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2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


The University Catalog lists all courses that pertain to the West Lafayette campus. In order to view courses that are available at a given time, and the details of such courses, please visit the myPurdue Schedule of Classes.

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Botany and Plant Pathology

  
  • BTNY 30500 - Fundamentals Of Plant Classification


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The principles of classification of seed plants, with emphasis on methods of identification in laboratory and field. Requires class trips. Students will pay individual lodging or meal expenses when necessary. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BTNY 31600 - Plant Anatomy


    Credit Hours: 4.00. The internal structure of seed plants. Description and recognition of cell and tissue types, tissue systems, and their interrelations in vegetative and reproductive structures. Developmental changes of the plant body from embryo to mature plant and from meristems to mature tissues. Experimental approaches where relevant to structure-function relationships and to development will be introduced. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BTNY 35000 - Biotechnology In Agriculture


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (HORT 35000) A study of the methods used to produce genetically modified organisms, primarily using gene transfer technology, and the application of these organisms in agriculture. The uses of microbes, plants, and animals in agricultural biotechnology are examined. Social, economic, and ethical issues related to biotechnology are discussed. Typically offered Spring.
  
  • BTNY 39000 - Selected Topics In Plant Science


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. This course deals with special topics in botany not covered in regular undergraduate coursework. Credit depends upon work done. May be repeated once for credit. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BTNY 40000 - Botany And Plant Pathology Study Abroad


    Credit Hours: 0.00 to 8.00. Utilized to record credits earned through participation in Purdue study abroad programs with cooperating foreign universities. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BTNY 42000 - Plant Cellular And Developmental Biology


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will focus on the fundamentals of plant cellular and developmental biology. Topics to be covered include: the structure and function of plant organelles and membranes; the cell cycle; DNA, RNA and protein synthesis; the secretory pathway, and the cellular basis of development and whole plant morphogenesis. Typically offered Spring.
  
  • BTNY 44300 - Arthropods And Diseases Of Turfgrass


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (ENTM 44300 ) This course is designed to introduce students to the biology, ecology, and management of arthropods and diseases associated with turfgrass ecosystems. The course is divided into two discrete segments with a focus on arthropods during the first half of the semester and diseases during the second half of the semester. Typically offered Spring.
  
  • BTNY 44600 - Integrated Plant Health Management For Ornamental Plants


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (ENTM 44600) Principles and practices for diagnosing and managing diseases, insects, and abiotic disorders of woody and herbaceous ornamental plants and turf. Designed for those students in urban forestry, horticulture, and turf management who want a one-semester course on integrated plant health management. A course in plant pathology is recommended, but not required. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BTNY 47500 - Honors Course - Upper Division


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Utilized to offer a new honors course for a maximum of three years. Variable title, credit and instructional type. Course may be repeated for credit if content and titles are different. Offered primarily to third-and fourth-year students. Courses offered must be approved by department or program faculty, and College of Agriculture Honors Committee. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall, Spring, Summer.
  
  • BTNY 49700 - Undergraduate Seminar


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Problem-based seminar drawing on students’ experience in undergraduate research. Preparation of seminar and poster presentations based on problem analysis relevant to careers in plant biology, environmental plant science, and crop protection. Instruction on problem analysis, scientific writing, and presentation skills are combined with career development activities, including invited speakers from industry, academia, and government. With prior approval and in consultation with the instructor, a student may substitute a problem based on study abroad, an undergraduate course project, or supervised internship or other supervised work-related experience. Typically offered Spring.
  
  • BTNY 49800 - Research In Plant Science


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Supervised individual laboratory or field research. A written report of work accomplished will be required. May be repeated once for credit. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BTNY 49900 - Thesis Research


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Thesis research. Admission to the honors program. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BTNY 50400 - Advanced Weed Science


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Emphasizes the mode and mechanism of herbicide action and herbicide interaction with plants, and the biology and ecology of weedy plants. Offered in odd-numbered years. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BTNY 50500 - Advanced Biology Of Weeds


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of weed biology and ecology, with focus on reproduction and ecophysiology, population dynamics, community ecology, and ecosystem level phenomena. Instruction will emphasize the development and refinement of critical thinking skills. Offered in even-numbered years. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BTNY 51700 - Diseases Of Agronomic Crops


