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Courses

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In general, Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering (CNMG) courses are offered only in the term that is indicated in the course description. However, courses may be offered in other terms if sufficient student demand exists and qualified instructors are available.

Introductory Courses

CNMG 1201 The Construction Industry


Introduction to the construction industry and the career opportunities available within residential, building, heavy civil, and industrial construction. The different roles of the various participants are examined along with industry history and traditions. Proper dress and safety requirements for office and field site visits discussed. Includes guest speakers, field trips, and project site visits. One hour lecture, three hours lab. Two credit hours. Fall only.

CNMG 1305 Drawings and Specifications


Introduction to basic construction drawings and specification interpretation. Emphasis on construction drawings and blueprint reading, CSI specifications and master format, project manual, shop drawings, as-built drawings, and proper construction terminology. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall and Spring.

CNMG 2313 Construction Materials and Methods


Concurrent prerequisite: CNMG 2313. Introduction to specifications, standards, codes, quality control, and quantity survey as they pertain to the execution of selected construction materials. Topics include site work, concrete, masonry, steel, rough and finish carpentry, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, and specialties. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall and Spring.

CNMG 2314 Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Systems


Concurrent prerequisite: CNMG 1305. Introduction to functions of service systems within a modern structure. Includes heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, fire protection, electrical, and conveying systems. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall and Spring.

CNMG 2316 Construction Surveying with Lab


Prerequisite: CNMG 1305, and MATH 1303 or 1401. Introduction to the principles of construction surveying, project layout, and field performance and surveying equipment management. Topics will include use and care of surveying instruments, directions, angles, surveying calculations, errors, and computations of areas and volumes. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall and Spring.

CNMG 2318 Building Information Modeling


Prerequisite: CNMG 1305. The course will focus on utilizing basic functions of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for residential and commercial construction. During the course, students will examine geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information, quantities and properties of building components. Students will create virtual models of buildings that can be used for quantity take offs. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Three credit hours. Spring only.

CNMG 2333 Statics and Strength of Materials


Prerequisite: MATH 1303 or 1401. An analytical and practical approach to the principles and physical concepts of statics and strength of materials related to construction. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall only.

CNMG 2370 Engineering Statics


Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in PHYS 2321. Concurrent prerequisite: MATH 2453. Static equilibrium of particles, equivalent systems of forces, equilibrium of rigid bodies, centroids and centers of gravity, analysis of structures, dry friction, and moments of inertia. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three credit hours. Cross listed as SYEN 2370. Fall only.

CNMG 3195 Community Service Projects


Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and consent of instructor. Students will complete at least 40 hours of on- or off-campus community service on an approved project. Three hours lab. One credit hour. Fall only.

CNMG 3302 Engineering Economy


Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MATH 1311, 1342 or 1451. Introduction to engineering economic decisions for evaluating the worth of products, services, projects and systems; time value of money, economic equivalence concepts, comparison of investment alternatives, evaluating economic life and replacement analysis, inflation, depreciation and impact of taxes on engineering decisions, and economic risk analysis. Three hours lecture. Three credit hours. Cross listed as SYEN 3301. Fall only.

CNMG 3312 Engineering Structural Analysis


Prerequisites: Grades of C or higher in MATH 2453 and CNMG 3376. Structural analysis of trusses, beams, frames, cables, and arches, including determinate and indeterminate structures; deflections of beams and frames; introduction to stiffness methods and matrix analysis of structures. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall only.

CNMG 3313 Civil Engineering Materials with Lab


Prerequisites: Grades of C or higher in CHEM 1402 or 1406, and in CNMG 3376. Properties of materials and materials science, including atomic structure and bonding, lattice structures and defects, grain structure, alloys, and phase diagrams. Construction engineering materials, including steel, aluminum, aggregates, Portland cement, concrete, masonry, asphalt, wood, and composites. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall only.

