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Corporate Partner Program

Clemson University’s Nieri Family Department of Construction Science and Management (NfCSM) 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 ensure the continuing quality of education the students receive, to provide professional development opportunities for faculty and to enhance the NfCSM 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 NfCSM 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 NfCSM 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.

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:

    1. Unique opportunities to engage with the NfCSM Department students, including showcasing companies' permanent and internship employment opportunities at the two annual Corporate Partner-Student Career Fairs. (Career Fairs are $600ea for non- corporate partners, and are subject to availability)
    2. A seat on the Industry Advisory Board to help guide the work of the NfCSM Department and Center. (General IAB membership is $100 per year FY July-June ).
    3. Recognition of the company in all appropriate NfCSM Department, Center, college, university, and industry publications.
    4. Complimentary access to a network of national and international construction associations, companies, and individuals to utilize in fulfilling company objectives and creating partnerships.
    5. Access to the Center’s resources to develop and conduct continuing education programs and/or applied research at reduced costs.
    6. Complimentary copies of all Center research, service, educational, and other publications.
    7. Two free rounds of golf at the NfCSM 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.
    8. Company logo displayed in the NfCSM CP case/wall. 
    9. Digital Display Board in the NfCSM hall to promote projects, accomplishments, and other announcements.
    10. Special recognition in prominent locations throughout Clemson University, especially in the NfCSM Department and Center’s facilities and on the NfCSM website. NfCSM has several social media platforms(FB, FB page, IG, Twitter) that we can use for cross-posting information. NfCSM uses the same platforms for publishing internships and job opportunities. Those requests should be submitted with a word doc/PDF of the job description with instructions on how to apply to  and
    11. Guest Lecturer opportunities  
    12. Large framed print to be displayed in the NfCSM halls. 
    13. One complimentary ticket to the Annual NfCSM Symposium.

Interested parties are encouraged to contact Leslie Armstrong, Program Coordinator at Or, contact  Dr. Mike Jackson, Chair and Professor, Nieri Family Department of Construction Science and Management at


Current list of our NfCSM Corporate Partners:

Ajax Building

AJ Bright Construction

A M King

Archer Western


Baker Concrete

Bowen & Watson, Inc.

Brasfield & Gorrie

Caldwell Constructors

Carolina Safety Consultants

Carroll Daniel Construction

C.F. Evans Construction

Choate Construction


Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc.

Clayton Construction

Contract Construction

Danis Construction

DPR Construction

Edcon, Inc. General Contractors

Eldeco, Inc.

Evans General Contractors

Fluor Corporation


Great Southern Homes

Greystar Development and Construction

Groundbreak Carolinas

Guy Roofing

H.G. Reynolds Company, Inc.

Harper Corporation

Holder Construction

Hogan Construction Group

Hood Construction, Inc.

IES Commercial & Industrial


JE Dunn Construction

Juneau Construction Company



LMC (Lennar Multifamily Builders)

Loveless Commercial Contracting Inc.

M.B. Kahn Construction

Mashburn Construction

Metromont Corporation

Moss & Associates

Myers & Chapman

New South Construction

MetroPower (CarolinaPower)

Patuxent Materials, Inc.

Reeves Young, LLC

Robins & Morton Group

Rodgers Builders

Ryan Homes (NVRINC)

Sherman Construction

SteelFab of South Carolina

Swinerton Builders

Superior Construction

T. D. Farrell Construction, Inc.

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Thompson Construction Group, Inc.


Trident Construction

Turner Construction Company

United Rentals

Walbridge Southeast

Waldrop Mechanical Services


WBG Mechanical Construction & Engineers