    Credit Hours: 1.00. This five-week miniclass teaches students the disease cycles and principles and practices for identifying and managing diseases of agronomic crops. The course is designed for students in plant protection, agronomy, entomology, and other areas who desire an intensive study of diseases of agronomic crops grown in Indiana. Primary emphasis is given to symptomatology, etiology, and disease management through in-depth study of major diseases affecting corn, soybeans, small grains, and forage crops. Special emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of IPM management systems. Weeks 11-15. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BTNY 52500 - Intermediate Plant Pathology


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Examines the biological and pathological characteristics of major causal agents; concepts of epidemiology and disease assessment; physiology, genetics, and molecular biology of host-pathogen interactions; disease management practices; and methods of disease diagnosis. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BTNY 53500 - Plant Disease Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An examination of the current principles, strategies, and technologies used in plant disease control. Emphasis is placed on the integration of various technologies and strategies for efficacious, environmentally sound management principles for specific types of plant diseases. Major topics include plant disease management through regulatory procedures, pathogen exclusion, pathogen eradication, environmental modification, host modification, host resistance, cultural practices, host protectants, plant disease forecasting, and the epidemiological basis of disease management strategies. Typically offered Spring.
  
  • BTNY 55000 - Biology Of Fungi


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Lectures cover general features of fungi, unique characteristics of major fungal groups, fungal interactions with other organisms, and principles of fungal genetics. Lab exercises include examination of representative species from major groups of fungi and classical and molecular manipulations of fungi. (Offered in odd-numbered years.). Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BTNY 55200 - Molecular Approaches In Plant Biology


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This is mainly a laboratory exercise course designed to help students to be more familiar with common molecular techniques used in plant pathology studies. Techniques will include DNA/RNA isolation, hybridization, sequence analyses, various PCR reactions, library construction and screening, protein isolation, and plant transformation. Lectures will cover basic principles and applied aspects of molecular studies in plant pathology, and recent advances in genomics and proteomics techniques. Typically offered Spring.
  
  • BTNY 55300 - Plant Growth And Development


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (HORT 55300 ) Topics include seed dormancy, cell expansion and plant growth, pattern formation, phase transition, flowering, pollination and fertilization, seed development, fruit development, and senescence. This course is the second in a series of team-taught courses in the core curriculum of the Purdue Plant Biology Program. Typically offered Spring.
  
  • BTNY 55500 - Aquatic Botany


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course has required class trips. Students will pay individual lodging or meal expenses where necessary. The study of algae and higher plants of the aquatic environment with emphasis on identification, morphology, ecology, role as pollutants, physiology, and control. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BTNY 55600 - Aquatic Plant Management


    Credit Hours: 1.00. This five-week miniclass is designed to teach students the principles and practices for identifying and managing the algae and aquatic plants that inhabit Midwestern ponds and lakes. The majority of the course involves control practices and includes the option of taking the test to become certified in aquatic pesticide application (category 5). The establishment and maintenance of aquatic plants in constructed wetlands and water gardens are also covered. (Offered in alternate years.) (Course meets during weeks 1-5.). Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BTNY 55800 - Pathogens Of Plants


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Plant pathology is the science of plant diseases and of the microorganisms that cause them and of our attempts to manage plant diseases. The ultimate goal of plant pathologists is to reduce the losses caused by diseases, thereby, increasing both the quality and quantity of the world food supply. Plant diseases are caused by the same types of microorganisms that cause disease in animals and humans and, as such, many of the principles that apply to human and animal medicine apply to plant diseases. It is the objective of this course to introduce students to the major types of plant pathogens (plant pathogenic bacteria, viruses, nematodes, and fungi), their basic biology and examples of the types of diseases they cause. It will be expected that students have knowledge in plant pathology. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BTNY 59000 - Special Problems


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Open to graduate students and qualified undergraduates who desire to study special problems in plant science not covered in regular coursework. Credit dependent upon work done. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BTNY 59500 - Research Methods


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Various and current research methods, ranging from computer application packages to molecular biological techniques, are taught in modular form with each module consisting of 16 hours within a two-week period. Each module will provide an introduction to the method followed by hands-on laboratory experience. Hours will be arranged to accommodate course conflicts. Enrollment is limited to six students per module. Modules offered vary among semesters. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BTNY 60500 - Diagnosis Of Plant Diseases


    Credit Hours: 2.00. Symptomatology and diagnosis of diseases of field crop, vegetable, fruit, ornamental, and tree plants. Emphasis is on the collection and study of diseases in field, greenhouse, and storage. Prerequisite: BTNY 30100 . Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BTNY 61300 - Advanced Plant Pathology


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course makes an exhaustive attempt to dissect the nature of plant disease and resistance mechanisms in plants. Special emphasis is placed on emerging concepts and paradigms that underlie a wide variety of plant-pathogen interactions, and how the knowledge gleaned from these studies is being used to devise effective and environmentally safe strategies of plant protection. It is expected that students have knowledge in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and plant pathology. Typically offered Spring.
  
