This course is a survey of the construction project management process from initial conception to completion. Topics include feasibility analysis, siting/staging issues, software application, personnel management, contractual procedures and job-site safety. Students will be introduced to basic contractor operations, project administration, job planning and scheduling. After building a conceptual base, students will apply their scheduling knowledge to simulated projects.
Core facilities management skills and competencies include planning, sustainability, budgeting, design build cycle, basic blueprint reading, problem-solving, communication, maintenance, project management, vendor relations, staffing and emergency preparedness are covered. This course should be taken in the student’s last semester.
This seminar reflects a student’s integrated understanding of overall program and project management practices and techniques. Students formulate, develop and personalize an individual interdisciplinary research topic/project related to their professional interests. The individualized project will require students to include research, critical thinking and reflection of the core competencies of facility management: leadership and management; operation and maintenance; planning and project management; communication; finance; human and environmental factors; quality management and assessment and real estate.