Chair of Project Management and Integration in Construction

Construction Management and Engineering at Twente

The group of Construction Management & Engineering (CME), embedded within the Department of Civil Engineering, develop and teach new process approaches, methods and technologies to enhance integration and innovation in the infrastructure life cycle and construction project delivery.

Research

CME is an international centre of excellence developing new scientific insights and approaches while improving the performance of the construction industry. The group’s unique focus is on innovative approaches to enhance involvement of stakeholders with the complete value chain, and on integrating social and technical aspects in construction management. CME has developed strong links with the industry, develops new methods and technologies and publishes in Engineering as well as Management journals.

The core areas of expertise in the CME group are:

  • Engineering Design Methodologies (systems engineering, design science and modular and platform based development of infrastructures and buildings),
  • ICT Technologies (BIM & data management)
  • Life Cycle Approaches for Infrastructure and Asset Management,
  • Inter-organizational Boundary Spanning (procurement, contracting, supply chain management).
  • Risk & Project Management (risk management, project management, process management)

Specific effort and attention is given to integrate and create cross-overs between these areas of expertise.

The group comprises two Full Professors, two part time Professors, three Associate Professors, and nine Assistant Professors, about 15 PhD and 10 PDEng candidates.

education

CME is one of the three groups delivering the programmes Civil Engineering (BSc), Civil Engineering & Management (MSc) and Construction Management & Engineering (MSc).

These programmes reflect the University’s multidisciplinary focus and its entrepreneurial character. The BSc-programme, designed according to the Twente Educational Model, trains students to become T-shaped professionals with deep knowledge in the field of Civil Engineering and the ability to apply this knowledge in a meaningful way in the broader context, taking into account relevant aspects from different fields. Particular attention is paid to research, design and organisational skills such that students will discover their individual strengths.

In the MSc-programmes students acquire state-of-the art knowledge and will further improve their learning capacity such that they are able to acquire new knowledge by themselves and are able to create creative solutions for complex multidisciplinary problems.

The diverse background of the CME Department creates a perfect environment to teach students to solve complex civil engineering projects as the civil engineering practice is becoming increasingly multifunctional.