Construction Management (CONS)

CONS 111 - Commercial Building Codes Units: 3

A basic course designed to introduce current building codes, with emphasis placed on the development and proper use of the code. Students will learn the format of the building code and develop an understanding of the provisions contained therein.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

CONS 120 - Print Reading and Specification Units: 3

A study of the fundamental language utilized in construction drawing. Stresses the reading and interpretations of representative construction prints.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

CONS 121 - Principles of Construction Estimating Units: 3

A basic course designed to help construction professionals develop their understanding of the material take off or quality survey process for estimating. Specific estimating methods for assemblies of materials and by trade will form the basis for the approach used in class. The course will emphasize the basic formulas for area and volume for materials measurement and how it is used in manual and computerized estimating software. Use of online plan and document bid services will supplement the class lectures and text.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

CONS 155 - On-Site Construction Supervision Units: 3

On-Site Supervision provides the basis for that education. It is a comprehensive, competency-based program that gives both veteran and new field managers a step by step approach to honing natural abilities, developing essential skills, and generally improving their performances as leaders. This course may be repeated for up to four credits.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

CONS 198 - Special Topics in Construction Units: 0.5-6

Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course will be a variable credit of one-half to six credits depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated for up to six credits.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

CONS 211 - Construction Cost Control Units: 3

This course is one of a series prepared for professional construction supervisors to help them become better supervisors. The instructor acts as a discussion stimulator and program guide in exposing the students to a variety of resources: workbooks with exercises, role-playing, case studies, critical incident studies, simulation, audio-tape presentation and testing. Topics include: the construction cycle, estimates, work and cost analysis, reporting and cost comparison, short interval production scheduling and production control.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

CONS 221 - Construction Estimating II Units: 3

This is a continuation of CONS 121, Principles of Construction Estimating with an emphasis on more complex construction projects and the use of current industry computer applications.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: CONS 121.

Term Typically Offered: SPRING

CONS 281 - Construction Planning, Scheduling and Control Units: 3

The course will explain the various types of schedules used in the construction industry and the specific applications for successful project planning. The evolution of the scheduling process will be discussed, and examples of bar charts, Gannt charts, CPM and PERT scheduling techniques will be used throughout the class in presentations and practical assignments.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

CONS 282 - Construction Law Units: 2-3

This course is one of a series prepared for professional construction supervisors to help them become better supervisors. The instructor acts as a discussion stimulator and program guide in exposing the students to a variety of resources: workbooks with exercises, role-playing, case studies, critical incident studies, simulation, audio-tape presentation and testing. Topics include: contracts, contract risk, changes and differing site conditions clauses, how to read a construction contract, negotiation, documentation, liens, bonds and closing out the job and case histories.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

CONS 283 - Construction Documents and Specifications Units: 2

A basic course designed to help professional construction managers and supervisors understand the many different types of documents used in construction and how they relate to the various projects within their specific company and the construction industry.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

CONS 290 - Internship in Construction Units: 1-8

A course designed wherein students will apply knowledge to real on the job situations in a program designed by a company official and faculty advisor to maximize learning experiences. Available to students who have completed all core and major requirements and have a 2.5 GPA. Contact the appropriate chairperson for the application, screening and required skills evaluation. Up to 8 hour credits may be earned on the basis of 100 hours of internship for 1 credit. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree