CESI 508: Accounting & Finance for Construction
Instructor: Mohammad Malakoutian
This course introduces construction-oriented financial management and explains why construction financial management is different than financial management in other industries. It describes how to account for a company’s financial resources and how to build the company’s accounting system. The course also examines how to manage the costs and profits of a construction company at the project level as well as at the company level; how to manage company cash flows; how to evaluate different sources of funding cash needs; and ways to quantitatively analyze financial decisions.
CESI 552: Environmental Regulations
Instructor: Christopher May
The principal emphasis of this course is on regulations pertaining to construction-site stormwater runoff, including regulatory background and requirements; how to analyze potential site problems and prepare plans to solve them; and which practices to use to avoid or reduce water pollutant releases. The course offers briefer coverage of regulations concerning air pollution, wetlands, hazardous wastes and endangered species.
CESI 588: Energy Infrastructure & the Environment
Instructor: Joe Mahoney and Tim Larson
This course explores the site selection, permitting, design, construction and maintenance of energy infrastructure. It includes electrical production facilities and transmission, with a focus on the permitting and construction of renewable energy facilities, especially wind, solar and geothermal.
CESI 592: Statistical Fundamentals for Construction & Materials Applications
Instructor: Stephen Muench
This course offers an overview of statistical measures used in various construction and materials decision-making processes. Course topics include data distributions, hypothesis tests (making decisions with statistics), regression analysis, sampling, quality control and assurance, and experimental design. The course uses construction data to illustrate these measures.
CESI 594: Computer-Aided Construction
Instructors: Fady Masoud
Information technology plays an important role in construction management and cost estimating. This course covers computerized construction, fundamentals of computer hardware, construction management software tools, web publishing, GPS applications and construction data management.
CESI 595: Construction Materials
Instructor: Joe Mahoney
This course provides students with detailed knowledge of aggregates, bituminous mixtures, Portland cement concrete, roller compacted concrete, soil and site stabilization, utility cuts and flowable backfill. Background information is provided on basic soil properties and characterization, and there is an emphasis on the behavior of materials in various construction applications.
CESI 596: Pavement Construction
Instructor: Stephen Muench
This course examines pavement construction, including pavement contracts and specifications, quality control and assurance programs, and plant and laydown operations. It includes a review of both national and international pavement construction practices.
CM 500: Design & Construction Law
Instructor: Athan Tramountanas
This course focuses on legal issues arising from design and construction services, with an emphasis on risk management and liability awareness. You’ll explore basic legal doctrines, the design professional/client relationship, contractor selection, the construction process and professional practice problems.
CM 520: Construction Procurement Systems
Instructor: Yong-Woo Kim
This course explores different methods used in the procurement and delivery of projects in the construction industry, including lump sum, unit price, cost-plus, design-build and construction management contracts.
CM 525: Cost Analysis & Measurement
Instructor: Yong-Woo Kim
This course offers a study of cost management procedures applicable to the building process from the conceptual phase through owner operations, including conceptual estimating, project cost analysis and control, and value engineering and life-cycle costing.
CM 580: Temporary Structures
Instructor: Kamran Nemati
This course offers the study of materials, methods and techniques associated with temporary structures used in various construction operations, including concrete formwork, scaffolding, underpinning, cofferdams, slurry trenches, earth-retaining structures and dewatering systems.
CM 582: Heavy Construction Estimating
Instructor: Ahmed Abdel Aziz
This course concerns the principles used in developing cost estimates for heavy construction projects. We’ll cover the interpretation of contract documents, quantity take-off, pricing, and preparation of unit-price bid documents. The emphasis is on developing cost estimates for highway projects.
CM 586: Utility System Construction
Instructors: Giovanni Migliaccio
In this course, we’ll examine the materials, methods and techniques associated with construction of major utility systems, including water, sewer, communications, natural gas and electrical. We’ll also explore the construction of central utility plants as well as major distribution and collection systems.
CM 588: Construction Operations & Productivity
Instructors: Hyun Woo (“Chris”) Lee
This course offers a study of heavy construction operations with emphasis on productivity enhancement. The focus is on an integrated approach to planning, modeling, analysis, and design of construction operations, as well as the use of simulation models and other analytical tools.
CM 590: Research Methods in Construction
Instructor: John Schaufelberger
This course explores the academic research process. The topics include development of a research proposal, review of relevant literature, selection of research methodology, collection of data, data analysis and preparation of the research report.
CM 600: Independent Study or Research
The topics of this course depend on the instructor and student interests.