Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

CFM 105    Construction Documents    
  • Ability to read and understand construction documents (Plans and specs).
  • Understand Building Information Modeling.
  • Ability to perform basic construction math.
  • Understand the process of design, estimating, scheduling and site selection of a project.
CFM 110   Fundamentals of FPM    
  • Understand the basic competencies of facility and property management
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform space planning.
  • Demonstrate the practical applications of basic FPM competencies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform space planning Understand the 14 basic professional practices of the FPM discipline.
CFM 155    Architectural Drafting    
  • Understand the dynamics of Building Information Modeling (BIM). 
  • Understand the building life cycle and construction terminology, processes, and methods.
  • Differeniate among various aspects of construction management, including estimating, scheduling, project management, and A/E relationships and responsibilities.
CFM 210    Light Structural Systems    
  • Understand fundamentals of structural systems.
  • Develop the ability to communicate orally and graphically.
  • Understand terminology, installation procedures for steel, concrete and wood structural framing members.
  • Ability to identify applicable building codes and requirements as they pertain to structural framing systems.
  • Understand structural construction drawings, notes, schedules, specifications and details.
CFM 241    Electrical Systems
  • Understand electrical construction and components to effectively manage the work force, and lead coordination with other trades.
  • Ability to identify electrical components.
  • A basic understanding of the National Electrical Code, standards, and safety practices of the industry.
  • Ability to install and understand the process of quality electrical and control systems.
CFM 311    Quantity Takeoffs    
  • Understand the estimating processes and methods of quantity take-offs.  
  • Become more familiar with the materials and processes of construction.  
  • Understand the importance of accuracy, organization, and attention to detail.
  • Understand construction drawings and specifications as they pertain to quantity take-offs and specifically to construction finishes. 
  • Understand and recognize quality work in construction finishes. 
  • Ability to perform and document quantity surveys and price them accurately and quickly.
  • Apply computerized spreadsheet applications to estimating.
CFM 320    Mechanical Systems
  • Understand codes, regulations, and management of mechanical systems. 
  • Understand plumbing materials.
  • Understand the design of sanitary, drainage, vent, and storm-water drainage systems.
  • Understand the design of Water Supply Piping.
  • Understand Plumbing Fixtures.
  • Understand Testing & Inspecting Plumbing Systems.
  • Understand HVAC Materials and System Design.
  • Understand Forced Air and Hydronic Heating and Cooling Systems.
  • Understand Control Systems.
CFM 330    Advanced Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Systems
  • Understand the uniqueness of managing large MEP systems.
  • Be able to identify components and functions of large MEP systems.
  • Be able to describe MEP system outputs, metering and costs
  • Perform large MEP retro-commissioning cost-benefit analysis
  • Be able to plan and develop utility infrastructure
  • Be able to perform condition system assessments
  • Be able to solve MEP problems at the management level
  • Understand code compliance 
CFM 340    Operations & Maintenance
  • Understand how to plan for and manage different types of maintenance
  • Understand how O&M impacts the bottom line.
  • Be able to develop O&M contracts
  • Be ableto evaluate and manage staffing and outsourcing
  • Be able to develop and manage and O&M budget
  • Be able to develop and energy management plab
CFM 385    Construction Contracts and Law    
  • Understand and gain respect for legal systems in the United States.
  • Recognize differences between statutory and common law.
  • Recognize, in advance, common legal pitfalls of the construction industry and become familiar with how to avoid them.
  • Understand how local municipalities are organized and how they regulate development and construction activities through codes and ordinances.
  • Become familiar with construction contracts and responsibilities of contracting parties.
  • Identify legal issues in construction based on common law and statutory law and understand construction contractions.
CFM 400    Managing High Performance Buildings    
  • Evolving technologies, energy performance, codes, safety, and financial expectations for high performance buildings.
  • Prepare capital and operating budgets with a focus on Total Cost of Ownership financial modeling.
CFM 412    Scheduling and Cost Control    
  • Ability to schedule and control residential, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, or engineering projects.
  • Understand the critical path method of scheduling.
  • Ability to create check sheets; linear or line of balance schedules; bar charts; short interval schedules; critical path networks.
  • Ability to identify types of float, and the use of float to manage projects.
  • Ability to correlate manpower and cost loading to schedule.
  • Ability to control and accurately report project progress using progress S curves and histograms.  
  • Ability to use computers in scheduling construction projects.
  • Understand ethical issues relating to construction scheduling.
CFM 415    Project Management and Control
  • Ability to manage planning and time on a project.
  • Understand basic cost flows and project budget.
  • Understand principles of effective leadership.
  • Understand different project delivery methods.
  • Understand project team dynamics and appraisals.
  • Understand how to properly manage subcontracts and subcontractor relationships.
  • Understand purchasing and buyout processes.
  • Understand labor relation issues.
  • Ability to use computerized project management software for communication and record keeping.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents and specifications.
  • Understand ethics of project management.
CFM 420    Commercial Real Estate Management
  • Obtain a knowledge of tenancy cycles, phases of real estate, types of real estate, property management essentials, effective investment principles, lease types, and property valuation principles
  • Analyze residential and commercial developments
  • Knowledge of current introduction information on the commercial real estate management profession
  • Know the role of a manager to create value for the property owner(s)
CFM 426    Real Estate Development
  • Understand the principles of real estate finance and rate-of-return concepts in order to evaluate real estate investment opportunities.
  • Understand market research, entitlement processes and the acquisition of land and development of real estate projects. Students will also be able to analyze and evaluate the risk of real estate investments
  • Understand the fundamental vocabulary, principles and concepts of modern real estate practice, including agency relationships, brokerage, forms of ownership, legal interests in real estate, title records, property management, land-use controls, fair housing issues, environmental issues, and other critical issues affecting modern real estate.
CFM 445    Company Operations and Management
  • Ability to manage human resources.
  • Understand the principles of controlling and managing risk.
  • Understand the different types of insurance and bonding.
  • Ability to prepare and interpret company management reports.
  • Understand different forms of business organization.
  • Apply the principles of accounting.
  • Understand customer needs and how to manage expectations.
  • Understand the principles of effective leadership in construction companies.
CFM 460    Sustainability and Regulatory Building Solutions
  • Be aware of, various building codes, building sustainability factors, current affairs affecting building codes and regulations.
  • Gain a comprehension of: human factors: ergonomics, ADAG, Life Safety Measures; environmental protection and impact issues; regulatory issues; emergency preparedness.
  • Be able to apply and analyze knowledge in: Demonstrate the ability to perform a comprehensive emergency operations and safety plan; Understand environmental regulations affecting building system design and occupancy health and safety; Comprehensive knowledge of compliance with regulatory laws; Demonstrate the ability to create an effective facility environmental sustainability program including a LEED practicum.
CFM 291r    Seminar
  • Help students evaluate the skills needed and opportunities available in different disciplines of the facility management industry.
  • Involve students in Facility Management program activities and increase camaraderie.
  • Develop an understanding of the students' responsibilities to family, church and community.