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)

Brick Robbins, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Communication is one of the most necessary parts in what makes a project successful in the construction industry. Normally, successful communication skills are developed through experience over time in this industry. When looking into the Construction Management (CM) program at California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly), a lack of direct focus on multiple key communication skills is present. Furthermore, a new CM communication technical elective should be taught to focus and reinforce the communication skills needed for careers of future students post graduation. By crafting and distributing a well-thought out survey, new knowledge from the perspectives of current and recent graduate Cal Poly construction management students are gained. As a continuation from a past senior who developed this course, it is my goal to be able to provide valuable information to better refine and tailor this proposed class to the CM students at Cal Poly. This class will better enhance the vision and needs from former and current students of the most valuable communication skills they wish to obtain in order to set them up for the most success in their careers after graduation in the CM industry.