Major, Bachelor of Science Degree
The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Construction Management will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Apply oral, written, graphic and listening skills as each enhances the behavioral principles or attitude and effective communications.
- Apply scientific knowledge of the mathematical, physical, and construction sciences to the economic utilization of materials and forces of nature affecting construction practice. To implement the various forms of technology necessary to complete the task of construction management, utilizing the computer and electronic data processing through complete word-processing, databases, spreadsheets, applications, and the information highway.
- Apply the principles and philosophy of management systems, cost accounting, and economics to the construction industry, including the interpretation of contracts, the values of team building, and the Construction Code of Conduct established by the industry through the assistance of the American Institute of Constructors.
- To identify the appropriate construction management principles necessary to complete the site plans, evaluating vendors and subcontractors, writing field purchase orders, change orders, subcontract agreements, shop drawings, as built drawings, daily logs and job diaries, construction reports and progress payment requests.
- To execute construction safety standards including the ability to interpret the OSHA construction standards, establish safety and health procedures on the job site, and perform hazardous material and process analysis.
- Understand the science of materials and methods of construction as they apply to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Divisions designated for the construction industry including terminology, standard designations, sizes, and quality testing.
- Complete the estimating, cost accounting, and bidding sequence necessary for construction job acquisition and completion. To prepare and complete cost control processes including the ability to establish a budget, prepare cost reports, and forecast expenditures.
- Perform quantity take-off, interpret construction specification, identify appropriate codes, identify site conditions, apply value engineering, and develop detailed project proposals. To prepare a complete construction project schedule, develop a procurement time table, establish a project manual and plan showing the logical sequence of activities and time duration in order to monitor progress and update schedules.
Construction Management, BS (43-239) (4 Year Guide)