Agenda Item FA 10-42

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

CCEC (Undergraduate) - (Construction Management) :

New Course, Course Changes, & Programs of study (19 items)

11/04/10: Passed

11/11/10: Approved

Log Number: 201008-5

 

Construction Management – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program:
BS – Building Construction Major

Summary of the Changes:

We are requesting to change the BS in Building Construction program of study to remove the specializations in construction and allow students the flexibility to select their electives based on their interests. These modifications also help align our program to requirements of ACCE (BCN program accrediting body). In summary, we want to:
Rename the “Concentration Selection” area in program of study to “Construction Electives”;
Move BCN 3012 History and Introduction to Construction Management from the Core area to the Construction Electives area;
Add a new course BCN4xxx Construction Finance and Cost Controls to the BCN Core area;
Add new courses BCN 4774 International Construction and BCN 4XXX Construction Equipment to the Construction Electives area; and
Combine each two-part series of courses in the Construction Electives into a single course. That is, we are deleting elective courses (BCN 4758c Housing and Land Development II, BCN 4594c Green Const/Sustainability II, BCN 4872c Heavy Civil Construction II, BCN 4873c Commercial Construction II, and BCN 4802c Industrial Construction II) and modifying elective courses (BCN 4751c Housing and Land Development, BCN 4587c Green Const/Sustainability, BCN 4870c Heavy Civil Construction, BCN 4871c Commercial Construction, and BCN 4801c Industrial Construction).
Finally, we are updating pre-requisites for our core courses to ensure program prerequisites are completed prior to taking them.
These changes do not affect the program hours.
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Terminate an existing course

Commercial Construction II

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

873 C

We are requesting to delete this course given we are merging the content of the two part series in Commercial Construction into one course. This will change the makeup of the Construction Electives area and give students more opportunity to select a variety of courses that match their interests and long term goals.

 

Terminate an existing course

Green Const and Sustain II

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

594 C

We are requesting to delete this course given we are merging the content of the two part series in Green Construction and Sustainability into one course. This will change the makeup of the Construction Electives area and give students more opportunity to select a variety of courses that match their interests and long term goals.

 

Terminate an existing course

Hou and Land Dev II

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

758 C

We are requesting to delete this course given we are merging the content of the two part series in Housing and Land Development into one course. This will change the makeup of the Construction Electives area and give students more opportunity to select a variety of courses that match their interests and long term goals.

 

Terminate an existing course

Industrial Construction II

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

802 C

We are requesting to delete this course given we are merging the content of the two part series in Industrial Construction into one course. This will change the makeup of the Construction Electives area and give students more opportunity to select a variety of courses that match their interests and long term goals.

 

Terminate an existing course

Heavy Civil Construction II

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

872 C

We are requesting to delete this course given we are merging the content of the two part series in Heavy Civil Construction into one course. This will change the makeup of the Construction Electives area and give students more opportunity to select a variety of courses that match their interests and long term goals. Furthermore, the new course BCN 4xxx "Construction Equipment" will absorb some of the content of this course.

 

Change an existing course

Commercial Construction I

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

871 C

We are requesting to change this course given we are merging the content of the two part series in Commercial Construction into one course.  This will change the makeup of the Construction Electives area and give students more opportunity to select a variety of courses that match their interests and long term goals. In particular, the course description, outcomes, and proposed textbook are changing.
New Course Description:
This course will examine topics in the field of Commercial Construction. Topics covered will include project management of commercial projects, ethical conduct, project delivery methods, value engineering, customer relations, communications, software for commercial construction, time/cost controls, jobsite layout and control, subcontracting and purchasing, changes and claims, progress payments, project closeout processes, computerized project administration, submittals and shop drawings, documentation and record keeping, meetings, negotiations, and dispute resolution.

 

Change an existing course

Green Construct and Sustain I

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

587 C

We are requesting to change this course given we are merging the content of the two part series in Green Construction and Sustainability into one course. This will change the makeup of the Construction Electives area and give students more opportunity to select a variety of courses that match their interests and long term goals. In particular, the course description, outcomes, and proposed textbook are changing.
New Course Description:
This course will examine topics in the field of Green Construction and Sustainable Construction. Topics covered will include the environmental impact of land development, minimization of the negative environmental impacts of construction, and resource utilization. Additional topics to be examined, current building assessment systems, the green building process, ecological design of buildings, green building materials, high performance buildings, building operations and commissioning, ethics in sustainable construction, alternative energy systems, water conservation, and current trends in sustainable construction.

