CNST811
Project AdministrationCrosslisted with CNST 411

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in ARCH, CIVE, CNST, or CONE

Description: An introduction to construction project administration. Ownership and organization of construction companies, construction documentation and specifications, type of contracts, take-offs, estimating, bidding, bonds, insurance, project management and administration, scheduling, time and cost management, labor law and labor relations, and project safety.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST815
Mechanical/Electrical Project ManagementCrosslisted with CNST 415

Prerequisites: CNST 305, CNST 306, CNST 379.

CNST 405 and CNST 406 are recommended.

Description: Fundamentals of project management within the mechanical and electrical contracting industry. Codes, contract documents, productivity, coordination, project control and administration, scheduling, safety, and project closeout, from a specialty contracting perspective.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST820
Professional Practice and EthicsCrosslisted with CNST 420

Prerequisites: CNST 379 and BLAW 300 or BLAW 372.

This course is a prerequisite for or must be taken parallel with CNST 489.

Description: Orientation to professional practice through the designers' and the contractors' relationships to society, specific clients, their professions, and other collaborators in environmental design and construction fields. Ethics, professional communication and responsibility, professional organization, office management, construction management, professional registration, and owner-designer-contractor relationships.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST826
Occupational Health and Safety for Construction

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Investigation of occupational health and safety hazards in the construction environment. Accident causation and illness exposure models, construction safety and health programs and contract requirements, project safety and health management, special problems in construction safety, OSHA/EPD/ADA regulation and compliance issues, health assessment and monitoring, safe building methods design, toxic substance exposures, abatement methods, and worker training and protection.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST834
The Design/Build Project Delivery SystemCrosslisted with CNST 434

Prerequisites: CNST 379 or instructor permission.

Description: The organizational, managerial, ethical and legal principles involved in design/build as a construction project delivery system. Advantages and disadvantages, growth, merits, and criticism of the design-build system.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST835
Design/Build: Methods and Application

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Investigation, documentation, and application of current Design/Build processes and methodology used in commercial construction. Principles and practices of Design/Build as a project delivery system.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST836
Intent and Application of International Building CodeCrosslisted with CNST 436

Prerequisites: CNST 112 and CNST 251.

Description: This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of how to research, interpret and apply building code requirements to the design and construction of both new and renovated structures.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST844
Construction Site Safety ManagementCrosslisted with CNST 444

Satisfactory completion will partially qualify the individual to be designated by their employer as a construction site "competent person" by successfully completing the OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety Card as well as additional certifications in basic first aid, CPR, and AED.

Description: Provides introductory construction site safety management for project engineers, project managers, safety teams, and company safety officers. Addresses basic accident and injury models, human accident costs, safety behavior, ethical issues in safety, workers' compensation and EMR, job safety analysis (JSA), project site safety audits, safety promotion and training, emergency planning and response, safety management programs and training, and OSHA record-keeping and reporting.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST850
Sustainable Construction

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in ARCH, CET, CIVE, or CNST

Description: Application of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) best practices in building procurement and delivery systems. History, theory, and state-of-the-art practices in designing and constructing green buildings. Basic principles required to make the multitude of decisions when designing or constructing a green building. LEED construction practices (emerging practices that are economical, produce esthetically pleasing structures, and are environmentally sound).

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST858
Construction Information Management Systems

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in construction management or related discipline with instructor approval

Description: Fundamental knowledge of construction information management systems. Construction project management software will be used including database design.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST860
Construction Visualization and Simulation

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in construction management or related discipline with instructor approval

Description: Fundamental knowledge of visualization platforms of buildings and construction. Topics include construction visualization software, basic data structure and programming, interoperability, and building performance simulation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST879
Construction Management and Construction Systems

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Quantity survey methods, production rate and cost analysis, bidding, contingency and risk analysis. Computer applications of estimating and research topics. Monte Carlo simulation, Virtual 3D, BIM applications relevant to construction estimating and risk analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST880
Productivity and Human Factors in ConstructionCrosslisted with CNST 480

Prerequisites: Senior standing, CNST 378, and MNGT 300.

Description: Motivation and productivity improvement methods in the management of construction workers in their typical job environments. Methods to improve working environments in the field and in the office. Procedures and mechanisms to implement human behavior and ergonomics concepts for enhanced productivity and safety.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 489

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST882
Heavy and/or Civil ConstructionCrosslisted with CNST 482, CONE 482, CONE 882

Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate standing in ARCH, AREN, CIVE, CNST, or CONE.

