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2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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CM 4731 - Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Design-Build Senior Project III

1 lecture hours 3 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This is the final course in the senior project series, a continuation of the team-taught senior project. Emphasis is on the design-build process and the interdisciplinary team of students to utilize their respective engineering design specialty courses or construction management expertise. This course emphasizes the engineering design and construction project management work begun in AE 4721 /CM 4721 . The topics in this course include (1) analysis and calculations for all engineering systems; (2) continued constructability analysis and value engineering; (3) life cycle cost analysis; (4) construction quality control systems; (5) project scheduling, estimating; (6) ongoing project management; and (7) project startup procedures. Students also make a presentation to industrialists in defense of their engineering design or CM project analysis. Four-year BSAE students must register for AE 4731; four-year BSCM students must register for CM 4731; five-year BSAE/BSCM two-degree students must register for AE 4731 in year four and for CM 4731 in year five of their programs. The three-course sequence, 4711/4721/4731, must be taken in consecutive quarters during the same academic year. (prereq: senior standing, CM 4721 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Design and develop a detailed estimate from the project drawings
  • Design and develop a detailed project schedule
  • Design and develop a site-specific safety process
  • Design and develop a quality assurance/quality control process
  • Understand the key steps in the value engineering and constructability analysis of the project design
  • Present the project plan in both written and oral form to a jury of outside industry professionals

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Estimating 
  • Scheduling
  • Site logistics plans
  • General conditions
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control
  • Manpower loading and analysis
  • BIM clash detection

Dr. Blake Wentz

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