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COLLEGE OF BUILT ENVIRONMENTS
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

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CM 250 Construction and Culture (5) I&S A. HOLM
Evolution of modern building construction with emphasis on the relationship between the projects built over time and the people who built them. Focuses on the development of building technology, equipment, and materials used by Western civilizations. Offered: W.
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CM 301 Construction Communications (4)
Applies business writing to the construction industry. Focuses on planning, writing, and editing documents most critical to a construction manager's professional success. Offered: AW.
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CM 310 Introduction to the Construction Industry (3) G. MIGLIACCIO
Introduction to the construction process, including general overview of organization, relationships, practices, terminology, project types, procurement methods, industry standards, contract documents, and career opportunities. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 310

CM 311 Construction Documents (2)
Introduction to construction plans and specifications with emphasis on reading and interpreting them. Focuses on architectural/engineering drawings and associated specifications used in building construction. Prerequisite: CM 310; CM 313, which may be taken concurrently. Offered: A.
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CM 312 Construction Accounting (3)
Introduction to accounting for the contractor, placing emphasis on the analysis and use of financial statements and a job cost accounting system. Offered: A.
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CM 313 Construction Methods and Materials I (4)
Introduction to basic building materials, with emphasis on techniques for assembly and utilization in residential and light construction, including materials such as concrete, brick, and wood. Offered: AS.
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CM 320 Construction Contract Documents (3)
Introduction to working drawings, specifications, and other documents designed to enable the student to read and interpret complete set of contract documents for residential and light commercial projects. Emphasis on the organization and uses of architectural/engineering drawings and specifications in the construction process. Offered: S.
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CM 321 Mechanical Systems in Buildings (3)
Introduction to building heating, cooling, plumbing, and fire protection systems including aspects of design, construction, estimating, and problem solving. Offered: W.
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CM 322 Electrical Systems in Buildings (3)
Introduction to electrical construction including electrical distribution from generation to consumption, terminology, equipment and applications, electrical contract documents and estimating, and electrical project management theory and practice. Offered: W.
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CM 323 Construction Methods and Materials II (5)
Analysis of building methods for structural, non-structural, and design and use of temporary structures including method selection, sequencing, and coordination of specialty trades in commercial and industrial construction. Offered: W.
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CM 331 Construction Estimating I (4)
Introduction to the principles and techniques of estimating construction costs, with emphasis on quantity take-off and pricing elements of work. Prerequisite: CM 323. Offered: Sp.
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CM 332 Construction Equipment Management (3) G. MIGLIACCIO
Study of the basic principles, practices, and techniques used in the construction industry for selecting and managing construction equipment. Focuses on understanding the time value of money, estimating equipment ownership and operating costs, selecting the proper equipment for specific construction tasks, and estimating equipment production. Offered: Sp.
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CM 333 Construction Safety (3) K. LIN
Explanation of requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other related federal and state legislation as applied to the building construction industry. Standards for accident prevention, hazard identification, and responsibility for compliance emphasized. Offered: A.
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CM 334 Construction Surveying (2) D. JACOBSON
Introduction to construction surveying including layout of construction features, distance and elevation measurement, and use and care of surveying equipment. Offered: Sp.
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CM 340 Sustainable Building Design and Construction Practices (3)
Examines sustainable standards for design and construction of commercial and institutional buildings focusing on environmental, economic, and social benefits of sustainable buildings. Offered: W.
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CM 404 Integrated Design/Build Studio (6) C. DOSSICK
Study of the design/build process with emphasis on the synthesis of design and construction considerations. Focuses on developing design and construction concepts to meet program requirements specified in case studies. Offered: jointly with ARCH 404; W.
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CM 410 Construction Estimating II (5)
Principles and techniques for estimating commercial construction projects including a mock bid day exercise on a commercial construction project. Prerequisite: CM 331; CM 332. Offered: A.
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CM 411 Project Planning and Control (3) A. ABDEL AZIZ
Introduction to the basic principles, techniques, and practices used as tools by contractors to plan, schedule, and control costs on building construction projects. Prerequisite: CM 331. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 411

CM 412 Construction Practice (3) J. SHAIMAN
Introduction to challenges of managing a construction organization. Focuses on ethical behavior, organizational behavior, human resources management, marketing, financial management, and risk management. Prerequisite: CM 421. Offered: Sp.
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CM 413 Competitive Business Presentations (1) C. DOSSICK
Study and development of skills needed to develop and deliver professional construction management presentations. Includes a series of workshops and practical exercises in construction presentation skills, teamwork, and leadership. Offered: A.
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CM 414 Virtual Construction (3) C. DOSSICK
Examines the use of building information models for managing the construction process and facilitating collaboration among project participants. Offered: A.
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CM 415 Heavy Construction Practices (3) J. SCHAUFELBERGER
Introduction to heavy construction with emphasis on highway and bridge construction. Topics include: contract analysis, work breakdown, equipment selection, unit-price cost estimating, site logistics planning, and project scheduling. Prerequisite: CM 332. Offered: A.
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CM 416 Residential Project Development (3)
Studies the financial, technical, and managerial activities as well as the environmental impact regulations and studies associated with the development of residential projects, including the business and construction practices and marketing strategies needed for a successful project. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 416

