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1 Lewis E (Ed) Link, PhD Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland DESIGN-BUILD AND ACADEMIA: NOW AND IN THE FUTURE Design Build Institute of America Mid-Atlantic Region

2 Outreach to AEC Companies, Owners, Academia Why it Works When it Doesn’t What Might Help

3 Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Surge Barrier IHNC Surge Barrier, New Orleans

4 What is Academia Doing?

5 Core courses: Creativity and Problem Solving Decision and Risk Engineering Management Science Engineering Management Strategy Financial Studies for Engineering Organizational Behavior Technical Project Management Penn State Master of Engineering Management

6 Drexel Engineering Management MS Coursework Topics: –Engineering Management –Quantitative Analysis –Economics, Financial Management and Strategy –Technology Marketing and Business Development –Engineering Law –R & D Management –Systems Engineering and Systems Thinking –Project Management –Green Engineering and Sustainability Opportunities –Ethical Issues

7 GMU MS Construction PM Core Courses – Construction Administration – Building Information Modeling – Legal Aspects of the Construction Process – Designing for Constructability – Construction Cost Estimating

8 UMD PM Academic Program Transitioned from Construction Engineering Management to PM First Accredited PM Program in an Engineering School (PMI) 3 Graduate Degrees; Undergraduate Minor

9 Faculty 4 Tenure Track 4 Senior Research Faculty 14 Adjuncts 19 of 22 faculty from “Real World” 2 Members NAE

10 UMD PM Students (2012) Enrollment / Graduates 310/92 Undergrad Minor 140/30 Master of Engineering 110/49 Master of Science 18/9 Doctor of Philosophy 42/4

11 UMD Undergraduate Courses 1.Introduction to Project Management* 2.Engineering Contracts* 3.Project Cost Accounting & Economics* 4.Project Planning, Scheduling, & Control* 5.Project Communications* 6.Construction Equipment & Methods 7.Building Information Modeling * Minor in Project Management

12 UMD Core Graduate Courses  Fundamentals of Project Management  Project Cost Accounting and Finance  Project Performance Measurement  Managing Project Teams  Legal Aspects of Project Management Project Procurement Management Project Administration Management of Design & Construction Organizations Project Scheduling

13 Engineering Education Programs StrengthsChallenges STEM FundamentalsMore diverse coursework Engineering ScienceEngineering Practice Depth in Area of Emphasis Broad Perspective of Profession Construction/Project Management AEC Project Leadership and Management

14 What Can We Do? AEC IndustryOwnersAcademia Support Internships Create Student Interest Serve as Advisors to Academia Revise Curricula and Activities Free Student Memberships (DBIA) Support Student Activities (DBIA, ASCE, etc.) Encourage Student Outreach Provide Case Studies Teach More Case Studies Educate Educators Reward Faculty Reinvent Best Practice Review and Teach Best Practice

15 Thank You! Ed Link Questions? Education Should be a Design - Build Process


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