Construction Management Courses
Overview of the Construction Management profession and the requirements for programs
of study. This course focuses on the scope and nature of work in Construction
Management, including professional roles, skills and responsibilities, career
opportunities, and higher education pathways.
Overview of Building Industry projects and lessons learned. Provides more real-life experiences about professional roles, skills and responsibilities, career opportunities, and higher education pathways.
Introduction to the basic concepts of construction project management including: the building design and construction process; project participants, their roles and responsibilities. Areas of focus to include the application of the principles of contracts in relation to construction projects, estimating, scheduling and project control.
Introduction to basic graphic and communication skills and knowledge required to effectively read and use drawings in the construction industry. Analysis of drawings in the civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical fields and their relationship to construction planning and estimating. Material quantity surveying. Freehand sketching.
PREREQ: CM 110 or demonstration of CM 110 exit skills
A study of the fundamental approaches to estimating the cost of building construction projects. Topics discussed include: types of construction estimates; the material takeoff process; the use of computers in estimating; total project estimating including direct costs, indirect costs, contingency and profit.
PREREQ: CM 240 or demonstration of CM 240 exit skills
Study of the basic concepts of construction scheduling: scheduling techniques with a focus on Critical Path Method; CPM schedule planning, scheduling, updating and analysis. Manual procedures in scheduling are followed by computer applications.
ADVISE: CM 100
Principles and practical applications of construction project administration with an emphasis on construction-phase services. Topics include: an overview of project administration throughout the phases of a construction project; the contractual and regulatory environment of construction projects; the development of a project procedures manual; computer-based project administration.
ADVISE: BSEN 74
Introduction to the selection, applicability, and purpose of the different documents used in the Engineering and Construction Project Management Process. Theoretical concepts and practical applications including pre-construction, meetings, submittals, site visits, observations, inspections, quality assurance, and quality control.