Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Construction Management


Note: Additional work will be required for graduate credit in 400-level courses.

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. 

CM 455           Construction Project Management                                                           3
Prereq.: CM 255 and CM 355, or admission to M.S. in Construction Management or Technology Management, or permission of department 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 four hours per week.  Spring.

CM 500           Fundamentals of Construction Management                                          3
Prereq.:  Permission of the department chair. Introduces fundamental aspects of construction management to students without formal construction management backgrounds. Emphasis on creating familiarity with all aspects of construction projects. Topics covered include planning, scheduling, estimating, organizational forms, contracts and risk management. 

CM 505           Construction Project Delivery Systems                                                    3
Explanation of various project delivery systems. Emphasis on design-bid-build, design-build, program management and construction management practices. Additional topics include ethics, professionalism, public responsibility, TQM and partnering. Spring. (O)

CM 515           Construction Law                                                                                       3
Principles of the legal doctrines relating to owners, design professionals and contractors. Emphasis on the legal issues surrounding the formation and interpretation of contracts, contract clauses, and legal remedies available to all parties. This is a linked course with CM 415. Spring. (O)

CM 525           Construction Equipment Operation & Management                               3
Selection and management of construction equipment for efficient and effective construction operations. Focus on equipment fundamentals and integration of equipment into the construction process. Economic considerations associated with equipment acquisition, ownership and replacement also covered. Fall. (O)

CM 545           Construction Risk Management                                                                3
A study of procedures that may be used to identify and solve problems arising during the construction process. Field problems requiring systematic problem solving, decision matrices and other risk assessment and mitigation tools will be addressed. Fall. (E)

CM 565           Construction Labor Relations                                                                   3
Focus on collective representation, including the historical development of collective bargaining and employment laws. Emphasizes the unique aspects of the construction industry and addresses practical approaches to construction labor issues. Spring. (E) 

CM 575           Construction Financial Management                                                        3
A study of various techniques used in the construction industry to improve company performance in financial areas. Topics include preparing and using financial statements, calculating revenue, cost and profit and allocating costs to contracts. Fall. (O) 

CM 596           Topics in Construction Management                                                        3
Topics of interest in the construction management field not currently covered by the construction management curricula. Students may take this course under different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. On demand.


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