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If you are passionate about creating sustainable, innovative, and lasting structures and envision yourself contributing to the ever-evolving world of building construction, you're in the right place. The Building Construction program at Virginia Tech's renowned Myers-Lawson School of Construction is your gateway to a rewarding and impactful career in the construction industry.

Students in Professor Thomas Mills' Intro to Building Construction class learn safety guidelines with hardhats and other safety equipment in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction. Ladder and fall safety demonstration.

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100 Percent Job Placement
for Graduates of our Undergraduate Program

Ranked #1 as Best Value School for our
Masters in Building Construction Science & Management Degree

The Department of Building Construction at Virginia Tech is a premier source for dynamic, practical, and innovative building construction knowledge balanced with academic inquiry in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.

Our mission is to partner with industry in the co-evolution of our curriculum to meet future demands and needs of construction while remaining as current as feasible in technology, processes, and delivery methods.

Our Program

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In the Classroom

World-Class Faculty and Cutting-Edge Curriculum

Our students are taught by faculty with extensive industry experience, receiving the perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to meet the demands of the ever-changing construction landscape.

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To the Built Environment

Hands-on Learning

Work on real-world projects, participate in design-build competitions, and collaborate with industry professionals. Our students are often found in their personal protective equipment on active job sites.

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Beyond Virginia Tech

In-Demand Graduates

Our graduates obtain jobs in construction and project management, field supervision, information technology, performance and sustainability, real estate and development, and other related fields.

Degree Options

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    Bachelor of Science in Building Construction

    The Bachelor of Science in Building Construction program is ACCE-accredited and focuses on the business and process of making buildings, and on the performance of buildings including operations, finance, energy, and sustainability.

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    Master of Science in Building Construction Science and Management

    The Master of Science in Building Construction Science and Management program offers advanced study in building design, construction, and operations, paving the way for diverse careers or Ph.D. pursuits. Engage in multidisciplinary teams, learn from industry experts, and build a lasting professional network.

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    Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Design and Planning

    The Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Design and Planning prepares students for industry and academia by addressing challenges in designing and maintaining future built environments. Explore diverse research areas, foster cross-disciplinary innovation, and collaborate on real-world problems in this 90-credit program.


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