Lower Level Construction Management Courses
TECH 10200 Discovering Technology (1 cr) Class: 1. P: none. This course is designed to convey the skills required to be successful in college and provide information about engineering technology as a career. The primary objective of the course is to integrate the first semester college students into the university community by building a link from past educational experiences to current educational opportunities.
TECH 10400 Technical Graphics Communications (3 cr) Class 2, Lab 2. P: none. An introduction to the graphic lanaguage used to communicate design ideas using CAD. Topics include sketching, multiview drawings, auxillary views, section views, pictorial views and dimensioning practices as well as an introduction to three- dimensional modeling, lighting and rendering.
TECH 10500 Introduction to Careers in Engineering Technology (3 cr) Class 2, Lab 2. P: none. This course provides the beginning engineering technology student with the basic tools necessary for success in their chosen field. Topics include: survey of engineering technology careers; problem solving, introduction to engineering mathematical and statistical concepts; technical laboratories, data presentation and report writing; use of scientific calculators; engineering calculations; metrology; the use of spreadsheets for data analysis and presentation; and engineering ethics and responsibilities.
CEMT12000 Construction Materials and Systems (3 cr) Class:2 Lab 2 : C: TECH 10200, 10400 & 10500. Introduction to common construction terminology, materials, methodologies, codes, standards, contract documents, and structural systems as they relate to buildings, industrial facilities, and infrastructure. Selection of construction materials (wood, steel, concrete, masonry, etc.) and methods.
CEMT 27500 Applied Civil Engineering Drafting (3 cr) Class: 2 Lab: 3. P: TECH 10400 and MATH 153. Preparation of structural construction drawings for buildings, bridges, roads, and topographic drawings.
CEMT 11000 Construction Accounting (3 cr) Class: 2 Lab: 2 P: TECH 10500. Accounting fundamentals as utilized in the construction industry with a special emphasis on basic design of construction cost accounting systems as used to manage a construction company. Use of construction cost indices for labor and materials, as well as, use of construction accounting for estimating and bidding purposes. Use of accounting management software as appropriate.
CEMT 21500 Mechanical and Electrical Systems (4 cr) Class 4. P: CEMT 12000 and Math 153. Methods for design, construction and inspection of mechanical and electrical systems for buildings. Emphasis on heating and cooling loads, equipment selection, duct and pipe sizing, codes, safety installation, inspection, commissioning, and estimating. Responsibilities of the general contractor for HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) and plumbing work.
CEMT 10400 Fundamentals of Surveying (3 cr) Class: 2 Lab: 3 P: MATH 154 or equivalent. Fundamental concepts and practical applications related to measurement of vertical and horizontal distances and angles using the tape, level, transit, theodolite, and EDMI (total stations, electronic workbooks, laser levels, etc). Computations of grades, traverses, areas, and curves. Basic concepts of topography and its uses. Identification of contours and drawing of topographical maps.
CEMT 16000 Statics (3 cr) Class: 3. P: MATH 154 or Math 159. Forces acting on bodies at rest, including coplanar, concurrent, and nonconcurrent systems. Includes centroids, moments of inertia, and friction.
CEMT 28000 Quantity Survey (3 cr ) Class: 2 Lab: 3 P: CEMT 27500. A study of methods to estimate quantities of materials required in construction. Practice in making quantity surveys.
Upper Level Construction Management Courses
CEMT 26000 Strength of Materials (3 cr) Class: 3. P: Math 154 or Math 159 and CEMT 16000. C: CEMT 26700. Stress-strain relationships of engineering materials; composite analysis; shear forces and bending moments in beams; analysis and design of steel and wood beams and columns, beam deflections, and statistically indeterminate beam analysis.
CEMT 26700 Materials Testing (2 cr) Class: 1 Lab: 3. P: Math 154 or Math 159 and CEMT 16000. C: CEMT 26000. Laboratory and field testing of structural materials to determine their mechanical properties and behavior under load. Materials included are steel, aluminum, concrete, wood, and asphalt.
CEMT 30200 Construction Law and Ethics (3 cr) Class: 3. P: CEMT 12000 and Junior standing. Practical focus on key legal and ethical issues applicable to the construction industry and how to manage them. Laws related to construction work, contractual relationships and strategies, torts, liabilities, bonding, insurance, risk management, dispute avoidance and resolution, liens, partnering, and ethics are among topics covered.
