The discovery of new practices and the development of new ideas to improve the engineering-construction industry characterize the Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) program research objectives. The CEM program actively engages in a diverse research agenda providing graduate and undergraduate students unique opportunities to participate in leading-edge research efforts. Topics of research include injury prevention, construction productivity, labor demographics, project delivery, risk, natural disaster preparedness and response, organizational management, globalization, cognitive processing of construction information, and advanced contracting methods. The National Science Foundation, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Energy, Construction Industry Institute, and private industry provide typically fund this research.

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