Paul Martin is a LEED-accredited professional and was the senior estimator for the Cathedral Hill Hospital Project, a $1 billion acute-care hospital in San Francisco. Martin has been teaching for UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education since 2006, and during this time has witnessed a lot of changes both in the Construction Management program and the industry at large.
How is the construction industry changing?
Technology has really changed the industry, from advances in 3D modeling to 5D integration for predicting costs. These things are fast moving, and our course addresses that head on. It gives the students a really good baseline on what estimating is like.
How does the program help students keep up with these changes?
Every year we take a look at our curriculum and we modify it to ensure the student has the best leveraged information to keep up with the changing dynamics of the construction industry or what’s expected from an estimator.
Why UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education?
The entire program gives a solid foundation to move to the next level. It’s a great opportunity for students to learn from top notch professionals in the industry. The program has a reputation that precedes itself. It has tremendous tradition. It’s known and respected among my colleagues worldwide in the construction industry.
Paul Martin was a recipient of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s 2018 Outstanding Service Award for his many years of dedicated and excellent service to the Construction Management program.