This course provides an overview of the history of the U.S. construction industry with particular focus on the social, cultural, and economic trends, issues and events that impact and shape the industry and its occupations. The role of facilities management will be discussed. The course is also designed to help students develop a clearer focus on their educational and occupational goals. (Available online)
Students will gain knowledge of and experience graphical communications as used in the construction industry. Includes print reading and interpretation of all architectural, electrical, and mechanical systems diagrams. Residential and commercial plans will be used. Prerequisite: CMT 1210 (can be taken concurrent). (Available online)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge of residential building techniques and materials. The course will examine common construction materials, components, and systems as related to wood frame structures. Applicable building codes are also discussed as they relate to various materials and the methods of construction for Utah. The residential construction process will be analyzed from site planning to finish construction. The course also includes editing related specifications. (Available online)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge of commercial building techniques and materials. Basic materials and installation methods for commercial construction are studied; which include site-work, concrete, masonry, metals, curtain-walls and finishes. Applicable building codes and written specifications will be discussed as they relate to these various construction methods. (Available online)
Computer applications used in the construction field will be examined in areas of cost estimating, project scheduling, CAD design, and construction management. Various software packages will be introduced and examined specifically to their application in the construction industry. Prerequisite: TBE TE1700.
Students will gain knowledge in the legal aspects of contracts and bidding; types of construction documents including bonds; interpretation of technical building specifications and their application to selection and installation of materials, equipment and systems. The Construction Specification Institute Index System (CSI) data base will be used. Students will study contracts and specifications as supplied by architects, government agencies, and professional contracting organizations such as the AGC (Association of General Contractors), ABC (Associated Building Contractors), and the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders).
The student will obtain knowledge of concrete, its physical and mechanical properties, and the design and control of the concrete mixes. They will also obtain knowledge in the various forming systems used in residential and commercial construction.
The student will perform basic surveying operations necessary for the location, layout, and construction of a building. Interpretation of site plans and topographic maps is included. Prerequisite: MATH QL1080 (or MATH QL1050 and MATH 1060). (Available online)
Familiarizes students with current building codes and zoning ordinances as they apply to the construction and use of buildings. Inspection procedures used to enforce codes are also discussed. (Available online)
Developing material estimates of a building project. Involves manual and computer applications in working with architectural drawings and reference materials. Prerequisites: MATH 1010 or higher, CMT 1150, CMT 1310, and CMT 1500. (Available online)
Supervised work experience in the construction industry with placement and course objectives approved by the faculty supervisor. (Available online)
The student will learn the methods and procedures for estimating and bidding construction projects. Actual working drawings and specifications are used. The course will emphasize computer estimating, development of unit costs, and advanced estimating principles. Ethics as it relates to bidding will be discussed. Prerequisites: MATH QL1080 (or MATH QL1050 and MATH 1060) and CMT/DGET 2640.
This course will provide students with the fundamental skills necessary to plan and schedule the entire construction process and familiarize them with computer scheduling software packages. Students will learn to mix and match available resources in the most efficient combinations to complete projects on time and within budget. Prerequisite: MATH QL1080 (or MATH QL1050 and MATH 1060) and CMT 1500.
This course focuses on the processes and tasks required for management of building projects. Students will study the skills necessary to successfully manage construction projects, including: record keeping and documentation, interpreting contracts and specifications, and other duties necessary for efficient project operation and successful completion. Ethics as it relates to project management and customer relations will be discussed. Prerequisite: CMT 2220.
This course is designed to provide basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems used in residential and light commercial buildings. Emphasis is placed on advantages and disadvantages of various systems, and how their design and installation integrates into the management of the building process. (Available online)
Students will evaluate the structural behavior of buildings and other engineered structures. Includes properties of materials and mechanics as it relates to the structural behavior of load resisting components. Students will learn how loads and stresses are determined and apply this information to the design and selection of structural components in residential and commercial buildings. Prerequisites: MATH QL1080 (or MATH QL1050 and MATH 1060) and PHYS PS/SI2010.
Practical application of mechanical and electrical system design, operation and maintenance principles pertinent to commercial buildings and emphasizing a designer's perspective on mechanical and electrical power equipment and distribution systems, energy management, fire protection, communication, control and signal systems, lighting, and security systems. Prerequisites: CMT 1310 and CMT 2360.
Practical applications of the administrative principles and skills required of a successful facility manager focusing on administration, management and leadership of the facility function, finance and accounting, repair, alterations and maintenance, planning, programming, budgeting and execution. Prerequisites: CMT 1310 and CMT 2360.
