CNST112
Construction Communications

Description: Development of communication skills including understanding of contract documents, working drawings, technical terminology, graphic symbols, and abbreviations. Fundamentals of drafting principles, sketching, and dimensioning techniques.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 225; CNST 378, CONE 378

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST131
Introduction to the Construction Industry

Description: Introduction to basic management principles and practices for labor, materials, machinery, and budgets.

This course is a prerequisite for: CONE 211

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

CNST225
Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Prerequisites: CNST 112

Description: Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) concepts and techniques. Explore the use of the Revit Architecture platform to create detailed 3D models of construction projects and other BIM-related topics such as clash detection and point-cloud models.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 440

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST241
Horizontal Construction

Prerequisites: MATH 106

Description: Introduction to earthmoving equipment and methods, labor, productivity, and economic aspects of excavation, material transportation, and fill work. Introduction to the financial principles of equipment ownership and operation.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST242
Vertical Construction

Prerequisites: MATH 106

Description: Focus on vertical structures, from grade to topping out, with an emphasis on materials and material handling equipment. Includes the assembly process for a variety of applications including cast-in-place concrete, steel erection, wood framing, precast concrete, masonry structural elements, and material finishing.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST251
Construction Materials and Specifications

Prerequisites: MATH 106

Description: Introduction to construction materials and proper methods of specifying to achieve design and construction goals, safety and inspection, and to meet zoning code and environmental requirements. Physical, mechanical and aesthetic properties of soils, concrete, masonry, metals, plastics and other materials will be studied as they relate to in-service conditions, acceptability, and performance.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST252
Construction Materials and Testing

Prerequisites: MATH 106

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 of soil, aggregate, and concrete.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST305
Building Environmental Technical Systems ICrosslisted with ARCH 333

Prerequisites: PHYS 151.

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: ARCH 430, ARCH 430H; CNST 405

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST306
Electrical Systems

Prerequisites: MATH 106, PHYS 151

Description: Fundamentals of electric power generation and distribution, service, and circuits in buildings with an emphasis on electrical equipment and systems, lighting principles and applications, and fire protection systems. Review of National Electric Code.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 405; CNST 406

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST331
Structural MechanicsCrosslisted with ARCH 331

Prerequisites: ARCH 232 or admission into the Construction Management degree program

Description: Introduction to various external force systems, and their resulting internal forces and deformations, which act on structural elements.

This course is a prerequisite for: ARCH 332, CNST 332

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST332
Structural OptimizationCrosslisted with ARCH 332

Prerequisites: ARCH 331

Description: Optimization of key properties of elemental components and systems of building structures: force, geometric, and material.

This course is a prerequisite for: ARCH 430, ARCH 430H

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST378
Construction Estimating ICrosslisted with CONE 378

Prerequisites: CNST 112

Description: Preparation of detailed cost estimates based on contract documents. Identify and analyze cost components of building and site scopes of work to perform detailed quantity take-offs. Apply labor, material, and equipment pricing from RS Means. Use production rates and quantity takeoffs to prepare a preliminary construction schedule. Complete quantity takeoffs from 2D plans and from 3D BIM software models.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 379; CNST 440; CNST 476, CONE 476

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST379
Construction Estimating II

Prerequisites: CNST 378

Description: Continuation of CNST 378 with emphasis on the determination of total project cost and preparation of complete bid proposals for self-performed and subcontracted commercial projects. Evaluation and analysis of subcontractor bids to determine overall project costs by completing a hard bid simulation scenario. Exploration of contract delivery methods and their effect on overall project cost.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 405; CNST 406; CNST 489

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST405
Mechanical Estimating

Prerequisites: CNST 305, 306 and 379.

Description: Application of estimating principles, quantity take-off, bidding strategies, and computerization to the specialty field of mechanical construction.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST406
Electrical Estimating

Prerequisites: CNST 305, CNST 306 and CNST 379

Description: Application of estimating principles, quantity take-off, bidding strategies, and computerization to the specialty field of electrical construction.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST411
Project AdministrationCrosslisted with CNST 811

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

ACE:

CNST415
Mechanical/Electrical Project ManagementCrosslisted with CNST 815

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

ACE:

CNST420
Professional Practice and EthicsCrosslisted with CNST 820

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:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

CNST425
Alternative Project Delivery MethodsCrosslisted with CNST 825

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

ACE:

CNST434
The Design-Build Project Delivery SystemCrosslisted with CNST 834

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

ACE:

CNST436
Intent and Application of International Building CodeCrosslisted with CNST 836

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:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST440
Building Information Modeling (BIM) II

Prerequisites: CNST 225, CNST 378

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.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST444
Construction Site Safety ManagementCrosslisted with CNST 844

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:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST476
Project Budgets and ControlsCrosslisted with CONE 476

Prerequisites: CNST 378, and BSEN 206 or FINA 300

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.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST480
Productivity and Human Factors in ConstructionCrosslisted with CNST 880

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:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST482
Heavy and/or Civil ConstructionCrosslisted with CNST 882, 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

ACE:

CNST485
Construction Planning, Scheduling, and ControlsCrosslisted with CONE 485, CNST 885, 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

ACE:

CNST486
Construction Management SystemsCrosslisted with CNST 886

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:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST488
Residential Construction and Real EstateCrosslisted with CNST 888

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

ACE:

CNST489
Senior Construction Project

Prerequisites: CNST 379, CNST 420, CNST 476, CNST 485. CNST 480 must be completed as a prerequisite or taken parallel

Capstone course.

Description: Execution of a project from conceptual design and location through estimating, bidding, site layout, planning and scheduling, cost control, records management, and project completion and documentation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

CNST495
InternshipCrosslisted with CONE 495

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, Letter of application, Letter of agreement from industry mentor

Not open to non-degree graduate students

Description: Participation in a full-time summer internship associated with a construction-related entity. Includes weekly assignments and a final presentation designed to foster interactions between the intern and the business side of the entity. General topics include personnel and time management, structuring business plans, scheduling work, finance and budgets, marketing plans, contracts, risk analysis, and communication and leadership.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST498
Special Topics in Construction ManagementCrosslisted with CNST 898

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

ACE: