Construction Management History
The Construction Management Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is a stand-alone program within the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. The program originated in 1988 as the Construction Administration option in the architectural studies degree within the architecture studies unit of the College of Engineering.
Courses were taught primarily by part-time instructors during the late afternoons and evenings. In August 1989, the first full-time construction faculty members were hired, and shortly thereafter, the program name was changed to Construction Management. In May 1990, the Construction Management Program graduated its first class.
College of Architecture, Construction Management, and Planning
The College of Architecture, Construction Management, and Planning was created in the fall of 1994. In June of 1996, as part of the university reorganization plan, a School of Architecture was created and relocated to the College of Fine Arts. At the same time, the Construction Management Program returned to the College of Engineering as part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
In 1998, the Construction Management Program applied for accreditation from the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). Accreditation was granted to the Construction Management Program in 1999. The program is a member of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC). On July 1, 2006, the Construction Management Program was granted permission to relocate from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to the College of Engineering as a stand-alone program. In 2008, the program completed its second fully successful accreditation.
Currently, construction management students receive instruction in their building structures course work in the School of Architecture. All other technical classes are located exclusively within the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. Presently, the enrollment in our undergraduate program is approximately 125 students.
In 1998, the program developed its master's degree program in Construction Management. The master's program has an enrollment of approximately 20 students.
The Construction Management Program continues to receive successful accreditation from ACCE.