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Construction (CPM)

CPM 1000  Freshman Seminar (1)                                                                             fall
This course is designed to facilitate a successful transition to college and focuses on orientation to college and academic success strategies. Topics include student rights and responsibilities; student grading and graduation requirements; student information technologies and database orientation; campus/site resources; time management; note taking; introduction to career opportunities; and program-specific topics including construction program issues, the building construction industry, and professional development; 1 hour of seminar per week; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: None

CPM 1010  Electrical/Mechanical Systems (3)                                                   spring
The student is introduced to the major environmental systems in a building: plumbing; heating, cooling, and ventilation; and electrical and illumination. Also included is an introduction to the influences of the natural environment on the built environment and a consideration for how these effect energy use and conservation. The building codes that govern the design of the various environmental systems are studied; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CPM 1031 and 1021 or instructor permission

CPM 1021  Construction Graphics I (1)                                                                     fall
This course prepares students to interpret working drawings for residential and light commercial construction projects by teaching them to make their own basic architectural drawings on a drafting board. Students learn to draw plans, elevations, sections, and details and to understand how they relate to each other. Informal sketching techniques are practiced and used throughout this course and others in the program; 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None

CPM 1022  Construction Graphics II (1)                                                              spring
This course applies the lessons of CPM 1021 to the study and interpretation of construction specifications and drawings for residential and light commercial projects; 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CPM 1021 [Course fee: $25]

CPM 1031  Residential Construction Systems (3)                                                   fall
Students study residential construction methods and materials for the following systems: foundations; framing; insulating; interior and exterior finish; and roofing. They learn about the CABO building code, new products, and estimating material quantities; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CPM 1032

CPM 1032  Construction Lab (2)                                                                                fall
Students are introduced to the basic materials and methods of commercial construction; 6 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CPM 1031.

CPM 1111  Commercial Construction Systems (4)                                            spring
This course introduces students to the construction materials and installation methods used in commercial projects. Students study soils and foundation types; heavy timber frame construction; masonry, concrete and steel construction systems; and commercial roofing, insulation, and cladding systems. They also learn about the IBC building code. CPM 1111 is the same as ARC 1210 for the lecture portion; 4 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: CPM 1031

CPM 2010  Construction Estimates (3)                                                           fall
This course introduces the estimating principles and procedures used to determine detailed cost estimates for construction bidding purposes. Both residential and light commercial applications are addressed. Included are: organizing the estimate; methods of pricing labor, materials and equipment; direct and indirect overhead costs; units of measure; computer spreadsheets; and profit. An introduction to contracts and types of bids is provided. Familiarization with computer estimating software applications is included; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CPM 1031, 1111, 1022 and MAT 1100 or 1420

CPM 2020  Construction Project Management (3)                                                   fall
This course introduces students to the principles of construction project management. Included are the design/construction process, contract documents, organization of the construction firm, subcontractor relationships, records and reports, cost control methods and procedures, schedule control, construction safety, and quality control. Bar chart and critical path method scheduling are covered. An introduction to design-build and construction manager contracting is included; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None

CPM 2030  Elementary Theory of Structures (4)                                               spring
This course introduces the student to the methods used in the preliminary analysis and design of building framing systems and why certain materials and member sizes are used. An introduction to statics and strength of materials includes basic analysis of framing systems and properties of materials used in residential and commercial construction. The student is introduced to building and design codes and the study of building loads and how the building reacts to the loads. General structural system using wood, steel, concrete, and masonry elements including pre-engineered products are studied; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1100 or 1420, PHY 1030, CPM 1031 and 1111

CPM 2050  Construction Management Software (2)                                                fall
This course exposes students to several commonly-used computer applications for construction management including advanced spreadsheets (Excel), estimating (Winest), and scheduling (Primavera Suretrak). Students will learn the software by working through tutorial-type exercises in a weekly computer laboratory run by an instructor; 1 hour of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CET 1031

CPM 2060  Field Engineering (3)                                                fall
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of construction field engineering, survey, and building layout. Students will learn the use and care of survey equipment while performing field practices such as distance measuring; building layout; profile and cross-sectional leveling; and traversing. Trigonometry and geometry will be used to balance angles, make distance corrections, and compute areas and volumes; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1100 or equivalent [Course fee: $25]

