Aug 15, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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CM 250 - Construction Jobsite Management and Leadership

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course discusses construction jobsite management and leadership issues that would be encountered by entry level employees and interns. Students will be introduced to Requests for Information (RFIs), Shop Drawings, and the Submittal process. Students will also look at issues of jobsite layout and control and develop logistical plans for a construction site. Other on-site issues such as project recordkeeping and technology will also be introduced. Leadership strategies and tactics will also be discussed. (prereq: CM 2200 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand and apply basic strategies in business communication, both orally and in written form, that are common in the construction industry
  • Understand and apply basic strategies for construction recordkeeping
  • Understand and develop proper shop drawings and RFI’s for a construction project
  • Develop a jobsite layout and logistics plan
  • Understand and apply leadership strategies
  • Understand and apply principles in quality assurance and quality control on a construction project
  • Understand the ethical issues that a construction manager faces and apply ethical standards to solve problems

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Construction methods

Course Topics
  • Roles and responsibilities of the site superintendent
  • Project delivery methods
  • Shop Drawings
  • Submittals
  • Electronic recordkeeping in construction (Plan Grid software)
  • Construction meeting minutes
  • Jobsite layout and control
  • Leadership attributes
  • Motivation strategies
  • Oral communication on the jobsite

Dr. Jera Sullivan

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