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2017-2018 Academic Catalog: Course Descriptions - Construction Management with Facility Management Concentration

CMFM 2000 INTRODUCTION TO FACILITY MANAGEMENT
This course examines the scope of the professional facilities manager's responsibilities. The Facility Manager's role in relation to an organizations strategic plan is stressed. Provides a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts in Facilities Management and why a broad understanding of the responsibilities of the profession is valuable to facility managers and all professionals. Students will apply concepts needed to successfully organize, monitor, communicate and develop a good Facilities Management program. (3 credits) fall

CMFM 2300 SPACE PLANNING
Students follow the process of design, problem-solving, and building construction management as it relates to the use of interior space. Students will develop comprehensive projects involving issues pertaining to space planning, regulatory codes, building systems, material use and construction methods as related to Facilities Management. (4 credits) summer
Prerequisites: CONM1500

CMFM 2400 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
This course will focus on how to develop programs for future space needs, determine how much space is required, and how to find new space and negotiate leases with owners and brokers.  The interface with property managers plays a crucial role in this process.  Students will visit sites in order to select the correct location in which to house all or part of an organization. (3 credits) spring

CMFM 3200 PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR FACILITY MANAGERS
Students study methods, concepts and procedures of FM project management. Topics include team development, scheduling, budgeting/estimating, contract administration, purchasing, relocations, and move management. (4 credits) spring
Corequisite:  CMFM2000 or FMGT2000

CMFM 3300 BUILDING OPERATIONS
Students examine how facilities, building operations, and maintenance organizations are managed. Topics covered include scheduling, equipment evaluation, training and long-range planning. Students will explore how the interdependent mechanical systems in a facility work together and how all the elements of an efficient facility work in tandem for maximum effective value to the organization. (3 credits) fall

CMFM 4100 FACILITY ASSESSMENT & FORECAST
This course emphasizes the strategic role required of the facilities manager in providing information for corporate managers and executives for facility forecasting. Topics include corporate real estate, attorney and developer interface, operating budgets and capital expenditures, and build performance assessment. (4 credits) fall
Prerequisite: CMFM3400 or FMGT3400

CMFM 4200 ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
Students examine how facilities, building operations, and maintenance organizations are managed to understand energy creation, delivery and consumption. Topics include sources, forms, and methods used to assess and manage energy use in buildings. This course also provides a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts in sustainable practices. Students will apply concepts needed to successfully organize, monitor, communicate and develop a good sustainability program. (4 credits) summer
Prerequisite:  CMFM2000 or FMGT2000

CMFM 4600 PRINCIPLES REAL ESTATE FOR FACILITY MANAGERS
This course is designed to enable the student to understand the functioning of the competitive corporate real estate market. It covers real estate concepts pertinent to facilities management. (3 credits) summer
Prerequisite: CMFM4100 or FMGT4100

CMFM 5500 CAPSTONE PROJECT
Students will select their own project with the approval of the faculty for development through the semester. Students are encouraged to select an area of investigation that is a specialization within CMFM that most interests them. Project will be supported by written original investigation and submitted periodically during development for review by the faculty. (4 credits) summer
Prerequisite: All CMFM concentration and CONM required courses, except CMFM 4600, must be successfully completed prior to enrollment in this course