CPM 2720  Construction Supervision (1)                                                           fall
This is an elective course for Construction Management seniors. The intent is to give these students practice supervising first-year students during their Construction Lab and managing the CPM job site. This course is repeatable for additional credit; 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Instructor permission

CPM 2730  Construction Seminar and Project (4)                                             spring
This course ties together all the previous courses for the CPM program. The lecture portion utilizes professionals from all phases of the construction process as guest speakers. In the laboratory, students read and interpret the contract and specifications for a commercial project of significant scope. Through individual and group work on this project, they develop a complete estimate of cost, construction time, a project schedule, a schedule of values, a safety plan, an environmental plan, and a quality control plan; 2 hours of lecture, 6 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

CPM 2801/2802   Construction Internship/Internship Review (0/1)       summer/fall
This is a required part of the CPM curriculum and involves a ten-week summer cooperative education experience that will broaden student understanding of real world construction and management and an internship review seminar in the subsequent fall term; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: Departmental permission [Course fee: $250]

CPM 3010  Construction Estimates II (3)                                                    spring
This course covers detailed estimations of residential, commercial, and civil construction projects. Value engineering; pre-construction services; preliminary budgets; materials; labor and overhead costs; worker productivity, constructability reviews; proposals; and bids are covered. Includes introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) and On-screen Take-off (OTF); 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CPM 2010

CPM 3020  Construction Documents (3)                                                     spring
This course covers analysis, creation, and organization of construction documents. Students will conduct takeoffs and divisional cost controls; create and track submittals, shop drawings, requests for information, and proposals; Interpret specifications, contracts and architectural, civil, and structural drawings; and interpret LEED, International Building Code, and local zoning and life safety requirements; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: CPM 2020 or instructor permission

CPM 3030  Concrete and Steel Lab (3)                                            spring
This course covers current methods and equipment used in concrete, masonry, and steel construction. Laboratory exercises emphasize means and methods of commercial, engineering, and industrial construction. Reinforcement techniques; concrete form design and construction; and testing based on American Concrete Institute standards are covered; 3 hours of studio per week. Prerequisite: CPM major [Course fee: $140]

CPM 4010  Contract Negotiations (3)                                                  fall 
This course focuses on collective representation, including the history of collective bargaining and employment laws. Emphasis is placed on the unique aspects of the construction industry and practical approaches to construction labor issues are addressed. Local, state and federal labor laws and their effect on contract negotiations are also taught. The oral communication graduation standard will be evaluated in this course; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: CPM 2020

CPM 4020  Advanced Field Engineering (3)                                                           fall
This course focuses on advanced building construction layout, computer applications (including Land Desktop and SurveyPro), and an introduction to geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and laser imaging; 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ARE 2040 or CPM 2060, CET 2012

CPM 4030  Construction Safety and Risk Management (3)                                    fall
This course is a study of safety problems in the construction and manufacturing environment with emphasis on the day-to-day activities of the construction safety coordinator. Ethical, moral, productivity, and monetary implications of the practices of safety are considered. The course culminates in the creation of a workplace safety plan; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None

CPM 4110  Construction Permits (3)                                            spring
This is an in-depth study of zoning, building, and life safety permits. Special emphasis is placed on contract implementation within the context of permit requirements. Analysis of the International Building Code, life safety, and development control laws are considered; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: CPM 3020 or instructor permission

CPM 4120  Project Planning and Finance (3)                                                    spring
This course is an investigation of project planning and scheduling and the relationship to construction financing during all phases of project development. Topic items include control theory, productivity calculations, progress payments, permanent loans, construction loans, sources of mortgage funds, and venture capital; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ACC 1020 or equivalent

CPM 4130  Construction Superintendency (3)                                              spring
This course covers the duties and responsibilities of on-site construction leaders. Emphasis will be on the procedures, methods, and administration documentation system used by the construction contractor during construction and post-construction phases of a project. Quality control and reporting are discussed, as are motivational and leadership concepts as they apply to construction; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Junior standing

CPM 4801  Summer Internship (0)                                                                   summer
This internship is an optional introduction to commercial construction workplaces. Emphasis is on field operations and management applications as they apply to commercial, retail, healthcare, industrial, or heavy/highway construction projects; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: CPM major in good academic standing

CPM 4802  Internship Review (1)                                                                                fall
This course is used to review and evaluate the effectiveness of the internship experience and quantify the learning outcomes as they pertain to the major and the construction practices career field; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: CPM 4801 [Course fee: $250]

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