CM 420 Temporary Structures (3) S. DANIALI
Study of temporary structures used to support construction operations such as concrete formwork, scaffolding systems, shoring systems, cofferdams, underpining, slurry walls, and construction dewatering systems. Prerequisite: ARCH 322. Offered: Sp.
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CM 421 Project Management I (3)
Introduction to the organization, management, and administrative functions on construction projects including a hands-on and extensive case study of a commercial construction project, cost control, and introduction to the concepts of Value Engineering, partnering, and Total Quality Management. Prerequisite: CM 410; CM 411. Offered: W.
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CM 422 Computer Applications in Construction (2) A. ABDEL AZIZ
Introduction to the use of automated programs for planning, scheduling, and controlling construction projects. Focuses on the use of Primavera Project Planner software. Prerequisite: CM 411. Offered: W.
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CM 423 Construction Law (3) A. TRAMOUNTANAS
Legal issues arising from design and construction services, focusing on risk management and liability awareness. Topical areas include basic legal doctrines, the design professional/client relationship, contractor selection, the construction process, and professional practice problems. Emphasizes Washington state law. Prerequisite: CM 421. Offered: Sp.
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CM 425 Concrete Technology (3) K. NEMATI
Introduction to the properties and behavior of concrete. Focuses on uses of concrete as a building material and new techniques for concrete construction. Offered: W.
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CM 430 Building Code and Environmental Regulations (3)
Introduction to the permit process, life-safety requirements, and environmental regulations for designs and construction of buildings as established by the national and local jurisdictions. Prerequisite: ARCH 322. Offered: Sp.
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CM 431 Project Management II (5)
Capstone project using case studies to apply skills, knowledge, techniques, and concepts developed in prior courses. Emphasis on the concept of integrated project management, including cost estimating and bidding, scheduling, cost control, safety, project organization, and documentation. Prerequisite: CM 421. Offered: Sp.
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CM 432 Soils and Foundations (3) S. DANIALI
Origin, classification, and physical properties of soil as used in engineering and construction applications, together with loads and stresses of soil on, and from, the more common types of engineering structures. Prerequisite: ARCH 322; CM 323. Offered: W.
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CM 433 Construction Labor Relations (3) E. KOMMERS
Introduction to construction labor topics, including labor-management organization, legislation, and regulation, collective bargaining, and job site administration. Offered: W.
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CM 450 Construction Project Management (5) A. ABDEL AZIZ
Examines management of construction projects focusing on construction contracting, cost estimating, project scheduling, and resource management. Offered: S.
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CM 481 Facility Life Cycle 1: Planning (3)
Introduction to facility management. First in sequence of three built around the principle of the facility life cycle. Defines key terms. Examines topics such as ethics, business context, budgets, cost analysis, and strategic planning. Students work in online teams to develop a course-final project.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 481

CM 482 Facility Life Cycle 2: Design and Construction (5)
Second in sequence of three built around the principle of the facility life cycle. Covers design basics, cost estimates, building materials, project management, and construction administration. Students establish a mentor relationship with a professional facility manager and interview three guest speakers, experts in their fields. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 482

CM 483 Facility Life Cycle 3: Relocation and Operational Issues (4)
Final in sequence of three built around the principle of the facility life cycle. Provides an overview of issues related to facility operations and maintenance, including occupancy and start up, inventory and staff management, relocation, disaster planning, emergency preparedness, and security. Offered: W.
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CM 498 Special Topics (1-10, max. 20)
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CM 499 Undergraduate Research (*, max. 12)
Individual or small-group studies. Students may select topics with approval of faculty sponsor and department.
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CM 500 Design and Construction Law (3)
Legal issues arising from design and construction services, focusing on risk management and liability awareness. Topical areas include basic legal doctrines, the design professional/client relationship, contractor selection, the construction process, and professional practice problems. Emphasis on Washington State law. Offered: jointly with ARCH 574; A.
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CM 510 Advanced Construction Techniques (3) K. NEMATI
Study of techniques and practices used in complex construction projects, including industrial and high-rise structures, building renovation, and tenant improvements. Offered: A.
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CM 515 Innovative Project Management Concepts (3) C. DOSSICK
Examination of innovative techniques for planning and managing construction projects including use of time-phased, three-dimensional Building Information Models; sustainable construction techniques; and web-based project management tools. Offered: W.
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CM 518 Lean Construction (3) Y. KIM
Examines the application of lean production management concepts to the management of construction projects. Offered: Sp.
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CM 520 Construction Procurement Systems (3)
Study of the different methods used in the procurement and delivery of projects in the construction industry including lump sum, unit price, cost-plus, design-build, and construction management contracts. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 520

