Feb 02, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CM 5045 - Lean Construction and Resource Management

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Lean construction applications, advanced construction materials and processes from conception to completion; alternative construction delivery processes; codes, municipal approval processes and standards; various contemporary/innovative building systems; managing complex projects; means and methods variations; identification and analysis of the factors affecting resources of the construction industry on a local, national or international level; materials, products and equipment procurement utilizing supply chain management; procurement cycle using Internet-based applications. (prereq: graduate standing, open to undergraduate students with permission of the course program director)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the key elements of construction management as it relates to lean production and lean construction practices
  • Critically evaluate alternative approaches to resource and knowledge management in construction management
  • Critically evaluate alternative approaches to project delivery in construction management

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Construction methods
  • Construction project management

Course Topics
  • Lean construction
  • Lean construction’s connection to IPD
  • Lean construction’s connection to BIM
  • Construction knowledge management 
  • Modern construction practices
  • Waste management
  • Recycling in construction

Dr. Jera Sullivan

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