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Construction Management

Course Code
CM 425  Credits
Title Equipment Productivity and Analysis 
Prerequisite CM 325 CM 230 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A study of planning, estimating, and managing performance of commonly recognized construction equipment. This course will emphasize the factors that govern or control equipment productivity on construction projects. Students will also study operating and ownership costs. 



Course Code
CM 434  Credits
Title Construction Cost Analysis 
Prerequisite ACCT 230 CM 335 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will analyze a contractor's ability to bid, bond, and perform a construction project. Students will also set up and analyze a construction budget/cost control system that will effectively identify cost overruns and which can be used to bid future similar projects. 



Course Code
CM 460  Credits
Title Project Administration 
Prerequisite CM 370 CM 335 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Students will be exposed to the daily construction administrative procedures and responsibilities which occur when managing a construction project. Reporting procedures will be emphasized, along with job site and home-office documentation. 



Course Code
CM 469  Credits 1-12 
Title Internship 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Available to all majors in Construction Management. Approved practical work experience. Supervised by departmental faculty. Maximum of 12 credits may be applied to graduation requirements. 



Course Code
CM 470  Credits
Title Construction Law 
Prerequisite CM 370 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An in-depth study emphasizing the legal issues involved in the implementation and management of contracts, specifications, and other construction documents. Other issues, strictly related to the construction industry, will be discussed including labor laws, unions, and the rights and responsibilities of the contracting parties. 



Course Code
CM 490  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. 



Course Code
CM 492  Credits
Title Capstone Experience 
Prerequisite CM 205 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The Construction Capstone Experience will integrate the coursework concepts of the core program in a research/application activity. The course is intended to develop a higher level of comprehensive understanding of the construction process and problem solving associated with the life cycle of a construction project. The course utilizes knowledge and concepts developed in earlier coursework to enhance the student’s understanding of the interrelationships between the design process, estimates, schedules, and contracts. The course will simulate a construction project. The students will work in teams. Each team will be totally responsible for designing, developing, estimating, scheduling, contracting, and administering the works for the completion of a small commercial or light commercial project. The students will complete a major portion of the course requirement through the use of applicable construction software programs taught in the CM curriculum. The course will further develop and utilize oral and written communication skills, which have become a major factor in determining the success of the construction managers and executives. 



Course Code
CM 496  Credits
Title Capstone Experience 
Prerequisite CM 216 CM 370 CM 434 CM 460 
Lasc Area No Goal  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive No  
Description The Construction Capstone Experience will integrate the coursework concepts of the core program in a research/application activity. The course is intended to develop a higher level of comprehensive understanding of the construction process and problem solving associated with the life cycle of a construction project. The course utilizes knowledge and concepts developed in earlier coursework to enhance the student’s understanding of the interrelationships between the design process, estimates, schedules, and contracts. The course will simulate a construction project. The students will work in teams. Each team will be totally responsible for designing, developing, estimating, scheduling, contracting, and administering the works for the completion of a small commercial or light commercial project. The students will complete a major portion of the course requirement through the use of applicable construction software programs taught in the CM curriculum. The course will further develop and utilize oral and written communication skills, which have become a major factor in determining the success of the construction managers and executives.