School of Concrete and Construction Management

The MTSU School of Concrete and Construction Management appreciates your interest in our undergraduate and graduate programs. The School offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Concrete Industry Management and Construction Management with concentrations to focus education in an area that most interests the student, their skills, and future career goals.  In addition, CIM has an online graduate program to receive an M.B.A. with an emphasis in concrete

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Construction Management Professor mentored student at Central Magnet School wins $8000 National ACE Scholarship


Henry Parker, a Senior at Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro, was awarded the national Architecture, Construction, and Engineering  (ACE) scholarship to pursue a civil engineering degree. Henry has participated in the ACE Mentoring program since his freshman year and his sister, Lindsey, participated before him.

ACE is a national organization dedicated to mentoring high school students and providing scholarships to encourage young people to pursue careers as architect, engineers and builders.

The ACE Mentoring program was started at Central Magnet School by Dr. Tom Gormley, Associate Professor of Construction Management in the School of Concrete and Construction Management as part of the MTSU community outreach program. MTSU has partnered with ACE to sponsor the ACE team at Central Magnet School, host a summer camp for students interested in ACE careers, recruit guest speakers for high school classes, and provide scholarships.  The ACE Mentoring Chapter in Nashville has teams in in Davidson, Williamson and Rutherford Counties and has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships since it was started in 2000.  Dr Gormley was on of the founding member of the ACE chapter in Nashville.

MTSU Associate Professor of Construction Management named to Home Builders Board



"Duane Vanhook, Associate Professor of Construction Management at MTSU and director of the Land Development and Residential Building program, is currently serving as a Senior Officer to the Home Builders Association of Tennessee. Professor Vanhook was elected by HBAT Directors from 13 local associations to serve in the position of Vice President and Secretary for 2020, Vice President and Treasurer in 2021, and scheduled to be confirmed as Association President in 2022."

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Out of the Blue Interview with Dr. Kelly Strong





Students in the School of Concrete and Construction Management are involved in much more at the university than just coursework.  The School is proud to have a robust recruiting program to help students connect with internships and full-time careers.  Student labs allow for a realistic educational environment with a lot of hands-on learning opportunities and opportunities to work with faculty on research projects.  The strong ties to industry allow students unique opportunities including travel to conferences, field trips to job sites, guest lecturers, involvement in research, and a huge network of alumni to help mentor students in the industry.

What do Indy Car Racing and Concrete have in common? 

Dr. Heather Brown is leading the effort to develop a mix design for the concrete barriers along the Music City Grand Prix course in Nashville next August.  Listen to her interview on WGNS radio to find out.

We invite you to browse our website to explore our many activities or to find ways to be involved.  Thank you for your interest in the School of Concrete and Construction Management at Middle Tennessee State University.

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ACI Award

SCCM faculty member Dr. Heather J. Brown has been awarded the American Concrete Institute’s Joe W. Kelly Award, bestowed specifically for helping define, guide, and develop the nationally renowned Concrete Industry Management Program at Middle Tennessee State University, thus helping prepare future leaders for the concrete construction industry.

The award will be made at the ACI Spring 2021 Concrete Convention during the President’s Reception. The session will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT.

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