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Construction Engineering & Management

The Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) Program provides an integrated and interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service activities that effectively and efficiently addresses the complexities and challenges for the benefit of the broad stakeholders using both practical and theoretical approaches. The activities of the CEM Program have been and will be further supported by various local, regional, federal, private, and international agencies. The program is further reinforced through collaboration with the other specialty areas within CEE as well as various departments and research centers on UT’s campus.

Research Areas

The CEM Program is engaged in basic and applied research activities, including:

  • Sustainable infrastructure systems
  • Risk and financial engineering
  • Holistic management for natural and man-made hazards
  • Contractual and legal affairs in construction
  • Agent based simulation and system dynamics modeling
  • Social network analysis
  • Construction project monitoring and control
  • Automation in construction
  • Construction safety and health issues
  • Sustainability in construction

Graduate Student Assistantships

The CEM Program offers competitive fully funded assistantship opportunities for graduate students who have an outstanding academic record with interdisciplinary preparation, self-motivated personal character, and who show excellence in exceeding the minimum TOEFL (or IELTS) and GRE requirements. Contact Islam El-adaway.

Student Organizations

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Student Chapter is the home for the all CEM student related activities. Through student active involvement with AGC, they get opportunities to interact with the local and regional construction industry. Also, active AGC students who show their academic, personal, and professional excellence can compete to earn national undergraduate and graduate scholarships through the AGC Education and Research Foundation.