Course Descriptions

Number

Title

Description

Units

Semester

Prerequisite

CMGT 100 Concepts of Construction An overview of construction trends, methods, materials, practices, contracts, laws and codes. Formerly CM 090. 2.0 Fa/Spr
CMGT 110 Construction Graphics Develops the graphic communication knowledge and skills needed by the construction management professional. Establishes a working vocabulary of symbols, details, and views used in construction drawings. Formerly CM 091. 3.0 Fa/Spr
CMGT 120 Computer-Aided Construction Management Introduction and development of Computer-Aided Construction Management (CACM software). Course will include PC-based disc operating systems, spreadsheets, and database management software typically or predominantly used in the construction industry, and specialized CACM software. A working knowledge will be developed by applications to specific and unique construction problems. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CM 140. 3.0 Fa/Spr
CMGT 135 Construction Materials and Systems A comprehensive study of the principal materials used in the construction industry and the various systems employing these materials to build structures. Formerly CM 093. 3.0 Fa/Spr
CMGT 210 Analysis of Construction Drawings and Specifications A detailed study of construction drawings and specifications for residential, commercial, industrial, and civil projects. Formerly CM 094. 3.0 Fa/Spr CMGT 135
CMGT 235 Electrical and Mechanical Systems An introduction to the basic climate control, plumbing, and electrical systems used in construction. Formerly CM 095. 3.0 Fa/Spr
CMGT 270 Design Fundamentals

Basic fundamentals of 2-D design are developed, including material and color boards, presentation boards, perspective, and rendering. Formerly CM 021A.

Corequisites: CMGT 135, CMGT 320, or permission of instructor.

3.0 Fall CMGT 110
CMGT 275 Architectural History This course presents a study of architectural history with an emphasis on contemporary projects. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. 3.0 Spring
CMGT 330 Principles of Soil Mechanics and Foundations

A study of the properties and behaviors of soils when used as construction material. Included are compaction, permeability, compressibility, shear strength, etc. Laboratory and field tests are performed. Introduction to the design principles of foundations and earth structures. Formerly CM 190.

We recommend CMGT 135 as appropriate background.

