Capstone experiences provide critical opportunities for undergraduate students to integrate and apply the skills and knowledge they have previously developed in their degree or program. Commonly, this involves students engaging in learning experiences that involve real-world issues and which in turn enhance the student experience and employability skills. The research on capstone experiences in the construction management education literature indicates a need to develop customized delivery models that addresses the specific requirements of construction industry and education providers. This paper aims to showcase an innovative model of distributed delivery for multiple capstones (cornerstones) in a construction management program. The case study described in this paper realized an improvement in capstone design and practice-based learning by incrementally enhancing a student’s knowledge of construction project management skills. The model of multiple capstones discussed here is applicable to diverse disciplines, including construction engineering and management programs.
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