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Construction Management: Collection Guidelines: CM: Subject Info

Subject Guide for Construction Management Students.

About This Guide

These are the guidelines by which materials are purchased for the Art collections of the UW Libraries (Seattle Campus). 

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Photo: Construction of the Diablo Dam and Powerhouse, Skagit, 1931. From the Seattle Municipal Archives, 1204-10: City Light Newhalem and Diablo Dams Construction Photograph Albums, Box 201, Item #45265.

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Subject Definition

The University of Washington Department of Construction Management views its mission as follows: "To prepare individuals for careers in the construction and related industries by providing high quality education, to conduct research that will benefit the construction industry, and to provide service to the community. This includes educating students in developing a sustainable built environment and applying innovative construction techniques based on cutting edge research to advance current and future needs in construction."  (See University of Washington, Department of Construction Management, "MIssion," accessed 10/03/2018.)

Subject Classification

Books pertaining to Construction Management can be found in the following Library of Congress call number areas:

HE: Transportation and Communications

HG: Finance

HJ: Public Finance

HD: Organization Management

KF: Construction Law (KF902-KF5700)

NA: Architecture

SB: Horticulture/Landscape Architecture

TA: Engineering (general) Civil Engineering

TD: Environmental Technology Sanitary Engineering

TE: Highway Engineering

TG: Bridge Engineering

TH: Building Construction

TK: Electrical Engineering