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Courses in the Construction Engineering and Management program

CEE 290: Construction Systems, 3 credits
This course introduces students to civil engineering infrastructure systems, focusing on the history, theory and practice of different construction systems.

CEE 392: Building Information Modeling, 2 credits
This course is designed as a hands-on introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM). Specifically, students will gain experience of the use of the Autodesk Revit family of software and gain an understanding of the differences between BIM and traditional design methods.

CEE 491: Legal Aspects of Engineering, 3 credits
This course provides an overview of the legal process as it pertains to construction and engineering related issues. The nature of disputes, remedies, rules of law, and rules of contract interpretation are discussed.

CEE 492: Integrated Project Estimating and Scheduling, 3 credits
This course covers the principles of estimating and scheduling for the construction industry, including engineer's preliminary and final estimate quantity take offs, and cost and duration determinations. Additional topics include CPM scheduling, resource leveling, manpower loading, and more.

CEE 496: Electrical Building Systems, 3 credits
This course provides an introduction to electrical building systems, including lighting, power, fire alarm and information technology. Students obtain knowledge of the methods and construction materials used in design of lighting and power distribution systems.

CEE 497: Building Mechanical Systems, 3 credits
This course introduces students to the design, construction and operation of commercial, industrial and institutional building mechanical systems. The course focuses on fundamental system calculation, application and integration of materials, and selection of equipment for effective, efficient and coordinated mechanical system design.

CEE 498: Construction Project Management, 3 credits
This course teaches several important aspects of construction project management, including the theory, methods and quantitative tools used to effectively plan, organize, and control construction projects.

CEE 592: Construction Labor Project Management, 3 credits
This course provides a comprehensive systems approach to construction labor productivity management and methods improvement. It introduces students to traditional productivity measurement techniques including work sampling, crew balance charts, process charts, flow diagram and more. Lean construction and Integrated Project Delivery are discussed in terms of productivity impacts.

CEE 596: Constructability Analysis, 3 credits
This course teachers the project facility delivery process, including conceptual planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance, construction knowledge and experience, analysis of facility design from a construction perspective and constructability concepts.

CEE 698: Leadership Development, 3 credits
This course covers leadership development as it applies to the construction industry. Topics include leadership styles with self-examination, human motivation, communication and problem solving.

CEE 698: Lean Construction, 3 credits
This course focuses on understanding the principles of Lean in the construction industry. Topics include Integrated Project Delivery, the Target Cost Approach, and the use of BIM in Lean project delivery.

CEE 698: Architecture Design for Construction, 3 credits
This course introduces students to the building design process. Students will gain a beginning understanding of the architectural design process,including its methods, tools and processes.

CEE 698: Mechanical Systems, 1 credit
Sections of this course emphasize the responsibilities, tasks and roles of (1) mechanical field engineering, (2) electrical field engineering or (3) civil field engineering.