An important element of the CEPM program, and one that separates it from other construction management graduate programs, is the opportunity for involvement at premier research organizations. Our faculty oversee several million per year in research efforts. This provides graduate students with topics to study at such research centers as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Center for Construction Industry Studies (CCIS), and the Construction Industry Institute (CII), widely regarded as the world's foremost construction research organization. The Center for Transportation Research and other research centers at UT Austin also are sources for graduate research studies for CEPM students.