2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Construction Management

CM 102      3 Credits
Methods of Building Construction
Introduces basic knowledge of building materials, technical specifications, techniques, and systems. Outlines structural systems, construction processes, and assemblies. Includes a field project student team research of current Alaskan building type. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CM 123      3 Credits
Codes and Standards
Provides an introduction and overview of the fundamental provisions of the building codes used for plan review, life-safety evaluation of buildings, and community development. (Prerequisites: DRT 170 and CM 102.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CM 142      4 Credits
Mechanical and Electrical Technology
Introduces the basic mechanical and electrical systems required in all buildings for the safety, health, comfort, and convenience of the occupants. Emphasizes design criteria, code requirements and interpretation of construction drawings. (3 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CM 163      3 Credits
Building Construction Cost Estimating
Presents methods and techniques for preparing accurate cost estimates for building construction projects. Emphasizes quantity surveys, productivity, bidding and negotiation procedures, and cost control systems. (Prerequisites: DRT 170, CM 102, MATH 107X.) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CM 201      3 Credits
Construction Project Management
Examines construction project management methods and processes. Includes project delivery systems, contract agreements, contract general and supplementary conditions, and contract administration procedures. (Prerequisites: DRT 170 and CM 102.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CM 202      3 Credits
Project Planning and Scheduling
Examines concepts and methods for planning and scheduling of construction projects. Includes identifying work elements, analyzing resources, determining activity durations, preparing CPM schedules using computer scheduling software, preparing schedule updates and analyzing planning versus actual progress for cost control. (Prerequisites: CM 201 and MATH 108.) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CM 205      3 Credits
Construction Safety
Examines safety and health practices for the construction industry. Includes developing and implementing construction project site-specific safety plans, analyzing the laws and regulations that govern safety, evaluating construction site hazards and environmental conditions and incident investigation and reporting. (Prerequisites: CM 201.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CM 213      4 Credits
Civil Technology
Outlines elements of civil design, including soils and soil mechanics, foundations, roads, and utilities using local, state, and federal regulations. Students will also be introduced to elements of construction surveying. (Prerequisites: DRT 170 and CM 102.) (2 + 4) Offered As Demand Warrants


CM 231      4 Credits
Structural Technology
Examines structural theory and the physical principles that underlie structural behavior. Includes the use of materials in a manner to maintain structural stability against such natural forces as gravity, wind, snow, and earthquakes. Covers a connection detailing and code requirements for wood, steel and reinforced concrete. (Prerequisites: DRT 170 and CM 102.) (2 + 4) Offered As Demand Warrants


CM 263      3 Credits
Civil Construction Cost Estimating
Presents methods and techniques for preparing accurate cost estimates for earthwork, roads, highways, underground utilities, and site work. Emphasizes quantity surveys, unit costs, production factors, bidding, and construction equipment management. (Prerequisites: CM 213 and MATH 108.) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


CM 299      3 Credits
Construction Management Internship
Places students in building construction offices related to student's     educational program and occupational objectives. Direct supervision by contractor professional, program faculty, and Career Services coordinator. (Prerequisite: Department Approval. Graded Pass/Fail.) (0 + 225) Offered As Demand Warrants


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