Any CEM Core Course, or any course from the following list.
CE 5500: Construction Scheduling and Control
This course focuses on teaching theoretical concepts and practical techniques for scheduling and control construction projects. The course provides students with the ability to prepare a comprehensive schedule for a project, including bar charts, network diagrams, resource profiles, and an earned value analysis. It emphasizes manual and computer-based approaches.
Semester: Summer 2021, Summer 2022
CE 6025: VDC Coordination and Control
Technologies are revolutionizing the way 21st-century construction projects are delivered. In this course, students will learn how to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) to 1) support the decision-making over a project life cycle and 2) improve coordination between stakeholders throughout the design and construction stages. With this hands-on course, students will learn how to integrate all models of a project to visualize construction processes and better predict, manage, and communicate project outcomes.
Semester: Spring 2023
CE 6500: Construction Practice
The purpose of this practicum course is for students to obtain relevant field experience before graduation and boost their professional skills. As part of an externship, which will be sponsored by one of our industry partners, students will be going to a job site/office regularly where a specific task, issue, or situation that is going on in the project/office will be handled to them. Students will benefit from being exposed to office and fieldwork regularly, practicing engineers, and project managers.
Semester: Fall 2021, Fall 2022
CE 6500: Land Development Engineering
Through this course, students will develop critical engineering skills for sustainable land development, including project procurement, road design, utility/stormwater design, site grading design, and construction. The course provides an experience similar to working in a professional site/civil engineering design firm. Project work will require the use of technology design tools (CAD), leadership, and problem-solving.
Semester: Fall 2022
LAW 9020: Construction Law
The construction industry is a $700-billion per year sector of the United States economy and is expected to continue to grow rapidly. This seminar will focus on aspects of the law unique to this dynamic industry. The course will cover issues relating to private and public construction, including the role of the various parties involved in the construction process, risk-allocation clauses employed in construction contracts, issues arising during contract performance, selection of project delivery systems, and dispute resolution. The class provides a “real world” view of the construction industry, featuring guest lectures by leading attorneys in their areas of expertise and culminating with a visit to a project site under construction.
ARCH 5114: Sustainability and Systems in the Built Environment
This course takes a systems perspective to study and design for sustainability in the built environment at various scales (e.g., materials, buildings, cities, and regions) and for different types of systems (e.g., physical, social, information). Students from SEAS, A-School, and other majors are welcome in this course, which emphasizes interdisciplinary design collaboration and diversity of thought.
PLAN 5200: The Real Estate Development Process
Covers fundamentals from basic real estate relationships, land acquisition decisions, "the cash cycle", legal aspects, public processes including entitlements, risk management, ethics, and preliminary feasibility analysis. The emphasis is on the creation of value in real estate (viewed holistically as financial profit informed by equity, sustainability, and design.)