The Reese Construction Management Programme has recently become nationally accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. This programme under Lamar University is considered to be an exciting career opportunity for the new comers in the industry of construction. This accreditation is an ongoing process of assurance of this programme’s content and quality management.
Handsome salary, steady demand, steep growth and exciting job opportunities will wait for the successful students. Construction is among the largest industries in the United States and starting salaries of construction managers are among the highest. Because construction is a broad field, covering residential, commercial, heavy highway, and industrial plant projects, the career opportunities in the industry are as varied as our students' interests.
Part of the College of Business, the Reese Construction Management Program was originally formed in 2008 with a generous donation from Sheila and Jerry Reese as part of Lamar University’s Investing in the Future campaign to address the growing demand for construction managers. The program provides both a bachelor’s degree and hands-on experience and has a 100 percent placement rate of graduates in industry-related jobs.
The Reese Construction Management Program has been evaluated with regards to its organization and administration, continuous improvement, curriculum, faculty, staff, students, facilities, services and relations with key members of industry. However, the expert feels that the majority of large-scale construction projects in Southeast Texas remain in the commercial or industrial fields, any time this market sees an increase in one or the other industries, experienced construction managers will be in high demand.
The Reese Construction Management Program offers some of its courses online to non-traditional students too. This resource provides educational access to non-traditional students beyond traditional means. For more information on the Reese Construction Management Program, visit:
Starting in 2006, when the vast site known as Ground Zero was finally cleared of debris, the artist and filmmaker Marcus Robinson set about documenting (with time-lapse photography, sketches, paintings and interviews) the biggest and most emotion-laden building project in the world. Robinson (who also, memorably, recorded the construction of the London Eye) describes his time-lapse technique as “like a meditation”, allowing the human eye to see change in ways we could never otherwise perceive. The images his numerous cameras snapped once every 30 minutes for six years enabled weeks and months of frantic and complex construction work to be distilled into seconds. These vividly edited visual sequences emphasised not only the enormity of the task in hand but also the mathematical beauty of system, pattern and engineering that goes into the making of any large building, especially skyscrapers.
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The construction cost estimators say the opening of One World Trade Center, expected in end of 2014 or early 2015, will be a big step toward restoring a part of the city closed since 9/11. The cost of One World Trade Center is now $3.9 billion, up $700 million from the last estimate, making it the most expensive building in the world. Developers also say it is the safest building in the world: it has a firefighters' elevator, which is waterproof.