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Construction Management (CMGT)

CMGT 1105 Construction Documents (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
A study of construction industry documents as they relate to a construction project. Emphasis is placed upon legal aspects of documents; roles of design professionals, contractors, and owners; utilization and effects of construction documents; procurement of construction services; assembly of a project manual and bid proposal; specifications formatting; drawing and specifications coordination; submittals and project closeout. Standard forms, ethics, bonding, CSI MasterFormat, and credentialing will also be examined.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours       Lab fee: $21.00

CMGT 1106 Field Supervision (SP, SU)

3 credits
Field Supervision presents the importance of, and the insight into, the complex and responsible task of managing people. Various phases of effective management will be discussed such as understanding employee behavior, improving productivity, communicating effectively with employees, ethics and professionalism, handling discipline problems, planning and organizing, making and implementing decisions, solving problems, reducing costs and improving safety. This course will improve your understanding of human behavior.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours      Lab Fee: $14.00

CMGT 1115 Construction Methods (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
The course will present the technical operations, methods of constructing, and operational sequences used in constructing commercial buildings and related infrastructure. The content will be presented in a sequential nature so as to enhance the students’ understanding of the responsibilities of a Construction Manager/Supervisor on a construction site.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours       Lab fee: $21.00

CMGT 1121 Construction Drawings (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course offers a study of reading and interpreting construction working drawings and project manuals, as related to residential, commercial, industrial and heavy highway construction. Emphasis is placed upon: drawing organization; relationship of plan, section, and elevation; coordination of the drawings and specifications; shop drawings and submittals, graphic symbols and interpretation skills; and construction mathematics required for the use of building drawings.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours       Lab fee: $30.00

CMGT 1131 Quantity Survey (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course presents an explanation and application of the use of construction math relative to linear, area and volumetric measures of common construction materials. It also explains the computation and organization of basic material quantities used in a typical building construction project, including site preparation work utilizing appropriate equipment, tools and calculators. The course will integrate information regarding requirements of Codes, Permits, and Inspections into the Quantity take off process, as it will impact each job somewhat differently.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CMGT 1121         Lab fee: $23.00

CMGT 1135 Safety & Loss Prevention (A, SP)

2 credits
This course introduces students to materials covering the expanding concerns of construction safety and loss prevention. Students will learn to identify work hazards and unsafe practices and to utilize supervisory, safety, and loss-prevention techniques to minimize loss in productivity and resources. Students will also learn how to utilize OSHA and Ohio BWC resources as well as to prepare a safety and loss prevention plan of action, conduct a jobsite safety analysis, and to promote an ethical and proactive safety culture in the construction workplace through exploration of topics such as safety theories, direct and indirect costs, and safety behavior modification.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours   Lab fee: $14.00

CMGT 1141 Estimating (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
CMGT 1141 presents a study of the current manual practices of estimating skills and methods utilized to create project estimates. Emphasis will be placed upon the preparation of estimates for typical commercial building projects, incorporation of drawing and document interpretation, quantity survey, and construction methods. An overview of planning and scheduling, cost control and project management also is included.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CMGT 1131        Lab fee: $21.00

CMGT 1153 Residential Construction (A, SU)

3 credits
This course is an overview of residential construction including hands- on experiences. Emphasis is placed upon safety, residential construction methods and field operations, structural design elements, terminology, and the materials/tools and equipment used, along with an understanding of the sequential nature of the residential construction process. The lab portion of the course will focus on utilizing tools and materials, affording students an opportunity to experience assembling various parts of the residential building while emphasizing safe practices.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours       Lab fee: $7.00

CMGT 1171 Sustainability Management (A, SU)

3 credits
This course is an introduction to sustainable building science and its methods and challenges for technicians and entry level managers. The course focuses on resources, alternative products and methods, and cradle-to-cradle approaches to buildings and their functions. Career skills development, investigation of preparation for certifications from ASHRAE, RESNET, BPI, LEED, GBI and other organizations, and opportunities to utilize thermal imaging, weatherization and  tools to conduct a home or business energy audit. Emphasis is on whole structure and systems approaches to managing sustainability in the built environment.
Lecture: 3 hours         Lab fee: $5.00

CMGT 1173 Sustainability Applications (SP, SU)

3 credits
The course will instruct students on the methods and techniques of conducting auditing and commissioning relating to sustainable construction, BIM, and SmartGrid® for new and existing buildings. Students will learn techniques and applications of geothermal, wind, and solar PV energy strategies and incentives to effect a positive return on investment for building energy consumption and generation. Preparation strategies and content for certifications from RESNET, BPI, LEED, GBI and other organizations will be presented. Emphasis is on whole structure and systems approaches to applying sustainability in the built environment. This course builds upon the foundations and principle of CMGT 1171
Sustainability Management. Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CMGT 1171        Lab fee: $10.00

CMGT 2215 Intro to Bldg. Information Modeling (BIM) (A, SP)

3 credits
This course provides students with an overview of building information modeling (BIM). Emphasis will be placed upon introducing BIM technologies, developing students’ understanding of the business and organizational issues associated with the implementation of building information modeling, and promoting an awareness of the substantial impacts on the building process that utilization of BIM practices can provide to all members of a project team.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: ARCH 1111            Lab fee: $15.00

CMGT 2216 BIM Applications (SP, SU)

