Construction Managers oversee building projects through the planning, development, construction and completion phases. These Construction Professionals coordinate construction projects amongst various sub-contractors and make sure projects stay on track, within budget, and are completed on time. While Construction Managers spend time working in an office, they also spend a great deal of time out in the field to oversee projects directly. Despite perceptions, the field of construction isn’t all about heavy, hands-on labor, nor is it strictly a man’s world as more and more women enter the field. The field of Construction Management is a good-paying, rewarding career path in which professionals directly contribute to the creation of new buildings and structures in communities. Learn more about this career path in the profile video below.

Career Video

In this career profile video, professionals from Turner Construction describe what is they do in their role as Construction Managers and address some of the misconceptions about the construction industry. Hear from Construction Managers as they talk about the work they do and what made them interested in pursuing a career in construction. Women in the field discuss how more and more women are entering the ranks of Construction Management and also detail special educational opportunities for female students in Ohio.

Viewing Guides

Teacher Background Video

The accompanying teacher background video provides teachers with additional information about the Construction Management career path, and how to help interested students prepare for post-secondary education. The video also offers lesson ideas, teacher tips, discussion suggestions, and additional resources.


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