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Earn your degree in Construction Management with an emphasis in Residential Construction at Pittsburg State University.

Provide shelter and a place for people to live. Through the residential construction emphasis track, play a leadership role in the planning, designing, and construction processes involved on residential worksites. 

What is residential construction?

Construction homes and other structures for residential purposes like apartments, townhouses, and single-family homes.

Residential construction impacts the quality of life in a community, as well-designed and well-built home contributes to the overall livability and sustainability of an area. 

Topics unique to the Residential Construction emphasis track include:

  • Residential Design
  • Land Development
  • Residential Codes/Inspection
  • Residential Construction Methods and Management

What does a residential construction manager do?

Oversee all aspects of the construction process for residential projects. This includes tasks like:

  • Manage project budget and schedules
  • Hiring subcontractors
  • Ensure compliance with building codes, safety regulations, and environmental laws
  • Maintain communication with client's needs
  • Track project progress, quality control, and risk management

Residential Construction graduates are recruited by construction employers to become:

  • Project managers
  • Construction inspectors
  • Surveyors
  • Safety managers


About School of Construction

The PSU School of Construction's mission is to provide a quality construction education and develop professional leaders for the construction industry through extensive recruitment, real-world education and successful placement. We strive to improve the community through service, economic development and applied research.

Our vision is to be an innovative leader in an effective, people-centered, collaborative, accessible learning environment maximizing the potential of construction students, faculty and industry constituents.


School of Construction phone number is 620-235-6555.


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