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Construction Management B.A.Sc.

CCE Applied Professional Studies
College of Continuing Education
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 85 to 88
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
Construction management transforms project design and its engineering requirements into a physical structure, focusing on management and business skills needed to deliver high quality construction results on time and within budget. The major offers experience and education leading directly to a professional management career in high demand areas in the construction industry, including residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, highway heavy, facility management and process systems sectors. The construction management major is offered in close collaboration with the Minnesota and regional construction industry.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Students who have 30 transferable semester credits, preferred minimum 2.50 GPA, and a strong interest in the major may be admitted to pre-major status. Each application for admission is individually reviewed in a holistic context.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Courses
Calculus
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
Physics
PHYS 1101W - Introductory College Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1107 - Introductory Physics Online I (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
Building Construction Plan Reading
CMGT 3011 - Construction Plan Reading (2.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Preparatory Courses for All Subplans
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
CMGT 3001W - Introduction to Construction [WI] (3.0 cr)
Technical Writing
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results [WI] (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3001 - Introduction to Technical Writing and Communication (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3152W - Writing on Issues of Science and Technology [WI] (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing [WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1101W - Introductory College Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or COMM 1313W - Analysis of Argument [WI] (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3402 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3257 - Technical and Professional Presentations (3.0 cr)
or COMM 1101H - Honors: Introduction to Public Speaking [CIV] (3.0 cr)
Economics
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101H - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
Introduction to Management
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
Major Core Courses
Student must take CMgt 4196: Construction Management Internship for a minimum of 3 credits. (Additional internships can be taken for 1-4 credits).
ABUS 4013W - Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers [WI] (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4101 - Accounting and Finance for Managers (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4701 - Introduction to Marketing (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4011 - Construction Documents and Contracts (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4022 - Construction Estimating (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4031 - Construction Safety and Loss Control (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4041W - Specifications and Technical Writing for Construction Professionals [WI] (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4196 - Construction Management Internship (1.0-4.0 cr)
CMGT 4471 - Sustainability for Construction Managers (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4861 - Construction Management Capstone (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results [WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3152W - Writing on Issues of Science and Technology [WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing [WI] (4.0 cr)
· ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4013W - Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CMGT 4041W - Specifications and Technical Writing for Construction Professionals [WI] (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Commercial
Preparatory Courses
CMGT 2019 - AutoCAD for Construction Managers (2.0 cr)
Required Courses
CEGE 3202 - Surveying and Mapping (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4201 - Construction Accounting (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4542 - Building Energy Systems (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4544 - Materials and Structures I (4.0 cr)
CMGT 4545 - Materials and Structures II (4.0 cr)
CMGT 4562 - Building Envelope Design and Construction (2.0 cr)
Technical Electives
Student must complete a total of 6 credits selected from Construction Science and/or Other.
Construction Science
ARCH 4561 - Architecture and Ecology [ENV] (3.0 cr)
or BBE 3101 - Introductory Statics and Structures for Construction Management (3.0 cr)
or BBE 4416 - Building Testing and Diagnostics (2.0 cr)
or BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies [TS] (3.0 cr)
or CEGE 3501 - Environmental Engineering [ENV] (3.0 cr)
or CEGE 4401 - Steel and Reinforced Concrete Design (4.0 cr)
or CMGT 4073 - Building Codes for Construction Managers (1.0 cr)
or CMGT 4081 - Managing Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites (1.0 cr)
or CMGT 4215 - Facility Quality Assessment and Commissioning (2.0 cr)
or LA 3571 - Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering (3.0 cr)
or Other
ABUS 4104 - Management and Human Resource Practices (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4217 - Real Estate Development: Process and Tools (2.0 cr)
or CMGT 4000 - The Construction Industry through Time and Tomorrow (2.0 cr)
or CMGT 4001 - Innovative Contracting (1.0 cr)
or CMGT 4003 - Managing in the BIM Environment (1.0 cr)
or CMGT 4193 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
or CMGT 4196 - Construction Management Internship (1.0-4.0 cr)
or CMGT 4422 - Advanced Construction Cost Estimating (2.0 cr)
or CMGT 4550 - Topics in Construction Management (1.0-2.0 cr)
Highway Heavy and Civil Works
Preparatory Courses
CMGT 2019 - AutoCAD for Construction Managers (2.0 cr)
Required Courses
CEGE 3201 - Transportation Engineering (3.0 cr)
CEGE 3202 - Surveying and Mapping (2.0 cr)
CEGE 4201 - Highway Design (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4201 - Construction Accounting (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4545 - Materials and Structures II (4.0 cr)
Technical Electives
Student must complete a total of 9 credits selected from Construction Science and Other.
Construction Science
Student must complete at least 2 credits from this group.
BBE 3101 - Introductory Statics and Structures for Construction Management (3.0 cr)
or CEGE 3301 - Soil Mechanics I (3.0 cr)
or CEGE 3501 - Environmental Engineering [ENV] (3.0 cr)
or CEGE 3502 - Fluid Mechanics (4.0 cr)
or CEGE 4251 - Pavement Analysis, Design, and Rehabilitation (4.0 cr)
or CEGE 4253 - Pavement Engineering and Management (3.0 cr)
or CEGE 4501 - Hydrologic Design (4.0 cr)
or CMGT 4081 - Managing Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites (1.0 cr)
or LA 3571 - Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering (3.0 cr)
Other
Student may select additional courses from this group.
CMGT 4000 - The Construction Industry through Time and Tomorrow (2.0 cr)
or CMGT 4001 - Innovative Contracting (1.0 cr)
or CMGT 4003 - Managing in the BIM Environment (1.0 cr)
or CMGT 4193 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
or CMGT 4196 - Construction Management Internship (1.0-4.0 cr)
or CMGT 4422 - Advanced Construction Cost Estimating (2.0 cr)
or CMGT 4550 - Topics in Construction Management (1.0-2.0 cr)
or HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (3.0 cr)
Residential
Preparatory Courses
CMGT 2019 - AutoCAD for Construction Managers (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4544 - Materials and Structures I (4.0 cr)
or AEM 2021 - Statics and Dynamics (4.0 cr)
Required Courses
BBE 4413 - Systems Approach to Residential Construction (4.0 cr)
BBE 4414 - Advanced Residential Building Science (4.0 cr)
BBE 4416 - Building Testing and Diagnostics (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4201 - Construction Accounting (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4545 - Materials and Structures II (4.0 cr)
Technical Electives
Student must complete a total of 3 credits selected from Construction Science and/or Other.
Construction Science
ARCH 4561 - Architecture and Ecology [ENV] (3.0 cr)
or BBE 3101 - Introductory Statics and Structures for Construction Management (3.0 cr)
or BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies [TS] (3.0 cr)
or CMGT 4073 - Building Codes for Construction Managers (1.0 cr)
or CMGT 4081 - Managing Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites (1.0 cr)
or LA 3571 - Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering (3.0 cr)
or Other
ABUS 4104 - Management and Human Resource Practices (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4217 - Real Estate Development: Process and Tools (2.0 cr)
or CMGT 4000 - The Construction Industry through Time and Tomorrow (2.0 cr)
or CMGT 4001 - Innovative Contracting (1.0 cr)
or CMGT 4003 - Managing in the BIM Environment (1.0 cr)
or CMGT 4193 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
or CMGT 4196 - Construction Management Internship (1.0-4.0 cr)
or CMGT 4422 - Advanced Construction Cost Estimating (2.0 cr)
or CMGT 4550 - Topics in Construction Management (1.0-2.0 cr)
Facility Management
Preparatory Courses
ABUS 4104 - Management and Human Resource Practices (3.0 cr)
CMGT 3024 - Facility Programming and Design (2.0 cr)
Required Courses
ABUS 4217 - Real Estate Development: Process and Tools (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4211 - Facility Cost Accounting and Finance (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4213 - Facility Operations and Maintenance Intensive (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4215 - Facility Quality Assessment and Commissioning (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4542 - Building Energy Systems (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4562 - Building Envelope Design and Construction (2.0 cr)
Technical Electives
Student must complete a total of 6 credits of Technical Electives. Student should check with their adviser about courses not on this list.
BBE 3101 - Introductory Statics and Structures for Construction Management (3.0 cr)
or BBE 4416 - Building Testing and Diagnostics (2.0 cr)
or BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies [TS] (3.0 cr)
or CMGT 4000 - The Construction Industry through Time and Tomorrow (2.0 cr)
or CMGT 4001 - Innovative Contracting (1.0 cr)
or CMGT 4003 - Managing in the BIM Environment (1.0 cr)
or CMGT 4073 - Building Codes for Construction Managers (1.0 cr)
or CMGT 4081 - Managing Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites (1.0 cr)
or CMGT 4193 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
or CMGT 4196 - Construction Management Internship (1.0-4.0 cr)
or CMGT 4544 - Materials and Structures I (4.0 cr)
or CMGT 4545 - Materials and Structures II (4.0 cr)
or CMGT 4550 - Topics in Construction Management (1.0-2.0 cr)
or LA 3571 - Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering (3.0 cr)
 
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MATH 1142 - Short Calculus (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A streamlined one-semester tour of differential and integral calculus in one variable, and differential calculus in two variables. No trigonometry/does not have the same depth as MATH 1271-1272. Formulas and their interpretation and use in applications. prereq: Satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1031 or 1051]
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differential/integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasizes hard problem-solving rather than theory. prereq: Honors student and permission of University Honors Program
PHYS 1101W - Introductory College Physics I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental principles of physics in the context of everyday world. Use of kinematics/dynamics principles and quantitative/qualitative problem solving techniques to understand natural phenomena. Lecture, recitation, lab. prereq: High school algebra, plane geometry, trigonometry; primarily for students interested in technical areas
PHYS 1107 - Introductory Physics Online I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of physics in context of everyday world. Use of kinematics/dynamics principles together with quantitative/qualitative problem solving techniques to understand natural phenomena. prereq: High school algebra, plane geometry, trigonometry
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, structure of matter. Applications to mechanical systems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1271 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1371 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1571
PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive, calculus-level general physics. Emphasizes use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles. Structure of matter, with applications to mechanical systems.
CMGT 3011 - Construction Plan Reading
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Intro to construction plan reading and construction documents (using architectural, civil, mechanical, electrical drawings and project manual). Read, understand, and interpret commercial construction plans and project manuals, including notes, symbols, and plan layout.
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00458 - Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements. prereq: Soph
CMGT 3001W - Introduction to Construction (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A wide range of construction-related topics and an overview of the industry itself are presented: type and size of projects, where the industry has come from and where it appears to be heading, and roles and responsibilities of participants. Through assignments and projects, the course defines project and construction sequences, materials and building systems, and project scheduling and delivery methods. Students will conduct research into construction materials, sustainability, and self-selected topics. As a writing intensive course focused on developing skills crucial to professionals, it requires the production and revision of a variety of construction documents, including drawings and specifications.
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects of communication essential for being persuasive/influential. Organizing/presenting ideas effectively, strategies for audience analysis, choosing communication methods, making appropriate use of informal influence methods, handling dissent. Processes for intercultural communication. prereq: 45 cr completed
WRIT 3001 - Introduction to Technical Writing and Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research origins/history. Technical communication. Audience, purpose, ethics, global communication, collaboration, usability, digital writing technologies. Journal articles, student/professional organizations, guest presentations, interviews, digital portfolio. Oral presentations, research. prereq: Technical Writing concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Communication Major or instr consent
WRIT 3152W - Writing on Issues of Science and Technology (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Read books/articles, discuss, and write about major issues in science/technology. Possible topics: DNA and human genome. Animal/human interaction. Global warming; Alternative energies; Animal/human cloning and stem-cell research. Vaccines from Smallpox to AIDS. Why civilizations collapse.
WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01235 - Writ 3562V/Writ 3562W
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication in professional settings, gathering research, analyzing audience, assessing/practicing multiple genres. Draft, test, revise present findings in oral presentation. prereq: [Jr or sr or instr consent], [1301 or 1401 or equiv]
PHYS 1101W - Introductory College Physics I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental principles of physics in the context of everyday world. Use of kinematics/dynamics principles and quantitative/qualitative problem solving techniques to understand natural phenomena. Lecture, recitation, lab. prereq: High school algebra, plane geometry, trigonometry; primarily for students interested in technical areas
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, structure of matter. Applications to mechanical systems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1271 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1371 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1571
PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive, calculus-level general physics. Emphasizes use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles. Structure of matter, with applications to mechanical systems.
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00670
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Public communication processes, elements, and ethics. Criticism of and response to public discourse. Practice in individual speaking designed to encourage civic participation.
COMM 1313W - Analysis of Argument (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Strategies for analyzing, evaluating, generating arguments. Problems in listening/responding to argument.
COMM 3402 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Nature and function of communication between individuals in formal and informal relationships. Communicative interactions from theoretical and practical viewpoints.
COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cooperative thinking in task-oriented groups. Planning, preparing for, and participating in small groups in private and public contexts.
WRIT 3257 - Technical and Professional Presentations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Oral presentation skills for technical or professional topics. Visual communication, audience analysis, organizing presentation, presenting complex material. Emphasizes use of computers. prereq: COMM 1101 or instr consent
COMM 1101H - Honors: Introduction to Public Speaking (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00670 - Comm 1101H, PSTL 1461, GC 1461
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Public communication processes, elements, and ethics. Criticism of and response to public discourse. Practice in individual speaking designed to encourage civic participation. prereq: Honors
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00019 - Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy.
APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00323 - ApEc 1102ApEc 1102H/Econ 1102
Typically offered: Every Spring
Unemployment/inflation, measures of national income, macro models, fiscal policy/problems. Taxes and the national debt. Money/banking, monetary policy/problems. Poverty and income distribution. International trade and exchange rates. Economic growth/development. prereq: 1101 or Econ 1101
ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Microeconomic behavior of consumers, firms, and markets in domestic and world economy. Demand and supply. Competition and monopoly. Distribution of income. Economic interdependencies in the global economy. Effects of global linkages on individual decisions. prereq: knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aggregate consumption, saving, investment, and national income. Role of money, banking, and business cycles in domestic and world economy. International trade, growth, and development. U.S. economy and its role in the world economy. International interdependencies among nations. prereq: [1101 or equiv], knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
APEC 1101H - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00019 - Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy. prereq: Honors student, proficiency in high school algebra
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Demands on today's managers, with a focus on small to medium-sized organizations. Techniques/ideas beyond traditional studies. Applying management theory at all levels. Managing in a global workplace. Organizational planning and decision making. Organizing resources. Leading/motivating people. Controlling/evaluating organizational activities. This writing intensive designated course will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to this discipline because clear, accurate, and professional communication is essential to organization management. The ability to write effectively in terms of specified audiences ensures, in the professional world, successful communication between team members as well as the success of the projects, companies, and employees they represent. prereq: 45 semester credits recommended
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects/characteristics of organizations, their members. Why people/groups feel/behave as they do. Processes/methods that improve behavior/attitudes/effectiveness of members. Member/manager skills. Guest speakers, group presentations, films.
ABUS 4013W - Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02147 - ABus 4013/CMgt 4013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Key legal, ethical, and risk frameworks in business activity and civic life. Students will identify areas of exposure within their specific industry and learn about best practices to minimize legal liability and manage risk. The writing-related instruction is designed to develop effective management-level communication skills regarding legal, ethical, and other risks and to develop a thoughtful analytical approach to addressing real-world risks. prereq: CMgt 4011 recommended for CMgt students, 45 semester credits
ABUS 4101 - Accounting and Finance for Managers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01315
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cost accounting concepts. Cost behavior. Management decision making using cost data. Time value of money. Cost of capital. Capital budgeting techniques. Financial statement analysis. Assignments draw on business/industry examples. prereq: Financial accounting, 45 cr
ABUS 4701 - Introduction to Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Conceptual tools for creating a marketing plan. How marketing relates to other functional areas of business. Importance of an ethical, global view. prereq: [Macroeconomics or microeconomics], 45 cr
CMGT 4011 - Construction Documents and Contracts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Definition, interpretation, and utilization of drawings. Specifications, agreements, bidding forms, general conditions. Bonds, contracts, subcontracts, and related documents. Appropriate provisions for minority business participation, such as tax exempt status and wage rates. prereq: 3001, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Project planning, scheduling, and control. Considering/understanding alternatives. Industry techniques. Introduction to critical path method. Using commercial software on personal computers. Updating/analyzing project schedules. prereq: 3001, 3011, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4022 - Construction Estimating
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Purposes/uses of various estimates. Performing quantity take-off, organizing bidding process. Requesting/analyzing subcontractor proposals. Unit pricing. Using published resources. Preparing systems-based estimates. Related software, spreadsheets, custom applications. Linkages among estimates, budgets, cost control systems, and cost records. prereq: 3001, 3011, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4031 - Construction Safety and Loss Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to construction safety, health, and loss control. Hazard recognition. Control procedures. Management systems for measuring/evaluating loss-control performances in construction industry. prereq: 3001, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4041W - Specifications and Technical Writing for Construction Professionals (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develop/enhance appropriate oral/written communication necessary for use in the construction process from planning phase through contract closeout. Develop construction-specific practical applications to facilitate the process and avoid common pitfalls. prereq: 4011 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4011
CMGT 4196 - Construction Management Internship
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Hands-on work experiences in a construction company, applying coursework in the workplace, contributing knowledge of best practices, and participating in career development exercises. prereq: [[CMgt] major or minor or certificate student], [jr or sr], dept consent
CMGT 4471 - Sustainability for Construction Managers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Building industry's impact on the environment; sustainable building initiatives; environmental principles and practices in pre-con, construction, close-out and operations; impact on construction manager role, procurement methods, contracts, estimating and scheduling, and team structure; green adoption issues; current technologies; future trends.
CMGT 4861 - Construction Management Capstone
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Using a case study approach, explores concepts of project management, decision theory, and leadership needed to solve critical, complex, and even routine problems within construction businesses and their projects. Students will be required to think critically and creatively about the possible solutions and be able to effectively articulate those solutions. It will apply all prior construction management-related coursework into a comprehensive construction and facility project management capstone intended to demonstrate mastery of the construction and facility management body of knowledge prior to graduation. prereqs: CMGT 4011, 4013, 4021, 4022, and 4031 (which may be taken concurrently WITH instructor permission), and CMGT 4041 and 4201 (which may be taken concurrently WITHOUT instructor permission).
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects of communication essential for being persuasive/influential. Organizing/presenting ideas effectively, strategies for audience analysis, choosing communication methods, making appropriate use of informal influence methods, handling dissent. Processes for intercultural communication. prereq: 45 cr completed
WRIT 3152W - Writing on Issues of Science and Technology (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Read books/articles, discuss, and write about major issues in science/technology. Possible topics: DNA and human genome. Animal/human interaction. Global warming; Alternative energies; Animal/human cloning and stem-cell research. Vaccines from Smallpox to AIDS. Why civilizations collapse.
WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01235 - Writ 3562V/Writ 3562W
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication in professional settings, gathering research, analyzing audience, assessing/practicing multiple genres. Draft, test, revise present findings in oral presentation. prereq: [Jr or sr or instr consent], [1301 or 1401 or equiv]
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Demands on today's managers, with a focus on small to medium-sized organizations. Techniques/ideas beyond traditional studies. Applying management theory at all levels. Managing in a global workplace. Organizational planning and decision making. Organizing resources. Leading/motivating people. Controlling/evaluating organizational activities. This writing intensive designated course will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to this discipline because clear, accurate, and professional communication is essential to organization management. The ability to write effectively in terms of specified audiences ensures, in the professional world, successful communication between team members as well as the success of the projects, companies, and employees they represent. prereq: 45 semester credits recommended
ABUS 4013W - Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02147 - ABus 4013/CMgt 4013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Key legal, ethical, and risk frameworks in business activity and civic life. Students will identify areas of exposure within their specific industry and learn about best practices to minimize legal liability and manage risk. The writing-related instruction is designed to develop effective management-level communication skills regarding legal, ethical, and other risks and to develop a thoughtful analytical approach to addressing real-world risks. prereq: CMgt 4011 recommended for CMgt students, 45 semester credits
CMGT 4041W - Specifications and Technical Writing for Construction Professionals (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develop/enhance appropriate oral/written communication necessary for use in the construction process from planning phase through contract closeout. Develop construction-specific practical applications to facilitate the process and avoid common pitfalls. prereq: 4011 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4011
CMGT 2019 - AutoCAD for Construction Managers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Most current version of AutoCAD software skills and construction concepts. 2-D techniques and business applications of computer-aided drafting (CAD) at job entry level. prereq: 30 sem cr
CEGE 3202 - Surveying and Mapping
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Theory of precision measurements of distance, elevation, angle, and direction of points/lines above, on, or beneath earth's surface. Establishing such points/lines. Elements of coordinate systems, datum planes, and maps. prereq: MATH 1271, MATH 1272], [CSE or Construction Mgmt]
CMGT 4201 - Construction Accounting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Unique characteristics and dissimilarities crucial for all parties involved to understand/manage the construction process. Unique aspects of construction financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax planning, and auditing. prereq: 3001, Acct 2050, ABus 4101
CMGT 4542 - Building Energy Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01317
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Functions of building mechanical systems, their integration with other building components. Residential/commercial HVAC systems, alternative energy sources, energy effciency, structural implications of mechanical systems, indoor air quality, environmental strategies. Case studies. prereq: [3001, [jr or sr]] or instr consent
CMGT 4544 - Materials and Structures I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
First part of the two-semester statics/materials/structures sequence. Introduces basic statics as it relates to structural analysis, including a fundamental understanding of forces, loads, shears, and moments applied to structural elements. These principles will be applied through the development of beam diagrams using load path analysis. Provides an introduction to building structural systems and their design and construction process, and covers building loads and the methods of analyzing and designing structural elements such as beams and columns. Discusses the path of loads applied to a building and the structural materials—specifically, wood and steel—that are commonly used to support these loads in building construction. Finally, the course provides an overview of the tools and techniques used by the structural engineer in the course of building design, as well as basic procedures for choosing materials and member sizes for use in a building system.
