Construction Courses

CON 100 - Introduction to Construction (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
Introduction to the construction profession. Computer applications, problem solving concepts, design concepts and visualization, industry ethics, professional societies, and university services

CON 132 - Construction Graphics (2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Symbols, conventions, and details of construction drawings. Emphasis on interpretation and communication of requirements of contract drawings. Prerequisite: one unit of high school or college technical drafting or consent of instructor.

CON 200 - Engineering Co-Op (0 hours)
Full-time cooperative education assignment for construction students who alternate periods of full-time school with periods of full-time academic or career-related work in industry. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing in the College of Engineering and Technology, 2.0 overall grade point average at Bradley, approval of engineering and technology Co-op coordinator and Co-op faculty advisor.

CON 262 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Survey of basic principles, methods, and equipment for building component systems related to human health and comfort. Introduces psychrometric chart, building heating systems, electrical systems, plumbing. Prerequisites: PHY 107 or 110; CON 132.

CON 270 - Materials and Methods of Construction (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Characteristics and use of basic construction materials; introduction to materials specifications.

CON 272 - Materials and Methods of Construction II (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A study of materials and techniques of construction used in structural frames of wood, steel, and concrete; consideration of foundation, asphalt, and advanced interior construction methods. Prerequisite: CON 270

CON 320 - Introductory Soil Mechanics (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 330 - Housing (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Planning residential areas: geographic location, orientation, functions, and interrelationships of functions. Fundamentals of residential design which can result in quality living environments for all income levels. Prerequisite: junior standing.

CON 342 - Construction Equipment and Methods (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Characteristics of contractor plant and construction equipment; methods for their efficient use. Prerequisite: junior standing in College of Engineering and Technology.

CON 352 - Urban Environment (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Principles of land utilization and other elements related to planning and developing quality urban environments. Prerequisite: junior standing.

CON 356 - Construction Industry Safety Practices (3 hours)
Design of a safety program, risk analysis of a company's home office and field safety performance characteristics, potential problems, contingency planning, and safety audit analysis. Prerequisites: CON 270

CON 368 - Advanced Environmental Technologies in Construction (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Survey of large scale integrated building component systems related to human health and comfort. Topics include lighting, electrical design and layout, vertical transportation, alarm and security systems, fire protection, total space conditioning, water treatment and sewage treatment, industrial piping design. Prerequisite: CON 262.

CON 372 - Construction Methods Improvement (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Principles and methods for selection and installation of materials assemblies used in construction; industrialized and systems building; methods improvements. Prerequisite: CON 270.

CON 392 - Construction Scheduling (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Economic considerations and tools of management: cost reporting; scheduling. Emphasis on network methods of scheduling: resource allocation and least-cost expediting. Computer aided. Prerequisite: junior standing in College of Engineering and Technology.

CON 394 - Construction Labor and Unions (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Union and non-union activities in construction industry: analysis, organizing, bargaining, contract language, jurisdictional disputes, training, and restrictions on operating non-union. Prerequisite: junior standing.

CON 395 - Construction Claims and Change Orders (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Record keeping and quantitative skill necessary for change orders and claims presentation or preparation. Prerequisite: junior standing in College of Engineering and Technology.

CON 396 - Construction Estimating (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Material, equipment, and labor estimates of construction projects. Includes laboratory. Prerequisites: Junior standing in College of Engineering and Technology.

CON 409 - Special Topics (1-4 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Supervised individual study of special construction topics. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

CON 487 - Steel and Concrete Structures (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Introduction to structural analysis and design of steel and reinforced concrete members; application to construction problems. Prerequisites: MTH 116 or 122; CE 301 or IMT 324.

CON 489 - Alternate Materials Structures (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Introduction to structural analysis and design of timber and other structural materials such as masonry. Application to industry problems in bracing, formwork, and temporary excavation supports. Prerequisites: MTH 116 or 122; CE 301 or IMT 324.

CON 492 - Construction Contracts (2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Project manual concept; emphasis on Uniform System for Construction Specifications, general conditions of construction contracts, bidding requirements, and role of inspection in construction operations. Prerequisite: senior standing in College of Engineering and Technology.

CON 493 - Senior Project Planning (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.

CON 494 - Advanced Construction Practices (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Construction ethics; responsibilities and professionalism; advanced areas of business practices in construction. Prerequisites: CON 392, 492; or consent of instructor.

CON 498 - Senior Project (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Application of construction principles to industry projects. Prerequisites: senior standing in construction; consent of Department Chair.

CON 520 - Construction and Engineering Practice (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 522 - Advanced Cadd (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 524 - Building Information Modeling (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 526 - Advanced Cost Estimating (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 528 - Advanced Scheduling (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 529 - Advanced Contracts (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 536 - Tqm Principles (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 537 - Construction Simulation (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 540 - Project and Company Management (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.