  • BTNY 64000 - Metabolic Plant Physiology


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (AGRY 64000, BIOL 64000, HORT 64000 ) Topics include photosynthesis, respiration, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, and nitrogen, sulfur, and secondary metabolism. This course is the third in a series of core courses in the Purdue Plant Biology graduate curriculum. Prerequisite: (BIOL 55100 or HORT 55100 ), (BTNY 55300  or HORT HORT 55300 ), BCHM 56100 , and BCHM 56200 . Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BTNY 66000 - Scientific Writing


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This is a course on coping with publication in professional journals. It covers the full range of activities involved in carrying a piece of original research to completion as a primary research article in a refereed journal. Emphasis is on principles of clear and concise technical reporting. Topics include: research and writing goals; journals’ policies; data presentations; effective style; organizing, writing, revising, and processing manuscripts; proofreading; peer review; ethics; and grant proposals. Students will use their own data to prepare a manuscript as if for publication. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Spring.
  
  • BTNY 69000 - Departmental Seminar


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Reports and discussion of research and current topics. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BTNY 69700 - Seminar In The Plant Sciences


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Advanced study of contemporary topics in plant biology, plant pathology, and weed science. Graduate students enrolled will receive training and experience in preparing and presenting seminars. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BTNY 69800 - Research MS Thesis


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research MS Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BTNY 69900 - Research PhD Thesis


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research PhD Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.

Building Construction Management Technology

  
  • BCM 10001 - Introduction To Construction


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to Construction is a survey of the construction industry. It includes the overall construction process from initial concept through start-up of the complete facility, career opportunities in the construction industry, and an introduction to the materials and management systems used in construction, with an emphasis on vocabulary building. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 11201 - Construction Surveying Fundamentals


    Credit Hours: 2.00. Introduction to basic surveying measurement and computations. Development of the surveying skills necessary to measure distances, angles, and elevations to required construction accuracies by eliminating mistakes and reducing errors. Calculation of corrections, traverse closures, coordinates, areas and construction layout data. Emphasis is placed on proper instrument use and note-keeping techniques. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 13000 - Structural Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Not open to building construction management technology students. An introductory study of materials and systems used in structures. The study of materials includes their properties, characteristics, design parameters, and general applications. The study of structures, superstructures, special structures, and construction features. A qualitative approach is taken, with emphasis on vocabulary building. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 17500 - Construction Materials And Methods


    Credit Hours: 4.00. Students acquire basic skills in construction methods, quantity estimating, plan reading, and project documentation through hands-on laboratory experience assembling construction materials. Computer utilization includes word processing, spreadsheets, and computer graphics. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 21200 - Construction Layout


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Application of surveying skills relevant to the field of construction. Projects include layout of buildings, route centerlines, indirect determination of elevation and distance, referencing, establishment of grade, topographic mapping, and earthwork computations. Instruments used will include transit, theodolite, automatic level, laser, and EDM. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 21500 - Mechanical Construction


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of code, design, methods, and materials are applied to plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems for buildings. The comprehension of mechanical construction plans and specifications is emphasized through exercises in mechanical estimating. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BCM 21601 - Electrical Construction


    Credit Hours: 2.00. Principles of code and basic concepts in electrical theory, materials, methods, design and estimating are applied to electrical systems for buildings. Comprehension of electrical construction plans and specifications as well as installation exercises are emphasized through lab experiences. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 23000 - Mechanical And Electrical Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Not open to building construction management technology students. An introductory study of piping, HVAC, and electrical systems, and related materials used in buildings. This course is a composite of BCM 23100, 23200, and 23300.Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BCM 25001 - Construction Project And Administrative Management


    Credit Hours: 2.00. The study of administrative functions and project delivery methods common in the construction industry. Documentation from project startup through closeout will be covered as well as ethics and professionalism and written and oral communications in construction. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 27500 - Construction Plans And Measurements


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of graphic communication are applied to drawing and reading construction plans with emphasis on the use of computer-aided design software. Techniques for measuring items of construction work from plans and specifications are also covered. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 28500 - Construction Mechanics


