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Construction Management

Course Code
CM 105  Credits
Title Introduction to Construction Management 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An overview of the construction industry which introduces the student to the duties and responsibilities of the professional construction manager. Lectures, field trips, and speakers will expose students to the fundamentals of construction techniques and methods employed by professionals in the industry with an emphasis on career opportunities. 



Course Code
CM 190  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Construction Management 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a lower division topical course in Construction Management. The course may be repeated when the topic is different. 



Course Code
CM 200  Credits
Title Construction Surveying 
Course Offering Fall Every Year  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An introduction to the processes and calculations used by construction surveyors, including measuring distances and angles, direct differential leveling, locating line and grade on a construction site, and processes specific to construction surveying.  



Course Code
CM 200L  Credits
Title Construction Surveying Lab 
Course Offering Fall Every Year  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Hands-on experiences with transit, level, and total station. Measuring distances and angles, direct differential leveling, and construction site layout. 



Course Code
CM 205  Credits
Title Professional Growth Seminar I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is directed towards the overall growth of the student. As students progress from their sophomore through senior years, they will be required to complete 20 units of combined professional growth and community outreach to be eligible for graduation. As a requirement of CM 496 Capstone Experience, students are required to provide documentation that they have completed the 20 unit requirement. 



Course Code
CM 216  Credits
Title Construction Graphics 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Students will utilize parametric CAD software to complete a construction design project that will reinforce the lecture materials presented while emphasizing the design aspects of a construction project. This background would give students the CAD and design process background needed for CM 496-Capstone Experience. 



Course Code
CM 220  Credits
Title Commercial Building Methods and Materials 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Theories and principles of commercial building construction materials and methods will be discussed. The course lectures will be structured in accordance with the Construction Specifications Index (CSI) format of work divisions. 



Course Code
CM 223  Credits
Title Construction Statics 
Prerequisite MATH 229 OR MATH 234 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Elementary principles of statics utilizing algebra, trigonometry, and analytical geometry. Material includes force vectors, static equilibrium, simple structures, friction effects, centroids. Will not transfer to engineering programs. 



Course Code
CM 230  Credits
Title Estimating I: Quantity Survey 
Prerequisite CM 220 CM 216 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Students will study basic principles and practices of estimating focusing on quantity survey. From a set of commercial building working drawings and specifications, students will perform quantity labor, material, and equipment takeoffs. They will learn quantity survey best practices necessary to effectively estimate the cost of a construction project. Must have prior or concurrent enrollement in CM 216 and CM 220



Course Code
CM 254  Credits
Title Mechanical/Electrical Systems 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A study of mechanical and electrical construction, emphasizing principles of heating, cooling, ventilation, water supply, waste disposal, electrical distribution and code requirements. 



Course Code
CM 290  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Construction Management 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a lower division topical course in Construction Management. The course may be repeated when the topic is different. 



Course Code
CM 325  Credits
Title Heavy/Highway Construction Materials 
Prerequisite MATH 234 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Course subjects include a study of the basic engineering properties of soils and compaction applications. Other topics include how concrete and asphalt are used as construction materials and analysis of their engineering properties. Design and construction applications of flexible and rigid pavements are presented. 



Course Code
CM 326  Credits
Title Heavy/Highway Construction Materials Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Lab will include activities which help the student better understand the engineering properties and field processes associated with fine and coarse-grained soils, concrete, and asphalt. Must enroll concurrently in CM 325



Course Code
CM 327  Credits
Title Sustainability in the Built Environment 
Lasc Area Goal 10  
Course Offering Fall Every Year  
Course Offering Spring Every Year  
Course Offering Summer On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of living in a sustainable environment and what we can do as a society to measure our resource use. Also to encourage a change in our views regarding our limited resources and our overuse of the ecosystem by understanding our own culpability. Student awareness of energy conservation is modeled through construction principles that can be broadly applied to everyday lifestyle changes in our daily activities including where we live and where we work and the consumer choices we make in those environments. The U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria are discussed. Major alternatives to LEED will also be covered. This course is open to all students. MnTC Goal 10. 



Course Code
CM 335  Credits
Title Estimating II-Pricing and Productivity 
Prerequisite CM 230 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Students will learn the fundamentals of pricing out a quantity survey and the relationship of how productivity factors are used to formulate unit pricing. They will estimate the material, labor, equipment, subcontractor, and overhead cost of the commercial building project that was completed in CM 330. "Timberline" estimating software is utilized extensively as a basis for learning principles of computerized estimating. Job cost accounting procedures are emphasized. 



Course Code
CM 340  Credits
Title Planning and Scheduling 
Prerequisite CM 230 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Theories and principles of construction planning and scheduling will be studied. Students will use the Critical Path Method as a primary technique of planning, scheduling, and monitoring work. The students will identify required activities, resources and cost required to complete monitor a project throughout the construction process. Students will be required to complete both manual and computer scheduling assignments. Students will use "Primavera" scheduling software assigned projects. 



Course Code
CM 350  Credits
Title Structural Design and Analysis 
Prerequisite ENG 243 OR CM 223 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The course will cover concepts for analyzing and designing beams and columns. Principles of shear and moment diagrams and their applications to the selection of adequate structural members under given loading conditions are analyzed. Structural steel, timber, and reinforced concrete materials will be discussed. 



Course Code
CM 365  Credits
Title Construction Safety 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The course focus will be on the planning and administration of construction safety programs. Other topics include the history and development of Federal and State Construction safety standards and methods for abatement and control of job site hazards to develop a safe construction project. Junior standing is required. 



Course Code
CM 370  Credits
Title Construction Documents and Specifications 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will focus on the terms and concepts of construction contracts and documents. Procedures used to prepare construction specifications and contracts using the CSI format will be covered. The course discusses the liabilities and incentives for various kinds of construction contracts. 



Course Code
CM 390  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Construction Management 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is an upper division topical course in Construction Management. The course may be repeated when the topic is different.