Mechanical Construction Management (MCNM) CONCENTRATION
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The goal of the Mechanical Construction Management (MCNM) concentration program is to provide a higher level of education for those Building Construction Management (BCM) students who are interested in the field of Mechanical Construction. Specific mechanical coursework in the areas of estimating, scheduling, project management, and design will provide the student with the necessary skills required for entry-level positions in the mechanical construction industry.
Upon completion of the following plan of study, and in conjunction with the core requirements of the BCM program, the student will receive the "Mechanical Construction Management Concentration" designation on their transcript. Students who choose to pursue the MCNM concentration will complete the core required course of BCM 215 Mechanical Construction (3 cr.), and complete an additional nine (9) credit hours of courses which are specific to the mechanical construction industry.
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Plan of Study
- BCM 315 Mechanical Construction Estimating (3 credit hours)
- BCM 417 Design/Build for MEP Contractors (3 credit hours)
- Mechanical Concentration Selective – Pick one of the following: BCM 317, BCM 419/581, CGT 360, CGT 460, BCM 430
Total: 12 Credit Hours
Required MCNM Courses
BCM 315 - Mechanical Construction Estimating
(2 hr. lecture / 2 hr. lab, 3 cr., prerequisite BCM 21500)
Costs conditioned by the contract documents for building mechanical systems are studied. The course will focus on the methods used to estimate the cost of commercial plumbing, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. The course will utilize computer estimating systems.
BCM 417 - Design/Build for MEP Contractors
(Class 2, Lab 2, Cr. 3. Prerequisites: BCM 21500 and BCM 21600 or BCM 21601, and BCM 34500 .)
The student will study, develop, and analyze conceptual design and conceptual estimating of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and specialty systems in construction. The principles of design/build construction will be applied to case studies of actual residential, commercial, industrial, and specialty construction projects. Topics include building systems, criteria and selection, economic feasibility, value engineering, customer control, and value-added construction services.
(Class 3, Cr. 3.)
A study of sustainable construction meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs; evaluating the consumption of resources and environmental depletion and degradation; examining subsidiary issues of materials, energy, water, land use, and the integration of the natural and built environments, including an overview of emerging delivery systems for high performance green buildings. The U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria are discussed in detail.