Analysis of Construction Education Survey

Committee on Construction Education and Management of the Construction Division, ASCE

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1963, Vol. 89, Issue 1, Pg. 73-78

Document Type: Journal Paper


An examination of the survey of construction education reported by the American Society of Engineering Education and the Associated General Contractors of America reveals a lack of certainty regarding course requirements, coupled with the pressures for increases in pure science study that may lead to the end of studies relating to construction in accredited curricula. While there was a good response to the questionnaire, there was a lack of unanimity as to the construction courses that are to be offered. Almost 90% of the respondents offered construction-related courses. Only Contracts and Specifications was offered by more than half of the schools. The lack of construction experience among the curricula faculty was a major factor contributing to the lack of appreciation of construction education. Those schools in which the faculty had construction experience expressed a keen awareness of professional construction education. The Committee has defined nine areas of work in which it is hoped that the tide will be turned against the demise of construction education for the civil engineer.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Engineering education | Curricula | Faculty | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Geomatic surveys | Contractors and subcontractors | Coupling

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