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The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Apply oral, written, graphic and listening skills as each enhances to ensure effective communications.
- To implement the various forms of technology necessary to complete the task of construction management, utilizing the computer and electronic data processing through complete word-processing, data bases, spreadsheets, applications, and the information highway.
- Apply scientific knowledge of the mathematical, physical, and construction sciences to the economic utilization of materials and forces of nature affecting construction applications and practice.
- Apply the principles and philosophy of management systems, cost accounting, and economics to the construction industry, including the interpretation of contracts, the values of team building, and the Construction Code of Conduct established by the industry through the assistance of the American Institute of Constructors.
- Apply the appropriate methods and materials of construction as they apply to the fifty Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Divisions and understand the science and mechanics of those materials.
- Complete the estimating, cost accounting, and bidding sequence necessary for construction job acquisition.
- Perform quantity take-off, interpret construction specifications, identify appropriate building codes, evaluate site conditions, apply value engineering, and develop detailed project proposals.
- Prepare and complete cost control processes including the ability to establish a budget, prepare cost reports, and forecast expenditures.
- Prepare a complete construction project schedule, develop a procurement time table, establish a project manual and plan showing the logical sequence of activities and time duration in order to monitor progress and update schedules.
- Execute construction safety standards including the ability to interpret the OSHA, EPA, and DNR standards, establish safety and health procedures on the job site, and perform hazard material practices and process analysis.
- Practice land surveying principles by establishing distances, elevations, and angles and interpreting site information and local building codes to layout projects in accordance with a site plan.
- Identify and apply appropriate construction management principles necessary to interpret shop drawings, evaluate subcontractor data, write field purchase orders and change orders, and prepare daily logs, construction reports, progress reports, and payment requests.
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