Construction Management

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Construction Management

Marywood’s new Construction Management program participates in the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) Mentor Program. As part of ACCE’s five-year process for new programs on the path to full accreditation, Marywood University is a Prospect School, currently in a mentoring partnership with The Ohio State University.

Construction Management Courses:

CM 110: Introduction to Construction Management
Introduction to concepts and principles of construction management. Management operations and practices will be explored in a lecture/discussion format, and various activities and assignments.
Accreditation Learning Objectives:
12. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.

CM 120: Surveying
Introduction to surveying practices, applications and surveying instruments. Students will apply knowledge and principles gained in lectures to hands-on assignments.
Accreditation Learning Objectives:
11. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.

 CM 210: Graphics for Construction Management
Introduction to the means and conventions of communicating design and construction information graphically. Students will develop the skills to accurately read and produce graphic communications, including, but is not limited to, construction document conventions and organization.
Accreditation Learning Objectives:
7. Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.

CM 220: Construction Contracts and Design-Build Practices
Examination of construction contracts and their administration according to the various interests of contractors and construction managers. Typical contract documents will be studied along with contract components, contract types, subcontracts, supply contracts, bidding and award of contracts, negotiation, claims and disputes, changes to the work, time and cost, correction of the work and contract completion. Design-build contracts will be emphasized.
Accreditation Learning Objectives:
1.  Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
2.  Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
17. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.

CM 310: Site Planning and Equipment
Examination of construction scheduling methods in managing, site planning practices, and the equipment necessary to manage construction projects.

 Accreditation Learning Objectives:
8. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.

CM 320: Costs and Budgeting Strategies for Construction Management
Introduction to methods for construction cost estimating. Issues addressed include general principles of measuring work and preparing quantity takeoffs. Students will create construction project cost estimates.

Accreditation Learning Objectives:
4. Create construction project cost estimates.14. Understand construction accounting and cost control.

CM 321: Technologies of Construction and Construction Management
Survey of the latest technologies involved throughout the Construction Management Industry.
Accreditation Learning Objectives:
10. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.

CM 410: Construction Accounting and Finance
Advanced study of construction cost estimating. It examines accounting systems and reporting methods in a construction management financial system.
Accreditation Learning Objectives:
4. Create construction project cost estimates.
14. Understand construction accounting and cost control.

CM 411: Construction Planning and Scheduling
Examination of construction scheduling methods for managing construction projects.
Accreditation Learning Objectives:
5. Create construction project schedules.
15.  Understand construction quality assurance and control.
16.  Understand construction project control processes.

CM 420: Construction Management and Safety

Examination of safety issues in managing construction projects with a focus on regulatory guidelines, risk management and ethical principles.
Accreditation Learning Objectives:
3. Create a construction project safety plan.
6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
9. Apply construction management skills as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
13. Understand construction risk management.

CM 421: Construction Management Capstone

Application of course materials covered in the four-year curriculum to a construction management project scenario. Students will apply skills they have learned in previous coursework to solve construction management problems. The course will include collaboration and communication skills through written submittals and report writing, oral assignments, and facilitated classroom discussion.

Accreditation Learning Objectives:
1.  Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
2.  Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
18.  Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
19.  Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
20.  Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems.