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MGMT 455 : Construction Systems

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MGMT 455
College of Business (WBUAD)
Construction Systems
This course provides an introductory overview of the various materials used in construction. After receiving an introduction into fundamental principles of structural, physical and long-term performance, students learn about material and product manufacturing techniques and how they relate to mechanical and non-mechanical properties of the various materials. Common construction methods are introduced and building details are explored.

After completing this course, students should have a comparative knowledge of material properties (physical, structural) for most common and advanced building materials. They will also develop an understanding of typical and potential applications of these materials and the relationship between material properties and structural form.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:1. Recognize the difference between zoning ordinances and building codes and the influence each plays in the design of a particular project.2. Develop an understanding of the Construction Specification Index (CSI) and its uses.3. Explain the mechanical, thermal, electrical, and/or chemical properties of materials and their relationship to the development of construction materials used for specific applications.4. Identify the major types of soil, their classifications, and commonly used soil tests.5. Identify the characteristics of concrete mixtures and commonly used concrete tests.6. Identify the major groups of precast concrete units and discuss the difference between prestressed and non prestressed units and their applications.7. Explain the process for the production of pig iron, steel, and secondary steel making.8. Identify the types, sizes, and properties of wood products manufactured from wood.9. Examine plumbing codes and identify various piping, tubing, and fittings used in plumbing systems.10. Discuss considerations in designing heating and cooling systems in both residential and commercial buildings.11. Examine the sources of electrical power and how it is distributed.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading System100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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