The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management (CAECM) immerses students in all aspects of infrastructure development and the built environment, from visualization to engineering design through project management and construction.

From bridge projects to highway improvements, hospitals to hi-rises, construction and infrastructure projects are everywhere. CAECM students develop professionally and gain the interpersonal and creative skills required to succeed at the interception of construction, design and society. 

The department is composed of three programs: civil engineering, architectural engineering, and construction management.

Civil engineering students learn to design, develop and maintain structures and infrastructures necessary to support civilization like bridges, highways, railways, tunnels, airports, dams, water treatment systems and buildings. Civil engineering addresses the conception, design and construction of large public and private projects.

Architectural engineering students learn to apply engineering principles to the design, planning and construction of buildings. Students learn to utilize problem-solving skills to form alternative solutions for structural systems; heating and air conditioning systems; plumbing and fire protection systems; and electrical and lighting systems. Design efforts may also focus on how buildings use energy and how to optimize construction of the building.

Construction management students learn the engineering concepts and construction practices and develop the business, legal, and management proficiency necessary to execute a construction project. Construction managers problem solve and think creatively to ensure projects are completed in a cost-effective and timely manner.

Our faculty members have extensive and impressive research backgrounds, working closely with students in their research activities. The department performs innovative research in the architectural, geotechnical, structural, transportation, water resources and construction management fields.

UC’s nationally ranked cooperative education (co-op) program gives civil and architectural engineering and construction management students real-world experience at firms and research centers across the country and around the world. Students have many opportunities to apply their academic background to the professional field prior to graduation, working for international companies like Helix Electric, Turner Construction and Duke Energy, to name a few.

Our graduates have satisfying careers in municipal governments, state agencies, research sponsors and construction, architecture and engineering firms. Students that graduate from the department are global leaders in collaborative education, research and service, focusing on creating a sustainable and resilient built environment to serve the needs of society.

Be global leaders in collaborative education, research and service focusing on creating a sustainable and resilient built environment to serve the needs of society.

Contact CAECM

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management
765 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0071
Phone: (513) 556-3648
Fax: (513) 556-2599
E-mail: moonld@ucmail.uc.edu

Richard Miller, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor (Interim Department Head)
Office: 765 Baldwin Hall
Phone: (513) 556-3744
Fax: (513) 556-2599
Email: millra@ucmail.uc.edu

Amanda Albrecht
Assistant Professor Educator (Program Chair of Construction Management)
Office: 821C Old Chemistry Building
Phone: (513) 556-2320
Fax: (513) 556-2599
E-mail: amanda.albrecht@uc.edu

Anton Harfmann
Professor (Program Director for Architectural Engineering)
Office: 765 Baldwin Hall
Phone: (513) 556-6426
Fax :(513)-556-2599
Email: anton.harfmann@uc.edu

Patrick J. Fortney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (Program Director for Civil Engineering )
Office: 797 Rhodes Hall
Phone: (513)-556-3144
Fax: (513)-556-2599
E-mail : patrick.fortney@uc.edu