Course Descriptions

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CSMG 101 - Introduction to Construction Management - 3.00 credits

Overview of construction as a profession and of the construction industry, including safety, types of construction, professional organizations, contract delivery systems, ethics, communication and software applications within construction.

CSMG 215 - Construction Planning & Scheduling - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSIS 115. Introduction to commonly used techniques and computer applications for the planning, scheduling, monitoring, and controlling of construction projects. Topics include key scheduling techniques such as Gantt Chart, Critical Path Method (CPM), Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT), Linear Scheduling Method (LSM), and Earned Value Method (EVM); practical scheduling practices such as tracking, controlling, and forecasting trends of schedules, cost control, and reporting.

CSMG 225 - Construction Methods & Materials - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSMG 101 w/ C grade or higher. This course is an introduction to the basic building materials, components, methods, and sequences in residential construction. The class is organized around the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Format. We will use a simple set of building prints and specifications to structure our discussion of the building process, and learn about the materials specified for use in that structure, along with possible alternatives.

CSMG 255 - Project Cost Estimating - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: CSIS 115 & CSMG 101 with a minimum grade of C. Principles of construction estimating. Topics include estimating quantities of material using reference books, tables and the Construction Specifications Institute (C.S.I.) format and preparing estimating reports.

CSMG 285 - Construction Contracts & Documents - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSMG 101 w/ C grade or higher. Principles of construction contracts and documents, based on the Construction Specifications Institute format, covering various contract methods, document precedent, phases of the design process and how documents relate to that process. This course will present the value and importance of how construction documents define the rights of, responsibilities of and relationships among all the parties that are necessary for the successful completion of any project.

CSMG 295 - Building Codes and Code Administration - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSMG 101. Study of national, state, and local regulations applicable to specification and performance of building construction standards. The International Building Code is utilized as the primary reference resource.

CSMG 299 - Construction Project Management - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: CSMG 215 & CSMG 255 with a minimum grade of C. This course will be a comprehensive study of construction project management. The course is based in accordance with the specifications contained in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). It will cover both process management and leading people from the perspective of construction projects.