CNST811
Project AdministrationCrosslisted with CNST 411

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing

Not open to non-degree graduate students

Description: Ownership and administration of companies focusing on documentation and specifications, 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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

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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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

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CNST820
Professional Practice and EthicsCrosslisted with CNST 420

Prerequisites: CNST 379 and BLAW 300

Not open to non-degree graduate students

Description: Examination of professional practice considering the perspectives of designers and the contractors and their respective relationships to society, specific client types, and other collaborators in the design and construction fields. Focus on ethics, professional communication and responsibility, professional organization, office management, environmental stewardship, professional registration, and owner-designer-contractor relationships.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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CNST825
Alternative Project Delivery MethodsCrosslisted with CNST 425

Prerequisites: CNST 379

Not open to non-degree graduate students

Description: Historical and current project delivery methods (PDM) are explored. Procurement strategies, contractual arrangements, and compensation methods are also discussed in conjunction with risks, costs, and legal and ethical issues that need to be considered when determining which system is best for a particular project.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

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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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

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CNST834
The Design-Build Project Delivery SystemCrosslisted with CNST 434

Prerequisites: CNST 379

Not open to non-degree graduate students

Description: The organizational, managerial, ethical and legal principles involved in design-build as a 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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

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CNST836
Intent and Application of International Building CodeCrosslisted with CNST 436

Prerequisites: CNST 379

Not open to non-degree graduate students

Description: Fundamentals 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
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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CNST842
Healthcare Design and ConstructionCrosslisted with AREN 442, AREN 842, CNST 442

Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing

Description: Introduction to the design and construction of healthcare facilities. Healthcare regulations and standards, infection control, interim life safety measures, code requirements, medical equipment selection and coordination, healthcare design and construction techniques, and best practices will be addressed. Provides guidance in preparation for the Certified Healthcare Constructor credential offered by the American Healthcare Association.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

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CNST844
Construction Site Safety ManagementCrosslisted with CNST 444

Prerequisites: CNST 241 or CONE 319

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. Not open to non-degree graduate students

Description: Introduction to 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
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

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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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

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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
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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CNST880
Productivity and Human Factors in ConstructionCrosslisted with CNST 480

Prerequisites: CNST 379 and senior standing

Not open to non-degree graduate students

Description: Motivation and productivity improvement methods for management in typical job environments. Methods to improve working environments in the field and 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
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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

Prerequisites: CNST 379

Not open to non-degree graduate students

Description: History, theory, methods, and management principles of planning and executing heavy and/or civil projects. Emerging and new equipment capabilities. Economical use of equipment and management of costs associated with production.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

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

Prerequisites: CNST 378

Not open to non-degree graduate students

Description: Planning and scheduling a project using the critical path methods (CPM) with computer applications. Project pre-planning, logic networks, precedence diagrams, time estimates, critical path, float time, crash programs, scheduling, short interval schedules, pull planning, 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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

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CNST886
Construction Management SystemsCrosslisted with CNST 486

Prerequisites: CNST 379

Not open to non-degree graduate students.

Description: Application of selected topics in systems analysis (operations research). 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 industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:3

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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
Grading Option:Graded

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

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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
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

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
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SUMMER

Credit Hours:3

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CNST898
Special Topics in Construction ManagementCrosslisted with CNST 498

Prerequisites: Permission.

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1-6

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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
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:1-10

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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
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

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.

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
Grading Option:Pass No-Pass

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
Grading Option:Grade Pass/No Pass Option

Credit Hours:1-24

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