CNST112
Construction Communications

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 225; CNST 241; CNST 251; CNST 252

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST131
Introduction to the Construction Industry

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

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

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

CNST225
Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Prerequisites: CNST 112, 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

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST241
Construction Methods and Equipment I

Prerequisites: CNST 112, GEOL 101 and MATH 106.

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

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST242
Construction Equipment and Methods II

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.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST251
Construction Materials and Specifications

Prerequisites: CNST 112 and CNST 131

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

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST252
Construction Materials and Testing

Prerequisites: CNST 112 and 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. Inspection and quality control of construction materials. Material variation, testing procedures and characteristics of material types including aggregates.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST305
Building Environmental Technical Systems ICrosslisted with ARCH 333

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

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST306
Building Environmental Technical Systems II

Prerequisites: MATH 106 or MATH 108H and PHYS 151 and PHYS 153

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.

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
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST378
Construction EstimatingCrosslisted with CONE 378

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 379; CNST 440

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST379
Construction Estimating II

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.

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
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST411
Project AdministrationCrosslisted with CNST 811

Prerequisites: CIVE 378 or CNST 379

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:

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
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST420
Professional Practice and EthicsCrosslisted with CNST 820

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
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

CNST434
The Design/Build Project Delivery SystemCrosslisted with CNST 834

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:

CNST436
Intent and Application of International Building CodeCrosslisted with CNST 836

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:

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
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST444
Construction Site Safety ManagementCrosslisted with CNST 844

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.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST476
Project Budgets and ControlsCrosslisted with CONE 476

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.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST480
Productivity and Human Factors in ConstructionCrosslisted with CNST 880

Prerequisites: Senior standing, CNST 378, and MNGT 300. This course is a prerequisite for or must be taken parallel with CNST 489

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:

CNST482
Heavy and/or Civil ConstructionCrosslisted with CNST 882, 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:

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

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

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST486
Construction Management SystemsCrosslisted with CNST 886

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:

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
Course Format:LEC

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.

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

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
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE: