Arnold L. Holm
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.
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.
Student learning goals
Proficiency in: Cost, Schedule, Document, and Quality Control Procedures Construction Procurement Methods Roles and Organization of the Construction Team Financial Management, including Change Orders and Pay Requests
Competency in: Pre-Project Planning and Startup Construction Contract Administration RFI and Submittal Management Project Close-out
Awareness of: Current Electronic Project Management Methods
General method of instruction
CM 421 is a participative “lecture” in that the basis for the course is a short lecture to be lead by instructor, student participation in class discussions, in-class exercises, and outside research and homework. Considerable outside course time will be necessary to develop two team projects; a project startup plan and a mid-project status report.
The prerequisites of this course include but are not limited to CM 410 and CM 411. CM 421 is a required senior-level course in the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Program.
Class assignments and grading
There are two lengthy written team assignments and two examinations in this course. Refer to the schedule included in the syllabus for dates of deliverables. Exams will be closed-book, closed-notes, and closed-neighbors. Cell-phones will be turned off during tests (as in all classes) and cannot be used as calculators. Laptops cannot be utilized during class times.
The grading scale used throughout the Department of Construction Management and will be used to determine the final overall course grade and is available on the syllabus.