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Introduction to Construction

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CMGT 3001W

Delivery Method
In person
Fully online
Tuition | Fees

About This Course

Introduction to Construction Management begins by providing students with an overview of the industry itself: the type and size of projects, where the industry has come from, and where it appears to be heading. It discusses the roles and responsibilities of the individuals involved in the projects, from both a participant perspective as well as in the context of an industry-related company.

The course defines the project and construction sequence, building systems, and materials, and examines project scheduling and delivery methods. Additionally, construction documents, including drawings and specifications, are introduced. Students taking this course conduct research into construction materials, sustainability, and topics of their own personal interest.

Sample textbook: Construction Management Fundamentals, 2nd edition, Knutson


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William Bartolic III

BS, University of Wisconsin-Stout; Lakewood State Junior College (now Century College)

William Bartolic has been working in construction for over 40 years. After working extensively in both general contracting and owner representation, he established a general contracting business. In 2014 Bill shifted his focus back to owner representation in a consulting capacity. He has been involved with a variety of construction projects, ranging from small tenant remodels to retail centers and office towers, childcare centers to school renovations, and apartment renovations to multi-family housing developments. He continues to consult and enjoys mentoring students.

  • CMgt 3001W - Introduction to Construction
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Stephen Hauser

MBA, Carlson School of Management; BS, construction engineering, Iowa State University

Stephen Hauser’s professional experience in the construction industry encompasses projects in 16 states, plus the District of Columbia. He is presently a project manager for a big-box retailer, and worked previously for four different general contractors, a specialty subcontractor, and an architect/engineering firm. Stephen’s responsibilities have included conceptual estimating, marketing, project engineering, and both project and general management. Notable projects on which he has served include the Minneapolis Convention Center and a variety of projects at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

  • CMgt 3001W - Introduction to Construction
  • CMgt 4011 - Construction Documents and Contracts