CMGT 4545 - Materials and Structures II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Building on the engineering, materials, and structural concepts of Materials and Structures I, this course explores concrete as a material (components, manufacture, installation, and mix design), and in terms of its structural uses. Soils and aggregates (origin, analysis, and classification) and earthwork/compaction concepts are also surveyed. Laboratory testing of these materials is included. These two broad topics are then combined with masonry concepts to discuss foundations, retaining walls, slabs, and footings. Finally, lateral systems within a structure are discussed. An overall curriculum project (which will refer back to M&S I) will examine a real-world structural system, including loading, engineering, materials, and construction aspects. prereq: CMgt 4544
CMGT 4562 - Building Envelope Design and Construction
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: None, but 4542 or 4572 or professional experience recommended
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Science behind design of a weather-tight building envelope. Construction principles for foundations, exterior walls, windows, opening, roofs. Consequences of poor design/construction. Component review of building envelope (shell) elements. Testing/quality control strategies. Construction issues/envelope sequencing. prereq: None, but 4542 or 4572 or professional experience recommended
ARCH 4561 - Architecture and Ecology (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01107 - Arch 4501/Arch 5501
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to theories/practices of ecological approaches to architectural design. Ecological context, implications/opportunities of architecture. Historical/theoretical framework for ecological design thinking. Issues studied at various scales: site/community, building, component.
BBE 3101 - Introductory Statics and Structures for Construction Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statics, engineering wood design principles, mechanical properties of wood. Design techniques for individual components. Trusses, beams, columns. Using conventional lumber products, engineered wood products, and steel. Simple structures explored through examples, assignments. prereq: Working knowledge of [trigonometry, geometry, algebra]
BBE 4416 - Building Testing and Diagnostics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01711
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theoretical basis for performance testing. Diagnostics applications for residential structures. Existing structures, retrofit/remedial applications. Digital differential pressure gauges, blower doors, airflow hoods/grids, duct pressure testing, infrared thermography. Hands-on equipment use, problem solving. prereq: 4413
BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01676 - BBE 4733/BBE 5733/ChEn 5551
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Energy security. Environmental, economic, societal impacts. Current/emerging technologies for production/use, characteristics of renewable energy, key methods for efficient production. Current/probable future. Impact on sustainable development. prereq: Junior or senior
CEGE 3501 - Environmental Engineering (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Chem 1022, Phys 1302
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to environmental engineering. Quantitative approach to environmental problems. Scientific background for understanding roles of engineers and scientists. prereq: Chem 1022, Phys 1302
CEGE 4401 - Steel and Reinforced Concrete Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Limit-states design. Steel: tension, compression, flexure, combined compression/flexure, connections. Concrete: beams in flexure/shear, one-way slabs, T-beams, development length, serviceability. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 3401, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3402, [upper div CSE or grad student]
CMGT 4073 - Building Codes for Construction Managers
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Building codes history, foundation, structure, and organization. Importance to the built environment throughout building life cycle: design, construction, occupancy, demolition. Code compliance and role of building code official. Interpretation and application to specific scenarios. Recognizing and correcting code deficiencies. prereq: 45 cr or instr consent
CMGT 4081 - Managing Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Best management practices relating to supervision or direction of construction site operations. Grading, culvert replacement, bridge construction, incorporating permit requirements, sample specifications, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Management practices to reduce or control erosion/sedimentation. prereq: 3011 or related experience
CMGT 4215 - Facility Quality Assessment and Commissioning
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to assess condition/quality of building site, exterior/interior of facility, and building equipment. Evaluating effectiveness/efficiency of facility operations/maintenance program. What to look for during building audits. How to write professional assessment reports. How to make useful recommendations for improvements. Value/purpose of building commissioning/ re-commissioning. prereq: 3001, [4213 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4213}, 4542, 4562
LA 3571 - Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory applications of landform systems for design. Landform typology, representation methods, manipulation techniques, use of land survey data, earthwork construction issues. Spatial accommodation of vehicles in landscape architecture, including road design. prereq: BED major or BED minor or instr consent
ABUS 4104 - Management and Human Resource Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Providing day-to-day leadership. Organizing work, motivating employees. Delegating, coordinating, and achieving results. Front line human resource practices, including selection, induction, and training of new employees, employee appraisal. Handling grievances/discipline. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4217 - Real Estate Development: Process and Tools
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Real estate development creates and alters our built environment. Working with architects, engineers, contractors, financing teams, government, and a host of consultants, real estate developers transform ideas into buildings, and with this, the spaces in which we live, work, and play. So, how do developers identify good and bad opportunities, and then, once committed, manage a wide group of stakeholders, often with disparate interests, to get the project completed and operating as planned? It is a challenge every step of the way, with a myriad of risks and obstacles to overcome, but with significant potential rewards. This course traces the development process from beginning to end, introducing foundational knowledge in project feasibility analysis and financial modeling, and integrating real world examples via case studies and interviews with Twin Cities-based practitioners. Prereq: 45 credits. Familiarity with finance and accounting concepts helpful.
CMGT 4000 - The Construction Industry through Time and Tomorrow
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course centers on the construction industry in all its facets. The intention is to ensure that students taking it are provided with an in-depth understanding of how the industry evolved from early times to the present day and where the industry may be heading in the future. Equipped with this knowledge, graduates will be in a better position to understand their role in whichever sector of the industry they choose to build their careers and to contribute to positive change and improvement in how the industry serves its clients. It should be emphasized that this course is neither a history of architectural or engineering design, nor of construction technology, but concentrates rather on industry structure, organization, and the way it delivers its products.