 

Change an existing course

Soils and Foundations

BCN

Junior (3xxx)

223

Change prerequisite from BCN 1210c to all program prerequisites. We want to ensure that students are not allowed to take upper-level construction classes until all program prerequisites have been completed.

 

Change an existing course

Construction Cost Estimating

BCN

Junior (3xxx)

611 C

Change prerequisite from BCN 1251 to all program prerequisites. We want to ensure that students are not allowed to take upper-level construction classes until all program prerequisites have been completed.

 

Change an existing course

Structural Systems

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

431

Change prerequisite from BCN 2405 to all program prerequisites. We want to ensure that students are not allowed to take upper-level construction classes until all program prerequisites have been completed.

 

Change an existing course

Construction Documents/Contrac

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

708

Change prerequisite from BUL 3130 and BCN 4709 to all program prerequisites. We want to ensure that students are not allowed to take upper-level construction classes until all program prerequisites have been completed.

 

Change an existing course

Constr Project Plan/Scheduling

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

720

Change prerequisite from BCN 3611c and BCN 3782 to BCN 3782 only. The reason for this is that we've determined BCN 3611c is not needed prior to BCN 4720.

 

Change an existing course

Construction Safety

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

730

We are requesting to expand the contents of this course to further enhance our program by offering “human factors” modules within the safety course. This allows our students to learn techniques that will equip them formanaging people specifically involved in construction projects. Including this topic in a safety class is common in other construction management accredited schools. In particular, the course description, outcomes, and the proposed textbook are changing.
New Course Description:
This course will examine topics in construction safety and human factors in construction. Topics covered will include: current construction safety issues and concerns, safety requirements and procedures, accident causation theories, ethics in safety, workers compensation law, accident reporting, handling stress in the workplace, preventing violence in the workplace, safety programs and policies and promoting and enforcing safety on the jobsite. Additional topics will include: ethics in management, human behavior in the workplace, leadership, management of jobsite personnel, stress management on the jobsite and preventing violence in the workforce and diversity in the workplace. The OSHA course for 10 hour construction training will also be included in this course.

 

Change an existing course

Housing and Land Development I

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

751 C

We are requesting to change this course given we are merging the content of the two part series in Housing and Land Development into one course. This will change the makeup of the Construction Electives area and give students more opportunity to select a variety of courses that match their interests and long term goals. In particular, the course description, outcomes, and prerequisites are changing.
New Course Description:
This course in an elective class for students preparing for careers in residential construction. Students learn a broad perspective of the technical knowledge and skills or methods related to residential construction projects. This course prepares students to apply the latest in residential construction technologies.

 

Change an existing course

Industrial Construction I

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

801 C

We are requesting to change this course given we are merging the content of the two part series in Industrial Construction into one course. This will change the makeup of the Construction Electives area and give students more opportunity to select a variety of courses that match their interests and long term goals. In particular, the course description, outcomes, and prerequisites are changing. Change prerequisite to all program prerequisites.
New Course Description:
This is an elective class for students preparing for careers in industrial construction. Key aspects of industrial construction practices are examined including project management, strategic bidding and estimating, ethical conduct, project delivery methods, value engineering, design/build, customer relations and communications.

 

Add a new course

International Construction

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

774

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:   
None
Course Description:
Students in this course examine the problems that arise in construction when construction firms conduct business across national boundaries. They study major issues and practices in international construction and do an intensive analysis of the process, practice, theory in international construction and compare construction systems used. The students also analyze the effect of international construction on firms and the impact that globalization is having on the construction industry and the environment.

 

Add a new course

Construction Finance and Cost Controls

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:   
None
Course Description:
Students in this course examine the financial environment of a contracting company. They study the financial impact of decisions made at all levels in the contracting firm including comparative cost analysis. They also analyze the process, practice, and theory of cost controls. Students compare financial and cost control management techniques and the effect of these practices on the firm in relation to profit, profit margin, cash flow, bidding, capital equipment, procurement practices and budgeting.

 

Add a new course

Construction Equipment

BCN

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:   
None
Course Description:
Students in this course explore heavy construction equipment, construction methods, equipment productivity analysis, equipment selections, and scheduling and administration of heavy civil projects. Topics of the class will include: fundamental concepts of equipment economics, planning for earthwork construction, soil and rock, compaction and Stabilization Equipment, machine equipment power requirements, dozers, scrapers, excavators, trucks and hauling equipment, finishing equipment and cranes.