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Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management

Courses - CEM Upper Division

**The information below differs from the print version of the CSULB Catalog. The contact hours statement for CEM 426, 485 and 486 has been edited to correct the information. Please browse here for a full list of differences between the print and online catalog. (10/10/11 and 10/19/11)**

304. Applied Mechanics Strength of Materials (2)

Prerequisite: CEM 204.
Strength of structural materials and applications in building structures and machines. Mechanical properties of materials, structural behaviors of load resisting components associated with construction processes.
(Lecture-Discussion 1 hr, Activity 2 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

310. Communication in Engineering Profession (3)

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, COMM 110 and Senior standing.
Basic concepts for understanding/practice of communication in world of business for managers and professionals. Language/conversations in business and role in coordinating actions, resolving breakdowns in work and customer satisfaction. Business writing formats, formal report, business conversation. International, technical, and linguistic developments in business communication.
(Lecture - Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

315. Construction Safety (2)

Prerequisite: CEM 225 or CE 200
Terminology, safety functions, accident costs, workman's compensation and liability laws, O.S.H.A., governmental and non-governmental codes, regulations and field safety methods pertinent to the construction industry. Field trips.
Not open for credit to students with credit in CEM 328. (Lecture 1 hour , Activity 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

320. Operations Management in Contemporary Organizations (3)

Prerequisites: MGMT 300, ENGR 310.
Overview of Managerial and organizational theories and practices - introduction to concepts, methods to analyze and improve operations performance in construction and in service organizations. Decision-making and problem-solving processes for organizations. management Effectiveness and efficiency at the organizational, process level, and performer level.
(Lecture-Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

324. Commercial, Institutional and Industrial Construction Practices and Estimating (3)

Prerequisites: CEM 315
Fundamental of commercial construction, including building layout, shallow and deep foundations, introduction to formwork systems, high strength, heavy and light weigh concrete, framing, flooring and roofing systems, construction and expansion joints, masonry and steel construction. Quantity takeoff.
(Lecture-Discussion 2 hours, Activity 2 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).

335. Soil Mechanics Technology (2)

Prerequisite: CEM 304. Corequisite: CEM 335L.
Soil Composition, description, and classification; soil compaction; determination of physical properties of soils.
(Lecture-Problems 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

335L. Soil Mechanics Technology Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: CEM 304. Corequisite: CEM 335.
Laboratory investigations and experiments in the phenomena of soil mechanics. Field trips.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

365. Mechanical Equipment for Buildings (2)

Prerequisite: PHYS 100B; Corequisite: CEM 324.
Principles and current practices in water supply, waste disposal, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and fire protection.
(Lecture 1 hour and Activity 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

373. Fundamentals of Integrated Project Delivery (3)

Prerequisite: Junior standing.
This course provides a general overview of the attributes of all the major project delivery systems, procurement methodologies and contracting appraoches.
(2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs activities) Letter grade only (A-F).

374. Plant Planning and Layout (2)

Prerequisite: CEM 324 or consent of instructor.
Planning practices, procedures and requirements for laying out industrial facilities.
(Lecture - Discussion 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

375. Electrical Equipment for Buildings (2)

Prerequisites: CEM 324, PHYS 100B.
Principles and current practices in the application of electrical equipment and material utilization, sound and signal systems.
(Lecture 1 hour, Activity 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

404. Structural Design I (2)

Prerequisite: CEM 304.
Fundamentals of design for structural concrete and masonry buildings in compliance with current building codes.
(Lecture 1 hour, Activity 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

409. Directed Studies in Construction Engineering Management (1-3)

Prerequisites: Senior standing in CEM or consent of instructor.
Advanced work of a technical nature within area of specialization on an experimental or research basis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

421. Construction Planning and Scheduling (3)

Prerequisite: CEM 324.
Planning and scheduling of construction projects by graphic charts and Critical Path Method (CPM) networks utilizing manual and computer methods.
Letter grade only (A-F). Field trips. (Lecture-Discussion 2 hrs, Activities 2 hrs)

425. Earthwork and Civil Works Construction Practices (2)

Prerequisite: CEM 324, CE 406.
Fundamentals of earthmoving operations, including volume calculation and mass diagrams, soil protection and dewatering systems, volume change characteristics and fundamentals of moving earth, equipment selection, management and economics.
(Seminar 1 hour and Activity 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

426. Business and Construction Law (3)

Prerequisites: CEM 324; BLAW 220
Contractors license, mechanics lien, subdivision laws; public works projects, bid and bid requirements. Litigation and legal trends in affirmative action, design professional's liability. Administrative procedures of contractors. Study documentation, claims, waivers, arbitration, bonding, insurance, and indemnification. Discuss ethical practices.
(Lecture-Discussion 3hrs.) Letter grade only (A-F).

