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2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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CM 4721 - Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Design-Build Senior Project II

1 lecture hours 3 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This is the second of the three-part senior project series. This is a team-taught course, taught by architects, structural engineers, HVAC engineers, plumbing and fire protection engineers, building electrical power distribution engineers, and construction managers. It continues to emphasize the design-build process and requires an interdisciplinary team of students to utilize their respective engineering design specialty courses or construction management expertise as they design a building and plan for its construction by using estimating, scheduling, budgeting and construction project management techniques. The following phases will be completed: (1) site analysis; (2) preliminary architectural drawings and presentations; (3) architectural design development drawings; (4) preliminary engineering (structural, environmental, electrical) systems analysis; (5) preliminary budget analysis; (6) project scheduling and (7) ongoing project management responsibilities; (8) presentation to clients and other professionals. Note: Four-year BSAE students must register for AE 4721 ; four-year BSCM students must register for CM 4721; five-year BASE/BSCM two-degree students must register for AE 4721  in their fourth year and for CM 4721 in their fifth year. The three-course sequence 4711/4721/4731 must be taken in consecutive quarters during the same academic year. (prereq: senior standing, CM 4712 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand how to develop a conceptual estimate from the client program
  • Understand the element of a preconstruction schedule
  • Understand how to assemble a project pro forma
  • Understand how to develop a Management Information Systems (MIS) plan
  • Understand the key steps in the value engineering and constructability analysis of the project design

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • MIS
  • Value engineering
  • Constructability
  • Pro forma and project financing feasibility
  • Presentations
  • Model building

Dr. Blake Wentz

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