CM 525 Cost Analysis and Management (3) Y. KIM
Study of cost management procedures applicable to the building process from the conceptual phase through owner operations, including conceptual estimating, project cost analysis and control, and value engineering and life-cycle costing. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 525

CM 530 Project Economics and Risk Analysis (3) A. ABDEL AZIZ
Studies the process for delivery of public-private infrastructure projects and risk analysis techniques used in economic/financial project studies. Focuses on understanding public-private project delivery systems, feasibility studies, project financial and economic modeling, and quantitative risk analysis techniques. Offered: Sp.
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CM 535 Research Methods in Construction (3) K. LIN
Examination of research methods used in construction studies. Includes an overview of the research process, planning of a successful research endeavor, literature review, qualitative and quantitative research, ethics in research and publishing, and various research methodologies. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 535

CM 540 Sustainable Construction (3) W. BENDER
Study of sustainable construction techniques and best practices. Focuses on use of U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards to evaluate alternatives and select techniques for constructing sustainable projects. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 540

CM 545 Real Estate Development (3) A. HOLM
A study of the technical issues involved in developing real-estate projects. Tracks project development from initial conception through closing of the sale. Emphasizes the steps and processes involved in pursuing, analyzing, and closing a real-estate purchase. Offered: S.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 545

CM 550 Residential Project Development (3)
Study of the financial, technical, and management activities and environmental impact regulations and studies associated with the development of residential projects, including business and construction practices and marketing strategies for continued profitable operation of a residential construction firm. Offered: S.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 550

CM 555 Construction Firm Management (3)
Management of construction company including organization, corporate structure, operation procedures, marketing, and human resources management. Emphasis on safety and loss prevention management, insurance and risk management, financing, accounting, marketing construction services, and bonding requirements for construction company. Other topics include individual and corporate planning and process of strategic planning. Offered: W.
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CM 560 Design-Build Project Management (3)
Examines the design-build process used for the delivery of construction projects. Involves analysis of project owner requirements and development of a written proposal for design and construction. Offered: Sp.
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CM 565 Managing International Projects (3) K. LIN
Study of processes involved in the selection, acquisition, and management of international construction projects. Emphasis is placed on examining common problems associated with managing construction projects outside the United States, identifying risks involved, and discussing possible solutions. Offered: S.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 565

CM 570 Facilities Management (3) B. EMAM
Major issues involved in facilities management: facilities planning, financial planning, real estate management, interior space planning and management, facilities operation and maintenance, and emergency preparedness. Offered: Sp.
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CM 575 Leadership in Construction (3) A. HOLM
Studies leadership principles applicable to the construction industry. Addresses both organizational leadership and leadership of construction processes. Offered: A.
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CM 580 Temporary Structures (3) K. NEMATI
Study of materials, methods, and techniques associated with temporary structures used in various construction operations, such as concrete formwork, scaffolding, underpinning, cofferdams, slurry trenches, earth-retaining structures, and dewatering systems. Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 580

CM 582 Heavy Construction Estimating (3) A. ABDEL AZIZ
Study of the principles used in developing cost estimates for heavy construction projects. Includes interpretation of contact documents, quantity take-off, pricing, and preparation of unit-price bid documents. Emphasizes developing cost estimates for highway projects. Offered: S.
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CM 584 Marine Construction (3) S. DANIALI
Study of the materials, methods and techniques associated with construction of projects in marine environments, including the impact of site conditions on the selection of appropriate construction techniques. Emphasizes equipment and crew selection, productivity and cost estimation, and construction sequencing. Offered: A.
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CM 586 Utility Systems Construction (3) W. BENDER
Study of the materials, methods, and techniques associated with construction of major utility systems, such as water, sewer, communications, electrical or natural gas. Includes construction of central utility plants as well as major distribution and collection systems. Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 586

CM 588 Construction Operations and Productivity (3)
Study of heavy construction operations with emphasis on productivity enhancement focusing on an integrated approach to planning, modeling, analysis, and design of construction operations, and the use of simulation models and other analytical tools. Offered: W.
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CM 590 Research Methods in Construction Engineering (2) J. SCHAUFELBERGER
Study of the academic research process. Includes development of a research proposal, review of relevant literature, selection of research methodology, collection of data, data analysis, and preparation of research report. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 590

CM 598 Special Topics (1-6, max. 6)
Systematic study and offering of specialized subject matter. Offered: AWSpS.
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CM 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
An in-depth independent investigation of some facet of construction management. Offered: AWSpS.
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CM 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
View course details in MyPlan: CM 700