Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Construction (CONS)

CONS 131  Introduction Const Development  (3 Credits)  

Construction Methods and Materials I (2) Introduction to the overall construction industry with emphasis on practices, methods, and materials used in various building disciplines. Construction processes also discussed. Two hours of lecture per week. Corequisite: CONS 131L.

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 141  Construction Materials & Application  (3 Credits)  

Sources, properties, acceptable and recommended applications of industrial materials in the construction industry. Two hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: CONS 131. Corequisite: CONS 141L.

Prerequisite(s): (CONS 131)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 141L  Const Meth & Materials II Lab  (0 Credits)  

Construction Methods and Materials II Laboratory (1) Laboratory exercises in masonry and concrete construction. Two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CONS 131L. Corequisite: CONS 141.

Prerequisite(s): CONS 131L

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 242  Framing Principles  (1 Credits)  

Framing Principles (1) Foundation and wall framing techniques essential to residential and light commercial construction and construction details involving form building, bracing, steps, and geometry of roofing systems. One hour of lecture per week. Prerequisite: CONS 131. Corequisite: CONS 242L.

Prerequisite(s): CONS 141

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 242L  Framing Principles Lab  (2 Credits)  

Framing Principles Laboratory (2) Laboratory exercises in foundation and wall framing techniques and construction details for residential and light commercial construction. Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CONS 131L. Corequisite: CONS 242.

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 243  Energy Effncy in Const  (3 Credits)  

Energy Efficiency and Construction (1) Sizing, designing, and laying out of electrical and mechanical systems for maximum efficiency in residential and light commercial buildings. Solar and earth energy emphasized. One hour of lecture per week. Prerequisite: CONS 242. Corequisite: CONS 243L.

Prerequisite(s): CONS 242

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 243L  Energy Effncy Const Lab  (2 Credits)  

Energy Efficiency and Construction Laboratory (2) Practices in sizing, designing, and laying out of electrical and mechanical systems for maximum efficiency in residential and light commercial buildings. Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CONS 242L. Corequisite: CONS 243.

Prerequisite(s): CONS 242L

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 244  Construction Safety  (3 Credits)  

Construction Safety (3) Examination of specialized procedures in health, safety, and environmental protection and lost prevention for the construction industry. Requirements of OSHA and other federal and state standards and regulations emphasized. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 331  Models & Presentations  (3 Credits)  

Models and Presentations (3) Three-dimensional requirements for models using computer-aided drafting techniques and cardboard, plastic, and wood media. Plan reading, scaling, and sketching emphasized. One hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: DRFT 336, CONS 242, and CONS 242L.

Prerequisite(s): (DRFT 133 and DRFT 232 and CONS 242)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 333  Quantity Surveying  (3 Credits)  

Quantity Surveying (3) Quantity surveying for construction and engineering along with bid preparation and analysis where computer applications are emphasized. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): (CONS 242 and DRFT 133)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 334  Concrete Technology  (3 Credits)  

Concrete Technology (3) Methods for forming concrete, concrete elements and handling, and reinforced concrete. One hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CONS 242, CONS 242L, and DRFT 336.

Prerequisite(s): (CONS 242 and DRFT 133)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 341  MEPFI Systems  (3 Credits)  

Essentials of Plumbing (3) Study of tools, equipment, and plumbing systems for various job types. Fixture selection and installation emphasized. One hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): (CONS 242 and DRFT 232)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 344  Const Mgmt I  (3 Credits)  

Construction Management I (3) Study of the principles of construction systems management with emphasis on stages of construction, management information systems, and operations management. One hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CONS 331 and CONS 334.

Prerequisite(s): CONS 334

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 433  Estimating  (3 Credits)  

Estimating (3) Instruction in making materials and labor estimates for residential and light commercial buildings primarily from the use of working drawings. One hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CONS 242, CONS 242L, and DRFT 232 or the equivalents.

Prerequisite(s): (CONS 242 and DRFT 232 and CONS 333)

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 435  Contracts & Specs  (3 Credits)  

Contracts and Specifications (3) Legal aspects of contracts, specifications, and legal documents along with bidding procedures. Students required to develop contract documents and specifications. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of the Faculty Chair or instructor.

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 436  Const Mgmt II  (3 Credits)  

Construction Management II (3) Management functions by which construction projects are authorized, financed, supervised, and closed out. Emphasis on the development of effective supervisory and managerial techniques using computer databases. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of the instructor.

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 437  Const Problems  (3 Credits)  

Construction Problems (3) Independent, in-depth study and analysis of special problems related to construction where students must use critical and creative thinking skills for formulating solutions. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of the instructor.

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 451  Mechanical Systems  (3 Credits)  

Mechanical Systems (3) Principles of air conditioning and heating systems used in commercial and residential buildings with emphasis on planning and designing systems. One hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech

CONS 475  Facilities management  (3 Credits)  

Facilities Operations (3) Techniques in the overall operation and maintenance of facilities such as schools, housing projects, and municipal buildings. Structural, supervision, and life cycle costing using computer applications emphasized. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

College/School: Col of Science, Engr & Tech

Department: Dept of Industrial Tech