Construction Science and Management

Corporate Partner Program

Clemson Students Meeting with Corporate Partner Company Representatives at Biannual Career Fair

Clemson University’s Department of Construction Science and Management (CSM) is one of the nation’s top ten construction education programs.  Its accredited undergraduate and graduate programs attract quality students from throughout the world.  The program graduates hold leadership positions in the major sectors of the construction industry in the United States and overseas.  In addition, the students within the department are fully engaged in their educational activities both within and outside the formal classroom environment.  To help insure the continuing quality of education the students receive, professional development opportunities for faculty and to enhance the CSM Department’s continuous collaboration with the construction industry, the Corporate Partner Program was developed.

The mission of the Corporate Partner Program is two-fold. First, to support professionally-related activities of the students and faculty in the CSM Department and those of its Center for the Improvement of Construction Management and Processes (CICMP).  In terms of professional student and faculty activities these include field trips to project sites, participation in local, regional and national construction association competitions, and faculty professional development.  In addition, support from the Corporate Partners provides seed money for applied research and professional development projects for the benefit of the Corporate Partners conducted through the CICMP.

The second part of the mission is to conduct applied research and professional development activities pertaining to proven “Best Practices” that will result in more effective and efficient construction. The CICMP houses all of the research and professional development conducted by the CSM Department along with working with the construction industry on various initiatives.  Recent applied research has resulted in the publication of a series of Construction Best Practice Guides.  For details about the Guides go to the CICMP’s website at

To become a part of the Corporate Partner Program companies are asked to make a three year tax deductible pledge of $5,000 annually.  For the investment, participating companies will realize the following benefits:

  • Unique opportunities to engage with the CSM Department students including showcasing company permanent and internship employment opportunities at the two annual Corporate Partner-Student Career Fairs.
  • A seat on the Industry Advisory Board to help guide the work of the CSM Department and Center.
  • Special recognition in prominent locations throughout Clemson University especially in the CSM Department and Center’s facilities and website.
  • Recognition of the company in all appropriate CSM department, Center, college, university and industry publications.
  • Complimentary access, through the Center’s web site ( to a network of national and international construction associations, companies and individuals to utilize in fulfilling company objectives and creating partnerships.
  • Access to the Center’s resources to develop and conduct continuing education programs and/or applied research at reduced costs.
  • Complimentary copies of all Center research, service, educational and other publications.
  • Two free rounds of golf at the CSM Department annual contractor, faculty and student golf tournament along with the company’s name listed as a hole sponsor and the opportunity to distribute company information.

Interested parties are encouraged to contact Dr. Roger Liska, Chair and Professor, Department of Construction Science and Management at 864-656-3878 or

The 2013 – 2014 Corporate Partners are:

Balfour Beatty Construction
5420 Wade Park Boulevard, Ste 200
Raleigh, NC 27607
Johnny Rankin

Brasfield & Gorrie
1990 Vaughn Road, Ste 100
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Mike Foushee

Choate Construction Co
2907 Providence Road, Ste 400
Charlotte, NC 28211
Chip Wright

Coakley & Williams Construction Inc
7475 Wisconsin Avenue, Ste 900
Bethesda, MD 20814
Terry Coakley

Fairview Builders LLC
3689 Hwy 11
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Chris Hamblen

Fluor Corporation
100 Fluor Daniel Drive
Greenville, SC 29607-2762
Bill Purkerson

FJ Sciame Construction Co Inc
14 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Joe Mizzi

Gilbane Building Company
705 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Will Ligon

Gray Construction
10 Quality Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Ben Bowzer

Holder Construction Co
3333 Riverwood Parkway, Ste 400
Atlanta, GA 30339
Doug Hunter

Juneau Construction Co
3715 Northside Pkwy NW, Bldg 300, Ste 750
Atlanta, GA 30327
Eric Kerley

Mashburn Construction Co., Inc.
PO Box 2466
Columbia, SC 29202-2466
Paul Mashburn

P.O. Box 2486
Greenville, SC 29602
Steve Babcock

Moss & Associates
429 Roper Mountain Road, Ste 100
Greenville, SC 29615
Steve Foushee

Patuxent Co
2124 Priest Bridge Drive, Ste 18
Crofton, MD 21114
Skip Gardiner

Robins and Morton
5925 Carnegie Boulevard, Ste 230
Charlotte, NC 28209
Derek Skipper

Rodgers Builders
531 S. Main Street, Ste 305
Greenville, SC 29601
Charley Patrick

Skanska USA Building
1517 Village Square
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Bob Ferguson

T. D. Farrell Construction, Inc.
530 Staghorn Court
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Tim Farrell

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
800 West Hill Street, Ste 400
Charlotte, NC 28208
Chris Woods

Thompson Construction Group, Inc
100 N Main Street
Sumter, SC 29150
Janice Poplin

8514-130 McAlpine Park Drive
Charlotte, NC 28211
Steve Helms

Waldrop Mechanical Services
8345 Taylor Colquitt Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Bill Caldwell

WBG Mechanical Cont & Engrs
P.O. Box 116
Columbia, SC 29202
Carroll Heyward