TCM Construction Management

TCM   5330G   Green Building and Sustainable Construction

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is a study of advanced topics in green construction beginning with the philosophy behind sustainability related technology and its implementation. The course provides a thorough expansion on LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) core concepts including construction and design for sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation and design. The course also examines sustainable construction methodologies and their associated environmental impacts. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   1131 and TCM   2234 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   5330.

TCM   5333G   Building Information Modeling

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to building information modeling (BIM). It highlights the strength of BIM in promoting productivity and profitability in civil engineering and construction. Topics include the history of information modeling technology and its impacts on civil engineering and construction; popular software applications and basic modeling techniques; and implementation of BIM authoring and analysis tools for project delivery. Emphasis is placed on hands-on modeling techniques, and problem-solving using modern BIM technologies. Graduate students will be required to complete additional advanced level study beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements of the course, demonstrating a higher level of mastery of the subject matter and including additional deliverables as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   1232 or ENGR   1133.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   5333.

TCM   5431G   Construction Cost Estimating

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

This course includes methods and procedures for estimating costs of construction projects. Topics include types and purposes of estimates, direct and indirect costs, labor and equipment cost analysis, the CSI Masterformat, approximate estimates, and computerized estimating methods. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   3330 and TCM   3331 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   5431.

TCM   5433G   Project Planning and Scheduling

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course covers the fundamentals and techniques of planning and scheduling for construction projects. Topics include bar charts, Critical Path Method using both arrow and node networks, precedence networks, cost-time trade-offs, PERT, resource leveling, updating schedules during construction, project control, earned value method, lean construction principles and practices, and computerized scheduling techniques. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   1231 and STAT   2231 or BUSA   3131 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   5433.