Learn about the complexities of a healthcare facility and apply the knowledge in a construction management career.

Healthcare Construction Management

Building any state-of-the art healing facility requires knowledge of special regulations and technical requirements. From complex research hospitals and cancer treatment centers to urgent care buildings and assisted living facilities, healthcare construction projects all include systems that are vital to the success of the facility’s operations.

When you study for your healthcare construction management degree at Purdue University, you will focus on the unique features of this sector of the construction industry.

With the rapid growth of technology in the healthcare and hospital construction industry, as well as the increased specialization of the work, it is important for you to understand the regulations and risks associated with these healthcare-related projects. For example, all hospitals have strict regulations for mechanical, electrical, security and medical gas systems. Once you understand the unique issues and components, you will view a hospital design differently than an office building design.

Many healthcare-related construction projects are additions or renovations to existing facilities that must remain operational during construction. Careful and detailed scheduling is another special consideration for professionals in this field.

While the focus is healthcare construction, your courses will also expose you to construction methods and project management skills that can be applied to all construction projects. This major is offered by the School of Construction Management Technology.

Meet our faculty, most of whom have industry experience.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Take advantage of opportunities to attend national conventions and meet leaders in the healthcare construction world as a member of ASHE (American Society for Healthcare Engineering). Purdue is home to the first student chapter of this organization.
  • Obtain ASHE certification as Certified Healthcare Constructor or Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager.
  • Be highly marketable to national companies known for healthcare construction because of the specialized nature of this major.
  • Gain valuable experience as you complete 800 hours of on-site construction work as part of your graduation requirements.
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

What can I do?

Healthcare Facilities Manager
Project manager
Project engineer
Superintendent

Where can I go?

Pepper Construction
Messer Construction
McCarthy Building Companies
Meyer Najem Construction
Purdue is one of the best colleges for construction management programs. I’m a construction freak - the faculty are really good and I’m loving my courses here!
Zenith R.
BCM Masters student