CMGT – Construction Management
CMGT 110 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND METHODS (3-0-3)(F/S). Introduction to construction vocabulary and knowledge. Identification of construction materials, elements and systems. PREREQ: MATH 108 or equivalent.
CMGT 111 Construction Materials and Methods Lab (0-3-1)(F/S). Introduction to construction safety. Hands-on applications in site layout, formwork and concrete; masonry, steel; wood; and other construction materials. PRE/COREQ: CMGT 110.
CMGT 201 CONSTRUCTION COMMUNICATIONS (3-0-3)(F/S)(CID). Preparation of effective oral presentations and written documents and correspondence related to common construction industry scenarios. Consideration of ethical, professional, and civil behavior in both written and oral communication for construction project administration and management. PREREQ: ENGL 102.
CMGT 240 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F/S). Study of construction management in a global environment. Topics include organizational environments, contract delivery methods, the design and construction process, basic estimating, and basic scheduling. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets expected. PREREQ: MATH 108.
CMGT 245 DRAWINGS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND CODES (3-0-3)(F,S). Reading and interpretation of construction drawings. Introduction to and practice in how orthographic views and pictorial drawings are used to represent objects. Organization, vocabulary and meaning of construction specifications and building codes. PREREQ: CMGT 110.
CMGT 320 CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND METHODS (3-0-3)(F/S). Characteristics, capabilities, limitations and employment of general building and heavy construction equipment. Occasional field trips required. PREREQ: ENGR 210 or ENGR 310.
CMGT 350 MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS (4-0-4)(F/S). The fundamentals of mechanical and electrical contracting. Terminology, components, and basic design features of HVAC systems; plumbing systems; and electrical circuits and service equipment. Current mechanical and electrical drawings, specifications and building codes are presented. Occasional field trips required. PREREQ: CMGT 245 and either PHYS 112 or PHYS 212.
CMGT 360 SOIL MECHANICS (3-0-3)(F). Descriptive terminology, physical and engineering properties, measurement techniques, and behavior of soils. PREREQ: ENGR 306 or ENGR 350.
CMGT 361 SOIL MECHANICS LAB (0-3-1)(F). Use of test apparatus in the evaluation of soils. PRE/COREQ: CMGT 360.
CMGT 367 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING (3-0-3)(F,S). Extracting quantity take-offs from drawings, classifying the work in accordance with the specifications, compiling and pricing estimates, developing cost estimates using CSI divisions and work break-down structure, and preparation and evaluation of bids. Occasional field trips required. PREREQ: CMGT 240, CMGT 245, and MATH 147 or equivalent.
CMGT 374 CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS & IMPROVEMENTS (2-0-2)(S). The use of statistical sampling, time and motion studies, crew balance analysis, and flow and process charts to analyze management methods and improve labor efficiency, equipment and materials usage, safety, and employee motivation. PREREQ: CMGT 367.
CMGT 380 PRE-CONSTRUCTION SERVICES (3-0-3)(F). Levels of pre-design and design phase estimates, constructability reviews, value engineering, design phase scheduling. An overview of the relationship of estimates to the operations and profitability of a construction firm. PREREQ: CMGT 367.
CMGT 385 CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AND LAW (3-0-3)(F/S). Construction contract language, project documentation, and common issues in construction law, including project changes, differing site conditions, construction claims, and dispute resolution. Particular emphasis placed on written communication and negotiation techniques. PREREQ: CMGT 240 and GENBUS 202.
CMGT 410 CONCRETE FORMWORK CONSTRUCTION (3-0-3)(F). Introduction to various concrete forming systems. Design and methods of formwork construction, including issues related to safety and quality control. Occasional field trips required. PREREQ: ENGR 310.
CMGT 417 PROJECT SCHEDULING (2-2-3)(F/S). Gantt charts, S-curves, Critical Path Method (CPM), computerized scheduling, PERT charts, resource leveling and time cost trade offs used as planning, scheduling, and management techniques. PREREQ: CMGT 367.
CMGT 420 REINFORCED CONCRETE AND STEEL CONSTRUCTION (3-0-3)(F/S). The structural analysis and construction of reinforced concrete and structural steel systems; including vertical and horizontal loads on beams and columns; bending, shear, compressive and tensile stresses and deflection analysis, and construction methods. PREREQ: ENGR 310.
CMGT 460 PROJECT COST CONTROLS (3-0-3)(S). Theory of cost accounting and cost control, with emphasis on cost determination as a tool of management and project cost control. Includes bidding, budgeting, and developing project cost record-keeping system for managing cash, receivable, payroll, and subcontractors. PREREQ: ACCT 206 and CMGT 367.
CMGT 470 LAND DEVELOPMENT (3-0-3)(F/S). Overview of the land development process, including planning, design, construction, and sale of various types of real estate. Topics include key concepts in successful development, feasibility studies, site selection and improvement, government policy and regulation, project planning and master planning, design of public infrastructure, and construction of site improvements. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.
CMGT 475 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F/S)(FF). Topics related to the procurement of work and the management of construction projects including business development and proposal preparation; contract, risk and change management; safety and quality management; jobsite layout and control; leadership and team building; and sustainability and ethics. Students are required to take the AIC Level 1 Certified Professional Constructor Exam as a culminating activity. PREREQ: CMGT 367, CMGT 385 and senior status. PRE/COREQ: CMGT 417.
CMGT 487 PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR CONSTRUCTION CAREERS (1-0-1)(F,S). Resume writing and interview skills for construction industry employers, professional phone and email communications, preparation and delivery of effective proposal presentations, how to prepare for and conduct effective meetings, business etiquette, and appropriate and ethical demeanor in client and subcontractor relationships. PREREQ: CMGT 201 and CMGT 240.
CMGT 493 INTERNSHIP. Cooperative education/internship in construction management provides practical, on-the-job experience in blueprint reading, material takeoffs, estimating, equipment management, and project planning.
CMGT 496 INDEPENDENT STUDY. Construction studies as supervised by a construction faculty member.