Description: Application of management principles to the construction of heavy and/or civil projects. History, theory, and methods of planning and constructing heavy and/or civil projects. Emerging equipment and new equipment capabilities. Economical use of equipment and managing costs associated with production.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST883
Management of Limited Scope Permitting

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in ARCH, CET, CIVE, or CNST

Description: Building code permitting process associated with all projects. Phased projects that require one or more limited scope permits prior to receiving the final full construction permit. How to improve coordination and reduce the confusion and risk associated with managing the permitting process. The permitting process that is applicable to both large and small projects and that can be easily adapted and used in all jurisdictions throughout the United States.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST885
Construction Planning, Scheduling, and ControlsCrosslisted with CNST 485, CONE 485, CONE 885

Prerequisites: CONE 378/CNST 378; AE 2250 (UNO).

Description: Planning and scheduling a construction project using the critical path methods (CPM) with computer applications. Project pre-planning, logic networks, network construction, time estimates, critical path, float time, crash programs, scheduling, and monitoring project activities.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 489

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST886
Construction Management SystemsCrosslisted with CNST 486

Prerequisites: CNST 379

Description: Application of selected topics in systems analysis (operations research) to construction management. Simulation, mathematical optimization, queuing theory, Markov decision processes, econometric modeling, neural networks, data envelopment analysis, decision analysis and analytic hierarchy processes as used in the construction industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST887
Construction Leadership and Strategic Planning

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: New models of construction leadership for the 21st Century. Application of transformational leadership to strategic planning and marketing in construction contracting. Leadership and strategic problem solving constructs and methods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST888
Residential Construction and Real EstateCrosslisted with CNST 488

Prerequisites: CNST 379

Description: Application of various strategies to real estate development including community and residential design, planning, site selection, land development, marketing and customer service. Methods used by construction companies to analyze, bid, and market their developments to customers through the pre-construction and bidding process.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST890
Masters Project

Prerequisites: Admission to the master of engineering degree program with an emphasis in construction, and permission

Description: Technical report, technical paper, or portfolio project, culminating in a final document and oral presentation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST895
Graduate InternshipCrosslisted with CONE 895

Prerequisites: Open only to Construction Management graduate students.

Description: Participation in a full-time summer internship with an approved Construction Engineering or Construction Management related entity. Includes weekly assignments and a final presentation that are designed to create interaction between the Construction entity and the intern, and associated with the business aspects of the entity. General topics include Business Plans, Marketing, Finance and Budgets, Contracts, Legal Issues and Professionalism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD
Offered:SUMMER

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST898
Special Topics in Construction ManagementCrosslisted with CNST 498

Prerequisites: Masters of engineering in construction or related discipline.

A signed student-instructor learning contract is required.

Description: Individual or small group investigation of topics in construction management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

CNST899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

CNST936
Advanced Topics in Intent and Application of the International Building Code

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Construction Management or by instructor permission

Description: In-depth analysis of research methodology, interpretation and application of building code requirements associated with design and construction of both new and renovated structures.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST991
Thesis and Dissertation Methods for Construction Research

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in AREN, CET, CIVE, CNST, or CONE

Description: A structured approach to thesis and dissertation methods, conducting a literature review, choosing appropriate analytical methods, and writing and presenting a construction research project. Seminar course.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST993
Graduate SeminarCrosslisted with CONE 993

Prerequisites: Graduate student in Construction Program

All MS and PhD graduate students in Construction Engineering and Management (CEMT) must enroll in their first semester of matriculation. P/NP only for 1 hour credit maximum. Attendance of a minimum of 15 Durham School Graduate Student Seminars, CEMT project presentations, and/or MS/PhD thesis presentations in the College of Engineering is required. Presentation of one seminar within the Durham School Graduate Student Seminar series, prior to the final graduate degree oral examination, is also required. All MS and PhD graduate students in Construction Engineering and Management (CEMT) must enroll in their first semester of matriculation. P/NP only for 1 hour credit maximum.

Description: Seminar participation to broaden knowledge of construction engineering and management topics, improve presentation and professional skills, and learn about professional development resources available on campus.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

CNST999
Doctoral Dissertation

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE: