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01-25-2017

Clarkson University Offers New Professional Development Seminars in Construction Engineering Management

New to Clarkson University this spring is a series of professional development seminars in Construction Engineering Management featuring topics related to the construction industry in the U.S. and North America.

Facilities WorkshopTop industry experts and alumni will speak weekly throughout the semester on a wide array of topics, from the future of transportation construction by Joe Pulicare '78 of Parsons Brinckerhoff, to a look into the complicated East Side Access project in Manhattan by Bill Thompson '62 of Urban Engineers.

This opportunity is coming as a part of the master's of engineering degree in civil & environmental engineering (ME-CEE) in construction engineering management (CEM) concentration and the master of science in engineering management (MSEM) with construction focus programs.

Students in the 15-week course can be joined by those seeking to learn more on particular topics presented each week.

"The individual classes were very interesting and informative… some of the best PE continuing education classes I have been to," said Bryant W. Bullard, professional engineer (PE), who is the general maintenance superintendent and licensing manager for the New York Power Authority at Massena, N.Y. "The classes have lots of good information on new technologies with actual field experience and no sales pitches for products or services."

Participants can sign up for one class session at a time or for a series of sessions. Each class costs $75 for those seeking credentialing documentation.

For more information about these offerings, contact Clarkson Director of Construction Engineering Management Erik Backus at ebackus@clarkson.edu .

Register for these professional development opportunities at http://cuonline.clarkson.edu/s/1680/index.aspx?sid=1680&gid=2&pgid=1572&content_id=1577 .

Clarkson can provide credentialing documentation for those sessions attended for a fee. As a licensed higher education provider by the New York State Department of Education, Clarkson can offer continuing education credits in civil and environmental engineering.  The applicability of the documentation provided depends on the nature of license, the requirements of the licensee, and the requirements of the jurisdiction or board from whom the license is provided. Learn more at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pels/peceques.htm .

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Students and professionals attend a facilities workshop at Clarkson University. New to Clarkson this spring is a series of professional development seminars in construction engineering management featuring topics related to the construction industry in the U.S. and North America.

[A photograph for media use is available http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/facilities-workshop.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Kelly Chezum, VP for External Relations, at 315-268-4483 or kchezum@clarkson.edu.]

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