Building the People Who Build America

Advance your career in the exciting world of construction, development and engineering. Opportunities in these industries are limitless. Create and build bridges between impossible challenges and life enhancing solutions. Construction, development and engineering are fundamental to all aspects of our life.



Engineers, Problem Solvers
Engineers are problem solvers. They are presented with a challenge and design the best solution that not only meets their client’s needs in the short-term, but address long-term challenges that might not be readily apparent to the untrained eye.
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Engineers, Trusted Advisors
Engineers are advocates for progress. Working with both public and private clients, they apply their technological expertise and design vision to improve the structure of the world in which we live.
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Job openings set record
The construction industry set a new record with 382,000 job openings in construction at the end of December.
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Video: Why are millennials not going into construction?
Michael Bellaman, Associated Builders and Contractors CEO, explains the workforce shortage and ABC’s efforts to get more millennials interested in jobs in sectors such as construction.
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Find your future in construction!
Paths to education through scholarships, awards, and faculty internships are available!
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Who is the Construction Manager?
The CM may be a member of the owner's team, a consultant from a professional services firm, or a member of the general contractor's team.
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Construction

Construction is a great career path with limitless possibilities! A four-year degree is not required to become a craft professional and advance professionally in the field. Through apprenticeship, work-based learning and continuing education programs, construction workers can earn while they learn and continually hone their skills. But students who want a college experience also will find plentiful jobs in construction as the industry continues to thrive.

Today’s young people who choose to enter construction professions will not only be constructing bridges better designed to weather natural disasters, building energy-efficient manufacturing facilities and renovating historical buildings, but also contributing to a safer, stronger and more secure America.

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Development

Developers can be individuals, small partnerships, or large companies. Some operate in a single market, such as Houston or Atlanta, while others focus on a larger region, such as the northeastern United States, or even on the entire country. A few U.S. developers operate globally. Some developers maintain a small staff and outsource many development functions, while others employ a large number of professionals and perform most development functions in-house. Developers engage in either for-sale residential development or commercial development, which includes income-producing rental apartments.

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Engineering

Engineers are problem solvers.  They are presented with a challenge and design the best solution that not only meets their client’s needs in the short-term, but address long-term challenges that might not be readily apparent to the untrained eye. Engineers are advocates for progress. Working with both public and private clients, they apply their technological expertise and design vision to improve the structure of the world in which we live.

They create and build bridges between impossible challenges and life enhancing solutions whether they’re making air and water cleaner, providing energy platforms to power our nation, or creating innovations so that communities can learn, heal, and inspire. Engineering remains fundamental to all aspects of our life, health, and welfare.

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Construction, Development & Engineering Sector

Nathalia Marcano’s Journey in the Field of Construction Management
In Her Own Words: Read Nathalia Marcano’s story about her Journey in the Field of Construction Management.
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What do Construction Managers Do?
Learn about what construction managers (CM) do, and how you can pursue construction management as a career choice. 
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Find an Apprenticeship with ABC
The construction industry plays a vital role in providing fulfilling and financially rewarding career opportunities for women. Find a government-registered apprenticeship program near you:
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ABC’s 2024 Craft Instructor of the Year
ABC presents the annual Craft Instructor of the Year Award to an outstanding instructor with a passion for their craft, creativity, and a positive attitude.
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ABC Names the 2024 Young Professional of the Year
Meet Mike Menke, ABC’s 2024 Young Professional of the Year.
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Scholarships for Engineering Students
The ACEC Research Institute will award general scholarships, specialty scholarships as well as diversity & inclusion scholarships in the fall of 2024.
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Real Estate Degree Programs
Interested in real estate but don’t know what schools offer the right degree programs? Check out NAIOP’s  comprehensive database of accredited degree programs in Real Estate and closely affiliated fields.
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So…you want to be an engineer?
What is Engineering? So…you want to be an engineer? But…what exactly does engineering entail? What do engineers do?
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What’s your trade?
Think you’re a good fit for a career in carpentry? Take the Build Your Future construction career quiz .
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Gabriel Galvin, Craft Instructor of the Year
Meet Gabriel Galvin, ABC’s 2023 Craft Instructor of the Year.
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Skills Most Important to CRE Development
Finding, training and retaining talent has grown more challenging for commercial real estate development firms in recent years.
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Construction Management as a Career Choice
As a student, when we think about construction, we know there are multiple parties involved: the architects/ engineers who design it, and the contractors who build it. But who pulls it all together, working with all teams to ensure project success? It’s the Construction Manager (or Project Manager), a construction consultant skilled in leading teams, with expertise to include managing budgets, schedules, safety, risk, and quality control efforts.
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