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)

Allan Hauck, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


A new course, Construction Communication, was developed to be included in course offerings at California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) as a technical elective for Construction Management (CM) undergraduate students. The goal of this course is to prepare Junior and Senior level students for real life scenarios they will face in the industry upon graduation and to develop their soft skills. Effective communication is a skillset that is learned through years of experience. However, in this course that process will be jumpstarted, aiming to build a strong foundation of soft skills. Construction is a people business, and one’s day-to-day interactions vary. For that reason, this course is divided into five different modules: Knowing your Audience, Team Communication, Dispute Resolution, Negotiation Skills, and Advocacy for Project Needs. Half of the course consists of typical lecture material, while the other half consists of scenarios in which students role play. The course has been designed to be delivered in a conversational format and requires an instructor that has a conversational teaching style. At the time of this writing, this course has not been taught yet, but it is complete and is eligible to be a course offered at Cal Poly.

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