Practical application of environmental practices and procedures pertinent to preservation, protection, compliance and conservation issues related to facilities management with emphasis on the regulatory and permitting process, environmental planning, auditing and assessment, recycling, indoor air quality (IAQ) and ozone level depleting substances (OLDS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs and permitting procedures, Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) programs, and sustainable practices. Prerequisite: BTNY LS1403.
The course addresses the methodologies of estimating annual energy consumption, undertaking energy audits, and monitoring and targeting energy consumption of fossil fuels. The material covered is for building services engineering, building engineering, and environmental engineering in facilities management. Prerequisite: CMT 3510.
Practical applications of the operational principles and skills required to be a successful facilities manager focusing or touching on leasing and real-estate, programming, planning, maintenance, and services. Prerequisite: MGMT 3010.
Construction finance and accounting familiarizes students with construction finance, accounting, and cost control concepts, including: developing an overhead budget, analyzing financial statements, projecting cash flows, profit center analysis, taxes, depreciation, and pro forma development. Prerequisites: ACTG 2010, MATH QL1080 (or MATH QL1050 and MATH 1060), and CMT 1500.
An overview of different types of equipment used in highway/heavy construction projects. Includes applications, performance criteria, selection, and economics. Prerequisite: MATH QL1080 (or MATH QL1050 and MATH 1060).
Practical aspects of facilities planning as a function of location and design with specific application to the following facilities: manufacturing and production, warehousing, and other commercial uses. Prerequisites: DGET 1340, CMT 1150, and CMT 2360.
A study of the availability, capabilities, analysis, selection, justification, acquisition, installation and operation of computerized systems designed to enhance facilities management. Prerequisites: CMT 1500.
A study of the life cycle of a building including strategic planning of facilities; design, construction, and decommission of facilities; and assessment of facility performance. Prerequisites: ACTG 2010, ECON SS2010, CMT 4210.
This course is to provide basic knowledge of the structural design of building systems including concrete forms, engineered-wood floor/roof systems, metal-joist floor/roof systems, and trusses. Load tracing of the forces in wood, concrete, and steel framed buildings will be covered. Prerequisite: CMT 3350.
This course is designed to explain the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other federal/state legislation that applies to safety requirements and responsibilities of the construction management industry. Includes the development of a construction site safety program, analysis of costs and impact of accidents, standards for accident prevention, and responsibility for compliance.
Students must apply the semester before they plan to take Senior Project. Capstone project which spans two consecutive semesters and student's senior year. The application of skills, knowledge, techniques and concepts to an actual project or construction company. Emphasis on integrated project management, including: estimating and bidding, project organization and control, and documentation. CMT 4610/4620 should be taken the last two semesters before graduation. Faculty must approve each student's application. Students must apply for Senior Project the semester before they plan to take CMT 4610. At a minimum the following courses must have been taken: CMT 3115, CMT 3130 and CMT 3210. CMT 4120 and CMT 4150 may be taken concurrently with approval of instructor.
The application of skills, knowledge, techniques and concepts to an actual facility’s management project. Emphasis on integrating the concepts taught in the facilities management classes. Students must apply for Senior Project the semester before they plan to take CMT 4650. Prerequisites: CMT 3115, CMT 3130, CMT 3510, CMT 3540, CNT 3630, CMT 3660, CMT 3680, CMT 4210, CMT 4250, CMT 4270, and CMT 4310, or instructor approval. CMT 4310 may be taken concurrently.
Individual research or projects in Construction Management Technology. Credit and time determined by the student and faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing and consent of instructor.
The student will receive credit for approved studies in an area not covered in the CMT program. Credit and time determined by the student and faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing and consent of instructor.
Supervised work experience in the construction industry with placement and course objectives approved by the faculty supervisor. This course can be used to help the student satisfy the CMT program requirement of 800 hours of approved supervised work experience. Should be taken during the final two semesters. Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of instructor. (Available online)
Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized for the particular offering will appear on the student transcript. Can be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing and consent of instructor.
CEA is designed to help students understand the fields and career
possibilities in civil engineering and architecture. Students gain an
understanding of the process of developing land into a viable building as they
explore the role and skills used by architects and civil engineers during
the process of planning a site and designing a building. The course meets for a
total of 75 hours over a two-week period and focuses on the content as well as
teaching methods appropriate for the course. This course is designed
specifically and only for current high school teachers who have been assigned by
their schools and districts to teach the Project Lead the Way courses. This
course carries graduate credit for those teachers who would use it for
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