Courses

CON 101  Introduction to Construction Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Identify and understand relationships among participants in the construction process and its history.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 131  Graphic Communications for Construction  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: Reading technical drawings, 2D/3D visualization, manual drafting techniques, introduction to design software applications.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 151  Construction Materials and Methods  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Materials and methods utilized in the design and construction of buildings.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 251  Materials Testing and Processing  Credits: 2 (1-2-0)

Course Description: Testing of construction materials for standards and quality. Conduct common quality tests and document the results.
Prerequisite: CON 151.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CON 261  Construction Surveying  Credits: 3 (2-3-0)

Course Description: Surveying fundamentals to field of construction, building layout, measurement procedures, vertical controls, line and grade, surveying instrument operation.
Prerequisite: (CON 131 or INTD 166) and (MATH 125 or MATH 160).
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CON 265  Construction Estimating I  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Integration of construction materials and methods into construction systems that will be incorporated in projects.
Prerequisite: CON 131 and CON 151.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 267  Construction Management Pre-Internship  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Skills and concepts related to successful internships within the construction management industry.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Construction management majors only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 270  Introduction to Road Construction  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Steps necessary to construct a paved roadway from conception, land acquisition and finance through paving operations and trafficking.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 317  Safety Management  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Safety management in construction, corporate, and institutional environments.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 351  Construction Field Management  Credits: 2 (1-2-0)

Course Description: Materials and methods used in construction, administrative and organizational planning used to complete a project.
Prerequisite: CON 251, may be taken concurrently and CON 317, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CON 352  Metal Fabrication for Construction  Credits: 2 (1-2-0)

Course Description: Shaping, cutting, and joining of structural and non-structural metal. Emphasis on jobsite safety, economics, and efficiency.
Prerequisite: CON 251.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 359  Structures I  Credits: 4 (4-0-0)

Course Description: Behavior of structural components and systems, overview of structural engineering analysis/design process.
Prerequisite: MATH 125.
Registration Information: Junior or senior standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 360  Electrical and Control Systems  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Electrical and control systems and their application in the construction industry.
Prerequisite: CON 265.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 365  Construction Estimating II  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Industry-recognized methods for work item analysis, quantity surveying, resource estimating, and bid development using work breakdown structures.
Prerequisite: CON 265.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 366  Construction Equipment and Methods  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Equipment/methods in heavy and highway construction; equipment selection, productivity, and costs. Infrastructure, tunneling, and trenchless technology.
Prerequisite: CON 261.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 367  Construction Contracts/Project Administration  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Utilization of field engineering systems and procedures to effectively meet project objectives.
Prerequisite: CON 265 and CON 351, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Construction management majors and minors only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 370  Asphalt Pavement Materials and Construction  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Constituents of asphalt pavements; manufacture of asphalt cement, emulsions, and cutbacks; material properties and behavior.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 371  Mechanical and Plumbing Systems  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, and fire suppression with emphasis on design, operation, and interaction.
Prerequisite: CON 360, may be taken concurrently or INTD 276, may be taken concurrently.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 384  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: A maximum of 10 combined credits for all 384 and 484 courses are counted towards graduation requirements.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 450  Travel Abroad-Sustainable Building  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: INTD 450.
Course Description: Major components of sustainable design and construction, energy, healthy buildings, natural resources and other environmental issues.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both CON 450 and INTD 450.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 459  Structures II  Credits: 4 (4-0-0)

Course Description: Design of formwork, falsework, and shoring.
Prerequisite: CON 359.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 461  Construction Scheduling and Cost Control  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Strategies and techniques for efficient scheduling of project activities and control of project costs; emphasis on Critical Path Method.
Prerequisite: CON 365.
Registration Information: Construction management majors and minors only. Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 462  Financial Management for Construction  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Financial statements, financial ratios, applications of engineering economy, cash flow analysis, construction financing, and cost information systems.
Prerequisite: (ACT 205 or ACT 210, may be taken concurrently) and (MGT 305 or MGT 320).
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 464  Construction Leadership  Credits: 3 (1-0-2)

Course Description: Leading projects and people in a construction business and application of skills in a construction-based community service learning project.
Prerequisite: CON 365 and CON 367, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 465  Construction Management Professional Practice  Credits: 3 (1-0-2)