    Credit Hours: 4.00. Principles of statics and strength of materials including properties of materials, forces, equilibrium, stresses, and strains are studied. Emphasis is placed on understanding the behavior of structural components associated with the construction process. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BCM 29100 - Building Construction Practice I


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Practice in industry and written reports of this practice. Admission to the Building Construction Management Technology Cooperative Education Program. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 29200 - Building Construction Practice II


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Practice in industry and written reports of this practice. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 30101 - Introduction To Construction Company Financial Management


    Credit Hours: 2.00. An introduction to methods for recognizing revenue for long-term construction contracts and each method’s impact on financial statements. Includes introduction to analysis of financial statements and their use in developing company budgets, projecting cash needs, pricing construction projects, and forecasting the impact of business decisions on construction company profit. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 31500 - Mechanical Construction Estimating


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Costs conditioned by the contract documents for building mechanical systems are studied. The course will focus on the methods used to estimate the cost of commercial plumbing, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. The course will utilize computer estimating systems. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BCM 31600 - Electrical Construction Estimating


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Costs dictated by the contract documents for the electrical systems in residential, commercial, industrial, specialty, and line construction projects are studied. The course will utilize computer estimating systems. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BCM 31700 - Mechanical And Electrical Construction Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The principles of project management are applied to case studies of mechanical and electrical construction projects. Topics include estimating, trade coordination, labor productivity, labor relations, scheduling, management of subcontractors and general contractors, document control and administration, contract law, and subcontractor’s risk. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 32000 - Introduction To Disaster Restoration And Reconstruction Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Introductory topics in the DRR concentration are discussed; causes of disasters and dimensions of their effects, protocols, equipment, and techniques of restoration and reconstruction, including project and business management practices and imperatives of DRR contractors. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 32100 - Disaster Restoration And Reconstruction Project Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Advanced topics include the continued development of a student¿s ability to integrate knowledge, skills, and other abilities essential for effective project management in the concentration. Coursework typically includes scenario-driven role playing with chronologically sequential project-level managerial problem-solving exercises. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 33000 - Introduction To Demolition And Reconstruction Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course introduces the opportunities and challenges in demolition and reconstruction management. Topics include: introduction to industry regulation, project planning, labor and equipment utilization, techniques and technologies, hazardous materials, issues involving historic properties, material reuse and recycling, safety and risk management, estimating and cost control, project feasibility, issues of ethics, and company management. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 33100 - Advanced Demolition And Reconstruction Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of advanced topics in demolition and reconstruction management to further develop the students’s ability to integrate knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for effective project management in the concentration. Emphasis is placed on project level planning, problem solving, and execution. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 34000 - Introduction To Healthcare Construction Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course explores the allocation and distribution of construction resources in the healthcare construction sector and an overview of current theories and research. Topics include the demand for health care, health insurance, hospitals and the services of all the possible healthcare professional stakeholders. A thorough understanding of the environment of care and all codes and standards relative to the constructors approach to this complex environment. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 34100 - Advanced Topics In Healthcare Construction Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of all facilities used in the health-care industry, ranging from hospitals and clinics to nursing homes and laboratories, emphasizing the interrelationship of planning, design, and construction. Topics include infectious materials control, disruption avoidance, rapid technology changes, and advanced/non-typical mechanical and electrical systems. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 34500 - Scheduling


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the planning and control of construction projects. Time schedules for materials, labor, and equipment. Emphasis is on critical path method (CPM) scheduling. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BCM 35000 - Construction Site Planning


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of material handling principles and their application in preparing a site utilization plan. The selection and use of construction equipment are emphasized. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 35501 - Construction Site Supervision


    Credit Hours: 2.00. A study of the required skills, duties, responsibilities, and leadership of construction on-site supervisory personnel and how they related to managing people on a jobsite. Emphasis is placed on understanding the multiple stakeholders, communication, collaboration, planning, and problem solving. This course will examine how the success of overall construction project is directly tied to the skills of key supervisors or superintendents. Typically offered fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 36000 - Residential Construction


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the best building practices in residential construction, based upon green building standards, energy star, and other national programs. Course content includes partial fulfillment of the requirements for the certified green professional designation (CGP) from the National Association of Home Builders. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 36100 - Residential Field Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the field supervision practices related to the construction of a residential structure, including coordinating mechanical and electrical system installations. Course content includes partial fulfillment of the requirements for the residential construction superintendent designation (RCS), sponsored by the national Association of Home Builders/Home Builders Institute. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 36200 - Construction Competition


