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Facility Programming and Design

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CMGT 3024W

Delivery Method
Fully online
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About This Course

Facility Programming and Design moves through the process of defining a building-related need, evaluating the existing facility, exploring design solutions, and presenting a business case for the final project. This course is constructed from the viewpoint of the facility manager; each step of the instruction and each assignment builds to the final project and presentation.

It is a requirement for Construction Management degree and certificate students. It can also be used as an elective for undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in architecture, civil engineering, facility management, interior design, housing studies, and other related majors.

Sample textbooks: Harmon, Sharon Kooman: The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, 7th Edition.
Wiggins, Jane: Facility Manager’s Desk Reference, 2nd Edition.


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Justine Pliska

BS, art with a concentration in interior design, University of Wisconsin-Stout


Justine Pliska is a commercial interior designer with 20 years of experience in building design for education, health care, and government. Her design solutions favor sustainability and simplicity. She is program manager for design and construction for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Ms. Pliska has been a senior interior designer with TSP, Inc., an architecture, engineering, and design firm, and has chaired the education committee of the Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter of the International Facility Management Association and served on its board. She has been instrumental in bringing the Facility Management track to the CMGT program.

  • CMGT 3024W – Facility Programming and Design
  • CMGT 4861 − Construction Management Capstone