These courses are considered quintessential learning labs that will immerse students in relevant and specialized multi-faceted areas of real estate. Students will hone and apply their skills developed in both the Core and Elective course areas as well as fine tune new proficiencies.
CM: Innovative Project Management
Examination of innovative techniques for planning and managing construction projects including use of time-phased, three-dimensional Building Information Models; sustainable construction techniques; and web-based project management tools.
CM: Integrated Design/Build Studio
Study of the design/build process with emphasis on the synthesis of design and construction considerations. Focuses on developing design and construction concepts to meet program requirements specified in case studies.
CM: Project Economics and Risk Analysis
Studies the process for delivery of public-private infrastructure projects and risk analysis techniques used in economic/financial project studies. Focuses on understanding public-private project delivery systems, feasibility studies, project financial and economic modeling, and quantitative risk analysis techniques.
CM: Construction Firm Management
Management of construction company including organization, corporate structure, operation procedures, marketing, and human resources management. Emphasis on safety and loss prevention management, insurance and risk management, financing, accounting, marketing construction services, and bonding requirements for construction company. Other topics include individual and corporate planning and process of strategic planning.
CM: Managing International Projects
Study of processes involved in the selection, acquisition, and management of international construction projects. Emphasis is placed on examining common problems associated with managing construction projects outside the United States, identifying risks involved, and discussing possible solutions.
CEE: Global Trade, Transportation, and Logistics Management
Provides an overview of trade, transportation, and logistics activities. Develops an understanding of the physical and information flows in supply chains, and the economic drivers of supply chain choices. Includes methods to analyze and improve logistics and transportation systems, including applications of policy, technology, and infrastructure
CM: Management of Scope and Risks for Construction Projects
At completion of this course, graduate students will be able to understand the relationship between project scoping and construction risks. The course begins with a review of issues related with scope definition on a construction project, including the application of currently-adopted industry tools. Later, a project case study will be used to acquire knowledge of specific construction risks and their impact to owners, contractors and designers. Students will be grouped into teams to evaluate scope definition, identify and assess risks, and develop a risk management plan for real construction project.