Educational Programs Supporting the CM System

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by Leland S. Riggs, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Construction Management: A State-of-the-Art Update

Abstract: The speed with which the CM system has entered the daily practices of the industry has caught educators in a lag. The management of construction and construction management were considered synonymous until construction management became a formal contracting system. Educators designed construction education programs around the needs of the general contractor and the requirements of the general contracting system. As CM became popular, educators began teaching the CM process but have not totally modified instructional programs to accommodate the unique requirements of construction managers. This paper establishes the differences between the educational requirements of a contracting oriented program and a construction management oriented program with respect to the management tools and the philosophy of those using the tools.

Subject Headings: Construction equipment | Industries | Education | Contractors and subcontractors | Managers | Construction industry |

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