429. Advanced Estimating and Bidding (3)

Prerequisite: CEM 315. Corequisite: CEM 425.
A study of the concept and practices involved in the total estimate bidding process in construction, form initial project selection for submission of final bids. A complete project estimate and bid is prepared by each study.
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

431. Construction Cost Control (3)

Prerequisites: CE 406 and CEM 421.
Establishing and controlling construction projects cost through utilization of procedures, techniques and systems commonly used to control resources allocated and to be expended on construction projects.
(2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs activities) Letter grade only (A-F).

432. Facility Administration (3)

Prerequisite: CEM 421.
Management skills for facility management. Emphasis is placed on the management functions of planning, organizing, directing and controlling. topics include: negotiation; communication; performance measurement; job enrichment; motivation; contracting services and interpersonal relationships.
(Lecture‑Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

433. Facility Finance Management (3)

Corerequisite: CEM 432.
Analysis of financial management strategies associated with facility management. Topics include: buy‑lease considerations; building efficiency; leasing considerations; cost control and record keeping; facility capitalization; facility budgeting; cost benefit analysis and financial reports.
(Lecture‑Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

434. Facility and Property Management (3)

Prerequisite: CEM 433.
Principles of facility and property management. Topics include: property development; cost benefit analysis; site selection; architectural design; layout plans; building engineering; specifications; stacking and blocking plans; aesthetic standards; renovation and contracting standards.
(Lecture‑Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

436. Facility Operations Management (3)

Prerequisite: CEM 432.
Analysis of the functions of facility operations management. Topics include: building systems; mechanical systems; energy management; electrical systems; trades operations; grounds maintenance; custodial; furniture and equipment; waste removal contracting services; furniture standards; security systems and planned maintenance.
(Lecture‑Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

438. Structural Design II (2)

Prerequisite: CEM 304.
Simplified designs for steel and wood structures in accordance with current building codes. Selection of structural steel and wood systems with structural characteristics of members and connections.
(Lecture 1 hour, Activity 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

443. Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery (3)

Prerequisite: CEM 373.
This course provides a general overview and the unique distinguish essential elements of design-duild project delivery and how to make the mental-shift needed to transition from traditional Design-Bid-Build to design-build project delivery.
(2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs activities) Letter grade only (A-F).

476. Construction and Maintenance of Infrastructure Facilities (2)

Prerequisites: CEM 425
Comprehensive coverage of the construction principles and technologies embraced by the heavy civil industry. The course presents the construction methods and maintenance practices of heavy civil projects, with emphasis on utility pipes, bridges and roads.
(Lecture 1 hour - Activity 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

485. CEM Senior Seminar (3)

Prerequisites: CEM 429 and 431 or consent of the instructor.
Advanced work of a technical nature within the construction industry. All students will be required to participate into the Bid Compitations.
(2 hours lecture, 2 hours activities). Letter grade only (A-F).

486. Infrastructure Management (2)

Prerequisites: CEM 476 and CE 406.
Integrated approach to infrastructure management theories and practices including: tools, models and applied systems. The course presents the principles required to manage, preserve and improve the performance of infrastructure systems, with emphasis on utility pipes, bridges and roads.
(1 hr lecture, 2 hrs activities) Letter grade only (A-F).

490. Construction Project Management (3)

Prerequisites: CEM 426, 429 and 431.
This course is a capstone course where integrated project management principles are applied to a case study of an actual construction project. Topics include plans and specifications, site logistics, estimating, planning, scheduling, cost control, and contract administration. Additionally, relationships with owners, designers and other officials are analyzed.
(2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs activities) Letter grade only (A-F).