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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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CM 4311 - Construction Project Management I

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
Course emphasizes construction phase activities, building on learning of previous courses and preparing CM students for requirements during later assignments of senior project. Construction project management software is introduced. (prereq: CM 2200 , junior standing)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Develop working knowledge of electronic project administration, to include project management software applications
  • Develop working knowledge of modifying a standard design-build contract to better meet the needs of the project
  • Develop a working knowledge of how best to respond to a request for proposal (RFP) or a request for qualifications (RFQ)
  • Develop working knowledge of preparing a project information management plan for a client
  • Develop a working knowledge of documentation typically required to administer construction phase operations, to include preparation of clear, concise, and complete records, reports, correspondence, and submittals
  • Develop a working knowledge of suitable scheduling, attendees, and content for meetings typically needed to properly administer construction phase operations

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Elements of the total construction project cycle and processes
  • Risk management, project delivery methods, and contracts
  • Roles and responsibilities of typical project team members
  • Value engineering and constructability in the design process
  • Project planning process, scheduling, and the role of estimating
  • Information management and documentation principles
  • Construction project record keeping and controls
  • Quality in the constructed project
  • Safety management
  • Partnering, contract enforcement and dispute resolution
  • Project closeout

Course Topics
  • Electronic project administration
  • Meetings and negotiations
  • Project reports and records
  • Preconstruction operations
  • Construction operations

Laboratory Topics
  • Prepare a written response to RFQ
  • Prepare a written response to RFP
  • Supplement a standard design-build contract for a set of notional project circumstances and requirements
  • Electronic project administration
  • Meeting organization and execution
  • Start a Project Management Plan

Dr. Jera Sullivan

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