CM (Construction Management)

 

 

CM 1112 Construction Techniques I

Two hours

Instruction in and application of basic construction techniques by involvement in an actual construction project. One hour lecture-discussion and three hours laboratory period per week. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered fall semester

 

CM 1122 Construction Techniques II

Two hours

Instruction in and application of basic construction techniques by involvement in an actual construction project. Basic instruction in arc welding is included. One hour lecture-discussion and three hours laboratory period per week. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered spring semester

 

CM 1223 Graphic Communication Skills

Three hours

The study and practice of communicating ideas through manual and digital means. Emphases include the development of lettering and sketch abilities, communication through construction documents, an introduction to construction assemblies and an overview of three-dimensional model based design, and construction documentation. Two three-hour laboratory periods per week. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered spring semester

 

CM 1313 Materials of Construction

Three hours

A comprehensive study of the properties, manufacture, and uses of building construction materials. Investigation into the appropriate application of materials for design and functional intent is addressed. Three hours lecture-discussion per week.

Offered fall semester

 

CM 2213 Construction Methods I

Three hours

A study of the assemblies, methods, sequences, and equipment used in constructing residential projects. The use of the International Residential Code and local jurisdiction ordinances and their effect on both the site and building construction is included. Two hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory period per week.

Offered fall semester

 

CM 2223 Construction Methods II

Three hours

A study of the assemblies, methods, sequences, and equipment used in commercial construction projects. An emphasis on the planning and managing of the commercial construction process is included. Two hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory period per week. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered spring semester

 

CM 2322 Statics and Strength for Technology

Two hours

A study of forces on statically determinate rigid bodies at rest including analysis of determinate trusses. An introduction to stress and strain in beams and columns is included. Two hours lecture-discussion per week. An additional fee associated with this course.  Prerequisite: MTH 1122 or equivalent.

Offered fall semester

 

CM 2431 Construction Internship A

One hour

Orientation to work on a construction site. The student is responsible to secure summer employment in construction with assistance from the instructor. Taken prior to CM 2441.

Offered spring semester

 

CM 2441 Construction Internship B

One hour

Ten weeks (a minimum of 400 hours) of construction work with prior approval of the major advisor. A written report of activities is required. Credit or equivalence for this course can be earned during the summer months. Prerequisite: CM 2431.

Offered fall semester

 

CM 2513 Surveying

Three hours

A study of the fundamentals of measuring techniques as they relate to leveling, construction layout, and mapping. Emphasis is given to the care and use of optical and electronic instruments. Two hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory period per week. An additional fee associated with this course.  Prerequisite: MTH 1122 or equivalent.

Offered fall semester

 

CM 2541 International Construction Internship B

One hour

Ten weeks (a minimum of 400 hours) of work on an international construction project with prior approval of the major advisor.  A written report of activities is required.  Credit or equivalence for this course can be earned during the summer months. Prerequisite: CM 2431.

Offered summer

 

CM 3213 Construction Safety and Quality

Three hours

A study of safety and quality control as it relates to construction management. An emphasis on the financial impact of safety and quality management is included. Also included is instruction adequate to earn the ten-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certificate. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: CM 2213 or 2223.

Offered fall semester

 

CM 3233 Structural Systems for Buildings

Three hours

A study of the design of steel structural elements typically found in buildings and a consideration of steel erection procedures. Also the study of the design and control of concrete mixtures and of the design of simple reinforced concrete structural elements. Concrete Field Testing Certification instruction included. Two hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory period per week. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: CM 2322 or ME 3313.

Offered spring semester

 

CM 3413 Estimating I

Three hours

An introduction to construction estimating and bid preparation with an emphasis on quantity takeoff. Residential and light commercial projects are emphasized with integration of construction accounting. Two hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory period per week.  An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: CM 2213 or 2223.

Offered fall semester

 

CM 3501, 3502, 3503 Selected Topics

One to three hours

Study of a specific area of the construction industry, such as work methods or equipment selection. May be used for independent study. May be repeated for credit when content differs. Prerequisite: consent of department head.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

CM 3603 Mechanical/Electrical Systems for Buildings

Three hours

A study of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems of residential and commercial buildings. An introduction to mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes, and design software are included. Energy conservation issues and the environmental impact of construction are discussed. Two hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory per week.

Offered spring semester

 

CM 3613 Architectural Design I

Three hours

The design, development, and presentation of an architectural program for a residence. Introduction to design principles and their influence in the development of a project is addressed. The architect, contractor and owner working relationships are emphasized. Two three-hour laboratory periods per week. An additional fee associated with this course.  Prerequisites: CM 1223 and junior standing, or consent of instructor.

Offered fall semester

 

CM 3623 Architectural Design II

Three hours

The design, development, and presentation of an architectural program for a commercial project. Course emphasis includes design intent, effective communication of problem-solving solutions, and an introduction to the integrated project delivery. Two three-hour laboratory periods per week. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: CM 3613 and junior standing, or consent of instructor.

Offered spring semester

 

CM 4323 Construction Contracting

Three hours

A study of the management aspects of the construction industry including firm organization, roles and responsibilities, contracts, specifications, bonding and insurance, labor relations, and labor law. Ethical issues relevant to construction are discussed. Three hours lecture-discussion per week. Prerequisite: senior standing or consent of instructor.

Offered spring semester

 

CM 4423 Estimating II

Three hours

A detailed study and application of pricing, subcontract evaluation, and bidding techniques using blueprints and specifications. Projects include several commercial building projects. An introduction to construction financing is included. Two hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory per week. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: CM 2223, 3413, and senior standing or consent of instructor.

Offered spring semester

 

CM 4613 Construction Project Planning and Scheduling

Three hours

A study of construction project management systems with emphasis on project planning and scheduling. Critical path schedules are developed using Primavera and Microsoft software. Two hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: senior standing or consent of instructor.

Offered fall semester

 

CM 4713 Construction Management I

Three hours

A capstone experience involving application of management techniques on an actual construction project. Planning, estimating, procurement, project execution, supervision of CM 1112 students, and coordinating subcontractors is included. One one-hour planning session and two four-hour laboratories per week. Prerequisite: senior standing.

Offered fall semester

 

CM 4723 Construction Management II

Three hours

A capstone experience involving application of management techniques on an actual construction project. Planning, estimating, procurement, project execution, supervision of CM 1122 students, and coordinating subcontractors is included. One 1-hour planning session and two four-hour laboratories per week. Prerequisite: senior standing.

Offered spring semester