Campus Leveling Courses

On campus leveling (foundation) courses are needed for traditional graduate CM students (MS and PhD) without construction related baccalaureate degrees.

Leveling Courses

These leveling courses will be offered during the regular semesters:

CM 2101 Construction Materials, Methods, and Equipment (3) Principal materials and methods used in building construction, emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete. Project planning, work methods, materials, equipment and sustainability are also explored.

CM 2501 Structural Principles & Practices (3) Statics and strengths of materials; design of ordinary timber, steel, and reinforced concrete for construction applications.

CM 3111 Construction Estimating (3) Fundamentals of estimating including document review, quantity survey, material, equipment & labor pricing and bid package preparation for construction projects.

CM 3201 Plumbing, HVAC & Electrical Systems (3) Plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems in residential and commercial buildings; design and construction of building MEP systems with an emphasis on basic terminology, equipment and installation procedures.  Management of the complete MEP process, code compliance and quality control issues from a CM perspective.

CM 4111 Construction Scheduling and Cost Control (3) Fundamentals of planning and scheduling including network-based schedules, resource scheduling, probabilistic scheduling and computer applications.  Project control emphasis on goals, flow of information, time and cost control, and change management.

CM 4211 Construction Contracting (3) Principles and theory of construction company ownership and organization, the estimate and bid process, construction contracts, bonds, and insurance, business methods and plans, management, and administration, labor law and relations, safety, and avoidance of claims.