College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Andrew Kline, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The Construction Management (CM) program at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is recognized as one of the best construction programs in country. The curriculum does an extraordinary job at teaching how to utilize software and technology to create a project schedule. The one thing that the curriculum lacks is learning sequencing of events when it comes to scheduling, and where to look to obtain this information. Although learning sequencing for scheduling is hard to teach because it comes with years of industry experience, it is important to have a basic understanding of how things come together to create a functioning project schedule. A way to understand sequencing is by learning a about the design of the systems that the general contractor is installing. By learning what the engineers do, it allows for the general contractor to understand how much time is going to be needed to install the required systems. As a general contractor it is important to bring on your MEP subcontractors early on because the MEP trades make up a great chunk of their overall budget. This learning module will not only help understand sequencing for general schedules, it will also make students more aware of the impact specialty contractors have on the general contractor.

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