CMGT 4001 - Innovative Contracting
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
The triple constraint of time/cost/quality has often been challenged by traditional design/bid/build delivery methods. The private sector has had a unique advantage in its ability to negotiate contracts in the absence of firm bidding rules, including the extensive use of design/build delivery methods, while the public sector has been required by statute to bid to the lowest responsible bidder using design/bid/build. In an attempt to find the right balance that respects the competitive public bidding process while taking advantage of alternative project delivery strategies, the public sector has used enabling legislation to aggressively find new ways to contract project delivery, improving quality, speed of delivery, and cost management while reducing risk. This course will explore the methods of innovative contracting used by MnDOT and their underlying strategies, techniques, metrics, and outcomes, using a case study approach.
CMGT 4003 - Managing in the BIM Environment
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
For 5,000 years we have used hand drawings to communicate ideas and methodologies, from Egyptian hieroglyphs to computer technology. Building Information Modeling (BIM) computer models act as simulators, analyzing architectural programs, materials, energy usage, constructability, construction sequencing, and more, down to tens of micrometers. For example, metal units can be fabricated directly from 3D models; material quantities can be extracted from modeled objects and tied to cost early in the design process; coordinated models can be visualized by project teams, clarifying scope and providing a vehicle for communication. Although this survey course is not a technical training in BIM, it will help you understand how BIM might shape your future as a construction manager and will guide you in applying techniques to manage the BIM process within your projects. prereqs: None. However, if you have no prior experience with construction, we recommend CMgt 3001 - Intro to Construction and CMgt 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling for knowledge of industry project delivery.
CMGT 4193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent project. Topic arranged with/supervised by construction management faculty. prereq: Admitted to CMgt major or minor or certificate
CMGT 4196 - Construction Management Internship
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Hands-on work experiences in a construction company, applying coursework in the workplace, contributing knowledge of best practices, and participating in career development exercises. prereq: [[CMgt] major or minor or certificate student], [jr or sr], dept consent
CMGT 4422 - Advanced Construction Cost Estimating
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced estimating concepts, including procurement, productivity, and value engineering. Working in teams, students develop and deliver a competitive bid for a real project and examine strategies to meet the owner's budget and expectations through value engineering approaches. prereq: CMGT 4022 or instr consent
CMGT 4550 - Topics in Construction Management
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar. Timely issues/themes in construction management.
CMGT 2019 - AutoCAD for Construction Managers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Most current version of AutoCAD software skills and construction concepts. 2-D techniques and business applications of computer-aided drafting (CAD) at job entry level. prereq: 30 sem cr
CEGE 3201 - Transportation Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Applying laws of motion to vehicle performance, determining constraints for highway designs. Traffic flow principles, their relation to capacity and level of service. Geometric design, pavement design, transportation planning. prereq: PHYS 1301, 3101, 3102
CEGE 3202 - Surveying and Mapping
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Theory of precision measurements of distance, elevation, angle, and direction of points/lines above, on, or beneath earth's surface. Establishing such points/lines. Elements of coordinate systems, datum planes, and maps. prereq: MATH 1271, MATH 1272], [CSE or Construction Mgmt]
CEGE 4201 - Highway Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: CE or upper div GeoE or grad, 3202, 3201 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Vertical and horizontal alignment, earthwork computations, highway capacity, forecast of traffic volume demand, impact of vehicle type on geometric design, intersection design. prereq: CE or upper div GeoE or grad, 3202, 3201 or instr consent
CMGT 4201 - Construction Accounting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Unique characteristics and dissimilarities crucial for all parties involved to understand/manage the construction process. Unique aspects of construction financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax planning, and auditing. prereq: 3001, Acct 2050, ABus 4101
CMGT 4545 - Materials and Structures II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Building on the engineering, materials, and structural concepts of Materials and Structures I, this course explores concrete as a material (components, manufacture, installation, and mix design), and in terms of its structural uses. Soils and aggregates (origin, analysis, and classification) and earthwork/compaction concepts are also surveyed. Laboratory testing of these materials is included. These two broad topics are then combined with masonry concepts to discuss foundations, retaining walls, slabs, and footings. Finally, lateral systems within a structure are discussed. An overall curriculum project (which will refer back to M&S I) will examine a real-world structural system, including loading, engineering, materials, and construction aspects. prereq: CMgt 4544
BBE 3101 - Introductory Statics and Structures for Construction Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statics, engineering wood design principles, mechanical properties of wood. Design techniques for individual components. Trusses, beams, columns. Using conventional lumber products, engineered wood products, and steel. Simple structures explored through examples, assignments. prereq: Working knowledge of [trigonometry, geometry, algebra]
CEGE 3301 - Soil Mechanics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Index properties and soil classification. Effective stress. Permeability and seepage. Elasticity theory. One-dimensional compression and consolidation; settlements. Compaction; cut and fill problems. prereq: CSE, AEM 3031
CEGE 3501 - Environmental Engineering (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Chem 1022, Phys 1302
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to environmental engineering. Quantitative approach to environmental problems. Scientific background for understanding roles of engineers and scientists. prereq: Chem 1022, Phys 1302
CEGE 3502 - Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fluid statics/dynamics. Kinematics of fluid flow, equations of motion, pressure-velocity relationships, viscous effects, boundary layers. Momentum/energy equations. Lift/drag. Flow in pipes and pipe systems. Hydraulic machinery. Fluid measurements. prereq: [AEM 2012 or AEM 3031], Math 2373, [CSE or ForP major]
CEGE 4251 - Pavement Analysis, Design, and Rehabilitation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: [3201, 3301, 3402, upper div CSE] or grad student or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts/principles in rigid/flexible pavement design. Traffic loads, soil considerations, material characteristics for highway/airfield pavement design. Rehabilitating flexible/rigid pavement systems. prereq: [3201, 3301, 3402, upper div CSE] or grad student or instr consent
CEGE 4253 - Pavement Engineering and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [3201, 3301, 3402, upper div CSE] or grad student or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of road construction. Asphalt pavement. Portland cement concrete pavement construction. Construction technologies. Maintaining flexible/rigid pavement systems. Manual/automated assessment. Definitions of performance. Optimization. prereq: [3201, 3301, 3402, upper div CSE] or grad student or instr consent
CEGE 4501 - Hydrologic Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Hydrologic cycle: precipitation, evaporation, infiltration runoff. Flood routing through rivers and reservoirs. Statistical analysis of hydrologic data and estimation of design flows. Open channel flow, flow through conduits. Detention basin design, hydraulic structure sizing, estimation of risk of flooding. prereq: 3502
CMGT 4081 - Managing Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Best management practices relating to supervision or direction of construction site operations. Grading, culvert replacement, bridge construction, incorporating permit requirements, sample specifications, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Management practices to reduce or control erosion/sedimentation. prereq: 3011 or related experience
LA 3571 - Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory applications of landform systems for design. Landform typology, representation methods, manipulation techniques, use of land survey data, earthwork construction issues. Spatial accommodation of vehicles in landscape architecture, including road design. prereq: BED major or BED minor or instr consent
CMGT 4000 - The Construction Industry through Time and Tomorrow
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course centers on the construction industry in all its facets. The intention is to ensure that students taking it are provided with an in-depth understanding of how the industry evolved from early times to the present day and where the industry may be heading in the future. Equipped with this knowledge, graduates will be in a better position to understand their role in whichever sector of the industry they choose to build their careers and to contribute to positive change and improvement in how the industry serves its clients. It should be emphasized that this course is neither a history of architectural or engineering design, nor of construction technology, but concentrates rather on industry structure, organization, and the way it delivers its products.