3.0 Fall PHYS 202A
CMGT 332 Construction Method Analysis Provides methods and techniques to analyze all facets of a construction project or task, including preplanning techniques, processes of analysis and improvement, timelapse recording and analysis, mathematical simulation, ergonomics, human factors, and safety programs. Formerly CM 193. 3.0 Fa/Spr CMGT 135
CMGT 332H Construction Method Analysis - Honors This is an Honors in the Major course which is open to students by invitation only. In addition to the course content of CMGT 332, this course will involve the selection and start of a significant project in some aspect of construction methods analysis. The student will select the project topic with the assistance of the faculty member. The project will be completed in CMGT 499H. Formerly CM 193H. 3.0 Fa/Spr Admission to the department's Honors in the Major program.
Faculty permission.
CMGT 335 Construction Equipment A study of the equipment used in the construction industry. Included are the types, capabilities, selection, purchase/lease/rent options, and balancing of equipment. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CM 195. 3.0 Spring CMGT 330
CMGT 340 Principles of Statics The fundamentals of engineering mechanics, including forces, static equilibrium, simple truss analysis and properties of sections. Formerly CM 196. 3.0 Fall MATH 120 or equiv;
PHYS 202A
CMGT 345 Mechanics of Materials The mechanics of stress, strain, and deflection within the typical structural elements encountered in construction formed of timber, steel, and reinforced concrete. Rationale for sizing major structural elements and for design of their connections. Formerly CM 197. 3.0 Spring CMGT 340
CMGT 360 Construction Project Management This course introduces students to the life- cycle of a construction project from conception through completion and commissioning. It provides an overview and practice of construction management theory, project feasibility processes and real estate development, pre- construction, delivery methods and pricing systems, procurement, project administration, project closeout and commissioning. Students develop project management skills necessary to prepare them to lead a multidisciplinary team in diverse environments while balancing conflicting constraints of the project's defined scope, quality, budget, and time. 3 hours lecture. 3.0 Fa/Spr CMGT 210
CMGT 370 Design Project Students will develop a comprehensive architectural design project, including programming of needs, building costs, market conditions, and architectural styles, concluding in a comprehensive design presentation. Formerly CM 121A. 3.0 Fall CMGT 200
CMGT 271
CMGT 380 Green Building Practices and LEED AP Certification This course explores how new buildings are designed and constructed using green building strategies. Students learn how LEED Accredited Professionals manage the building certification process and the documents required by the US Green Building Council to verify that the requirements for LEED certification are met. The course also prepares students to take the USGBC LEED AP Certification exam. 3 hours lecture 3.0
CMGT 398
Special Topics This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly CM 198. 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr Faculty Permission
CMGT 399 Special Problems This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly CM 199. 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr Faculty Permission
CMGT 440 Temporary Structures A study of temporary structures used in construction, including scaffolding, ground support systems, dewatering systems, decking/ramps/bridges, and concrete shoring and form work. The emphasis is on factors affecting cost, the legal significance, and the engineering basis for the design of the structures. Formerly CM 294. 3.0 Fall CMGT 345
CMGT 450 Construction Estimating Material takeoff processes and estimating, using a methodical approach with suggested check lists and techniques for arriving at a reliable estimate of the cost of a construction task or project, to include direct, indirect, and contingency costs and profits. Formerly CM 296. 3.0 Fall CMGT 235
CMGT 320
CMGT 332
CMGT 335
CMGT 455 Construction Cost Management Construction cost monitoring and analysis instruments that are developed from the project estimate. These include budgets, billing instruments, and scheduling data. Also included will be the development of overhead allocation systems. Formerly CM 297. 3.0 Spring CMGT 450
CMGT 457 Project Control and Scheduling Includes critical path method techniques, planning, logic, scheduling and updating, diagramming, analysis, and the use of computer for scheduling. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CM 292. 3.0 Spring CMGT 450
CMGT 458 Heavy Construction Estimating Rationale and technique of analysis of the work operations required for heavy construction work as distinct from residential and building construction. Format and preparation of competent heavy construction cost estimates with an emphasis on computer applications. Problems of project selection and preparation of competitive bid for the firm-price heavy construction project. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly CM 209. 3.0 Spring CMGT 335
CMGT 460 Legal Aspects of Construction Overview of basic construction laws, construction-related acts and orders, rules and regulations affecting construction, mechanic lien laws, and construction contracts. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly CM 290. 3.0 Fa/Spr ENGL 130 (C- or better)
BLAW 302
Senior Standing
CMGT 460H Legal Aspects of Construction - Honors This is an Honors in the Major course which is open to students by invitation only. In addition to the course content of CMGT 460, this course will involve the selection and start of a significant project in some aspect of construction law. The student will select the project topic with the assistance of the faculty member. The project will be completed in CMGT 499H. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly CM 290H. 3.0 Fa/Spr Admission to the department's Honors in the major program
ENGL 130 (or equiv.) with a C- or higher
Faculty Permission
CMGT 470 Design Build Project A comprehensive development project will be undertaken, including basic architectural design practices, site considerations, project financing, feasibility studies, value, and market conditions. Formerly CM 221A. 3.0 Fall CMGT 375
CMGT 471 Project Administration A study of the fundamentals of project practice, including AIA standard documents, services, cost benefit analysis, margin and marketing, project documentation, change orders, claims. Formerly CM 231. 3.0 Fa/Spr CMGT 460
CMGT 485 Construction Management Competition This course prepares interested students for regional and national construction management competitions sponsored by the Associated Schools of Construction, National Association of Home Builders, Associated Builders & Contractors, and other competition sponsors. Areas of preparation include construction management business and cost management, contracts, plan reading, specifications, estimating, scheduling, equipment, safety, team building, leadership, and presentation skills. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units 3.0 Fa/Spr
CMGT 489 Construction Management Cooperative Education This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. This program is designed to provide the student with management and administrative experiences within the construction industry. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Formerly CM 289. 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr CIVL 120
CMGT 210
60 units within the CMGT major
Faculty Permission
CMGT 498 Special Topics This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly CM 298. 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
CMGT 499H Honors Project in Construction Management Open by invitation to construction management majors who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The culminating work of this course will be the written and oral presentation of a project of value in the field of construction management. Formerly CM 299H. 3.0 Fa/Spr Admission to the department's Honors in the Major program
CMGT 332H or CMGT460H with a B or higher
Faculty Permission
CMGT 697 Independent Study This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly CM 398. 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr Faculty Permission