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)

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


In the Construction Management program, our goal is to prepare for the responsibilities imposed upon us during a construction project. A major responsibility among these is navigating the complex legal relationships inherent to a construction project. While Cal Poly offers one Construction Law course, students are underprepared for what they will face. This project is designed to gauge interest from the Cal Poly Construction Management student body in the addition of a Construction Law topics course. It also aims to understand if additional legal studies would better prepare students for their entrance into the industry. Students were asked to answer 9 questions regarding the proposed course. 6 survey, 2 free response, and one ranked voting question. The design of this survey sought to provide both quantitative and qualitative data which could be used to inform the Construction Management department of student interest in a CM Law topics course, and its potential subjects. Survey results confirmed student interest in an additional course. The survey also found that while students were satisfied with current classes, they did not feel prepared for interactions with the law during internships, and that a new CM Law course would better prepare them for their future responsibilities.

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