Construction Management

Althea Arnold

Althea Arnold

Title: Assistant Professor of Construction Management
Department: Construction Management
Building: RBS 1035
Phone: 903.566.7002


  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University at College Station, TX 1979
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University at College Station, TX 1984
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, Texas A&M University at College Station, TX 2008


Honors and Awards:

  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Tau Sigma Delta Architecture Honor Society
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
  • Previously registered in Maryland and California
  • 30-Hour OSHA Hazard Recognition Training for the Construction Industry

Research Interests:

I am currently working on Building a Prototype Roofing robot. I am also interested in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its integration into the construction industry. The vision for BIM is that all aspects of building design, construction, commissioning, and lifecycle for a building will be contained in a 3-D data base. For my dissertation I wrote a Visual Basic program to record and analyze energy use in construction with the hope of integrating this in to the BIM software systems. I have also been researching the possibility of using the information in BIM to program robotic machines to perform construction tasks. I believe that in the future, BIM can be integrated with building construction robots. I plan to integrate the prototype roofing robot with BIM information to direct the robot’s tasks.

Courses Taught:

  • CMGT 2303 Construction Materials and Methods
  • CMGT 3348 Construction Safety
  • CMGT 4313 Applied Construction Structural Systems (Concrete Design)
  • CMGT 4375 Construction Administration and Economics
  • CMGT 4370 Construction Internship

Research and Professional Highlights