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Life-Cycle Facilities Management Program


With today’s ever-growing demand for increasingly sustainable construction designs, a career in Life-Cycle Facilities Management is highly sought. According to the U.S. & World Report News “Best Construction Jobs Rankings”, construction management careers came in as number one. This is no surprise, considering the current need of leaders able to design, build, and managing construction and building projects with environment, society, and long-term sustainable development goals in mind.

The vision of the Bachelor's Program in Life-Cycle Facilities Management is to provide an interdisciplinary, flexible and state-of-the-art curriculum that provides students with knowledge and marketable skills to become future leaders of construction or manufacturing related organizations worldwide.

The Life-Cycle Facilities Management program supports and encourages local and regional technology initiatives contributing to educational and economic advances.

Unicity of the Life-Cycle Facilities Management Program

At the end of the four-year program, you will not be just another construction manager. You will be an expert of the life-cycle management of projects, acquiring the proper skills and mind-set needed to look beyond short-term gains, and focus on long-term benefits, by assessing both internal and external costs into the decision-making process, while focusing on social and environmental impacts. You will master resiliency and sustainability of the built environment, by learning how to become resource-efficient responsible throughout a building's/project’s/ product’s life-cycle, from Sustainable construction management means far more than building environmentally friendly structures design up to end-of-life.

Graduates will develop the necessary skills and mind-set to operate in view of minimizing resource consumption while maximizing resource reuse and profits, with the use of sustainable, durable, renewable or recyclable resources to protect the natural environment.

View the video below to learn more.
The video features Dr. Thomas Cadenazzi, Program Cooridnator.

Life-Cycle Facilities Management Highlights

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Learn about innovative construction and manufacturing practices and new resilient, durable, and sustainable construction materials available in the market for the use in the construction industry.

  • GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS: The increasing awareness of environmental issues, such as global warming and sea level rise problems, are becoming topics of discussion in communities across the globe. The growing awareness of sustainable construction's and facilities management’s potential to positively impact environmental issues is pushing green practices to the forefront. As a result, more local governments are adopting green building standards and regulations by providing permitting and financial incentives for sustainable development. However, by delivering green building projects with different risk-associated impacts, the building and management process requires adjustments to the conventional methodologies.

  • MASTERING LIFE-CYCLE OF PROJECTS: Creates leaders who can balance both the pressure of short-term goals and priorities along with long-term goals and incorporate a new set of ideals centered on improving social and environmental issues in the world, while maintaining financial performance.

  • INTERNSHIPS: Build career knowledge and marketable skills through 12 required internship credits. Internship credits may be available, upon consultation with the department, for students with prior work experience in a related field.

  • INTERDISCIPLINARY: Offers an interdisciplinary approach with the participation of other undergraduate and graduate programs at Frostburg State University.

  • FACULTY: Engage with full-time faculty with precious experience in the field of sustainable construction management.

  • OPPORTUNITIES: The U.S. Census Bureau puts the total annual value of construction in the United States at approximately $900 billion (8% of the U.S. gross national product), making the construction industry one of the most important sectors of the nation’s economy. This program prepares to access highly demanded job careers as managers, with good pay, rewarding, and exciting job perspectives that require broad skills.

  • LOCATION: Frostburg is located in the beautiful and scenic mountains of Western Maryland, providing countless outdoor adventure resources for everyone.


Graduates with a degree in Life-Cycle Facilities Management are in-demand across many industries. Potential employers include general contractors, sub-contractors, projects and construction management firms, real estate developers, architectural engineering firms, research firms, manufacturing companies, and technology solution companies.

Career paths for Life-Cycle Facilities Management graduates include Construction Managers, Estimators, Cost Analysts, Product Life-Cycle Managers or Specialists, Fleet Life Cycle Managers or Specialists, Building and Systems Analysts, Environmental Managers or Specialists, Sustainability Managers or Specialists.

construction and building project completed with environment, society, and long-term sustainable development goals in mind.
Example Construction and building project with environment, society, and long-term sustainable development goals in mind.

Sustainable construction management means far more than building environmentally friendly structures.

sustainable construction make cities greener.
Sustainable construction is developing each and every day, with more demand for cleaner and greener spaces.

Where Resilience meets Sustainability: Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers (GFRP)
Where Resilience meets Sustainability: Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers (GFRP) rebars used as reinforcement in a bridge deck. GFRP materials for construction applications have recently emerged as an alternative to traditional steel rebars, as GFRP systems are highly durable, sustainable, and resilient, as a result of their non-corrosive features.

hydropower industry
The hydropower industry is investing hundreds of millions of dollars for mitigating the environmental impacts that hydro facilities can have on local ecosystems, in order to preserve the natural environment and all biodiversity.

Cerro Aguila Dam
Cerro Aguila Dam - The 289-ft high arch-gravity dam equipped with a surface gated spillway of 247,203 ft³/s capacity and six bottom outlets with a total capacity of 176,573 ft³/s. The hydropower industry with the use of new technologies represents a vast source of renewable, climate-friendly, and sustainable energy.