2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Pre-Construction Planning Certificate

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus, Online

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Nadim Wehbe, John M. Hanson Structural and Construction Engineering Professorship and Interim Department Head
Department of Construction and Operations Management
Solberg Hall 116

Program Information

The certificate in Pre-Construction Planning will provide a foundational skill set in plan layout and development, construction materials, commercial building methods, pre-construction planning including the RSMeans cost index, and an understanding of building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The certificate will prepare students to secure positions with design-build firms, lumberyards, and sub-contractors as estimators, schedulers, and/or site supervisor.

Course Delivery Format

Program courses are taught on campus, online, and in field-based settings appropriate to the course content.

Student Learning Outcomes

It is expected that students completing the Pre-Construction Planning Certificate will be able to:

  • understand how the materials, labor and methods of construction apply in a project.
  • understand project delivery methods.
  • demonstrate the ability to interpret plans, produce a quantity takeoff and a build schedule.

Total Required Credits: 12