COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE

Construction Engineering Technology

Program Highlights

Construction Engineering Technology is a great discipline for those individuals who want to solve practical problems and help create the infrastructure of the future. Construction engineering technologists manage and supervise the conversion of engineering and architectural plans from ideas to reality. A successful construction engineering technologist understands infrastructure life cycles, solves technical challenges, has a strong grasp of math and science, and communicates creative solutions to teams.

The Louisiana Tech Construction Engineering Technology curriculum provides students with a background in math, science, engineering, construction, and business to prepare graduates for leadership positions in the construction industry.

The Louisiana Tech Construction Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org. To find out more information about the program mission, educational objectives, student outcomes, and enrollment and graduation data, go to our Accreditation & Enrollment page.

 

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Job Opportunities

Construction engineering technologists administer and evaluate construction contracts, documents, and codes and estimate costs and quantities and evaluate materials for construction projects.

  • Construction Manager
  • Construction and Building Inspector
  • Cost Estimator
  • Distribution Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Control Coordinator
  • Quality Control Manager

Construction Engineering Technology majors can find opportunities for certificate programs, training, and more at the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies, a nonprofit division of the National Society of Professional Engineers.

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Survey Option Highlights

Students enrolled in the Survey Option supplement the robust Construction Engineering Technology curriculum with 30 hours of surveying, mapping, and real property courses. These courses complete the educational requirements for survey licensure as required by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. This qualification doubles the employment opportunities for students after graduation.

Licensed surveyors’ salaries compare very favorably, and, in some cases, exceed those of licensed engineers.

Surveyors are licensed by the same board as engineers and work closely with attorneys, engineers, architects, and developers.

Surveying work is comprised of a mix of indoor and outdoor activities using interesting technologies, as well as historical documents and real estate and boundary law.

Job Opportunities

Professional surveyors measure and analyze angel and distances between property corner markers on a piece of land, whether that land is in a city,  underwater, or on a mountain. Surveyors work with a variety of stakeholders, including landowners, city planners, construction engineers, architects, and lawyers. A variety of jobs are open to surveyors.

  • Boundary Surveyor
  • Construction Surveyor
  • Forensic Surveyor and Expert Witness Specialist
  • Geodesist
  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst
  • Photogrammetrist and Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Topographic/Hydrographic Surveyor

Faculty

Construction Engineering Technology

Dr. Shaurav Alam P.E.

Associate Professor, Associate Director of Research

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Trenchless Technology Center

Office: BOGH 246

Phone: 318.257.2053

Email: shaurav@latech.edu

Sue Antony

Administrative Coordinator 3

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering

Office: BOGH 253

Phone: 318.257.2357

Email: santony@latech.edu

James Walt Ballard P.L.S.

Adjunct Instructor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology

Dr. Arun Jaganathan

Associate Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Molecular Science and Nanotechnology

Office: BOGH 247

Phone: 318.257.2905

Email: arun@latech.edu

Reginald Jeter P.E.

Program Chair and Professional in Residence

Department: Construction Engineering Technology

Office: BOGH 248

Phone: 318.257.2369

Email: rjeter@latech.edu

Richard C. Matkins

Adjunct Instructor

Department: Construction Engineering Technology

Phone: 318.257.2357

Email: rmatkins@latech.edu

Dr. Elizabeth Matthews

Assistant Professor, Associate Director MALT Center

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, MALT Center

Office: BOGH 238

Phone: 318.257.3350

Email: ematt@latech.edu

Dr. John Matthews

Director Trenchless Technology Center, Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Engineering and Technology Management, Trenchless Technology Center

Office: EA 203

Phone: 318.257.2852

Email: matthews@latech.edu

Jeff Pike P.E.

Senior Lecturer

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology

Office: BOGH 249

Phone: 318.257.2520

Email: jpike@latech.edu

Dr. Hadi Salehi

Assistant Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology

Office: BOGH 243

Phone: 318.257.2210

Email: hsalehi@latech.edu

Dr. Roya Solhmirzaei

Assistant Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology

Office: BOGH 242

Phone: 318.257.5115

Email: solhmirz@latech.edu

Dr. Jay Xingran Wang P.E.

Program Chair – Civil Engineering , Professor – Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology

Office: BOGH 250

Phone: 318.257.2934

Email: xwang@latech.edu

Dr. Nazimuddin Wasiuddin

Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Molecular Science and Nanotechnology

Office: BOGH 245

Phone: 318.257.2392

Email: wasi@latech.edu

Dr. Leland Weiss

Director – Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor – Mechanical Engineering

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Institute for Micromanufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Science and Nanotechnology, Nanosystems Engineering

Office: BOGH 253A

Phone: 318.257.5113

Email: lweiss@latech.edu

Trenchless Technology Center

Dr. Shaurav Alam P.E.

Associate Professor, Associate Director of Research

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Trenchless Technology Center

Office: BOGH 246

Phone: 318.257.2053

Email: shaurav@latech.edu

Dr. Sudhir Amritphale

Visiting Researcher

Department: Trenchless Technology Center

Office: SC 101

Phone: 318.257.5303

Email: sudhir@latech.edu

Dr. Jason Howell

Lecturer

Departments: Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Trenchless Technology Center

Office: IESB 127

Phone: 318.257.5121

Email: jhowell@latech.edu

Carrie Kelly

Research Assistant

Department: Trenchless Technology Center

Office: EA 201

Phone: 318.257.4072

Email: ckelly@latech.edu

Dr. John Matthews

Director Trenchless Technology Center, Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Engineering and Technology Management, Trenchless Technology Center

Office: EA 203

Phone: 318.257.2852

Email: matthews@latech.edu

Chris Morgan

Laboratory Manager and Property Inventory Custodian

Department: Trenchless Technology Center

Office: EA 101

Phone: 318.257.5303

Email: cmorgan@latech.edu

Fredda Wagner

Grant Administration Specialist, Office Manager

Departments: Office of Sponsored Projects, Trenchless Technology Center

Office: EA 201

Phone: 318.257.3204

Email: fredda@latech.edu

Alumni Employer Spotlight

Dashiell Corporation

Louisiana Tech Alumni at Dashiell

Louisiana Tech College of Engineering and Science alumni who work at Dashiell

Dashiell is a leading national provider of technical services to the electric utility, power generation, industrial, renewable and energy industries. The company employs numerous Louisiana Tech University alumni from the Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering programs.

“A large portion of the work that we support follows a turnkey EPC format requiring contributions from our engineering, project management, and construction teams to produce a quality project for the clients that we serve. The Construction Engineering Technology program at Louisiana Tech University develops candidates who are uniquely capable of stepping into roles within each of our operating units. These graduates are knowledgeable in construction planning, estimating, scheduling and contract management making them prime candidates for our project management and construction groups. Their technical knowledge in civil design separates them from other construction management graduates which also defines a path for roles within our engineering department. These qualities make them very strong additions to our company.” Mr. Ryan Harlow, Supervising Transmission Engineer, Dashiell Corporation, Louisiana Tech Construction Engineering Technology Graduate ’09