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Construction Engineering Management Technology
  • CEMT 10400 Fundamentals of Surveying (3 cr.) P: MATH 15400 or MATH 15900. Class 2, Lab 3. Fundamental concepts and practical applications related to measurement of vertical and horizontal distances and angles using the tape, level, transit, theodolite, and EDMI (total stations, electronic workbooks, laser levels, etc.). Computations of grades, traverses, areas, and curves. Basic concepts of topography and its uses. Identification of contours and drawing of topographical maps.
  • CEMT 10500 Introduction to Construction Technology (3 cr.) Class 2, Lab 2. This course introduces students to the technical aspects of reading and understanding constructions documents for the built environment. Topics include but are not limited to: building code standards, drafted drawing standards, coordination of both vertical and horizontal drawings, CSI MasterFormat, and basic drawing management. The course will develop an understanding of residential and commercial construction from preliminary design through working drawings. Laboratory time will introduce the student to computer aided drafting software.
  • CEMT 11000 Construction Accounting (3 cr.) P: CEMT 10500. Class 2, Lab 2. Accounting fundamentals as utilized in the construction industry with a special emphasis on basic design of construction cost accounting systems as used to manage a construction company. Use of construction cost indices for labor and materials, as well as use of construction accounting for estimating and bidding purposes. Use of accounting management software as appropriate.
  • CEMT 12000 Construction Materials and Systems (3 cr.) Class 2 + Lab 2. Introduction to common construction terminology, materials, methodologies, and structural systems as they relate to buildings, industrial facilities, and infrastructure. Selection of construction materials (wood, steel, concrete, and masonry) and methods for diverse applications. Site visits for experiential learning.
  • CEMT 12500 Construction Visualization (3 cr.) Class 2, Lab 2. Introduction to extraction and interpretation of information from construction documents as they relate to diverse types of construction projects including heavy civil, highways, utilities, water, storm-water and sewer construction, other infrastructure construction and buildings. Lab work including blue print reading, plots, and construction symbols interpretation for diverse undertakings.
  • CEMT 16000 Statics (3 cr.) P: MATH 15400 or MATH 15900. P or C: PHYS 21800. Class 3. Forces acting on bodies at rest, including coplanar, concurrent, and nonconcurrent systems. Includes centroids, moments of inertia, and friction.
  • CEMT 21500 Mechanical and Electrical Systems (4 cr.) P: CEMT 12000 and MATH 15300. Class 4. Methods for design, construction and inspection of meachanical and electrical systems for buildings. Emphasis on heating and cooling loads, equipment selection, duct and pipe sizing, codes, safety, installation, inspection, commissioning, and estimating. Responsibilities of the general contractor for HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-condtioning) and plumbing work.
  • CEMT 26000 Strength of Materials (3 cr.) P: CEMT 16000. C: CEMT 26700. Class 3. Stress-strain relationships of engineering materials; composite analysis; shear forces and bending moments in beams; analysis and design of steel and wood beams and columns, beam deflections, and statistically indeterminate beam analysis.
  • CEMT 26700 Materials Testing (2 cr.) P: CEMT 16000. C: CEMT 26000. Class 1, Lab 3. Laboratory and field testing of structural materials to determine their mechanical properties and behavior under load. Materials included are steel, aluminum, concrete, wood, and asphalt.
  • CEMT 27500 Applied Civil Engineering Drafting (3 cr.) P: CEMT 10400 and MATH 15300. Class 2, Lab 3. Preparation of structural construction drawings for buildings, bridges, roads, and topographic drawings.
  • CEMT 28000 Quantity Survey (3 cr.) P: CEMT 12000, CEMT 27500. Class 2, Lab 3. A study of methods to estimate quantities of materials required in construction. Practice in making quantity surveys.
  • CEMT 30200 Construction Law and Ethics (3 cr.) P: CEMT 28000. Class 3. Practical focus on key legal and ethical issues applicable to the construction industry and how to manage them. Laws related to construction work, contractual relationships and strategies, torts, liabilities, bonding, insurance, risk management, dispute avoidance and resolution, liens, partnering, and ethics are among topics covered.
