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Construction Management Course Descriptions

CMGT350 - PROJECT ESTIMATING AND SCHEDULING (2-2-4)
Students learn and apply the basic principles and current practices employed in estimating project costs including unit costs, overhead and profit. Scheduling tools, such as critical path method and bar charts, are examined as an aid and technique in project planning, budgeting and cost control. Prerequisites: CCEV115 Construction Graphics or ARCH201 Contracts Drawing and Methods I; and BLDG155 Construction Methods. The Arioch Center Course.

CMGT410 - CONSTRUCTION LAW AND GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS (2-2-4)
An introduction to law and contracts to avoid entanglements and disputes, and to develop awareness of legal rights so that construction claims are settled by negotiation, not litigation. In addition, a study of zoning and building code requirements is made. Roles of building departments and boards of standards and appeals, procedures, enforcement, approvals and permits are discussed. Prerequisite: Third Year status. The Arioch Center Course.

CMGT415 - CONSTRUCTION LAW AND GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS SEMINAR (1-0-1)
This course provides an understanding of how the law interacts with the construction industry. The course will focus on the different contractual terms and how those terms control risk allocation and the relationships between parties. Students will develop skills in preventing disputes, analyzing contracts, and negotiating construction claims. The Arioch Center Course.

CMGT420 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SCHEDULING (2-2-4)
Topic items include project network planning, scheduling, and cost control models. Computer applications to PERT and CPM will be explored and used by the student. Prerequisite: BLDG155 Construction Methods; Third Year status. The Arioch Center Course.

CMGT440 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT CONTROL (2-2-4)
The study of information management for effective project control. The course will cover gathering of job information and the processing involved in measuring, evaluating and calculating job performance, and reporting the results. Modern-day management information systems, practical accounting techniques, and computer applications will be explored. Prerequisite: CMGT420 Construction Project Scheduling. The Arioch Center Course.

CMGT450 - CONSTRUCTION COST ANALYSIS (2-2-4)
Topics include: practical procedures for building construction estimating of most major trades; analysis of factors and methods affecting construction costs; bid strategies; preparation of preliminary budgets and complete working estimates with quantities and costs of materials, labor and overhead. Computer applications are explored. Prerequisite: MGMT390 Financial Accounting. The Arioch Center Course.

CMGT460 - FINANCING THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT (2-2-4)
An investigation of construction financing during all phases of project development. Topic items include: permanent loans, construction loans, sources of mortgage funds and venture capital, and tax and interest considerations. Emphasis is placed on the role of the banker as a vital member of the construction management team. Prerequisite: Third Year status. The Arioch Center Course.

CMGT465 - FINANCING THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT (1-0-1)
This course covers construction financing during all phases of project development including feasibility studies, construction loans, lending institutions, business organization structure, and cash flow. The Arioch Center Course.

CMGT550 - CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT THEORY (2-2-4)
Construction project management from conception to completion is covered. The course covers feasibility studies, site selection, planning, programming, design coordination, and contracting procedures of actual construction. Emphasis is placed on contractor operations, project administration, job planning, and subcontract coord-ination. Prerequisite: Third Year status. The Arioch Center Course.

CMGT655 - SENIOR PROJECT IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (1-3-4)
The student will select his or her own project with the approval of the faculty for development during the semester. Students work independently on their approved projects with periodic and timely critical evaluations by the faculty member. The student's final presentation must demonstrate an advanced level of problem-solving skills, technical knowledge, and professional competency expected in the field. Students will make a final presentation and defend their work with a selected jury of professionals approved by the faculty. Prerequisite: CMGT440, 450, 460, 550 and MGMT510. This course must be taken in the final semester of the senior year. The Arioch Center Course.

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