COURSE DESCRIPTIONS CMG 101 Introduction to Construction Management – 2 hrs: Study of construction industry practice emphasizing business organizations and management techniques and career opportunities. Topics include organizational environments, decision making, design, technology, leadership, and basic construction management including terminology, quantity take-offs, estimating, planning, scheduling and inspection. Occasional field trips required. Prerequisites: None (Offered Fall) CMG 105 Introduction to Construction Materials – 2 hrs: Introduction to basic construction materials, to their properties in place in completed projects and to their characteristics that affect construction processes. Overview and study of the principal construction materials used within the construction industry: concrete, masonry, metals, woods, thermal materials, finishes, construction equipment, and specialties. Labs and field trips are required. Prerequisites: None (Offered Fall) CMG 110 Blue Print Reading & Construction Plans – 3 hrs: The students will be exposed to the whole spectrum of construction blueprint reading—from what a blueprint is to how to make use of a set of plans. The students will learn the proper meaning of the construction symbols, abbreviations, and keynotes common to construction for all trades; the difference in the plan groups and how they are applied to a project; how to associate plans, sections, and details on blueprints to get a better understanding of the object(s) noted; and how to determine the coordination of the plans and how to reference the plans to each other. Prerequisites: None (Offered Spring) CMG 250 Construction Estimating – 3 hrs: Detailed unit price cost estimating including quantity takeoff, labor, material, mechanical and electrical systems, equipment unit pricing and computer-aided estimation applications. The course will also examine bidding strategies, worker and equipment productivity, and value engineering. Prerequisites: CMG 105 and CMG 110 (Offered Spring) CMG 300 Construction Methods – 3 hrs: Introduction to the techniques, methods, and materials of building and road construction. Excavation, foundations, framing, masonry, roofing, finishing, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems are covered. Prerequisites: TGC 217, TGC 218, CE 201, CMG 105 and CMG 110 (Offered Fall) CMG 301 Construction Materials & Testing – 3 hrs: Properties of concrete, masonry, metals, woods, thermal materials and hot mix asphalt. Construction materials testing and inspection procedures in laboratory and field situations using standard testing equipment, methods and field inspection techniques. Testing concrete, steel, wood, soils, aggregate, asphalt and masonry materials and samples relative to ASTM testing standards, laboratory reports, computer analysis, data collection and simulated field inspections. Tow hours lecture and 2 hours lab. Prerequisites: CMG 105, TGC 217 and TGC 218 (Offered Fall) CMG 306 Construction Planning & Scheduling – 3 hrs: Study the fundamentals of planning and scheduling of construction projects. Introduction to all of the aspects and techniques of scheduling such as precedence diagrams, activity durations, contract provisions, resource allocation and leveling, money, project monitoring and control, computer scheduling, CPM and PERT methods, earned value, productivity, litigation, short-interval schedules, linear scheduling, arrow diagrams and, scheduling using Primavera and Microsoft projects. Prerequisites: CMG 110, CMG 300 (Offered Fall) CMG 308 Soil Mechanics & Foundations – 3 hrs: Study of origin, formation, classification, identification and subsurface exploration of soil. Physical and mechanical properties of soils, shear strength, consolidation, settlement, lateral earth pressure and bearing capacity. Introduction to foundation analysis. Two hours lecture and 2 hours lab. Prerequisites: TGC 217 and TGC 218 (Offered Fall) CMG 310 Construction Contracts and Law – 3 hrs: Examine the major legal issues concerning the construction industry. Topics include an overview of participants; bidding and contract formation; typical construction contracts and conditions; subcontracts; architects and engineers; privacy of contracts; defaults/termination; changed conditions; changes/extra work; lien law; surety bonds; fraud, duress, and mistakes; delays; and alternative dispute resolution. Prerequisites: MGT 207 (Offered Fall) CMG 315 Heavy Constructions – 3 hrs: Construction methods and management of heavy construction projects including highways, bridges, tall buildings, dams, tunnels, waste treatment facilities, governmental buildings and underground facilities. Prerequisites: CMG 300, CMG 301, CMG 308, (Offered Spring) CMG 318 Mechanical and Electrical Systems – 3hrs: Basic study of the primary mechanical and electrical equipment and systems used in buildings. Design principles for selecting and sizing various systems are stressed throughout the course. Mechanical topics include plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, water supply, fire protection, and sanitary