Construction Management

Listing of Course Designations & Rubrics

Construction Management - CM

General education courses are marked with stars ().

1000 Construction and Culture (3) Analysis of cultural context of construction; emphasis on evolution and expansion of the built environment as expressions of ethical and aesthetic value systems.

1010 Construction Graphics and Nomenclature (3) 6 hrs. lab. Graphic communication concepts and techniques relating to construction processes and nomenclature.

1030 Engineering Graphics (2) 6 hrs. lab. Not open to construction management majors. Conception, visualization, and communication of creative design concepts; introduction to engineering drafting and USA Standards Institute standards; freehand sketching; three-dimensional forms used in solution of engineering problems; use of automated graphical techniques in design and design communication.

1400 Microcomputer Applications in Construction (3) Utilization of construction software for estimating, planning and scheduling, financial analysis, and construction processes.

2012 Plan and Cost Analysis for Residential Construction (3) Prereq.: CM 1010. 6 hrs. lab. Interpretation of working drawings and specifications; cost estimation; bidding; materials, methods, and equipment for residential construction.

2121 Materials, Methods, and Equipment I (3) Prereq.: credit or registration in CM 2012 or consent of instructor for nonconstruction majors. Job planning, work methods, materials, and equipment required in building and heavy construction.

2131 Materials, Methods, and Equipment II (Heavy and Industrial Construction) (3) Prereq.: CM 2121. Continuation of CM 2121. Emphasis on both heavy and industrial equipment.

2402 Automated Graphics for Designers (3) Prereq.: CM 1030 or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Also offered as ARCH 2173 and LA 2185. Use of automated graphical techniques in design and design communications.

2502 Structural Technology (3) Prereq.: MATH 1441 and PHYS 2001. Analysis of the actions of loads on structures such as beams, cables, arches, trusses, frames, retaining walls, and diaphragm structures, which concern construction professionals.

3001 Systems for Construction Management (3) Prereq.: CM 1400 and 2121. Systems approach to solving complex construction problems; latest mathematical and nonmathematical methods; models developed for construction application.

3121 Quantity Surveying, Estimating, and Bidding I (3) Prereq.: CM 2121. 6 hrs. lab. Principles, theories, and systems of estimating and forecasting construction costs; quantity surveys, work classification; pricing analysis; preparation of total bid packages for prospective clients.

3131 Quantity Surveying, Estimating, and Bidding II (3) Prereq.: CM 2131 and 3121. 6 hrs. lab. Continuation of CM 3121. Emphasis on industrial construction.

3141 Highway Construction (3) Prereq.: CE 2500 and 2510 or equivalent. Basic fundamentals of highway construction; earthmoving, drainage, and paving; interpretation of plans; materials, methods, equipment, estimating, and bidding.

3301 Mechanical Equipment of Buildings (3) Prereq.: PHYS 2001. Type, design, installation, and performance of mechanical equipment used in buildings, including plumbing and air conditioning.

3302 Electrical Installations (3) Prereq.: PHYS 2002. Wiring systems for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings; illumination.

3501 Strength of Materials (3) Prereq.: MATH 1550, PHYS 2001 and CE 2081. Analysis of strength and rigidity of structural members in resisting applied forces; Mohr's circle of stress and strain, limited analysis of indeterminate structures; deflection of beams and trusses by virtual work and moment areas; eccentrically loaded columns and strength of bolted and welded connections; general applications of Hooke's law; torsional stresses and deflections in shafts.

3502 Structural Design (3) Prereq.: CM 3501. Economic use of steel, reinforced concrete, and wood in building and engineered structures; design of beams, columns, and connections; elastic and ultimate strength design concepts.

3503 Soils for Construction (4) Prereq.: CE 3082 or CM 3502. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Engineering properties of soils and their behavior in heavy earth structures; field testing of soils and decision making at the construction level; soil exploration, testing, treatment, and stabilization; use of organic soils and shells in construction; drainage and settlement problems.

4200 Construction Administration (3) Prereq.: CM 3001, 3121, and 3131. Principles and theory of ownership, organization, contracts, insurance, bonding, and labor relations pertaining to the construction industry.

4201 Construction Law (3) Prereq.: CM 4200 and credit or registration in FIN 3201. Current legal problems, roles, and responsibilities associated with the construction industry; emphasis on claims avoidance.

4202 Construction Enterprise (3) Prereq.: CM 4200. Open to Construction Management majors only. A comprehensive study of construction management as it relates to a single construction enterprise.

4206 Special Topics in Construction Management (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. when topics vary. Advanced topics, current issues, or recent developments in the construction industry.

4207 Independent Study (3) Prereq.: consent of a faculty member. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Research on a construction topic as chosen by the student under direct supervision of a chosen faculty member.

4400 Advanced Computer Applications for Construction Management (3) Prereq.: CM 1400 or equivalent, CM 3001, and CM 3121. Construction software currently being used by the industry including: Timberline, Primavera, and other standard programs.



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