CEMT 31200 Construction and Route Surveying (3 cr) Class 2. Lab 3. P: CEMT 10400. Field procedures for construction and route surveying, including highway, street, sewer, and bridge layout. Route surveying including vertical and horizontal curves, curve design, survey for streets and subdivisions, earthwork, and profiles/sections using both theodolite and electronic distance measuring (EDM) equipment. Computation of errors and coordinates and use of appropriate software.
CEMT 34200 Construction Cost and Bidding (3 cr) Class: 2 Lab: 3. P: CEMT 28000. Course includes a study of the methods of estimating costs for labor, material, equipment, and direct overhead for construction projects; how to establish markups for indirect overhead and profit; procedures for setting up a computerized estimating system; and conceptual estimating procedures.
CEMT 39000 Construction Experience (1 cr) Class 1. P: TCM 22000 and 34000. Open to CEMT majors who have completed a minimum of 80 hours in the CEMT Program and ten weeks of full time work in the construction field.
CEMT 34100 Construction Scheduling and Project Control (3 cr) Class: 2 Lab: 2. P: CEMT 34200. A study of the use of computers for creating, presenting, revising, and updating construction schedules, and in using the schedule and other programs to assist in managing a construction project.
CEMT 34700 Construction Contract Administration and Specifications (3 cr) Class: 2 Lab: 2. P: CEMT 12000 and junior standing. Relationship between all parties involved in the construction process. Analysis of contracts, the general and special conditions of the contract, specifications and their purpose/intent, standard specifications, adaptation of selected provisions from standard specifications, and delineation of special supplemental conditions.
CEMT 48400 Wood, Timber & Formwork Design (3 cr) Class: 3. P: CEMT 26000 and 26700. Fundamentals of wood and timber design, including wall, beams, columns, slabs, and forms for special shapes.
CEMT 33000 Construction Field Operations (3 cr) Class: 3. P: CEMT 34100. Study of types and uses of construction equipment and machinery in relation to diverse field operations. Analysis of equipment productivity and costs.
CEMT 45200 Hydraulics and Drainage (3 cr) Class 3. P: PHYS 218 and senior standing. Basic hydrostatics: fundamental concepts of fluid flow in pipes and open channels; methods of estimating storm-water runoff; sizing of culverts, storm and sanitary sewers, and open channels.
CEMT 45500 Construction Safety and Inspection (3 cr) Class: 3. P: CEMT34700 and Junior Standing. A study of safety requirements for construction sites an projects. Accident record keeping, reporting, requirements of the OSHA code; inspection for safety and hazards, environmental issues and quality; risk control; and management issues related to these. Development and implementation of company safety and hazard communication and inspection programs.
CEMT 48600 Reinforced Concrete Design & Consturction (3 cr) Class: 3. P: CEMT 48400. The fundamentals of reinforced concrete design and analysis, including beams, slabs, columns, footings, and retaining structures. Introduction to pre-cast construction and prestressed concrete.
CEMT 35000 Construction Project Cost & Production Control (3 cr) Class: 3. P: CEMT 33000 and 34100. A study of the contractor's record-keeping procedures and forms from estimate breakdown to completion of the project, with a review of current methods of production control.
CEMT 43000 Soils and Foundations (3 cr) Class: 2 Lab: 3. P CEMT 48600 and senior standing. Introduction to the analysis of foundations and related systems including shallow foundations, piles, caissons, and retaining structures; soil mechanics applications in the determination of settling of foundations and slope stability; techniques of subsurface investigation; interpretation of soil reports.
CEMT 44700 Construction Project Management (3 cr) Class: 3. P: CEMT 33000, CEMT 34100, CEMT 45500 and senior standing. . A study of construction organizations, their forms and functions, project management procedures and documents, and financial management within a construction organization. Subjects appropriate for those working within a construction organization will be emphasized. Role playing may be incorporated.
CEMT 49400 Engineering Economics for Construction (3 cr) Class: 3. P: CEMT 34200 and senior standing. Introduction to engineering economy and its methods related to time value of money. Economical evaluation and comparison of alternatives considering costs, returns, interest, taxes, and probability in a time span; determining feasibility, break-even points, and rate of return. Cost indices for construction.
CEMT 49900 Construction Technology Hours, subject matter, and credit to be arranged by staff. Course may be repeated for up to 9 credit hours.