2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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CN 107 Construction Documents 3 cr.  (2-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall
The study and interpretation of various construction contract documents including plans, specifications and construction manuals. Sample sets of documents are interpreted and developed using computer applications with word processing.
CN 252 Codes and Inspection 2 cr.  (2-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: CN 107 and CN 153 or instructor permission.

This course introduces students to basic requirements and processes for compliance with building codes and ordinances. It also provides a general understanding of the relationships and procedures for various regulatory agencies associated with different compliance requirements; including, but not limited to, plan review and inspection processes. 

CN 252m Michigan Residential Building Codes 1 cr.  (1-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: In conjunction with CN 252 only.

This course introduces students to basic requirements and processes for compliance with building codes and ordinances with regards to Michigan Residential Building Codes. It also provides a general understanding of the relationships and procedures for various regulatory agencies associated with different compliance requirements; including, but not limited to, plan review and inspection processes.

CN 283 Construction Estimating 3 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: CN 107 and CN 153.
Introduction to estimating, using means and national reporting systems as a guide. Students are provided with theory, principles and techniques to arrive at a total construction cost for a building project.
CN 289 Graduate Assessment for Building Technology Majors 0 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Graded: S/U
  • Co-requisites: Graduation registration (CA000).

All graduating majors must take the major field test in building technology as
part of the Building Technology Program Outcomes Assessment effort. This two
hour test will be given in the final semester for all graduating students. Students must enroll for this course as a co-requisite for graduation registration as a graduation requirement.

CN 298 Directed Study and Research 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Department permission.
Selection of problem in area of emphasis, specialized instruction and experiences to reinforce technical skill and knowledge. Written reports of work are required.
CN 353 Soils and Foundations 3 cr.  (2-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: CN 254 and junior standing.

Study of basic theory and application detailed in ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials) procedures, developing a knowledge of fundamental principles and good judgment in foundation design supported by experience and scientific data.

CN 358 Bidding Strategies 3 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: CN 283.
An advanced course involving student contribution on bidding strategies and a professional approach to analyzing this competitive information.
CN 450 Project Control 3 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: CN 357.
Development of a mechanism for cost estimating and its relationship to other project control functions of scheduling, budgeting and cost control.
CN 455 Construction Safety 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: CN 357 and senior standing.
Utilizing today’s standards to better understand and manage the personal and environmental hazards presented by the construction industry.
CN 459 Construction Management 3 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: CN 357 and senior standing.
In-depth orientation to construction management methods, major engineering and construction management techniques and practices relating to the organization of a company.
CN 489 Graduation Assessment for CN Majors 0 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Co-requisites: Graduation Registration

All graduating majors must take the major field test in construction management as part of the Construction Management Program Outcomes Assessment effort. The two hour test will be given during final exam week at the end of the semester. This test will be given in the final semester for all graduating seniors.  Students must enroll for this course as a co-requisite for graduation registration as a graduation requirement.