3 credits
This course is an exploration of means and methods for implementing building information modeling (BIM) on a construction project. Emphasis will be placed upon strategies for implementing BIM, identifying challenges and opportunities in the application of BIM technologies on the construction worksite, evaluating BIM as a tool for overseeing the entire building lifecycle, examining the challenges associated with sharing data among members of the project team, and sharing best practices as they pertain to the routine utilization of BIM technologies with construction projects.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CMGT 2215       Lab fee: $15.00

CMGT 2221 Managing Construction (SP, SU)

3 credits
This applications-based course introduces students to entrepreneurship, interdependency, and construction company management, building upon the topics covered in the program of study to date. Focus is on the operations of a construction management firm, including accounting and financial planning, business organization, ethics, analysis of management techniques, sales and marketing strategies, logistics, leadership, personnel issues and creating a sound business plan in order to be successful in the construction industry.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: CMGT 1115, CMGT 1131        Lab fee: $8.00

CMGT 2231 Commercial Computer Estimating (SP, SU)

3 credits
This course studies the skills required to “quantify and price” the amount and type of materials from a set of construction plans in an orderly manner and arrive at a final price utilizing computer software. The course will develop the general background information and bidding strategies to be used for bidding a commercial construction project. CMGT 2231 will also discuss code-related items and how they could /will impact cost of construction.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CMGT 1131        Lab fee: $30.00

CMGT 2241 Planning and Scheduling (A, SU)

3 credits
This course is a study of the management and coordination of construction projects utilizing systematic planning and scheduling. Local and global construction industry methods and techniques will be reviewed and practiced in simulated projects. Topics include WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), PDM (precedence diagram method), and the manual calculations involved with CPM (Critical Path Method) scheduling. The course will stress fundamental skills required to develop, analyze and manage construction projects utilizing several scheduling methods. The course will include discussion of code-related items and required inspections as to how they could/will impact the construction schedule. Fundamental scheduling will be supplemented with the use of Primavera Project Planner (P3) software.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: CMGT 1115, CMGT 1131      Lab fee: $30.00

CMGT 2251 Cost Controls (SP, SU)

3 credits
Various methods and techniques used by construction professionals for predicting and analyzing cost performance are presented. The student will learn how to implement cost-reduction strategies, monitor field performance, and develop cost databases for estimating future work. This format will provide the student with exposure to various types of schedules and projects, and it will assist in the understanding of the concepts and methods used for cost control and monitoring construction project progress. Information regarding Codes, Permits and Inspections will be integrated into the Cost Control process as it relates to the construction schedule and impacts the cost of each phase and overall project a little differently.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CMGT 2241        Lab fee: $21.00

CMGT 2252 Construction Law (A, SU)

3 credits
This course offers an intensive study of the legal aspects and characteristics unique to the construction industry. Students review typical legal problems which arise in the day-to-day business of construction. The course will focus on important legal aspects and the role of each participant on the project, as well as on the duties and obligations of owners, design professionals and constructors, and how construction documents are prepared and utilized. Emphasis is placed upon the bidding process and laws; contracts, subcontracts and supply contracts; labor laws and issues; insurance and bonding; lien laws, dispute resolution and remedies; and ethical behavior in the construction industry.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CMGT 1105        Lab fee: $14.00

CMGT 2281 Residential Computer Estimating (A, SP)

3 credits
CMGT 2281 is a comprehensive study of and an application of the skills required to “take-off” the amount of materials from a set of residential construction plans in an orderly and effective manner and arrive at a cost for construction. The course will develop the general background information for the purpose of bidding/pricing a residential construction project utilizing estimating software. Information regarding Codes, Permits and Inspections will be integrated into the estimate cost as it will impact the cost of each project just a little differently.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CMGT 1131       Lab fee: $30.00

CMGT 2282 Sustainable Construction (SP, SU)

2 credits
This course introduces students to sustainability as it applies to managing construction projects, implementing design strategies, materials and methods selection, and executing contracts to comply with contract requirements and LEED and other commissioning entities for energy efficient buildings and related infrastructure.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ESSH 2282 or permission of instructor
Lab fee: $14.00

CMGT 2699 Project Management (A, SP)

3 credits
This capstone experience provides a student with the opportunity to demonstrate, present, and simulate methods and techniques used to obtain and manage a construction project. The methods and techniques studied include project marketing, obtaining financing, start-up, schedule development, control structures, organizational forms, subcontractor and vendor coordination, schedule adjustment, shop drawing coordination, move-out/shut-down phase, along with correspondence and tracking techniques. Some computer simulations will be used to demonstrate project management activities and processes. Student teams are selected jointly by the students and approved by the instructor to prepare for and simulate the process of obtaining financing, marketing/sales, management and some field operational concerns by the project management teams. This information shall be organized by the teams and presented as if making a presentation to a potential customer as a final exercise for the course Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CMGT 2251        Lab fee: $15.00

CMGT 2910 Construction Field Experience (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This is a work study/internship course designed to have student work at a construction industry-related company, complying with OBOR requirement for hours worked, with assessment submitted and evaluated by student and employer.
Field Experience: 36 hours
Instructor permission required

CMGT 2994 Special Topics: Construction Management (A, SP, SU)

1-4 credits
This is a course designed to introduce students to new topics and technologies in a timely manner, to respond to community needs, and to take advantage of market opportunities.
Lecture: Varies
Lab Fee: To be determined by topic
Instructor permission required