CNMG 3321 Steel Construction


Prerequisite: CNMG 1305. Structural steel materials, shapes and uses; structural steel specifications and construction practices; structural steel fabrication and erection techniques, practices, and estimation; bolting, welding, and cutting of structural steel; construction techniques for stairs, bar joists and girders, tilt-ups, and steel deck; steel drawings, including set-up, design, detail, and erection drawings; estimating structural steel quantities and pricing. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three credit hours. Spring only.

CNMG 3322 Concrete Construction


Prerequisite: CNMG 2333. Provides an in-depth examination of the principles and applications of concrete construction. Study of process of placing ready mix concrete from batching to curing along with the design, analysis, and economics of formwork. Reinforcing steel, the ACI field technician applications, and the ACI Flatwork Technician Certification are also covered. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall only.

CNMG 3327 Field Engineering and Construction Equipment


Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher. Principles of construction project field supervision and construction equipment. Leadership, motivation, communications, problem solving, decision making, production control, quality control, and computerized reporting. Earth moving fundamentals, equipment ownership and operating costs, and equipment selection and usage. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall and Spring.

CNMG 3339 Estimating I


Prerequisites: MATH 1303 or 1401, and CNMG 2313 and 2314. Theory and practice of construction project bidding and estimating. Topics include proposal solicitation and preparation, bidding strategy, estimate types and content, quantity survey, ethics, and an introduction to computer use in estimating. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall and Spring.

CNMG 3347 Engineering Soil Mechanics with Lab


Prerequisites: CNMG 2333 or 3376. Introduction to soils and foundation engineering and construction soil mechanics technology. Students will study engineering properties of soils, soil field exploration procedures, soil test reports, soil compaction and stabilization construction methods, water movement in soils, moisture control and drainage procedures, in-situ stress distribution in shallow and deep soils, shear strength of clay, silt and sand soils and design of shallow building foundations. Students will perform ASTM soil testing to support the course content and generate laboratory technical reports for major laboratory tests performed during the course. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Three credit hours. Fall and Spring.

CNMG 3357 Introduction to Environmental Engineering with Lab


Prerequisites: Grade of C or higher in CHEM 1402 or 1406. Concurrent Prerequisite: MATH 3322. The study of the fundamental principles of environmental processes, pollution, and pollution control. Topics include mass transfer, water chemistry and microbiology, water and air pollution, and solid- and hazardous-waste management. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three credit hours. Spring only.

CNMG 3374 Hydraulic Engineering with Lab


Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in CNMG 2370. Properties of water; hydrostatics; water flow in pipes; pipelines and piping networks; water pumps; water flow in open channels; basic fluid mechanics measurement equipment and techniques. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall only.

CNMG 3376 Engineering Structural Mechanics


Prerequisites: Grade of C or higher in CNMG 2370. The study of deformation in structural materials: stresses and strains due to tension, compression, torsion, and bending; internal shear forces and bending moments; stress and strain transformations; design of beams and analysis of beam deflections; buckling of columns; introduction to the deformation of structures. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three credit hours. Spring only.

Upper Level Courses

CNMG 4185 Professional Engineering Seminar


Prerequisites: Grades of C or higher in RHET 1312 or 1320, in CNMG 1385, and In either CNMG 4362 or 4371. Restricted to students within 12 months of graduation. Students learn about the importance of engineering licensure, gain an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility including principles of sustainability in design, enhance the ability to function on and lead a multidisciplinary team, and begin preliminary work on the senior design project, which continues in CNMG 4285. Students must pass the AC and FE exams to pass the course. Three hours lab. One credit hour. Fall only.

CNMG 4285 Engineering Design Project


Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in CNMG 4185. Restricted to students in the final semester of one of the engineering programs. Continuation of CNMG 4185. Prepare for engineering practice by designing a major architectural, environmental, or civil engineering project, based on knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work and incorporating appropriate engineering codes and standards, and multiple realistic constraints (e.g., economic, ethical, safety). One hour lecture, three hours lab. Two credit hours. Spring only.

