Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management
The construction industry has a growing need for management professionals who can play an integral role on project teams. SAIT's Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management is a construction degree with a management-based course of study that will prepare students for leadership roles in the construction industry. The four-year baccalaureate degree is pided over eight academic semesters, with a total of 123 credits. The degree has a major in Construction Project Management and will consist of a combination of core courses, specialty courses and general education courses.
Addressing the increasing demand for professionals in the construction industry, the program will provide participants with structured management and leadership techniques that will provide the basis for broader management decisions as well as on-site leadership in construction operations.
Overview of Objectives and Research Themes
The objectives of the Construction Project Management (CPM) applied research program are threefold:
- Create and develop opportunities for multi-disciplinary research projects that address the challenges in all construction project management sectors
- Engage learners in applied research and hands-on activities in partnership with industry
- Position SAIT as a centre for excellence in construction project management
Six research themes define the strategic plan for 2013-2015 based on the research expertise and interests of core faculty in the BSc Construction Project Management program. These themes are intended to address the needs and chaallenges of both public- and private-sector interests in construction projects.
CPM Research Projects:
The faculty members of BSc CPM are currently working on identifying funding support for the following projects:
- Deconstruction and reusability of building materials in general construction projects
- Eco-efficiency strategies in construction project management using BIM
- A CPM perspective for the performance evaluation of P3 projects
- Geospatial interactive application for effective management of material, machinery, and equipment in pipeline construction projects
- Developing an interactive Web-based geospatial application to manage the construction of water supply and habitat projects in conflict and post-conflict areas (case study Sudan)
- Developing a geospatial application for effective emergency response
- Life cycle assessment, reusability, and recyclability of building materials in Alberta
- Economic and environmental feasibility of reusing and recycling of drywall building materials in Alberta construction projects
- A framework to maximize the benefits of using BIM through the life cycle of construction projects
- A gap analysis of the use of wood building materials in Alberta’s major construction projects
- A lightweight, sustainable, and earthquake-resistant housing design for northern Pakistan