CMGT 4001 - Innovative Contracting
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
The triple constraint of time/cost/quality has often been challenged by traditional design/bid/build delivery methods. The private sector has had a unique advantage in its ability to negotiate contracts in the absence of firm bidding rules, including the extensive use of design/build delivery methods, while the public sector has been required by statute to bid to the lowest responsible bidder using design/bid/build. In an attempt to find the right balance that respects the competitive public bidding process while taking advantage of alternative project delivery strategies, the public sector has used enabling legislation to aggressively find new ways to contract project delivery, improving quality, speed of delivery, and cost management while reducing risk. This course will explore the methods of innovative contracting used by MnDOT and their underlying strategies, techniques, metrics, and outcomes, using a case study approach.
CMGT 4003 - Managing in the BIM Environment
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
For 5,000 years we have used hand drawings to communicate ideas and methodologies, from Egyptian hieroglyphs to computer technology. Building Information Modeling (BIM) computer models act as simulators, analyzing architectural programs, materials, energy usage, constructability, construction sequencing, and more, down to tens of micrometers. For example, metal units can be fabricated directly from 3D models; material quantities can be extracted from modeled objects and tied to cost early in the design process; coordinated models can be visualized by project teams, clarifying scope and providing a vehicle for communication. Although this survey course is not a technical training in BIM, it will help you understand how BIM might shape your future as a construction manager and will guide you in applying techniques to manage the BIM process within your projects. prereqs: None. However, if you have no prior experience with construction, we recommend CMgt 3001 - Intro to Construction and CMgt 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling for knowledge of industry project delivery.
CMGT 4193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent project. Topic arranged with/supervised by construction management faculty. prereq: Admitted to CMgt major or minor or certificate
CMGT 4196 - Construction Management Internship
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Hands-on work experiences in a construction company, applying coursework in the workplace, contributing knowledge of best practices, and participating in career development exercises. prereq: [[CMgt] major or minor or certificate student], [jr or sr], dept consent
CMGT 4422 - Advanced Construction Cost Estimating
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced estimating concepts, including procurement, productivity, and value engineering. Working in teams, students develop and deliver a competitive bid for a real project and examine strategies to meet the owner's budget and expectations through value engineering approaches. prereq: CMGT 4022 or instr consent
CMGT 4550 - Topics in Construction Management
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar. Timely issues/themes in construction management.
HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064 - HRIR 3021/HRIR 3021H/HRIR 3201
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Role of human resource management in organizations. Labor markets, recruitment, selection, training, compensation, labor relations, performance management. Evolution of work. Discrimination in employment. Work performance, its reward. Effects of changing technology. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
CMGT 2019 - AutoCAD for Construction Managers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Most current version of AutoCAD software skills and construction concepts. 2-D techniques and business applications of computer-aided drafting (CAD) at job entry level. prereq: 30 sem cr
CMGT 4544 - Materials and Structures I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
First part of the two-semester statics/materials/structures sequence. Introduces basic statics as it relates to structural analysis, including a fundamental understanding of forces, loads, shears, and moments applied to structural elements. These principles will be applied through the development of beam diagrams using load path analysis. Provides an introduction to building structural systems and their design and construction process, and covers building loads and the methods of analyzing and designing structural elements such as beams and columns. Discusses the path of loads applied to a building and the structural materials—specifically, wood and steel—that are commonly used to support these loads in building construction. Finally, the course provides an overview of the tools and techniques used by the structural engineer in the course of building design, as well as basic procedures for choosing materials and member sizes for use in a building system.
AEM 2021 - Statics and Dynamics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Force/moment vectors, resultants. Principles of statics and free-body diagrams. Applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines. Properties of areas, second moments. Internal forces in beams. Laws of friction. Principles of particle dynamics. Mechanical systems and rigid-body dynamics. Kinematics/dynamics of plane systems. Energy/momentum of 2-D bodies/systems. prereq: Phys 1301W, [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2374 or equiv], CSE
BBE 4413 - Systems Approach to Residential Construction
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01733
Typically offered: Every Spring
Dynamic/interrelated issues of energy, moisture control, indoor air quality in residential bldgs. Design, construction, and operational aspects for energy efficient, durable structure/healthy living environment. Interaction between moisture and wood products within building system. prereq: Upper div or instr consent
BBE 4414 - Advanced Residential Building Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00829 - BBE 4414/BBE 5414
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory, advanced applications for residential buildings. Focuses on heat/mass transfer. prereq: 2001
BBE 4416 - Building Testing and Diagnostics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01711
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theoretical basis for performance testing. Diagnostics applications for residential structures. Existing structures, retrofit/remedial applications. Digital differential pressure gauges, blower doors, airflow hoods/grids, duct pressure testing, infrared thermography. Hands-on equipment use, problem solving. prereq: 4413
CMGT 4201 - Construction Accounting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Unique characteristics and dissimilarities crucial for all parties involved to understand/manage the construction process. Unique aspects of construction financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax planning, and auditing. prereq: 3001, Acct 2050, ABus 4101
CMGT 4545 - Materials and Structures II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Building on the engineering, materials, and structural concepts of Materials and Structures I, this course explores concrete as a material (components, manufacture, installation, and mix design), and in terms of its structural uses. Soils and aggregates (origin, analysis, and classification) and earthwork/compaction concepts are also surveyed. Laboratory testing of these materials is included. These two broad topics are then combined with masonry concepts to discuss foundations, retaining walls, slabs, and footings. Finally, lateral systems within a structure are discussed. An overall curriculum project (which will refer back to M&S I) will examine a real-world structural system, including loading, engineering, materials, and construction aspects. prereq: CMgt 4544
ARCH 4561 - Architecture and Ecology (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01107 - Arch 4501/Arch 5501
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to theories/practices of ecological approaches to architectural design. Ecological context, implications/opportunities of architecture. Historical/theoretical framework for ecological design thinking. Issues studied at various scales: site/community, building, component.
