CM 450 Construction Project Management Class for Summer 2019

Section: TTh 3:00 – 5:40pm;

Where: ARC 160 Arch 120F, VM 616-3618

Office: TTh: 2:00-3:00 or by appointment

Course Description
The purpose of the course is to introduce the principles, techniques, and practices used for the management of
construction projects, namely, construction contracting, estimating, planning, scheduling, time management, cost
control and earned value, resource management, and financial management. The scope of work cover civil and
commercial projects, however, more emphasis are on civil projects.

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Major Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to recognize the different types of contracts, carry out
cost estimating, and use critical path methods (CPM) to plan, schedule, and control construction projects. Participants
will be familiar with the techniques used for monitoring and controlling the construction time and schedule, the
techniques used in resource leveling and allocation, and the earned value techniques used in measuring the
progress/performance of construction.

Text and other Resources
Course Reading (highly recommended; the lectures will follow all the chapters)
1. “Construction Project Management – A Practical Guide to Field Construction Management,” 5th
Edition, by Richard H Clough, Glenn A. Sears, and Keoki Sears, Wiley ©2008, ISBN 978-0-471-74588-4.
You could also get it from Amazon (digital or used copy)
Recommended Reading
1. “Construction Contracting – A Practical Guide to Company Management,” 7th Edition, by Richard H
Clough, Glenn A. Sears, and Keoki Sears, Wiley ©2005, ISBN 978-0-471-44988-1.
2. “Means Building Construction Cost Data,” RS Means (do not
subscribe to the trial version until asked by the instructor)

Class Format
The learning process will be done through:
 Lectures that cover the main concepts and techniques with in-class examples and exercises
 A required/assigned reading that provides more depth to the course topics. This will be significant part of the
learning process
 Homework that will strengthen the understanding of the subjects delivered in class
 Along with the traditional classroom lectures, and for some course topics, the instructor may use online
learning through a dedicated course website and discussion forum. Participants will be notified in advance if
such a course delivery method will be utilized (or will supplement) for any topic of the course

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