Construction Management Technology

construction worker holding plans on jobsite
A.A.S./Certificate

Construction Management Technology

The Construction Management Technology program at A-B Tech prepares individuals to supervise, manage, and inspect construction sites, buildings, and other facilities.

The Construction Management Technology program at A-B Tech prepares individuals to supervise, manage, and inspect construction sites, buildings, and other facilities. Students receive training in site safety, personnel supervision, labor relations, diversity training, construction documentation, scheduling, resource and cost control, bid strategies, rework prevention, construction insurance and bonding, accident management and investigation, applicable laws and regulations, and communication skills.

Course work includes instruction in sustainable building and design, print reading, building codes, estimating, construction materials and methods, and other topics related to design and construction occupations.

CMT students are eligible for entry-level management positions in traditional commercial and residential construction projects as well as non-traditional construction projects such as large wind turbine and photovoltaic solar projects.

Programs

Title Credential Credit Hours Link to program details
Construction Management Technology A.A.S. Degree 72 ‌‌
Construction Management Technology Certificate Certificate 18 ‌‌

Career Opportunities

A.A.S. Degree
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades
2014 Median Salary in North Carolina: $25.63/hr
(Source: U.S. Department of Labor, 2015)

CMT Certificate - designed for skilled tradesman in the construction industry
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades
2014 Median Salary in North Carolina: $25.63/hr
(Source: U.S. Department of Labor, 2015)

Basic Construction & Millwork Certificate
Carpenters
2014 Median Salary in North Carolina: $16.06
(Source: U.S. Department of Labor, 2015)

Good to Know

B. Heath Moody
Department Chair
Construction Management Technology

Visit the Construction Management Technology Overview webpage

Where would Henry David Thoreau live in the 21st century?

Our 280 square-foot sustainable home is the place. First of its kind in our country that meets the requirements to certify North Carolina Healthy Built, Energy Star, and LEED for Homes. There is so much here in a small package that we would need to write a book to boast about it. Stop by and feel the essence of creativity and quality.

This home will soon be sold publicly.

Truly Unique

Students in A-B Tech’s Construction Management and Sustainability Technologies programs have built a 280 square-foot, LEED home with the design of practicality. Every detail supports a sustainable lifestyle including the following features in the open house plan:

  • Energy tax credits
  • Passive Solar design
  • Renewable energy
  • Recycled local materials
  • Expandable Structure
  • Modular construction
  • Small carbon footprint
  • Rainwater retention roof
  • All certifications provided

 

Student Constructed

Post and beam with advancing framing infill allow for easy modifications by the owner. The design utilizes recycled materials in a method that reinforces the openness and flexibility of the house. Throughout the house, student craftsmanship is visible in the birch cabinets, concrete countertops, tongue and groove ceiling, and 20” wide pine plank flooring.

The passive solar design is supplemented by a mini-split heating and cooling unit on days when the sun is not available. The thermal envelope of the home is high performance to increase energy efficiency.

This home can fit on any site and because it is less than 500 square-foot, it is considered an ancillary structure allowing it to share a lot with another residence.

Contributors

We are grateful for our corporate sponsors:

  • The Global Institute for Sustainability Technologies
  • Pella Window and Door Corporation
  • Progress Energy
  • CC Flooring, Inc.
  • Hand Made in America

Individual material donators include:

  • Matthew Lund
  • Amy Musser
  • Kenneth Cooper
  • Heath Moody
  • Donna Duffy
  • Adam Jobe

For inquiries and details, contact:
Heath Moody, Dept. Chair of the Construction Sciences programs