BBE 3101 - Introductory Statics and Structures for Construction Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statics, engineering wood design principles, mechanical properties of wood. Design techniques for individual components. Trusses, beams, columns. Using conventional lumber products, engineered wood products, and steel. Simple structures explored through examples, assignments. prereq: Working knowledge of [trigonometry, geometry, algebra]
BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01676 - BBE 4733/BBE 5733/ChEn 5551
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Energy security. Environmental, economic, societal impacts. Current/emerging technologies for production/use, characteristics of renewable energy, key methods for efficient production. Current/probable future. Impact on sustainable development. prereq: Junior or senior
CMGT 4073 - Building Codes for Construction Managers
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Building codes history, foundation, structure, and organization. Importance to the built environment throughout building life cycle: design, construction, occupancy, demolition. Code compliance and role of building code official. Interpretation and application to specific scenarios. Recognizing and correcting code deficiencies. prereq: 45 cr or instr consent
CMGT 4081 - Managing Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Best management practices relating to supervision or direction of construction site operations. Grading, culvert replacement, bridge construction, incorporating permit requirements, sample specifications, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Management practices to reduce or control erosion/sedimentation. prereq: 3011 or related experience
LA 3571 - Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory applications of landform systems for design. Landform typology, representation methods, manipulation techniques, use of land survey data, earthwork construction issues. Spatial accommodation of vehicles in landscape architecture, including road design. prereq: BED major or BED minor or instr consent
ABUS 4104 - Management and Human Resource Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Providing day-to-day leadership. Organizing work, motivating employees. Delegating, coordinating, and achieving results. Front line human resource practices, including selection, induction, and training of new employees, employee appraisal. Handling grievances/discipline. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4217 - Real Estate Development: Process and Tools
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Real estate development creates and alters our built environment. Working with architects, engineers, contractors, financing teams, government, and a host of consultants, real estate developers transform ideas into buildings, and with this, the spaces in which we live, work, and play. So, how do developers identify good and bad opportunities, and then, once committed, manage a wide group of stakeholders, often with disparate interests, to get the project completed and operating as planned? It is a challenge every step of the way, with a myriad of risks and obstacles to overcome, but with significant potential rewards. This course traces the development process from beginning to end, introducing foundational knowledge in project feasibility analysis and financial modeling, and integrating real world examples via case studies and interviews with Twin Cities-based practitioners. Prereq: 45 credits. Familiarity with finance and accounting concepts helpful.
CMGT 4000 - The Construction Industry through Time and Tomorrow
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course centers on the construction industry in all its facets. The intention is to ensure that students taking it are provided with an in-depth understanding of how the industry evolved from early times to the present day and where the industry may be heading in the future. Equipped with this knowledge, graduates will be in a better position to understand their role in whichever sector of the industry they choose to build their careers and to contribute to positive change and improvement in how the industry serves its clients. It should be emphasized that this course is neither a history of architectural or engineering design, nor of construction technology, but concentrates rather on industry structure, organization, and the way it delivers its products.
CMGT 4001 - Innovative Contracting
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
The triple constraint of time/cost/quality has often been challenged by traditional design/bid/build delivery methods. The private sector has had a unique advantage in its ability to negotiate contracts in the absence of firm bidding rules, including the extensive use of design/build delivery methods, while the public sector has been required by statute to bid to the lowest responsible bidder using design/bid/build. In an attempt to find the right balance that respects the competitive public bidding process while taking advantage of alternative project delivery strategies, the public sector has used enabling legislation to aggressively find new ways to contract project delivery, improving quality, speed of delivery, and cost management while reducing risk. This course will explore the methods of innovative contracting used by MnDOT and their underlying strategies, techniques, metrics, and outcomes, using a case study approach.
CMGT 4003 - Managing in the BIM Environment
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
For 5,000 years we have used hand drawings to communicate ideas and methodologies, from Egyptian hieroglyphs to computer technology. Building Information Modeling (BIM) computer models act as simulators, analyzing architectural programs, materials, energy usage, constructability, construction sequencing, and more, down to tens of micrometers. For example, metal units can be fabricated directly from 3D models; material quantities can be extracted from modeled objects and tied to cost early in the design process; coordinated models can be visualized by project teams, clarifying scope and providing a vehicle for communication. Although this survey course is not a technical training in BIM, it will help you understand how BIM might shape your future as a construction manager and will guide you in applying techniques to manage the BIM process within your projects. prereqs: None. However, if you have no prior experience with construction, we recommend CMgt 3001 - Intro to Construction and CMgt 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling for knowledge of industry project delivery.
CMGT 4193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent project. Topic arranged with/supervised by construction management faculty. prereq: Admitted to CMgt major or minor or certificate
CMGT 4196 - Construction Management Internship
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Hands-on work experiences in a construction company, applying coursework in the workplace, contributing knowledge of best practices, and participating in career development exercises. prereq: [[CMgt] major or minor or certificate student], [jr or sr], dept consent
CMGT 4422 - Advanced Construction Cost Estimating
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced estimating concepts, including procurement, productivity, and value engineering. Working in teams, students develop and deliver a competitive bid for a real project and examine strategies to meet the owner's budget and expectations through value engineering approaches. prereq: CMGT 4022 or instr consent
CMGT 4550 - Topics in Construction Management
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar. Timely issues/themes in construction management.
ABUS 4104 - Management and Human Resource Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Providing day-to-day leadership. Organizing work, motivating employees. Delegating, coordinating, and achieving results. Front line human resource practices, including selection, induction, and training of new employees, employee appraisal. Handling grievances/discipline. prereq: 45 cr completed
CMGT 3024 - Facility Programming and Design
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Facility Programming and Design moves through the process of defining a building-­related need: evaluating the existing facility, exploring design solutions, and presenting a business case for the final project. This course is constructed from the viewpoint of the facility manager, and each step of the course builds to the final project and presentation. There are no enforced prerequisites, but for success in the class, it is strongly recommended that students have at least one of the following: CMgt 3011 (Construction Plan Reading) or CMgt 3001 (Introduction to Construction) as a prior or simultaneous registration; completion of a first or second year architecture or interior design studio; relevant prior experience in the facility management industry; approval of the instructor.
ABUS 4217 - Real Estate Development: Process and Tools
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Real estate development creates and alters our built environment. Working with architects, engineers, contractors, financing teams, government, and a host of consultants, real estate developers transform ideas into buildings, and with this, the spaces in which we live, work, and play. So, how do developers identify good and bad opportunities, and then, once committed, manage a wide group of stakeholders, often with disparate interests, to get the project completed and operating as planned? It is a challenge every step of the way, with a myriad of risks and obstacles to overcome, but with significant potential rewards. This course traces the development process from beginning to end, introducing foundational knowledge in project feasibility analysis and financial modeling, and integrating real world examples via case studies and interviews with Twin Cities-based practitioners. Prereq: 45 credits. Familiarity with finance and accounting concepts helpful.
