As society has developed it has also become increasingly complex. Existing structures require redevelopment so that they can continue to serve their purpose. New structures will need to be developed to meet new and changing needs. As a result, construction has become the second largest industry in the United States. Construction managers are an important part of this work-breaking down barriers between construction and design. They can help direct the industry's efforts and honor the Lord and value justice, stewardship, creativity, and collaboration.

Anything built is considered a construction project, so opportunities to practice construction management are nearly limitless. Specific examples include projects that:

  • Develop land
  • Construct highways, airports, and railways
  • Create manufacturing and processing plants
  • Install telecommunications systems
  • Design residential and industrial buildings

On these projects, your role may include:

  • Estimating project costs
  • Developing construction schedules
  • Coordinating subcontractor activities
  • Assuring quality
  • Promoting safety
  • Coordinating on-site construction activity
  • Reviewing engineering design
  • Facilitating contractor meetings
  • Controlling costs
  • Resolving disputes