The objective of the course is to introduce real estate development students, and those from other majors and programs, to construction management as a component of the real estate development process. The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of building construction, project budget estimation, project management, scheduling, and project leadership. The course will focus both case analyses and discussions of best practices. Industry experts will provide insight and help guide the course substantively. The course will ask students to analyze decisions made by real estate developers about construction management and communicate clearly about construction management and its role in mitigating risk and enhancing project returns.

Graduate students in RED 515 will have different expectations than undergraduate students in RED 415 including more data driven reports, more in-depth analysis, and a final project presentation to professionals in the field.


Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E