CMGT 4211 - Facility Cost Accounting and Finance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Lease types. Determination of total annual facility costs. Students apply accounting concepts within real property/facilities context. How to interpret financial statements and create capital/operating budgets. Asset depreciation, capital planning, expense management. Financial terminology for presenting to Corporate Suite. prereq: ABUS 4101 or basic accounting/finance experience
CMGT 4213 - Facility Operations and Maintenance Intensive
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Managing operation/maintenance of building systems and facility management department. Operation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Critical spaces, fire/life safety systems, utilities. Maintenance for specific building systems. Technology/resources used to support building operations/maintenance. prereq: [2021 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 2021], [3001 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3001], [4011 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4011], [4562 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4562] recommended
CMGT 4215 - Facility Quality Assessment and Commissioning
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to assess condition/quality of building site, exterior/interior of facility, and building equipment. Evaluating effectiveness/efficiency of facility operations/maintenance program. What to look for during building audits. How to write professional assessment reports. How to make useful recommendations for improvements. Value/purpose of building commissioning/ re-commissioning. prereq: 3001, [4213 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4213}, 4542, 4562
CMGT 4542 - Building Energy Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01317
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Functions of building mechanical systems, their integration with other building components. Residential/commercial HVAC systems, alternative energy sources, energy effciency, structural implications of mechanical systems, indoor air quality, environmental strategies. Case studies. prereq: [3001, [jr or sr]] or instr consent
CMGT 4562 - Building Envelope Design and Construction
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: None, but 4542 or 4572 or professional experience recommended
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Science behind design of a weather-tight building envelope. Construction principles for foundations, exterior walls, windows, opening, roofs. Consequences of poor design/construction. Component review of building envelope (shell) elements. Testing/quality control strategies. Construction issues/envelope sequencing. prereq: None, but 4542 or 4572 or professional experience recommended
BBE 3101 - Introductory Statics and Structures for Construction Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statics, engineering wood design principles, mechanical properties of wood. Design techniques for individual components. Trusses, beams, columns. Using conventional lumber products, engineered wood products, and steel. Simple structures explored through examples, assignments. prereq: Working knowledge of [trigonometry, geometry, algebra]
BBE 4416 - Building Testing and Diagnostics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01711
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theoretical basis for performance testing. Diagnostics applications for residential structures. Existing structures, retrofit/remedial applications. Digital differential pressure gauges, blower doors, airflow hoods/grids, duct pressure testing, infrared thermography. Hands-on equipment use, problem solving. prereq: 4413
BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01676 - BBE 4733/BBE 5733/ChEn 5551
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Energy security. Environmental, economic, societal impacts. Current/emerging technologies for production/use, characteristics of renewable energy, key methods for efficient production. Current/probable future. Impact on sustainable development. prereq: Junior or senior
CMGT 4000 - The Construction Industry through Time and Tomorrow
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course centers on the construction industry in all its facets. The intention is to ensure that students taking it are provided with an in-depth understanding of how the industry evolved from early times to the present day and where the industry may be heading in the future. Equipped with this knowledge, graduates will be in a better position to understand their role in whichever sector of the industry they choose to build their careers and to contribute to positive change and improvement in how the industry serves its clients. It should be emphasized that this course is neither a history of architectural or engineering design, nor of construction technology, but concentrates rather on industry structure, organization, and the way it delivers its products.
CMGT 4001 - Innovative Contracting
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
The triple constraint of time/cost/quality has often been challenged by traditional design/bid/build delivery methods. The private sector has had a unique advantage in its ability to negotiate contracts in the absence of firm bidding rules, including the extensive use of design/build delivery methods, while the public sector has been required by statute to bid to the lowest responsible bidder using design/bid/build. In an attempt to find the right balance that respects the competitive public bidding process while taking advantage of alternative project delivery strategies, the public sector has used enabling legislation to aggressively find new ways to contract project delivery, improving quality, speed of delivery, and cost management while reducing risk. This course will explore the methods of innovative contracting used by MnDOT and their underlying strategies, techniques, metrics, and outcomes, using a case study approach.
CMGT 4003 - Managing in the BIM Environment
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
For 5,000 years we have used hand drawings to communicate ideas and methodologies, from Egyptian hieroglyphs to computer technology. Building Information Modeling (BIM) computer models act as simulators, analyzing architectural programs, materials, energy usage, constructability, construction sequencing, and more, down to tens of micrometers. For example, metal units can be fabricated directly from 3D models; material quantities can be extracted from modeled objects and tied to cost early in the design process; coordinated models can be visualized by project teams, clarifying scope and providing a vehicle for communication. Although this survey course is not a technical training in BIM, it will help you understand how BIM might shape your future as a construction manager and will guide you in applying techniques to manage the BIM process within your projects. prereqs: None. However, if you have no prior experience with construction, we recommend CMgt 3001 - Intro to Construction and CMgt 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling for knowledge of industry project delivery.
CMGT 4073 - Building Codes for Construction Managers
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Building codes history, foundation, structure, and organization. Importance to the built environment throughout building life cycle: design, construction, occupancy, demolition. Code compliance and role of building code official. Interpretation and application to specific scenarios. Recognizing and correcting code deficiencies. prereq: 45 cr or instr consent
CMGT 4081 - Managing Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Best management practices relating to supervision or direction of construction site operations. Grading, culvert replacement, bridge construction, incorporating permit requirements, sample specifications, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Management practices to reduce or control erosion/sedimentation. prereq: 3011 or related experience
CMGT 4193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent project. Topic arranged with/supervised by construction management faculty. prereq: Admitted to CMgt major or minor or certificate
CMGT 4196 - Construction Management Internship
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Hands-on work experiences in a construction company, applying coursework in the workplace, contributing knowledge of best practices, and participating in career development exercises. prereq: [[CMgt] major or minor or certificate student], [jr or sr], dept consent
CMGT 4544 - Materials and Structures I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
First part of the two-semester statics/materials/structures sequence. Introduces basic statics as it relates to structural analysis, including a fundamental understanding of forces, loads, shears, and moments applied to structural elements. These principles will be applied through the development of beam diagrams using load path analysis. Provides an introduction to building structural systems and their design and construction process, and covers building loads and the methods of analyzing and designing structural elements such as beams and columns. Discusses the path of loads applied to a building and the structural materials—specifically, wood and steel—that are commonly used to support these loads in building construction. Finally, the course provides an overview of the tools and techniques used by the structural engineer in the course of building design, as well as basic procedures for choosing materials and member sizes for use in a building system.
CMGT 4545 - Materials and Structures II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Building on the engineering, materials, and structural concepts of Materials and Structures I, this course explores concrete as a material (components, manufacture, installation, and mix design), and in terms of its structural uses. Soils and aggregates (origin, analysis, and classification) and earthwork/compaction concepts are also surveyed. Laboratory testing of these materials is included. These two broad topics are then combined with masonry concepts to discuss foundations, retaining walls, slabs, and footings. Finally, lateral systems within a structure are discussed. An overall curriculum project (which will refer back to M&S I) will examine a real-world structural system, including loading, engineering, materials, and construction aspects. prereq: CMgt 4544
CMGT 4550 - Topics in Construction Management
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar. Timely issues/themes in construction management.
LA 3571 - Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory applications of landform systems for design. Landform typology, representation methods, manipulation techniques, use of land survey data, earthwork construction issues. Spatial accommodation of vehicles in landscape architecture, including road design. prereq: BED major or BED minor or instr consent