  • CEMT 31200 Construction and Route Surveying (3 cr.) P: CEMT 10400. Class 2, Lab 3. Field procedures for construction and route surveying, including highway, street, sewer, and bridge layout. Route surveying including vertical and horizontal curves, curve design, survey for streets and subdivisions, earthwork, and profiles/sections using both theodolite and electronic distance measuring (EDM) equipment. Computation of errors and coordinates and use of appropriate software.
  • CEMT 33000 Construction Field Operations (3 cr.) P: CEMT 34100. Class 3. Study of types and uses of construction equipment and machinery in relation to diverse field operations. Analysis of equipment productivity and costs.
  • CEMT 34100 Construction Scheduling and Project Control (3 cr.) P: CEMT 34200. Class 2, Lab 3. A study of the planning and control of construction projects. Topics include time schedules, labor, and equipment balancing; expediting materials delivery, bar charts, and critical path method (CPM) network scheduling, and an introduction to the use of the computer in CPM network analysis and project control programs.
  • CEMT 34200 Construction Cost and Bidding (3 cr.) P: CEMT 28000. Class 2, Lab 3. Course includes a study of the methods of estimating costs for labor, material, equipment, and direct overhead for construction projects; how to establish markups for indirect overhead and profit; procedures for setting up a computerized estimating system; and conceptual estimating procedures.
  • CEMT 34700 Construction Contract Administration and Specifications (3 cr.) P: CEMT 30200. Class 2, Lab 2. Relationship between all parties involved in the construction process. Analysis of contracts, the general and special conditions of the contract, specifications and their purpose/intent, standard specifications, adaptation of selected provisions from standard specifications, and delineation of special supplemental conditions.
  • CEMT 35000 Construction Project Cost and Production Control (3 cr.) P: CEMT 35000. Class 3: A study of the contractor's record-keeping procedures and forms from estimate breakdown to completion of the project, with a review of current methods of production control.
  • CEMT 39000 Construction Experience (1 cr.) P: See department chair about detailed requirements for this course. Experience work needs to be completed before signing up for the course. Minimum of 10 weeks of work experience in the construction industry, with at least five weeks' experience in the field. Written report of this experience.
  • CEMT 43000 Soils and Foundations (3 cr.) P: CEMT 48600. Class 2, Lab 3. Measurement of technical properties of soils in situ or in the laboratory, classification for engineering and construction purposes. Soil exploration, subsurface investigation, and soil reports; concept of bearing capacity; shallow and deep foundations and retaining wall, their analysis, and construction aspects. Soil-structure interaction in terms of construction, settlement, and structural service issues.
  • CEMT 44700 Construction Project Management (3 cr.) P: CEMT 33000. Class 3. A study of construction organizations, their forms and functions, project management procedures and documents, and financial management within a construction organization. Subjects appropriate for those working within a construction organization will be emphasized. Role playing may be incorporated.
  • CEMT 45200 Hydraulics and Drainage (3 cr.) P: PHYS 21800. Class 3. Basic hydrostatics: fundamental concepts of fluid flow in pipes and open channels; methods of estimating storm-water runoff; sizing of culverts, storm and sanitary sewers, and open channels.
  • CEMT 45500 Construction Safety and Inspection (3 cr.) P: CEMT 34700. Class 3. A study of safety and inspection requirements for construction sites and projects. Accident record keeping, reporting; requirements of the OSHA code; inspection for safety and hazards, environmental issues, and quality; risk control; and management issues related to these. Development and implementation of company safety and hazard communication and inspection programs.
  • CEMT 48400 Wood, Timber, and Formwork Design (3 cr.) P: CEMT 26000 , CEMT 26700. Class 3. Fundamentals of wood and timber design, including wall, beams, columns, slabs, and forms for special shapes.
  • CEMT 48600 Reinforced Concrete Design and Construction (3 cr.) P: CEMT 48400. Class 3. The fundamentals of reinforced concrete design and analysis. Survey of concrete structural systems and concrete construction methods and procedures.  Introduction to pre-cast construction and prestressed concrete.
  • CEMT 49400 Engineering Economics for Construction (3 cr.) P: Senior standing. Class 3. Introduction to engineering economy and its methods related to time value of money. Economical evaluation and comparison of alternatives considering costs, returns, interest, taxes, and probability in a time span; determining feasibility, break-even points, and rate of return. Cost indices for construction.
  • CEMT 49900 Construction Technology (1-4 cr.) Hours, subject matter, and credit to be arranged by staff. Course may be repeated for up to 9 credit hours.