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Fall Semester 2018


Souhail Elhouar • Jobst Hall 108 • 677-3830
CON100Introduction to Construction (1 hour)
 01 Tu1:00 PM -1:50 PM JOB300 Kristy Wolfe  
CON132Construction Graphics (2 hours)
 01 MW12:00 PM -1:50 PM JOB308 Burl F George  
CON200Construction Co-op (0 hours)
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in the College of Engineering and Technology, 2.0 overall gradepoint average at Bradley, approval of engineering and technology Co-op coordinator and Co-op faculty advisor.
 01 *R* Arr  JOB124 Julie Reyer  
Prerequisite: CON 132
 01 Th5:00 PM -7:50 PM JOB126 Gabriel Rodriguez  
CON270Construction Materials and Methods I (3 hours)
 01 MWF9:00 AM -9:50 AM JOB304 Burl F George  
CON326Construction Estimating (3 hours)
Prerequisite: CON 224 or CE 224.
 01 MW1:00 PM -1:50 PM JOB300 Kristy Wolfe  
 A M2:00 PM -4:50 PM JOB204 Kristy Wolfe  
 B W2:00 PM -4:50 PM JOB204 Kristy Wolfe  
CON342Construction Equipment (3 hours)
Prerequisite: CE 206
 01 MWF12:00 PM -12:50 PM BR126 Kristy Wolfe  
CON368Mechanical and Electrical Systems II (3 hours)
Prerequisite: CON 262.
 01 TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM JOB302 Kristy Wolfe  
CON372Construction Productivity (3 hours)
Prerequisite: CON 270.
 01 TT1:30 PM -2:45 PM JOB200 Burl F George  
CON395Construction Claims and Change Orders (3 hours)
 01 TT3:00 PM -4:15 PM JOB302 Scott Rinkenberger  
CON487Design of Steel and Concrete Structures (3 hours)
Prerequisite: IMT 324 or equivalent.
 01 MWF11:00 AM -11:50 AM JOB308 Souhail Elhouar  
CON493Senior Project Planning (1 hour)
Prerequisite: CON 380 and consent of advisor.
 01 Tu5:00 PM -5:50 PM JOB330 Burl F George  
CON494Construction Practice (3 hours)
Prerequisite: CON 380.
 01 MWF10:00 AM -10:50 AM JOB204 Burl F George  
CON524Building Information Modeling (3 hours)
Prerequisite: CON 224 or CE 224.
 01 MW6:30 PM -7:45 PM JOB126 Souhail Elhouar  
CON528Advanced Construction Scheduling (3 hours)
Prerequisite: CON 392.
 01 Canceled
CON540Project and Company Management (3 hours)
Prerequisite: CON 326 and CON 392.
 01 TT6:30 PM -7:45 PM JOB300 Burl F George  
Introduction to the construction profession. Computer applications, problem solving concepts, design concepts and visualization, industry ethics, professional societies, and university services.
Symbols, conventions, details of construction drawings, and blueprint reading. Emphasis on interpretation and communication of requirements of contract drawings.
Full-time cooperative education assignment for construction students who alternate periods of full-time school with periods of full-time academic or career-related work in industry. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
Introduction to commonly used computer based drafting and visualization programs with applications in construction; CAD standards; introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) and project collaboration techniques.
Characteristics and use of basic construction materials including concrete, metals, wood, masonry, and asphalt. Introduction to materials specifications, excavation, foundation systems, roofing, exterior and interior framing, doors and windows, glass and glazing, and finishes.
Feasibility estimates, design estimates, quantity takeoff, direct and overhead costing, and cost control. Material, equipment, and labor estimates of construction projects, bidding strategy, and basic concepts in management and business. Includes laboratory.
Characteristics of construction equipment; includes types, methods for their efficient use, and production calculations. Risk and cost analysis.
Survey of large scale integrated building component systems related to human health and comfort. Topics include lighting, electrical design and layout, vertical transportation, alarm and security systems, fire protection, total space conditioning, water treatment and sewage treatment, industrial piping design.
Principles and methods for productivity improvement; uses and limitations; personnel management; labor and equipment productivity and productivity modeling.
Review of contractual agreements. Regulations and types of potential claims and change orders. Documentation, presentation, risk analysis, partnering, CM, CM at risk, Cost-Plus, Design-Build, and dispute resolution.
Introduction to structural analysis and design of steel and reinforced concrete members; application to construction problems.
First of a two-semester course design project sequence. Discussions of the relationship between the owner, architect, consultant, superintendent, construction manager, general contractor, and subcontractors. Methods of project delivery, project concept through construction, design phases and project challenges. Leadership, ethics, public policy issues, LEED, and basic business management practices. Oral and written report of preliminary plan.
Business ethics in construction; responsibilities and professionalism; construction business practices.
Application of state-of-the-art technology in projects during various phases from inception to completion including planning, design, procurement, construction, handing over, and operation and maintenance. Investigation of different available tools and technologies in recording, storing, and sharing project information.
Project scheduling methods with emphasis on network scheduling techniques, work breakdown structure (WBS), resource and cost loading, scheduling under uncertainties, project time compression, resource leveling, scheduling for linear projects (LOB), time-cost trade-offs, project status, reporting and updating, schedules as tools for claims documentation. Case studies. Computer based.
Unique issues of company and project management in the construction industry not traditionally found in construction programs, such as fraud, regulatory issues, and international construction. Presentations on project and company management by renowned experts will give the student knowledge and insights on new trends, innovative procedures, practical case studies, and exposure to innovation in construction. The course will give the student knowledge of the business aspects of running a wide range of construction companies and a variety of projects.
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