget goals demands constant communication across teams. Recognizing potential risk means a Construction Manager must know finance, management and regulatory procedures and requirements.

The Construction Manager is a facilitator and a problem solver.

Certification indicates knowledge of every phase and function in construction management. Owners and project developers know that a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) is an industry expert and leader. A CCM is essential for many projects.

Many projects require a CCM for project bids. From the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Pennsylvania State University to the Chicago Housing Authority, big and small, private or public businesses and institutions increasingly recognize the improved outcomes of having a CCM onboard.

What’s the advantage of being certified? “The Certified Construction Manager designation is representative of an individual’s commitment to excellence in program/construction management, career advancement and an ongoing pursuit of knowledge.”*

Becoming certified shows that you are:

  1. committed to excellence
  2. success-oriented
  3. always learning and improving

In order to pursue your CCM designation, you will need to satisfy minimum education or experience requirements. Be prepared to  show that you have basic work experience at every phase level of construction projects: pre-design, design, procurement, construction and post-construction. Additionally, make sure that you have practiced skills across functions including project oversight, cost, quality, time, and safety management as well as contract administration.

Getting a graduate degree in Construction Management fulfills all the requirements needed for certification. The faculty at NEIT designed the Master’s program in Construction Management (MSCM) consistent with the requirements of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) to ensure students are qualified to sit for the certification exam.

Recognizing that many students are already working, NEIT provides the MSCM degree online. Successful completion of the program has no residency requirements so that students can continue to work. Optional courses are available on location, while many students value the freedom of taking courses and collaborating with colleagues at a distance. The MSCM degree gives you the opportunity to improve – don’t let working get in the way of expanding your skillset. Receive the education you need for certification while you work!

Earning a Certificate of Construction Management shows your dedication, knowledge and quality. Get certified by completing NEIT’s MSCM program. Build a better future, and apply today.

*CMAA website. http://cmaanet.org/faqs

International Construction

accents-2-cmMany construction projects today are developed across national borders. The complexity of developments, the critical use of green technologies and the challenges of infrastructure planning now have global import. Globalization means the construction industry is expanding both domestically and internationally.

International development presents real opportunities. The Engineering News Record reported that only 2 US companies were in the top 225 international construction businesses in 1994. Two years later, there were 48. That growth continues. Now, international companies seek construction managers from the United States to work for them as well, offering even greater job opportunities.

Most international companies want to see years of competence at a domestic construction firm first. Even there, the atmosphere is increasingly varied as the industry is more diverse than ever before. Developing management and leadership skills provides a knowledge base in cultural and personal styles that can minimize conflict and reinforce a strong group work environment. Many complex domestic projects will include decision makers from different parts of the world. Negotiating strategies and schedules across cultures and timelines is a management skill that construction managers now need. International construction exists at home.

Construction managers must learn about green construction, infrastructure planning, team communication and many other management skills to be prepared for the possibility of international work. Globalization continues and with it comes great opportunities in construction for those with the right leadership skills.

Learn more about  the MS of Construction Management program at the New England Institute of Technology and its emphasis on strong leadership training.

International development presents real opportunities for those possessing the right skills. Even the domestic side of construction reveals an industry that  is more diverse than ever before. Many complex domestic projects will include international decision makers. Negotiating strategies and schedules across cultures and timelines is a management skill that construction managers now need.

Learn more about the opportunities in international construction here and plan to build your career by enrolling in courses this fall at New England Institute of Technology.

Look-Ahead Planning for the Slow Season: Earn Your MSCM

Now is the time to plan for the next step in your career. Earn a Master in Construction Management at New England Institute of Technology, while you work and build your skills for a better future.

A Master in Construction Management provides you with the education to be a part of this growing field. Population expansion means a need for new residences, hospitals, schools, office buildings, retail outlets and restaurants. Public infrastructures like bridges, tunnels, roads and sewer pipe systems will also need to be upgraded. Older buildings are being retro-fit with energy efficient systems.

Construction managers oversee projects to make sure they stay on budget. They meet deadlines and satisfy design criteria, working alongside designers, architects, lawyers and other members of the team. NEIT offers key business management courses such as Managing Effective Teams, Lean Construction Principles, Construction Project Finance and Infrastructure Planning & Development to train future construction managers on the skills and strategies they need to work with all members of a project’s team.

As building technologies become more complex, projects require skilled construction managers. NEIT  courses in Construction Management and the Environment and Building Information Modeling, among others, are designed to prepare you for these types of projects..

At NEIT, students learn to:

  1. Manage construction management projects using sound financial reasoning.
  2. Apply skills in problem predicting, detecting and solving.
  3. Build and maintain relationships across various stakeholder groups.
  4. Understand the impact of laws and regulatory policies governing construction operations.

Now is the time to build your future in construction management. The NEIT Master in Construction Management (MSCM) works with your busy schedule by providing the flexibility you need:

  • Courses last 10 weeks so you can keep working while you learn.
  • Set your own pace.
  • Choose how many courses to take during the fall, winter, spring, and summer.
  • Four quarters a year make planning alongside work easier.
  • A fully online program makes it convenient to continue from wherever you are.

Begin the path to success today. NEIT offers an affordable education with faculty who are industry leaders. Start your degree and take the first step towards becoming the manager and chief officer you know you can be. Make the most of your time by enrolling today.

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