Construction Management

Course Descriptions

CMGT 101 - INTRO TO CONSTRUCTION MGMT - 3 credits
This course is an introduction to basic principles and skills required to organize and manage large construction projects, including the issues of liability and coordination responsibilities of the owner, project manager, general contractor, sub-contractor, and design professionals. Students will be introduced to building information modeling technology for construction managers. Prerequisite: None (FALL)

CMGT 102 - CONSTRUCTION PROF DEVELOPMENT - 1 credit
This course prepares students for career in construction through weekly seminars in topics including effective interviewing for employment, professional networking tools and reaching potential construction employers. Prerequisite: None (SPRING)

CMGT 201 - CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS & METHODS - 3 credits
The study, analysis, and application of project planning, work methods, materials, equipment, and power tool and equipment safety methods employed on residential construction projects. Prerequisite: None (FALL)

CMGT 203 - CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS & SPECIFICATIONS - 3 credits
This course introduces the steps and activities necessary to develop a set of construction documents, including schedules and specifications as related to detailed plans for structures and site development. Students will be introduced to building information modeling technology for production. Prerequisite: None (FALL)

CMGT 204 - CONSTRUCTION LAW AND CONTRACTS - 3 credits
The course presents the legal aspects of construction contracts and documents and the application of Maryland and federal case law to construction and development claims and litigation. Prerequisite: CMGT 101 with C or Better and CMGT 203 with C or better. (SPRING)

CMGT 242 - CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS - 3 credits
This course introduces the basic principles and elements required to organize, operate and manage small-, medium-, and large-sized construction companies. It focuses on the operation from the executive perspective: contractual responsibilities and the roles of contractor owner, and design and engineering professionals. It also explores the issues of labor relations and dispute resolution. Prerequisite: CMGT 101 with C or Better (SPRING)

CMGT 300 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT - 3 credits
This course will provide detailed knowledge about the skills, tools and management processes, quality, time management, risk management required to undertake a project successfully. It will focus on the key personnel, relationships, and duties amongst all parties that are involved in constructing a successful project. Relevant contract administration software will be utilized. Prerequisites: - Classification Junior (FALL) 

CMGT 301 - SITE PLANNING & SURVEYING - 3 credits
This course introduces students to the principles and practices of site planning and surveying. The planning section focuses on spatial information and mapping, topographic surveys, site selection and programming, site inventory and analysis; while the surveying section covers coordinates, directions, distances and elevations. Prerequisite: MATH 113 with C or Better and CMGT 203 with C or better. (FALL)

CMGT 302 - STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS - 3 credits
This course will provide a basic understanding of the various structural principles in building design with an emphasis on the analysis and design of wood, steel and reinforced concrete structures. Prerequisite: MATH 113 wth C or better and PHYS 101 with C or Better. (SPRING)

CMGT 303 - CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATING - 3 credits
This course introduces the role of cost estimating in the various phases of the construction process. It explores the cost data and review procedures, quantity take-off rules and procedures, and construction cost estimating. Students will be introduced to building information modeling technology for cost estimating. Prerequiste: CMGT 201 with C or better and CMGT 203 with C or Better. (FALL)

CMGT 304 - ADVANCED COST ESTIMATING - 3 credits
This course introduces the computer applications in construction estimating. Special emphasis will involve the utilization of selected commercial estimating software. A comprehensive estimating project is required for completion of the course. Prerequisite CMGT 303 with C or Better. (SPRING)

CMGT 306 - CONSTRUCT PLANNING & SCHEDULING - 3 credits
The course deals with the planning and design of construction processes. Course topics include production systems, behavior of construction systems and workers, the relationships between systems in the construction process, and scheduling queuing systems. Students will be introduced to building information modeling technology for planning and scheduling. Prerequisite: CMGT 303 with C or Better. (SPRING)

CMGT 311 - CONSTRUCTION SAFETY MANAGEMENT - 3 credits
This course will cover construction safety with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emphasis, general safety and health provisions, records, and safety management programs. Prerequisite: None.

CMGT 401 - SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCT PRACTICE - 3 credits
This course will cover components of the LEED rating system, including benefits of green building, return on investment (ROI), green building tools and resources, and case studies with lessons learned. Students will be introduced to building information modeling technology for sustainable construction. Prerequisite: CMGT 201 with C or Better. 

CMGT 403 - CONSTRUCTION FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - 3 credits
This course will introduce financial management topics relevant to the construction professional, including the interpretation of financial statements, financial ratios, application of engineering economy, cash flow analysis and construction fmancing. Prerequisite ECON 212 with C or Better and ACCT 201 with C or Better. (FALL)

CMGT 420 - BUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS - 3 credits
This course covers basic principles of plumbing, HVAC systems, electric, illumination, and acoustics in environmental design and construction. It expands the student's understanding of the nature and characteristics of various environmental systems as well as to develop their ability to make choices between systems that best resolve the problems associated with cost, social accommodation, operating efficiency, durability, scheduling, safety, and aesthetics. Students will be introduced to building information modeling technology for environmental controls. Prerequisite: CMGT 203 with C or better. 

CMGT 498 - CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP - 3 credits
Supervised professional experiences in firms or companies involved in the construction industry. A presentation by the student will be held to summarize his/her internship experience.

CMGT 499 - CONSTRUCTION MGMT CAPSTONE - 3 credits
This course will provide the business and construction practices related to operation of a construction company. Special emphasis will be placed on construction documentations for a building project including cost estimating, scheduling, development drawings, site plan drawings and building processes and review. Written and oral work is formally presented and critiqued among construction faculty, students, and industry professionals. Prerequisite CMGT 102 with C or Better, CMGT 204 with C or Better, CMGT 211 with C or Better, CMGT 304 with C or Better, CMGT 311 with C or Better. (SPRING)