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)

Lonny Simonian, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Advancements in technology have made daily construction tasks easier and more efficient and will continue to do so. Cal Poly currently offers a BIM course but it is limited to certain programs and the extent of which these are taught are also limited. This paper will explore the inputs of current Cal Poly construction management students to see how there can be a successful implantation of technology courses and which programs to heavily integrate. The different types of programs available are increasing and are continuing to better themselves, and to have knowledge of these programs can help translate into skills that will be applicable in the workforce or for internships. Survey results have been analyzed with outcomes of all sorts, but in the end there is a consensus for the implementation of more technology within the construction management curriculum. The advantages this could give Cal Poly construction management undergraduate students over students from other colleges can be outlasting and can truly separate the Cal Poly student from the ordinary. The importance of technology is within the new generation of builders so it is imperative to give the students the resources they need in order to succeed in the construction world.