    Credit Hours: 2.00. This is a multi-disciplinary course where students from several majors work together as a team, developing a proposal for a construction of development project, which is presented at a student competition. Topics include a variety of project types, including land development, design/build, residential, commercial and heavy highway. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 37500 - Estimating


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the methods and procedures used to identify, measure, and value items of construction work. Application of computer software to estimating tasks is featured. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 38000 - Concrete Construction


    Credit Hours: 3.00. An overview of concrete construction, including material composition, behavior and handling of concrete, formwork, and concrete reinforcement. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BCM 38501 - Soils In Construction


    Credit Hours: 2.00. This course is a study of the properties of soils as related to construction. Students will be introduced to soil testing and classification, subsurface soil investigation, soil compaction and stabilization, stress distribution in soil, strength, strength of soil, soil consolidation and related structure settlement. Other topics include earth pressure on retaining structures, stability analysis of slopes, and productivity/cost of earthmoving equipment. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 39300 - Building Construction Practice III


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Practice in industry and written reports of this practice. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 39400 - Building Construction Practice IV


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Practice in industry and written reports of this practice. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 39500 - Building Construction Practice V


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Practice in industry and written reports of this practice. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 40000 - Analysis Of Construction Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Analysis of construction management techniques studied during a minimum of 10 weeks of work. Prior departmental approval of the type of work is required. A written and oral report to include a description, analysis, and evaluation of management techniques, systems, and controls must be presented during the following academic year to receive credit. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BCM 41200 - Field Engineering


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the duties of the field engineer and their applications to projects involving construction surveying techniques, site utilization, and daily scheduling. Field trips required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BCM 41700 - Design/Build For Mep Contractors


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The student will study, develop, and analyze conceptual design and conceptual estimating of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and specialty systems in construction. The principles of design/build construction will be applied to case studies of actual residential, commercial, industrial, and specialty construction projects. Topics include building systems, criteria and selection, economic feasibility, value engineering, customer control, and value-added construction services. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BCM 41900 - Sustainable Construction


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of sustainable construction meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This includes evaluating the consumption of resources and environmental depletion and degradation; examining subsidiary issues of materials, energy, water, land use, and the integration of the natural and built environments, including an overview of emerging delivery systems for high performance green buildings. The U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria are discussed in detail. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 42100 - Disaster Restoration And Reconstruction Industry Problem Investigation


    Credit Hours: 2.00. A course that develops a student’s preparation for an industrial concentration through a faculty and practitioner-guided study and analysis of a current DRR problem. The course culminates in a formal oral presentation and paper whose position is justified on the basis of the study and application of earlier coursework. In addition to faculty oversight, each student is typically guided by a practicing manager of the DRR industry who serves as a mentor to further develop student management potential. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 43500 - Design/Build


    Credit Hours: 2.00. A study of the design/build project delivery system. Emphasis is placed on comparing and contrasting construction management functions in design/build with those in more traditional forms of project delivery such as general contracting and construction management. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • BCM 45100 - Computers In Construction


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of software applications for construction management, including applications of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 45500 - Construction Company Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Business policy and management aspects of construction companies are studied. Included are ethics, public relations, business development, business plans, bonds, insurance, and human resource management considerations. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BCM 45701 - Construction Safety


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will examine the impact of safety on the construction industry, including in-depth discussions on the application of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Safety and Health Standards for the construction industry. The emphasis of this course is to provide training for job sited supervisory personnel. This course will also fulfill the requirements for the OSHA 30-Hour Card. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 46000 - Residential Land Development


    Credit Hours: 2.00. The principles of residential land development are applied to a case study of an actual planned residential project from concept to completion. Topics include subdivision development, planning, estimating, scheduling, construction process management, customer service, cost analysis, proposal writing, and individual and team presentations. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 46100 - Residential Design Build


    Credit Hours: 2.00. A study of the design/build project delivery system for residential construction, including home design fundamentals, construction methods, disability code requirements, building code requirements. Course content includes partial fulfillment of the requirements for the National Association of Home Builders, Certified Aging-In-Place (CAPS) designation. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 47500 - Construction Costs


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of construction costs, including analysis of field records, job cost accounting, job cost control, and determination of unit prices. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 48100 - Highway Construction And Quality Control


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of methods, materials, equipment, and processes used in constructing, maintaining, repairing, and rehabilitating roadways. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
  
  • BCM 48200 - Steel Construction


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the steel construction process emphasizing how structural members are fabricated, delivered, and erected into buildings and bridges. Field trips required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
  
