Construction Engineering Management (CEM) Programs

Construction Engineering Management (CEM) Programs

Construction Management Highlights & Opportunities

Clarkson CEM Consulting Group

The Clarkson CEM Consulting Group (C3G) is an in-house Clarkson University capability that provides pre-professional consulting in planning, engineering, and construction areas.  This business enterprise uses students in an experiential learning mode in order to deliver products that the targeted market segments would not be otherwise able to conduct these efforts using professional consulting services. 

Construction Management Teams Compete Regionally and Nationally

Clarkson’s Construction Management SPEED teams compete every Fall in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 1 competition.  Winning teams then travel to Reno, NV in February to compete nationally.  2022 marked the 7th year in a row that Clarkson Construction Engineering Management has had a team place at the regional level.

Read More About the Construction Management Team's Merit Award

Scholarships and Recognition in National and Regional Professional Societies Competitions

Every year the CEM faculty advertise, encourage and support student applications across the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department to both the national Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America and the AGC NYS competitions. What is especially significant is that Clarkson students were awarded seven of the 22 scholarships given out by AGC NYS in 2022, roughly a third, from all the Civil Engineering, Construction Technology, and /or Construction Management student applicants across New York State. Clarkson students are often selected to be a part of the American Society of Civil Engineers – Construction Institute (ASCE-CI) “Student Days” competition held each summer.

Read more about the 2023-2024 Clarkson Scholarship Awardees

National Women in Construction Leadership Seminar

Each year, Clarkson Construction Engineering Management (CEM) program Corporate Sponsor Kiewit Construction offers women in construction programs across the nation the opportunity to travel, all-expense paid, to Omaha, Nebraska to spend several days learning about leadership in construction and connecting with women mentors in the construction industry.  Kiewit’s highly selective program, the Kiewit Women in Construction and Engineering Leadership Seminar, is among the best ways for young emerging women construction professionals to learn what the benefits of a career in construction entails.

Project Site Visits

The Clarkson CEM program at the undergraduate and graduate level is among the best in the nation. Our students are sought after by many top firms because of the training, knowledge, and professional development they receive while earning their degree at Clarkson.  Each semester, students at all levels have the opportunity to visit building and infrastructure projects that bring the classroom into context and real-word applications.

PC Construction’s BETA Technologies S40 Aircraft Assembly Facility Project

Read About the Student Tour of the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Construction Project

Clarkson University Students Participate in The Moles Annual Students Day at MassDOT Project

Clarkson University Students Explore Sustainable Building Practices in and around the Nation’s Capital

Corporate Sponsors and Partners

The Clarkson CEM program at the undergraduate and graduate level is among the best in the nation with a consistent 100% year over year placement rate of our graduates in the construction industry.  Our strong relationship with partners and sponsors provides many opportunities for our students and assurance our students are graduating with the skills needed to be ready to enter the workforce.  Our students are sought after by many top firms because of the training, knowledge, and professional development they are known to receive while earning their degree at Clarkson.

CEM Board Members:  Turner Construction Company, Howard E. Lechler Family (represented by the Cives Steel Company)

Corporate Sponsors: Barrett Paving Materials, The DDS Companies, ECS, Kiewit, Ruston Paving

CEM Partners:  Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors, Kokosing, The Pike Company, Slate Hill Constructors, Tioga Construction

Contact the Construction Engineering Management Program, (315) 268-4017

Erik C. Backus, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP, FMP
Professor of Practice & Howard E. Lechler ’48, MS ’53, HD ’78 Endowed

Donna Kowal, Program Coordinator


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