Spring Break Trip Cancellation (March 2020)

Due to the university travel restrictions caused by COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), we are saddened that we must announce the cancellation of our domestic Spring Break trip. I would personally like to thank the company sponsors and representatives that took the time to coordinate our site and office visits. We look forward to your continued support in educating tomorrow’s leaders. Thank you.

Ernest-John Ignacio


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Message from the New Director

I am delighted and extremely proud to serve as Director of the Global Leaders in Construction Management (GLCM) program. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is one of the world’s best civil engineering programs and the GLCM continues to serve as a benchmark for excellence.

The GLCM program is fortunate to have industry support and exceptional CEE faculty in educating tomorrow’s leaders in construction engineering. Using a combination of industry practice and academic theory, with a global perspective of the construction industry, our students are able to achieve success far beyond their time at Illinois.

We are proud of our history in preparing students for industry. Since 2005, the GLCM alumni continue to leave their mark as industry leaders throughout the country and world. Not resting on past achievements, we continue to maintain a strong commitment to industry-focused education.

I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to lead such a talented group of students toward achieving excellence in construction education and practice. I look forward to continuing to work with our industry partners, faculty, alumni, and students as we develop new and innovative techniques in educating tomorrow’s leaders. Thank you for your support.

Ernest-John Ignacio