  • BCM 48701 - Construction Capstone


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides a comprehensive summary of the construction industry. Emphasis is placed on the “big picture” and how the stakeholders, processes, and tasks come together to complete a complex construction project. Skills attained in previous coursework and internships will be used in industry simulations and comprehensive projects. Industry participants will provide real world coursework challenges. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 49000 - Construction Experience IV


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Credit for extensive work experience in the construction industry. The quantity, quality, and variety of the experience are used as a basis for evaluating the amount of credit. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 49200 - Construction Career Seminar


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Discussion of current career opportunities and career planning in the construction industry. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 49700 - Special Topics In Construction


    Credit Hours: 0.00 to 4.00. Hours, subject matter, and credit to be arranged by staff. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 49900 - Special Assignments


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Special assignments for students who wish to undertake individual study on approved topics. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 51000 - Topics In Environmentally Sustainable Construction, Design And Development


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course explores environmental sustainability in all its forms, starting with the historical and theoretical basis and continuing through an understanding of sustainable building construction, design, development, and renewable energy strategies/management tools and how these can be applied in practice. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 51100 - Energy Conserving Building Retrofit


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course introduces energy related reconstruction of buildings with an emphasis on light commercial buildings. Retrofit topics include: Basic thermodynamics, Energy conserving technologies, Impact of site characteristics, Indoor air quality, Water conservation measures, Measuring and benchmarking energy performance, Cost/Benefit Analysis, Financing energy improvements, as well as Building operation and management to reduce energy and water use. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
  
  • BCM 52000 - Preconstruction Project Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Management and control of projects from authorization to start of construction. Project success factors, conceptual and parametric estimating, design planning and management constructability review techniques and value engineering methods. Real estate transactions. Land zoning, platting, development and pro forma calculations. Typically offered Spring.
  
  • BCM 52500 - Managing Construction Quality And Production


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Advanced techniques for assessing the success of construction project management including schedule cost, safety and quality measurements. Impacts of pre planning, human factors, and communication systems on quality and productivity. Statistical methods for analysis of construction operations. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BCM 53000 - Construction Operations And Strategic Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of construction company business management for U.S. companies. Executive-level construction functions including strategic planning, organizational structure, and ownership structure including succession planning. Typically offered Spring.
  
  • BCM 53500 - Construction Accounting And Financial Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Accounting techniques, financial methods, and financial management for construction firm management. Analysis techniques for contemporary construction company accounting and finance practice with an emphasis on cash flow analysis and cash management. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BCM 54000 - Law For Construction Managers


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the legal system and its impact on the construction process. The focus is on the legal obligations, rights and remedies pertaining to the construction company. Topics include bidding, contracts, and construction changes. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BCM 54500 - Construction Management Training And Development


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Identification, training and development of future company leaders. Mentorship as a required, managerial activity, effective delegation of responsibility, and empowerment of subordinates to take initiative. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BCM 55000 - Risk Management In Construction


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Analysis of the depth and breadth of risk in construction. Defining key terms and concepts used in various risk management arenas - legal statutes, precedent and case studies relevant to construction risk management, insurance, and surety bonding. Subjects include: contracts, torts, insurance, surety, safety laws, quality, and risk management models. Analysis of case studies to utilize risk management tools and identify issues and possible approaches. Project risk control including management of foreseeable hazards as well as unforeseen conditions. Typically offered Spring.
  
  • BCM 55500 - Construction Leadership And Marketing


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Analysis of organizational leadership at the executive level. The goals of this course are to introduce and stimulate thought and discussion of leadership theories, characteristics and behaviors of successful leaders, contextual factors affecting leader effectiveness, dynamics of leader-follower relationships, communication, decision-making and contemporary challenges confronting organizational leaders as well as marketing theory, marketing vs. business development, the marketing process, and an introduction to a construction marketing dashboard. Typically offered Spring.
  
  • BCM 56000 - Academic Writing Seminar I


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Analysis of the requirements of research reports. Emphasis on research methods and concepts, identifying major issues, academic literature reviews, data collection and presentation methods, and selecting a research topic. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BCM 56500 - Academic Writing Seminar II


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Provides a higher level understanding of scholarly writing as it is applied to the individual student’s research. Students also learn to present his or her technical work to an audience in a clear, easily understandable form. Typically offered Fall.
  
  • BCM 57000 - Analysis Of Research In Construction


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Analysis of research and evaluation of research reports. Emphasis on understanding the application of business research procedures including fundamental statistical methods in the solution of a construction industry relevant problem. Typically offered Spring.
 

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