2023 - 2024 College Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2023 - 2024 College Catalog

Construction Management: Design and Building - BT

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SUNY Curriculum Code: 2248

HEGIS: 0925.00

Academic Requirements

Third Semester

Sixth Semester

Summer Semester

Seventh Semester

Eighth Semester

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 General Education category (see list, below).

Mathematics: MATH 138  is the exit-level mathematics requirement; students may opt for a higher level math, although six (6) credits of math coursework is required for the AAS at Delhi. 

Restricted Electives

Other courses may be considered via advisor/program area approval.

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:

  1. Field Supervision
  2. Estimating & Cost Control
  3. Scheduling & Planning
  4. Surveying / Site Layout
  5. Hands-On Building Experience
  6. Project Engineering (Project or Plan Review/Analysis)
  7. Project Documentation (Field Reports, Submittals, Drawings, Specs, Etc.)
  8. 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 should be aware that GE requirements vary by degree type. Some majors require additional categories and/or credits. Consult with your academic advisor for program-specific information; for more information, visit: General Education  

General Education Categories and Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

  23AR   The Arts
  23DV   Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, & Social Justice
  23HU   Humanities
  23MA   Mathematics & Quantitative Reasoning
  23NS/23RE   Natural Sciences and Critical Thinking & Reasoning
  23OC   Oral Communication
  23SS   Social Sciences
  23UC   US History & Civic Engagement
  23WC/23IL   Written Communication and Information Literacy
  23WG   World History & Global Awareness
  23WL   World Languages


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.

Thinking Skills

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.

Sensory/Observation Skills

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.

Motor skills

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.

Communication skills

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.

Behavioral skills

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.

Environmental tolerance

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

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