Construction Sciences & Building Technology

No industry is growing quite like construction. And employers—especially in the metro area—are searching for resourceful, innovative, and forward-thinking students who can design, create, and service the built environment.

Dunwoody’s Construction Sciences & Building Technology department is for those who are interested in making buildings more safe and comfortable. Areas of study include construction management, HVAC,  electrical construction, electrical design, power and construction engineering technology, land surveying, and civil engineering technology.

At Dunwoody, students hit the ground running.

Through interdisciplinary projects and shared labs, students throughout all construction programs learn to work together—both at Dunwoody and in the real-world. This collaboration allows students to graduate with not only knowledge of their chosen field, but also a solid awareness of industry trends, best practices, and green and sustainable concepts.

Our instructors come directly from industry. They have real-world experience, hold industry-specific certifications, and are passionate about their field and how the next generation of students can better serve it. And through partnerships with both local and national organizations, our curriculum, tools, equipment, and software are continuously updated.

Thanks to numerous site visits, guest speakers, real-life projects, and internship opportunities, students leave Dunwoody with a robust portfolio, competitive resume, and the skills needed to become an industry leader.

Several Construction Sciences & Building Technology programs provide an online option, including: Construction Management; Electrical Drafting & Estimating, Electrical Construction Design & Management; and Power & Construction Engineering Technology.

Contact Department Dean & Directors

Heather Gay

Director of Construction Management, Surveying, Civil Engineering, and Business Management

Phone: 612.381.3382

Jeff Chase

Director, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Electrical Design, and HVAC

Phone: 612.381.3329

Polly Friendshuh

Dean of Construction Sciences & Building Technology

Phone: 612.381.8107