Demolition and Reconstruction Management

Demolition and Reconstruction Management degree

The demolition and reconstruction management concentration is an optional concentration offered as part of the building construction management degree program. The concentration will be reflected on your official academic transcript.


The goal of the Demolition & Reconstruction Management (DEMR) concentration program is to provide a higher level of education for those Building Construction Management (BCM) students who are interested in the fields of demolition and reconstruction.

Coursework will provide students the necessary skills required for entry-level positions in the demolition and reconstruction industries. Topics include:

  • estimating
  • safety and risk management
  • project planning
  • specialized techniques and technologies
  • heavy equipment utilization
  • project management
  • codes and regulations
  • hazardous materials
  • issues involving historic properties
  • material reuse and recycling
  • waste material disposal
  • ethics


Upon completion of the following plan of study, and in conjunction with the core requirements of the BCM program, the student will receive the "Demolition & Reconstruction Management Concentration" designation on their transcript. Students who choose to pursue the DEMR concentration will complete the core required course of BCM and complete an additional six (6) credit hours of courses which are specific to demolition and reconstruction.

Plan of Study

  • BCM 330 Introduction to Demolition & Reconstruction Management (3 credit hours)
  • BCM 331 Advanced Demolition and Construction Management(3 credit hours)

Total:   6 Credit Hours

Required DRM Courses

Placement Data

Number of Graduates Percent of Grads Reported Placement Rate Average Salary
61 100% 93.4% $52,339

Potential Job Titles

In addition to the fees charged to all Purdue students (technology fee, repair and rehabilitation fee, student fitness and wellness fee), students in the College of Technology pay a differential general service fee of $286.00 each semester.

Full information about tuition and fees is available on the Purdue Bursar’s Office Web site.

From the U.K. to Mexico, Singapore, and China, nearly 40 study abroad programs at Purdue are open to College of Technology students. Programs range from just a few weeks to semester and year-long stays.