The J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program 

Join us in supporting the AGC Chair in Construction Management at San Diego State University


The J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program (CEM) has offered undergraduate and masters degrees in Construction Engineering since 2008. Unparalleled industry support has been a guiding force in the success of the program to date. We’re excited to announce that due to industry demand SDSU is expanding to also offer Construction Management degrees.

Offering both degrees will guarantee that San Diego’s construction industry, will be led by highly skilled professionals for years to come by providing a continuous source of qualified graduates for the construction industry as well as top-notch faculty and staff to serve as advisors and conduct research on industry problems.

Recruiting and retaining high level faculty is a priority. We are asking you to join us in supporting a $2.5 million faculty chair to provide resources to build a successful program.

All gifts to San Diego State University are accepted and administered by The Campanile Foundation (TCF), an official 501 [c] [3] auxiliary organization of San Diego State University and are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Tax I.D. 33-0868418.


 How does a Construction Management Program support industry?      

  • Focus on Construction Management
  • Extensive network of industry professionals to serve as mentors
  • Nationally recognized program in a resource-rich location
  • Access to dedicated, highly trained faculty
  • Designed using ABET accreditation for CM programs

 Why should I support SDSU's Construction Management program?

  • Consistent source of qualified graduates for the construction industry
  • Top-notch faculty and staff to serve as advisors and conduct industry-related research
  • Established "feedback loop" in place to ensure continuous industry involvement
  • A program dedicated to fostering innovation in the local market

 How can I support the Construction Management program?

 We're asking industry leaders like you for gifts of $100,000 to complete the AGC Chair for Construction       Management's important $2.5 million campaign. There are 2 ways to give:

  1. A one-time gift of $100,000
  2. A one-time gift of $100,000 made over 5 years in $20,000 increments



"Since the program started in 2008, more than 200 students have graduated and found rewarding positions, many right here in San Diego. Industry support has been the foundation for the program's success. Adding the Construction Management major will enable SDSU to join a select group of universities across the country to offer both Construction Engineering and Construction Management degrees. Those graduates will be equipped with skill sets needed to meet the future demands of the construction industry."

Thais Alves, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The Associate General Constructors (AGC) Paul S. Roel Chair in Construction Engineering and Management