Course Description:  3 class hours, 0 Laboratory hour, 3 credits
The course is the second in a three course CM sequence. It is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of the various processes learned in Construction Management I and introduce them to new, advanced planning and management techniques including computer applications. Topics covered will include an expanded knowledge of the Pre-construction and construction processes, a further understanding of construction and labor law, risk allocation and safety, accounting principles, material testing and quality control techniques, changes, claims and disputes as well as discussion on the role of the project manager and project superintendent during the entire process. Students will also study the LEED rating system and be prepared to take a LEED certification exam at the end of this course, if qualified.

Prerequisites:            CMCE 1110, CMCE 1221, CMCE 1224
Textbook:                    Construction Project Administration, Fisk, Edward R., (latest edition)
Certification:              Optional: LEED GA or LEED AP
Technology:                Industry Standard Project Management Software (SiteManager or Newforma)        

Student Learning Outcomes*:
Upon graduation, each student is expected to demonstrate the following:

  1. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature; (ABET Criterion 3.f)
  2. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development; (ABET Criterion 3.g)
  3. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and(ABET Criterion 3.h)
  4. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. (ABET Criterion 3.i)

General Education Learning Outcomes:
The pedagogical strategies applied in lecture and laboratory will encourage the development of the following:

  1. knowledge by engaging in inquiry-based learning;
  2. inquiry/analysis skills by employing both quantitative and qualitative analysis to describe and solve problems;
  3. Understand and navigate systems (Gen Ed).
  4. Discern consequences of decisions and actions (Gen Ed).
  5. Use appropriate methods for producing a written research paper.

* Student Learning Objectives are taken from the ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Technology Programs. The CMCE Department will be seeking ABET Accreditation for the A.A.S. Degree in Construction Management Technology and the B Tech in Construction Technology.

Student Evaluations
Homework:                   7 assignments x 10 points each = 80 points     50%
Midterm Exam:            1 exam x 25 points = 25 points                           25%
Final Exam:                   1 exam x 25 points = 25 points                           25%
Final Grade                                                                                             100%

Academic Integrity Policy
Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions, and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting, and citing sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the College recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity.

Accordingly, academic dishonestly is prohibited in The City University of New York and at New York City College of Technology and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension, or expulsion.

Coordinator: Anne Marie Sowder, Assistant Professor