College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Construction Management: Design and Building - BT

The Instructional Program

The Bachelor of Technology (BT) degree program in Construction Management: Design and Building is intended to prepare future construction professionals in many aspects of the industry. The program is unique and touches all aspects of construction, from residential to commercial all the way to heavy construction. There are two concentrations in this major: commercial or residential. Students must work closely with their academic advisor to choose appropriate courses for their chosen concentration.

Delhi offers one of the few 2+2 degree options in existence. Beginning their BT studies in the Construction Technology AAS, students are able to finish in four years and obtain both an associate's and a bachelor's degree.

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission


  • High school graduate with 80 high school GPA or 2500 GED test score
  • Algebra Regents: 75
  • Geometry Regents: 75

Trigonometry and physics are recommended.

Transfer Students:

  • Must have successfully completed a minimum of 48 credits of lower-division college course work in Construction Technology or a related field
  • Must have successfully completed course work equivalent to the SUNY Delhi AAS degree in Construction Technology including: College Algebra, College Trigonometry, Commercial Building Systems, Computer-based Estimating, Construction Business and Law, Environmental Systems, General Physics I with lab, Statics and Strengths of Materials, Surveying, and AutoCAD-Based Residential Drawing
  • Transfer GPA: 2.3


SUNY Curriculum Code: 2248

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards:In addition to academic requirements below, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 126

Major Courses Required - 84 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ACCT 115 Financial Accounting 3
AECT 100 Orientation to Architecture and Construction Technology 1
AECT 110 Construction Materials 3
AECT 150 Statics and Strengths of Materials 3
AECT 280 Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing 3
AECT 300 Design-Building Management II 3
AECT 340 Estimating and Planning II 3
AECT 360 Structural Theory and Application 4
AECT 370 Site Engineering and Design 3
AECT 380 Career Seminar 1
AECT 390 CM Internship I 12
AECT 395 CM Internship II (must be taken consecutively after AECT 390) 3
AECT 400 Construction Project Management 3
AECT 415
  OR 1 3
AECT 450 Building Science 3
AECT 480 Reinforced Concrete Design 3
ARCH 110 Computer-Aided Residential Drawings 3
ARCH 120 Architectural Graphics 1
ARCH 220 Commercial Detailing 3
CNST 110 Residential Building Systems I 3
CNST 150 Heavy/Civil Construction 3
CNST 160 Construction Surveying 3
CNST 210 Commercial Construction
CNST 260 Estimating and Planning I
CNST 270 Construction Law and Contracting 3
CNST 295 Design-Building Management I 3
TECH 115 OSHA 30 - Construction Safety 2

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 33 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
BUSI 120 Business Communications 3
COMM ___
Organizational Communication or Argumentation and Debate
ECON ___ Introductory Macroeconomics or Introductory Microeconomics 3
ENGL ___ Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition2 3
MATH 128 College Algebra3 3
MATH 138 Trigonometry3 3
MATH 150 Pre-Calculus3 3
  General Education Laboratory Science (course number 120 or higher) GE 2 3
  General Education Elective from GE 4 3
  General Education Elective from GE 6 or GE 9 3
  General Education Elective from GE 7 or GE 8 3

Restricted Electives by Advisement19 credit hours total (3 credit hours of Business Electives and 6 credit hours of Construction Management Electives. A student must work closely with their academic advisor to choose appropriate restricted electives. Students in the Residential Construction Management track must take at least two of the following by advisement: AECT 310 Residential Building Systems II, AECT 415 Sustainable Building Practices, AECT 401 Independent Study in Construction Management.


1 There are two concentrations, so students must work closely with their academic advisor to take correct courses for the concentration they choose.

2 The first English is by placement according to competency. Students with appropriate English backgrounds will be advised to enroll in ENGL 200 Advanced Composition or another higher-level English course.

3 Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 150 Precalculus is the minimum exit-levelmathematic requirement for this program. Students with appropriate math backgrounds will be placed in higher-level math courses. Students who have already taken precalculus may substitute a three credit restricted elective by advisement.

Student Learning Outcomes for Construction Management BT Graduates

  • Be able to perform basic storm water management field observations (using surveying instruments), data calculations, and develop topographic maps to express landforms. Comprehend engineering methods and strategies towards shaping grades to accommodate buildings and associated construction, site drainage and storm water management, as well as road alignment principles.
  • Be able to comprehend building science concepts and quality engineering issues that face new and existing buildings. Pertinent course topics include indoor air quality, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly practices, alternative energy systems, and moisture-related building conditions. Students shall be able to engage in a given case study and demonstrate adequate building science comprehension, via a final report and presentation.
  • Produce conceptual designs, graphically and/or model based, that address complex building system needs pertaining to lighting and acoustical considerations for indoor spaces. Additionally, comprehend sustainable design and building approaches and demonstrate the familiarity with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program.
  • Estimate and budget project costs, including materials, labor, overhead, and other peripheral construction expenses. Comprehend value engineering and construction means and methods that directly pertain to project costs.
  • Provide entry-level field direction and/or supervision for various types of construction projects, including; residential, commercial, industrial, and heavy/civil undertakings. This consists of field observation of installation techniques, site safety, coordination of various trade disciplines, and monitoring of project efficiencies.
  • Practice the design-build approach on an actual student-based construction project, under the supervision of the Construction Faculty. Students show comprehension of the design-build method and how it differs from construction management, general contracting, owner representation, and other project delivery systems.
  • Develop project schedules and plans/approaches for construction projects. This includes the evaluation of various designs, means, and/or building methods to successfully complete complex building projects.
  • Demonstrate the ability to practice aspects of effective construction project management in a collaborative environment, via a mock project scenario. Pertinent aspects of project management that shall be demonstrated includes the provision of quality control, site planning, preliminary design review and constructability analysis, milestone scheduling, value engineering, and procurement, as it pertains to logical scope of work allocations.
  • Perform thorough analyses, including engineering calculations, of structural conditions pertaining to residential and commercial applications. Students will comprehend structural aspects pertaining to building loads and stresses and be able to analytically evaluate complex structural considerations. This includes the application of engineering-based calculations and consideration of various structural building materials and applications.
  • Gain construction experience through an extensive internship. Students shall obtain beneficial experience through a professionally structured internship. Entry-level construction professionals shall demonstrate experience and awareness related to four of the eight Construction Management Silos.

Construction Management Silos:

1. Field Supervision

2. Estimating & Cost Control

3. Scheduling & Planning

4. Surveying / Site Layout

5. Hands-On Building Experience

6. Project Engineering (Project or Plan Review/Analysis)

7. Project Documentation (Field Reports, Submittals, Drawings, Specs, Etc.)

8. Procurement of Materials, Subcontracts, and/or Labor

11. Gain the necessary professional skills and resources to successfully pursue employment within the construction industry. This includes job searching awareness, resumes and cover letter development, interviewing and related communication skills.