CNMG 4310/5310 Construction Financial Management


Prerequisite: junior standing or higher. Concepts and principles of construction financial management: construction financial systems and transactions, financial statements, depreciation analysis, labor burden, overhead determination, bid profit margins, and profit center analysis. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three credit hours. Spring only.

CNMG 4311/5311 Estimating II


Prerequisites: CNMG 3321, 3322, and 3339. Advanced applications and concepts of construction project estimating. Topics include computer aided estimating, correcting estimating errors, labor and equipment productivity, risk adjustment to price, pricing by asset utilization, mark-up, and ethics. Students compete in mock bids on different types of construction projects. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Three credit hours. Spring only.

CNMG 4318/5318 Advanced BIM


Prerequisites: CNMG 2318. Building information modeling (BIM) functions will be used for complex commercial construction; topographic information of sites, project datum, quantities and properties of building components, building sustainability analysis, documenting projects, and detailing of MEP or structural designs; Rendering of exterior and interior views. Two hours lecture and two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall only.

CNMG 4321 Reinforced Concrete Design


Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in CNMG 3312. Behavior and design of reinforced concrete elements, including beams, columns, slabs, footings, foundations, and retaining walls; introduction to prestressed concrete design. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall only.

CNMG 4323/5323 Construction Administration


Prerequisite: CNMG 4334. An introduction to construction project control and administration through computer applications. Topics include project team development, standard agreements, contract documents utilization, record keeping, submittals, subcontract management, purchasing, expediting, change orders, claims, progress payments, closeout, and internet-based project control. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall and Spring.

CNMG 4329/5329 Construction Planning and Scheduling


Prerequisite: CNMG 3339. An in-depth study of the process of creating and monitoring a construction project schedule. Creation of project schedules on a variety of scheduling software. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall and Spring.

CNMG 4334/5334 Construction Contracts and Law


Prerequisites: junior standing or higher. A study of construction contracts in relation to project delivery systems and the basic principles of construction law. Case studies are used to analyze selected areas that affect the construction process. Topics include standard agreements and conditions, negligence, risk, indemnities, modifications, mechanics lien, claims, dispute resolution, conflicts of interest, ethical consideration, and labor law. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall and Spring.

CNMG 4342/5342 Construction Safety


Prerequisites: junior standing or higher. A study of the principles of construction safety management and OSHA 29 CFR PART 1926. The OSHA Construction Industry Training Course 500 topics covered in depth. Students develop a company safety plan and hazardous communications program, perform safety analysis, conduct safety meetings, and write accident investigation reports. Students complete the topic requirements for the OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour Construction Safety and Health training card. Two hours lecture and two hours lab. Three credit hours. Fall and Spring.

CNMG 4351 Foundation Design


Prerequisites: Grade of C or higher in CNMG 3347 and 4321. The major portion of the course is composed of selected geotechnical aspects of foundation design, including both shallow and deep foundations. Topics include: ultimate bearing capacity, allowable bearing capacity, consolidation settlement of shallow foundations, pile foundations for bearing and friction piles, lateral earth pressure and retaining wall design, foundation design on difficult soils, and specialty soil improvement and ground modification. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three credit hours. Spring only.

CNMG 4354 Highway Engineering


Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in CNMG 2316. An introduction to highway engineering and traffic analysis. Topics include geometric design of highways, pavement design, traffic flow, highway capacity, level-of-service analysis, traffic control devices and safety, travel demand and traffic forecasting. Three hours lecture. Three credit hours. Fall only.

CNMG 4361/5361 Green Construction


Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher. Overview of design and construction delivery systems for high performance green buildings; relevant criteria and established guidelines; green standards; high performance green buildings and sustainability; vocabulary associated with sustainability and green buildings; physical limitations of materials. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three credit hours. Spring only.

CNMG 4371 Structural Steel Design


Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in CNMG 3312. Behavior and design of structural steel elements, including connectors, tension and compression members, columns, and braced and unbraced beams; members under combined forces; joints and connecting elements; connections. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three credit hours. Spring only.