New Major Spotlight: Design and Construction Integration

Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Construction Management Technology introduced design and construction integration, a new undergraduate major which combines design and construction with project delivery methods. The major is designed to prepare graduates for careers in an industry which is rapidly changing with new technologies and materials.

Design and construction integration includes courses in interior design from the College of Liberal Arts and landscape architecture from the College of Agriculture as well as all components of construction management relevance with an emphasis on pre-construction planning, materials and methods, and risk management. Students focus on new collaborative delivery methods and collaborate in multidisciplinary teams during project-based courses. The major’s plan of study provides over 800 hours of hands-on experience and culminates in a year-long capstone experience.

Project Lead The Way courses including Civil Engineering & Architecture (CEA) and Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) will help prepare high school students to major in Design and Construction Integration.

High school teachers or administrators interested in bringing students to West Lafayette to visit the School of Construction Management Technology or to request that an outreach representative visit their school should contact Patti Morgan, industry and outreach coordinator.