Course Description: Professional practice using an understanding of the contractual and working relationships among all participants in the design/construction process.
Prerequisite: (CON 461, may be taken concurrently) and (CON 487A or CON 487E or CON 487B).
Registration Information: Construction management majors only. Must register for lecture and recitation.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 469  Soils Engineering for Construction Managers  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Soil mechanics, foundation engineering, and foundation construction.
Prerequisite: CON 359.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 471  Project Management for Mechanical Systems  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamental principles of mechanical systems. Presentation and practice of management principles relevant to mechanical projects.
Prerequisite: CON 371 and CON 365, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 476  Sustainable Practice-Design and Construction  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Major components of sustainable design/construction: energy, healthy buildings, cultural, natural resources, use, other environment/economic issues.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 477  Residential Aging-in-Place and Green Building  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Aging-in-place and green building aspects of the residential construction market.
Prerequisite: CON 265.
Restriction: .
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 487A  Internship: Construction Management I  Credits: 6 (0-0-18)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CON 267 and CON 367.
Registration Information: OSHA 10-hour construction safety card.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 487B  Internship: Construction Management II  Credits: 3 (0-0-9)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CON 267 and CON 367.
Registration Information: OSHA 10-hour construction safety card; 500 hours documented work experience.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 495  Independent Study-Construction Management  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 496  Group Study-Construction Management  Credits: Var[1-9] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Maximum of 9 credits allowed in course.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 502  Research in Construction Management I  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Research, discuss, and present current issues and trends in the construction industry related to business, management, engineering, and technology.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Credit not allowed for both CON 502 and CON 562.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 503  Research in Construction Management II  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Models and methods of disciplined inquiry used in diverse application-based organizations. Preparation to use disciplined inquiry methods to solve applied problems in construction management or related fields. Topics include problem/topic selection, writing research questions and objectives, literature reviews, selection of research methods, data collection and analysis, and conclusions and implications.
Prerequisite: CON 502.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both CON 503 and CON 500.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 511  Project Procurement and Preconstruction  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Advanced project procurement procedures with a focus on early design phase planning applications and preconstruction management techniques.
Prerequisite: CON 461.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Credit not allowed for both CON 511 and CON 566.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 512  Post-Award Construction Management  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Advanced topics related to post-award construction management issues with a focus on multiple project controls and project risk management.
Prerequisite: CON 461.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Credit not allowed for both CON 512 and CON 560.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 521  Sustainable Building & Infrastructure Systems  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Issues and state-of-the-art resources needed to construct, remodel/retrofit, operate and maintain the built environment (buildings and infrastructure). Specifically, resources will include major materials, components and technologies, as well as energy and water resources are needed in the different life-cycle phases of the building or infrastructure project.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Credit not allowed for both CON 521 and CON 576.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 561  Applied Productivity Improvement  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Existing and emerging tools for productivity enhancement in project and production environment.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission to the construction management master's program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 565  Legal Aspects of Construction Process  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Common points of dispute; methods of avoiding disputes among owner, architect, engineer, and contractor.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission to the construction management master's program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 567  Preservation and Rehabilitation of Buildings  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theory and applications of preservation technology used in the management and rehabilitation of historic and archaic buildings.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission to the construction management master's program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 568  Construction Industry Institute Practices  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Senior executives from the Construction Industry Institute (CII) present best practices developed by CII over the last 25 years.
Prerequisite: CON 367.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 569  Regulatory Impact on Construction  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Role government plays in the design and construction of the built environment.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission to the construction management master's program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 571  Facility Planning and Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Planning, organizing and managing large educational and/or commercial facilities.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission to the construction management master's program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 575  Managerial Decision Making for Constructors  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Construction and real estate development applications of multi-disciplinary managerial analysis and decision-making techniques.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission to the construction management master's program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 577  Leadership of Sustainable Community Projects  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Learn and apply principles of sustainable construction management through leading and building service-learning projects.
Prerequisite: CON 476 or CON 450 or INTD 450.
Registration Information: Required background check.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 590  Workshop  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 592  Seminar  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 684  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 687  Internship  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Maximum of 6 credits allowed in course.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 695  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 696  Group Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 698  Research  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CON 699  Thesis  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.