Construction Management

Courses

CMGT 101 Introduction to Construction Management 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce the basic history and management concepts of the construction industry to students with the expectation that upon completion students will have an overview of the industry. Career choices, industry firms, and key players in the Construction Management process will be explored.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Junior or Senior

CMGT 161 Building Materials and Construction Methods I 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to explore the range of building materials in use today and their interrelationships in a construction project. Topics will include a study of the major components of construction materials, the selection process, specification, alternatives, procurement, placement and quality management for the building systems covered. Foundations, excavations, wood framing and steel construction and the role these materials play in the success of a project once chosen will be considered and evaluated.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is AE or major is CIVE

CMGT 162 Building Materials and Construction Methods II 3.0 Credits

Continues CMGT 161. Covers concrete, reinforced concrete, site cast and pre-cast concrete, brick and concrete masonry, reinforced masonry, and properties of these materials and construction methods associated with them.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is AE or major is CIVE
Prerequisites: CMGT 161 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 163 Building Materials and Construction Methods III 3.0 Credits

Continues CMGT 162. Covers roofing systems, glass, glazing, windows, doors, cladding systems, interior finishes, the properties of these materials and construction methods associated with each of them.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is AE or major is CIVE
Prerequisites: CMGT 162 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 240 [WI] Economic Planning for Construction 3.0 Credits

Covers techniques for economic decision making for building and infrastructure construction topics. Topics include cash flow, present worth analysis, equivalent annual worth, rate of return, risk analysis, and benefit/cost analysis.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is AE
Prerequisites: MATH 121 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 251 Construction Surveying 3.0 Credits

Covers the theory and use of surveying instruments and principles of plane and topographic surveying. Introduces satellite positioning, geomatics, and other modern surveying techniques related to construction.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is AE
Prerequisites: MATH 121 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 261 Construction Safety 3.0 Credits

Covers OSHA liability, general safety, hazard communication, fire, material handling, tools, welding, electricity, scaffolding, fall protection, cranes, heavy equipment, excavation, concrete, ladders and stairways, confined space entry, personal protective equipment, and health hazards. Course approved by the osha Training Institute.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE or major is ARCH or major is CIVE or major is CMGT or major is EE.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CMGT 262 Building Codes 3.0 Credits

Familiarizes students with the content of the boca International Building Code (emphasizing the non-structural provisions), the purpose and intent of code requirements, and how to apply the code to structures and occupancies. Examines how the code is used as a tool in design and construction and prepares students for the advent of a single model building code planned for the nation.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE or major is ARCH or major is CIVE or major is CMGT or major is EE.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CMGT 263 Understanding Construction Drawings 3.0 Credits

This course examines a variety of construction documents, including drawings, details, graphic standards, sections, and quantities for competitive bidding and execution of projects. Both residential and commercial construction documents will be examined.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CMGT 161 [Min Grade: D] and CMGT 162 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 265 Information Technologies in Construction 3.0 Credits

The objective of this course is to expose students to a large variety of information technologies in construction and will discuss the impact of these technologies on work environments, processes, and work quality. Students will investigate a variety of issues surrounding IT in construction including implementation, standards, integration, knowledge management and the underlying technology.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CMGT 266 Building Systems I 3.0 Credits

This course covers construction management and design concepts relating to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and the integration of these systems into the building design and construction process.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: PHYS 182 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 267 Building Systems II 3.0 Credits

Continues CMGT 266. This course covers construction management concepts relating to electrical systems, wiring, lighting, signal and data systems, and transportation systems and the integration of these into the building design and construction process.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CMGT 266 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 270 Principles of Statics for Construction Management 3.0 Credits

This algebra-based course is the study of forces acting upon structural elements. Analytic and graphic methods are used to illustrate resultants and reactions, equilibrium, centroids and moments of inertia applied to static structures. Analysis includes stress, strain, axial loading, bending, and deflection of beams.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATH 110 [Min Grade: C-] and PHYS 151 [Min Grade: C-]

CMGT 355 Introduction to Sustainability in Construction 3.0 Credits

An overview of the design and construction of high performance buildings. Students will gain topical familiarity with the wide range of issues related to sustainable design and construction. The USGBC's green building certification program will be covered in detail. Both historical and contemporary case studies will be utilized.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CMGT 361 Contracts And Specifications I 3.0 Credits

Analyzes construction contracts, specifications, and practices with regard to business law and liability. Required for construction management students. Elective for others. Fall.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CMGT 362 Contracts and Specifications II 3.0 Credits

Continues CMGT 361. Examines contractor, architect, and engineer responsibilities through case studies and class discussions. Winter.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CMGT 361 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 363 Estimating I 3.0 Credits

Covers discussion of the estimating function and review and applications of material quantity survey techniques used in estimating costs of construction projects. Includes types of approximate and precise methods of estimating and their uses, and computer applications. Required for construction management students.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATH 110 [Min Grade: D] and CMGT 263 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 364 Estimating II 3.0 Credits

Covers pricing and bidding of construction work including cost factors, labor and equipment, productivity factors, prices databases, job direct and indirect costs, methods of estimating time, materials, equipment, subcontractors' work, general expenses, and profit, bid preparations and submission, and computer applications.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CMGT 363 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 365 Soil Mechanics in Construction 4.0 Credits

