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)

Dan Knight, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The university is well known for its prowess in construction management. It is essential for construction management students to learn additional skills. The current trend in construction management predicts its expansion across international borders. A construction manager will have an added advantage working abroad if they can communicate using different languages. Knowledge of foreign languages is advantageous as it increases the chance of securing job opportunities and sharing effectively with others. However, this can only be attained by encouraging more students to learn to integrate their skills with at least one or two foreign languages. It is, therefore, essential to encourage students to integrate their skills with at least one foreign language. Creating awareness about the importance of being multilingual in the construction industry can arouse the interest in studying more foreign languages. This research project will conduct by handling out seven questions survey of all current CM students. Communication is essential, especially when working with people from different backgrounds. This research paper aims to investigate the different perspectives about integrating foreign languages into the construction management curriculum. Out of the 48 responses, over half of the students have experienced requires them to use another language in the industry.