Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Construction Management


CM 110      The Built Environment and Global Society  3

Survey of construction materials, methods and management throughout history and across the planet and their relationship with societal development. Focus on understanding how societal needs and the construction process interact. Fall. Study Area III [I]

 

CM 135      Construction Quantity Take-Off      4

Prereq.:  CM 125. Understand and interpret drawing packages for building and heavy construction. Emphasis on analysis of architectural and structural drawings. Understand quantity take-off processes and conduct take-offs of sitework, concrete, masonry, steel, and rough carpentry. Lecture/lab meets five hours per week.


CM 155      Construction Documents  3

Examination of the role of the construction project administrator. Emphasis on interpretation of construction documents and administration of project-related documents and reports associated with the construction process.

 

CM 235      Building Construction Systems 3

Introduces basic body of knowledge of construction, including job identification, terminology, and the use of equipment as used in light and heavy construction.

 

CM 245      Heavy/Highway Construction Systems  3

Introduction to heavy and highway construction practices. Emphasis on construction equipment, labor, materials, and methods as they relate to field operations.


CM 255      Construction Business Principles    3

Prereq.:  CM 155 and AC 211. Examination of the roles of the owner of a construction company. Emphasis on ethical, organizational, financial, legal, managerial, and personnel issues. Spring.

 

CM 275      Introduction of MEP Systems   3

Introduction to building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Focus on how systems interact with other parts of the construction process. Identify major system components and understand how they operate. Spring.


CM 325      Building Construction Estimating    4

Prereq.:  CM 135 and CM 235. Examination of the role of the construction estimator. Emphasis on pricing labor, material, and equipment costs in the areas of sitework, concrete, masonry, steel, and carpentry. Lecture/lab meets five hours per week. Fall.  


CM 335      Construction Safety     3

A study of safety problems in the construction environment with emphasis on the day-to-day activities of the construction safety coordinator. Spring.


CM 345      Heavy/Highway Construction Estimating     4

Prereq.:  CM 135 and CM 245. Examination of the role of the heavy and highway construction estimator. Emphasis on pricing labor, material, and equipment cost as they relate to civil construction projects. Lecture/lab meets five hours per week. Spring.  


CM 353      Introduction to Surveying     4

Prereq.:  MATH 115 or 119 or 121. Activities that will acquaint the student with instruments and tools of the surveyor including their use in the techniques of field surveying. Emphasis on actual layouts and areas and elevations as performed in the civil and construction discipline. Lecture/lab meets five hours per week. Spring.


CM 355      Construction Planning   4

Prereq.:  CM 325 or 345. Examination of the role of the construction planner/ scheduler. Emphasis on CPM scheduling using arrow and precedence diagram techniques. Procedures associated with determining project completion dates, progress, schedule updating, and project time reduction. Lecture/lab meets five hours per week.


CM 356      Materials of Construction     4

Prereq.:  MATH 115 or 119 and CM 235 or ET 150. Investigates the strength and other properties required of various materials used in construction. The testing, proper use, and application of aggregates, concrete, structural steel, and timber will be emphasized. Lecture/lab meets five hours per week. Fall.

 

CM 405      Topics in Construction  3

Prereq.:  Permission of department chair. An individualized inquiry of comprehensive study into a selected construction area. The student may elect to examine materials, methods, or techniques in modern construction. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits in different topics. On demand.


CM 415      Introduction to Construction Law    3

Introduction to the basic concepts of construction law and its impact on the construction industry. Topics include basic legal principles, formation and interpretation of construction contracts and legal remedies for dispute resolution. This is a linked course with CM 515. Spring. (E)


CM 435      Construction Superintendency  3

Prereq.:  Senior standing. Examination of the role of the construction supervisor. Emphasis on personnel scheduling, time keeping, trade unions, superintendents, and the duties of the project manager. [GR]

 

CM 455      Construction Project Management     4

Prereq.:   CM 255 and CM 355 or permission of chair. Emphasis on administrative procedures, quality control, time and cost control, resource management, field office practices, construction processing, job site meetings, and correspondence. Lecture/lab meets five hours per week. [GR]


CM 465      Construction Internship 3

Introduction to the construction workplace. Emphasis on field operations and management applications as they apply to building and heavy/highway construction projects. On demand.

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