2019 - 2020 College Catalog
Construction Management: Design and Building - BT
SUNY Curriculum Code: 2248
Minimum Total Credit Hours = 126
1 Must be minimum of a 3 credit hour laboratory science course at 120-level or higher. Subject to approval by advisor. If course is taken at SUNY Delhi it must be selected from defined category in the most current approved SUNY Delhi General Education Requirement course list .
Program Learning Outcomes
A graduate of the for Construction Management - BT program should be able to:
- Perform basic storm water management field observations (using surveying instruments), data calculations, and develop topographic maps to express landforms. Comprehend engineering methods and strategies towards shaping grades to accommodate buildings and associated construction, site drainage and storm water management, as well as road alignment principles.
- Comprehend building science concepts and quality engineering issues that face new and existing buildings. Pertinent course topics include indoor air quality, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly practices, alternative energy systems, and moisture-related building conditions. Students shall be able to engage in a given case study and demonstrate adequate building science comprehension via a final report and presentation.
- Produce conceptual designs, graphically and/or model based, that address complex building system needs pertaining to lighting and acoustical considerations for indoor spaces. Additionally, comprehend sustainable design and building approaches and demonstrate the familiarity with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program.
- Estimate and budget project costs, including materials, labor, overhead, and other peripheral construction expenses. Comprehend value engineering and construction means and methods that directly pertain to project costs.
- Provide entry-level field direction and/or supervision for various types of construction projects, including residential, commercial, industrial, and heavy/civil undertakings. This consists of field observation of installation techniques, site safety, coordination of various trade disciplines, and monitoring of project efficiencies.
- Practice the design-build approach on an actual student-based construction project, under the supervision of the construction faculty; show comprehension of the design-build method and how it differs from construction management, general contracting, owner representation, and other project delivery systems.
- Develop project schedules and plans/approaches for construction projects. This includes the evaluation of various designs, means, and/or building methods to successfully complete complex building projects.
- Demonstrate the ability to practice aspects of effective construction project management in a collaborative environment via a mock project scenario. Pertinent aspects of project management that shall be demonstrated include the provision of quality control, site planning, preliminary design review and constructability analysis, milestone scheduling, value engineering, and procurement, as it pertains to logical scope of work allocations.
- Perform thorough analyses, including engineering calculations, of structural conditions pertaining to residential and commercial applications. Students will comprehend structural aspects pertaining to building loads and stresses, and be able to analytically evaluate complex structural considerations; this includes the application of engineering-based calculations, and consideration of various structural building materials and applications.
- Gain construction experience through an extensive, professionally structured internship. Entry- level construction professionals shall demonstrate experience and awareness related to four of the eight construction management silos.
Construction Management Silos:
- Field Supervision
- Estimating & Cost Control
- Scheduling & Planning
- Surveying / Site Layout
- Hands-On Building Experience
- Project Engineering (Project or Plan Review/Analysis)
- Project Documentation (Field Reports, Submittals, Drawings, Specs, Etc.)
- Procurement of Materials, Subcontracts, and/or Labor
- Gain the necessary professional skills and resources to successfully pursue employment within the construction industry; this includes job searching awareness, resumes and cover letter development, interviewing and related communication skills.
SUNY General Education Requirement
Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor for program-specific information; for general information: General Education
AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.
Technical Standards for Construction Technology & Management Programs
The technical standards listed below are intended to inform students of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations required in this program. These technical standards reflect performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of this program at SUNY Delhi. These standards are not conditions of admission to the program, but persons interested in applying for admission to the program should review this list to develop a better understanding of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations necessary to successfully complete the program. The College complies with the requirements and spirit of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; therefore, the College will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities who are otherwise qualified.
General: Apply proper principles and techniques to commercial heavy construction projects.
- Understand textbooks, handouts, and safety procedures.
- Understand/interpret blueprints and construction plans.
- Interpret symbols, legends, and other information on construction drawings and/or computer generated drawings.
- Extract information from a set of construction drawings and/or computer generated drawings.
- Do mathematical calculations.
- Take accurate measurements and do conversions.
- Estimate the amount of materials and labor needed for a project.
- Visualize two and three-dimensional objects.
General: Assess the quality of heavy construction work.
- Determine readings on devices such as tape measures, framing and adjustable squares, and builders’ levels and transits.
- Select proper tools and materials for specific purposes.
- Use sensory cues to do proper constructing, installing, and finishing work.
- Judge distance and spatial relationships of objects.
General: Possess sufficient physical strength, stamina, flexibility, and dexterity to perform various construction work.
- Operate necessary tools and equipment properly.
- Do physical labor for prolonged periods.
- Work at varying heights.
- Lift and transport equipment and materials as necessary.
- Lift, saw, nail, hammer, and bolt light-wood or metal construction components in construction lab courses.
General: Communicate to gather and convey information.
- Speak, write, and understand English.
- Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources.
- Express information coherently.
- Document work accurately.
General: Behave appropriately and safely in a shared-learning environment.
- Work independently with periodic supervision.
- Work cooperatively with partners and groups.
- Follow through with individual and shared responsibilities.
- Exercise good judgment.
- Follow approved safety procedures.
General: Function safely in a construction environment.
Work for prolonged periods amidst:
- Extreme noise
- Sharp tools and materials
- Electrical equipment
- Chemicals and toxins
- Dust, heat, and fumes
- Machinery with moving parts
- Moving objects and vehicles
- Slippery or uneven surfaces
- Variations in lighting
- Extreme outdoor temperatures