Engineering Management (EM)

Courses

EM 101 Introduction to Construction Project Management 3 Cr.

This course provides a broad overview of the managerial, technological and physical processes that are involved in the creation of the built environment. It specifically focuses on understanding the issues in the management of a construction project. Lecture 2 hours, Lab 3 hours.

EM 188 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

EM 210 Building Information Modeling and Integrated Practices 4 Cr.

Use of Building Information Modeling technologies for facility design, visualization, quality estimation, cost estimation, scheduling, coordination, construction, operation, management and maintenance. Current BIM technologies will be covered, as well as BIM tools such as Autodesk Revit: Structural, Architectural, and MEP. Creation of 4-D animations using Autodesk NavisWorks and 3-D models created in Autodesk Revit: Structural. Examination of the technical logistics required to set up successful projects using BIM technologies. Classroom 3 hours, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: EG 110, CE 264.

EM 220 Advanced Project Estimating 3 Cr.

The course covers the principles and practices of estimating integrated with supply chain management with particular emphasis on issues related to engineering and construction projects. Students will learn the principles of supply chain management, estimating, and purchasing in an environment characterized by inter firm relationships. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisite: CE 264; AP 325, or concurrent enrollment.

EM 288 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

EM 320 Construction Productivity 3 Cr.

This course focuses on the planning and execution of the construction of vertical and horizontal construction projects. The course emphasizes the means and methods associated with heavy civil projects, earthwork, and the construction of the project’s structural elements. Equipment selection and methods will be a major focus. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: Junior status or higher.

EM 322 Construction Safety 3 Cr.

Administration and application of the OSHA Act in the construction industry; includes standards, hazard identification and the development of a safety plan. Fulfills the requirements for the 30-hour OSHA safety training certifications. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher.

EM 324 Special Construction Systems 3 Cr.

An introduction to mechanical, electrical, control systems and plumbing and their application in the construction industry. Concepts of plumbing, HVAC, electrical systems are discussed and analyzed for their affects upon the construction of structures. BIM is applied for calculating a structures energy efficiency, design of HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems, and hands-on labs. Plan reading and quantity take-offs of mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems are conducted. Lecture 2 hours, Lab 2 hours. Prerequisites: CE 264, PS 201 or 211. (Spring).

EM 388 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

EM 399 Pilot Course 3 Cr.

A course is permitted to run as a pilot, without seeking faculty approval for one academic year. The section will include the title of the course. A student will not earn credit for a pilot course and the course when approved as its own course.

EM 401 Pre-Construction Management 3 Cr.

This course addresses the initial phases of the building creation process. It focuses on addressing the owner’s design and construction needs and the delivery of value to the owner. Business development, estimating, planning and presentation skills are emphasized. A Design/ Build model is employed to encompass the full spectrum of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) requirements. Lecture 2 hours, Lab 3 hours. Prerequisites: EM 220, CE 460.

EM 461 Project Management 3 Cr.

The course covers the principles and practices of project management with particular emphasis on issues related to engineering and construction projects. Students will learn the principles of project management within the firm and in an environment characterized by inter firm relationships. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: CE 460.

EM 479 Senior Design Project I 3 Cr.

This course is the first in the two semester construction management capstone design project sequence. Each student will work with a mentor and together will define analyze a project so that an efficient design can be completed. The project scope and design criteria will be developed, the tasks required to complete the project will be identified and scheduled, data collected, and preliminary design proposals will be developed. The design process involves exploring alternate solutions and optimization of the design based upon project criteria and constraints such as economic, political and social factors. The course requires 9 hours per week of directed reading, data collection, research, calculation, and experimentation. All of this will be presented orally and in written form in a project proposal. Prerequisite: CE 460 (Fall).

EM 480 Senior Design Project II 3 Cr.

This course is the second in the two semester construction management capstone design project sequence. A capstone and practicum course in construction management engineering that explores the processes of management as applied to actual construction projects. Topics will be reviewed in the seminar and students will work in teams to review how these topics were applied in an actual construction project and to design a construction management plan for a proposed project during laboratory. Lecture 3 hours, Lab 3 hours. Prerequisites: EM 220, EM 461 and EM 479.

EM 488 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.