College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
Elbert Speidel, Phil Barlow
Each CM 115: Fundamentals of Construction Management section contains a quarter long project, the goal of which is to familiarize the students with a modeling software. More so, the goal of the project is to introduce them to a set of construction documents- how to get started, what is included, what they need to pay attention to as a construction manager, and most importantly, to implement what they learn from their written coursework completed during class. This manual was written to help students complete this assignment to the best of their ability, producing a piece of work that shows they have a full understanding of these goals. Currently, the majority of the sections use Revit created by Autodesk, however, one section uses ArchiCAD, created by Graphisoft. After working with the students, and guiding them through ArchiCAD, it has become clear that there are certain common challenges across quarters. The current manual needs to be updated to clear up these gaps from earlier versions. This senior project focuses on targeting those issues and resolving them so that the student has a clearer idea of what is required of them and what they are to learn from this project.