Description: Development of construction industry communication skills including the ability to read contract documents. Complete comprehension of working drawings, technical terminology including graphic symbols and abbreviations. Fundamentals of drafting principles, sketching, and dimensioning techniques.
Description: Introduction to basic management principles and practices used in the control of manpower, materials, machinery and money in the construction of the built environment.
This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 251
Description: An introduction to the fundamentals of Building Information Modeling (BIM), establishing a solid foundation for further study in this area. BIM concepts and Modeling Techniques, and the use of the Revit Architecture platform to create detailed 3D models of construction projects will be explored.
This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 440
Parallel registration in CNST 252 is recommended.
Description: Introduction to earthmoving equipment and methods ;uses in the U.S. construction industry. Labor, productivity, and economic aspects of site, excavation, and foundation work utilizing various mixes of manpower and machinery. Introduction to financial principles of equipment operation and ownership. Excavation and trenching safety plus safe operation of earthmoving equipment.
This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 242
Prerequisites: CNST 241
Description: The structure from grade to topping out. Functions and applications of material handling equipment from simple pulleys to large cranes. Methods of constructing concrete formwork in a variety of applications. Assembly and erection of steel, wood, precast concrete, and masonry structural elements. Material finishing methods and equipment.
Description: Introduction to construction materials. Physical, mechanical, and aesthetic properties of soils, concrete, masonry, metals, plastics, and other materials as they relate to in-service conditions and acceptability either individually or in combination with other materials. Proper methods of specifying to achieve design and construction goals, construction safety and inspection, and to meet zoning codes and environmental requirements.
This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 225
Parallel registration in CNST 241 is recommended. Laboratory testing procedures emphasizing testing of aggregates, soil, and concrete.
Description: Introduction to basic materials used in construction. Laboratory testing and evaluation of material properties. Inspection and quality control of construction materials. Material variation, testing procedures and characteristics of material types including aggregates.
Prerequisites: PHYS 151 or permission.
Description: Characteristics and performance of buildings with respect to thermal and psychrometric environment in buildings related to human comfort, heat gain/heat loss, ventilation, natural energy systems and sustainable design principles, and plumbing and life safety systems in the Built environment.
This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 405
Description: Fundamentals of electric power generation and distribution. Service and circuits in buildings, electrical equipment and systems in buildings, lighting principles and applications, and fire protection systems. Review of National Electric Code.
Prerequisites: CNST 242 or (UNO) CONE 2420.
Description: Preparation of detailed cost estimates based on contract documents. Identify and analyze cost components to perform a reliable quantity take-off. Recap components in their common trade areas for labor, material, and equipment pricing. Introduction to subcontractor bids and assembly of bid proposal.
Prerequisites: CNST 378.
Description: Continuation of CNST 378 with emphasis on implementing basic elements of estimating, including: quantity survey, price extension, and bidding. Advanced computer applications of estimating to various construction projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Description: Advanced topics in building information modeling, including structural and MEP modeling, 4/5 dimensional construction animations and visualization. Good knowledge of Revit Architectural Modeling and knowledge of construction estimating and scheduling is required before registering in this class.
Prerequisites: CNST 242
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.
Prerequisites: CONE/CNST 378; ISMG 2060 (UNO).
Description: The basic systems related to revenues and expenses associated with record keeping of construction contracts. Managerial accounting related to planning and control of construction projects.
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
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.
Prerequisites: CNST 378; CNST 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
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.
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.
CNST 489 is a capstone course.
Description: Execution of a construction project involving conceptual design and location, estimating, bidding, site layout, construction organization, planning and scheduling, cost control, records management, and project completion and documentation.
A signed student-instructor learning contract is required.
Description: Individual or small group investigation of topics in construction management.