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Construction Science and Management (CSM)
Course Descriptions

College of Architecture


CSM 2323  Construction Documents
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment as a Construction Science and Management major or permission of instructor.
Introduction to construction documents and applicable software for use in communicating building design intentions to field personnel, including an understanding of how to interpret, explain, quantify and use construction documents to bid, construct and manage construction projects. (Formerly ARC 4313. Credit cannot be earned for both CSM 2323 and ARC 4313.)

CSM 2333  Construction Culture and History
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
History of construction and building technologies in Western and non-Western cultures. Emphasis on work traditions, graphical illustrations, social and political concerns.

CSM 3011  Construction Industry Contemporary Issues
(1-0) 1 hour credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment as a Construction Science and Management major or permission of instructor.
Exploration of various professional options and specialties across the construction industry, professional ethics and introduction to professional societies. Must be taken on a credit/no-credit basis.

CSM 3111  Construction Surveying
(0-3) 1 hour credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment as a Construction Science and Management major or permission of instructor.
Practical applications of surveying, including distance, grade and angular measurements, surveying equipment and its application to construction layout and control, surveying documentation and field work.

CSM 3621  Construction Safety I
(1-0) 1 hour credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment as a Construction Science and Management major or permission of instructor.
Introduction to safety and safety programs, workers’ compensation, OSHA organization and structure, safety policies, standards, and record keeping. Emphasis on communication and job-site safety ethics and management.

CSM 4013  Construction Estimating I
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: CSM 2323.
Introduction to estimating procedures for buildings related to quantity surveying, cost of materials and labor, life-cycle costs, and applicable software. (Formerly ARC 4013. Credit cannot be earned for both CSM 4013 and ARC 4013.)

CSM 4023  Construction Estimating II
(2-3) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: CSM 4013.
Continuation of CSM 4013 with emphasis on pricing work, subcontracting, and bidding strategies utilizing applicable software. (Formerly ARC 4023. Credit cannot be earned for both CSM 4023 and ARC 4023.)

CSM 4513  Construction Management I
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: CSM 2323.
Introduction to management of the construction process and integration with allied professions. Introduction to applicable software. (Formerly ARC 4613. Credit cannot be earned for both CSM 4513 and ARC 4613.)

CSM 4523  Construction Management II
(2-3) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: CSM 4513.
Continuation of CSM 4513 with emphasis on scheduling and project delivery methods utilizing applicable software. (Formerly ARC 4623. Credit cannot be earned for both CSM 4523 and ARC 4623.)

CSM 4533  Building Information Modeling for Construction Management
(2-3) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: CSM 4523.
Introduction to techniques used in development and management of Building Information Models. Emphasis on constructability and management.

CSM 4613  Sustainable Building Practice
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment as a Construction Science and Management major or permission of instructor.
Ethics and application of environmental sustainability practice in building construction. Introduction to U.S. Green Building Council LEED program standards, methods, and procedures as applied to construction documents interpretation and construction.

CSM 4623  Construction Safety II
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment as a Construction Science and Management major or permission of instructor.
Development and management of safety programs, OSHA compliance, safety policies, standards, and record keeping.

CSM 4633  Construction Law
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment as a Construction Science and Management major or permission of instructor.
Legal and ethical aspects of construction contracts, bonds, insurance, and bidding. Owner, architect, contractor, and subcontractor relationships.

CSM 4643  Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: CSM 2323 or permission of instructor.
Building systems with an emphasis on design, installation and control of heating, ventilation and cooling, plumbing and drainage, electrical, fire and lightning protection systems.

CSM 4713  Construction Capstone
(2-3) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: CSM 4023 and CSM 4523.
Senior capstone project emphasizing integration of the design and construction processes. Project delivery systems, project development, estimating, scheduling and project controls of various types of construction projects.

CSM 4911,3,6  Independent Study
1, 3, or 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered.
Scholarly research under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, may apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CSM 4931  Summer Internship
1 hour credit. Prerequisites: CSM 2323, CSM 3011, CSM 3111, and CSM 3621.
This is a full-time, on-site, construction work experience. Supervision by qualified construction manager and intern mentor to prepare the intern for building construction management functions. Instructor prior approval of details for individual work experience required. Must be repeated for credit and taken in consecutive five-week summer sessions.

CSM 4932  Internship
2 hours credit. Prerequisites: CSM 2323, CSM 3011, CSM 3111, and CSM 3621.
This is a part-time, on-site, construction work experience. Supervision by qualified construction manager and intern mentor to prepare the intern for building construction management functions. Instructor prior approval of details for individual work experience required.

CSM 4951,3,6  Special Studies in Construction Science and Management
(0-3, 0-6, 0-12) 1, 3 or 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 3 hours for CSM 4951, 6 hours for CSM 4953, or 12 hours for CSM 4956, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.


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