Gives an overview of the types of problems encountered in geotechnical construction. Subjects covered will be composition, groundwater fundamentals, settlement and consolidation, stability of earth slopes, types of foundations and behavior of difficult soils.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: CMGT 161 [Min Grade: D] and MATH 121 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 182 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 366 Construction Accounting and Financial Management 3.0 Credits

This course brings together all of the key principles from general business accounting, financial management, and engineering economics needed by construction managers vis-a-vis the unique characteristics of the construction industry, and addresses how these principles are specifically applied in the construction industry, and how they should interact effectively to ensure the efficient and profitable management of construction projects and companies.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ACCT 116 [Min Grade: D] and CMGT 364 [Min Grade: D] and CIVE 240 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 371 Structural Aspects in Construction I 3.0 Credits

The first of two course series designed specifically for construction management majors. The sequence addresses the interactions of different kinds of loads with common structural elements and design considerations for typical construction materials. This course places emphasis on the design of wood framed construction.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: CMGT 161 [Min Grade: D] and MATH 121 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 182 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 372 Structural Aspects in Construction II 3.0 Credits

The second part in a two-course sequence for Construction Management majors. The course places emphasis on the design and analysis of concrete and steel frame construction.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CMGT 371 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 375 Building Information Modeling in Construction 3.0 Credits

This course is intended to provide students with a hands-on introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Construction. Emphasis will be placed on the use of BIM to support current construction activities such as design review, coordination, scheduling, logistics, estimating, and project close-out. Topics will include an introduction to 3D BIM modeling, 3D coordination and clash detection, 4D visual scheduling and logistics, 5D estimating, and BIM for Facility Management. Students will learn the fundamentals of the most widely used software applications in the construction industry: SketchUp, Revit and Navisworks.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CMGT 385 Selling and Negotiation Techniques in Construction 3.0 Credits

Applies negotiation and marketing principles to the construction industry. Includes understanding the roles of market research, business development planning, negotiation and networking techniques. Students will acquire the skills and techniques to prepare a winning presentation and negotiations.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CMGT 450 Management of Field Operations 3.0 Credits

This course is intended to equip students with knowledge and skills required to successfully manage and support construction field operations. Knowledge areas include contract administration, project engineering, site superintendence, and other topics critical to field operations.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE or major is ARCH or major is CHE or major is CIVE or major is CMGT or major is CPM or major is EE or major is IAD or major is PRMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore

CMGT 451 Heavy Construction Principles & Practices 3.0 Credits

This course is intended to provide students an introduction to the principles and practices employed in heavy construction. The course content is presented from a practical perspective focusing on actual field applications.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE or major is ARCH or major is CHE or major is CIVE or major is CMGT or major is EE or major is IAD or major is INTR.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

CMGT 461 Construction Management 3.0 Credits

Covers construction management concepts and practices, the management system, construction planning and programming, project control, environmental management, total quality management, and ethics in construction management. Winter.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE or major is ARCH or major is CIVE or major is CMGT or major is INTR and classification is Junior or Pre-Junior or Senior.

CMGT 463 Value Engineering 3.0 Credits

Covers the value concept, value engineering job plan, and techniques of project selection.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE or major is ARCH or major is CHE or major is CIVE or major is CMGT or major is EE or major is INTR or major is PRMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

CMGT 467 Techniques of Project Control 4.0 Credits

This course covers construction planning, scheduling, network systems, and communications required for project control, diagram logic, and Earned Value Analysis.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE or major is ARCH or major is CIVE or major is CMGT or major is CPM or major is EE or major is ENGR or major is IAD or major is MECH or major is MSE or major is PRMT or major is PROJ.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

CMGT 468 Real Estate 3.0 Credits

Overview of the development process including site selection, residential densities, market analysis and cash flow analysis.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CMGT 469 Construction Seminar: Contemporary Issues 3.0 Credits

This course is intended to prepare students for professional practice through a survey of the current and future state of the industry.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Junior or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

CMGT 470 Productivity in Construction 3.0 Credits

Explores the evaluation of construction management's effectiveness. Overview of techniques required for improvement of construction field efficiency including quality management, productivity measurements, method improvement, human factors, and communications.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CMGT 486 Leading in the Construction Industry 3.0 Credits

Leadership fundamentals for Constructors. Investigation of self mastery to include behavioral profiles and emotional intelligence quotients to establish a baseline for skill development and personal growth required in the construction industry. Engagement in team building and communication models. Examination of leadership traits and skills through analysis of theory and comparison of construction industry leaders.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CMGT 485 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 491 Senior Capstone I 3.0 Credits

First component of a three-part capstone series. It is the initial problem proposal phase. Students meet with clients and establish project goals, budget, and timeline. Emphasis on proposal writing, defining customer needs, and effective presentation skills.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: CMGT 364 [Min Grade: D] and CMGT 385 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 492 Senior Capstone II 3.0 Credits

Continues CMGT 491. This course requires preparation of options and alternative solutions to the problem defined in the proposal phase. It requires a written and oral progress report.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: CMGT 491 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 493 Senior Capstone III 3.0 Credits

Continues CMGT 492. Requires presentation of alternative solutions to client representatives in both oral and written reports.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: CMGT 492 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT I199 Independent Study in CMGT 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CMGT I299 Independent Study in CMGT 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CMGT I399 Independent Study in CMGT 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CMGT I499 Independent Study in CMGT 4.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

CMGT T180 Special Topics in CMGT 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CMGT T280 Special Topics in CMGT 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CMGT T380 Special Topics in CMGT 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CMGT T480 Special Topics in CMGT 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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