College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Edward Boucher, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The construction industry has different sectors that students can apply for when it comes to acquiring the chance for an internship or a full-time job. The two main sectors many students from the construction management department apply for are commercial construction and heavy civil construction. Information about each sector is provided in each lab, such as what type of projects each sector builds, the type of environment the project can be in and the magnitude in scale of each project. One thing that seems to be a high influence on which industry the students decide to work for is the salary. It is more likely that someone who works in heavy civil construction makes more money in their lifetime. Something that is not part of the lab’s curriculum in commercial and heavy civil is the employee’s lifestyles. A qualitative survey was sent out to employees from commercial and heavy civil construction companies to gather information to see the difference and similarities in employee’s lifestyle. The survey is aimed to analyze employee’s lifestyle for commercial construction and heavy civil construction with an emphasis on employees who held the same position graduates can hold throughout their careers.