sewer systems. Electrical topics include basic principles of electricity, single and three phase systems, transformers, branch circuits and feeders and residential and commercial illumination. Prerequisites: Junior Standing (Offered Spring) CMG 320 Leadership in Construction – 3 hrs: Models of construction leadership for the 21st Century, application of transformational leadership to strategic planning and marketing in construction contracting and, leadership and strategic problem solving in construction and methods. Prerequisites: MGT 207, CMG 310 (Offered Spring) CMG 325 Computer Applications for Construction – 3 hrs: Computer-based construction project management techniques for planning, scheduling, estimating, cost optimization, cash flow analysis, bidding, accounting and project control. Prerequisites: CMG 110, CMG 250, CMG 300, CMG 306, CMG 310 (Offered Spring) CMG 350 Construction Safety – 3 hrs: Explanation of requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other related federal and state legislation as applied to the construction industry. Standards for accident prevention, hazard identification, and responsibility for compliance emphasized. Prerequisites: Junior Standing (Offered Spring) CMG 400 Construction Accounting – 3 hrs: Introduction to the long-term contract methods for recognizing revenue and their impact on financial statements. An analysis of financial statements and their use in developing budgets, projecting cash needs, pricing construction projects, and forecasting the impact of business decisions on profit. Prerequisites: Senior Standing (Offered Fall) CMG 410 Concrete, Steel and Wood Design & Construction – 3 hrs: Design and construction of concrete, steel and wood structures. Principles and fundamental design procedures for concrete, steel, wood beams, columns, slabs, and footings. Gain experience working with the building codes for designing, detailing and construction of structural members. Prerequisites: TGC 217, TGC 218, CMG 301 (Offered Fall) CMG 420 Internship – 3 hrs: Cooperative education/internship in construction management provides practical, on-the-job experience in blueprint reading, material takeoffs, estimating, scheduling, construction safety, equipment management, construction management, and project planning. Prerequisites: Senior Standing (Offered Fall) CMG 430 Advanced Construction Cost Estimating – 3 hrs: Examines cost estimating as a key process in planning, designing and constructing buildings. Topics include the analysis of the elements of cost estimating; database development and management, productivity, unit costs, quantity surveys and pricing, and the application of these tools in business situations; marketing, sales, bidding, negotiating, value engineering, cost control, claims management and cost history. Computerization is evaluated as an enhancement to the process. Prerequisites: CMG 110, CMG 250, CMG 300, CMG 306, CMG 325 (Offered Fall) CMG 450 Construction Codes & Quality Control – 3 hrs: Issues of Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) in the construction process. The constructors' roles in ensuring quality are analyzed. Interpretation of building code requirements, assessment of the utilization of QA/QC and its impact on project quality, cost, schedule, productivity, and safety are examined. Prerequisites: TGC 217, TGC 218, CMG 300, CMG 301, CMG 400, CMG 410 (Offered Spring) CMG 460 Capstone Project – 4 hrs: This capstone course is designed to provide instruction in the successful analysis of a construction-related project. Coordination with the CM course faculty is required to propose, design and implement a project that will analyze, integrate, and synthesize concepts and knowledge from previous CM and related course work. Independent research will be performed to develop projects in preparation for a formal final presentation for the CM course faculty, selected other college professors, and participating industry professionals. Prerequisites: CMG 306, CMG 318, CMG 325, CMG 400, CMG 410, CMG 450, (Offered Spring) SUPPORTING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CORE COURSES TGC 217 TGC 218 MGT 207 MGT 315 MGT 352 Statics & Structural Analysis – 3 hrs: Offered by the Department of Technology, School of Engineering and Technology. Strength of Materials – 3 hrs: Offered by the Department of Technology, School of Engineering and Technology Legal Environment & Ethics – 3 hrs: Offered by the Department of Management and Marketing, School of Business. Principles of Management – 3 hrs: Offered by the Department of Management and Marketing, School of Business. Entrepreneurship – 3 hrs: Offered by the Department of Management and Marketing, School of Business. Business Elective MGT 433 Human Resource Management – 3 hrs: Offered by the Department of Management and Marketing, School of Business. MGT 450 Principles of Real States – 3 hrs: Offered by the Department of Management and Marketing, School of Business. FIN 315 Principles of Finance – 3 hrs:Offered by the Department of Management of Economics and Finance, School of Business.