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Demolition Sub Major

The NDA has developed a partnership with the Purdue University Department of Building Construction Management (BCM) to create a Demolition Sub Major.  This area of concentration includes specific coursework applicable to demolition and reconstruction in the areas of estimating, safety & risk management, project planning, specialized techniques & technologies, heavy equipment utilization, project management, codes & regulations, hazardous materials, issues involving historic properties, material reuse & recycling, waste material disposal, and ethics to provide students the necessary skills required for entry-level positions in the demolition and reconstruction industries.

If you are interested in learning more about the Demolition Sub Major curriculum, contact NDA at info@demolitionassociation.com or 202-267-1152. 

 

Demolition & Reconstruction Management (DRM) Specialization
 
Goal
The goal of the Demolition & Reconstruction Management (DRM) specialization program is to provide a higher level of education for those Building Construction Management (BCM) students who are interested in the fields of demolition and reconstruction. Specific coursework applicable to demolition and reconstruction in the areas of estimating, safety & risk management, project planning, specialized techniques & technologies, heavy equipment utilization, project management, codes & regulations, hazardous materials, issues involving historic properties, material reuse & recycling, waste material disposal, and ethics will provide students the necessary skills required for entry-level positions in the demolition and reconstruction industries.
 
Information
Upon completion of the following plan of study, and in conjunction with the core requirements of the BCM program, the student will receive the "Demolition & Reconstruction Management Specialization" designation on their transcript. Students who choose to pursue the DRM specialization will complete the core required course of BCM and complete an additional six (6) credit hours of courses which are specific to demolition and reconstruction.
 
For more information:
For more information contact one of our BCM Academic Advisors, Dawn Lamb at (765) 496-1077, or Loretta Lonz, at (765) 494-0913.
 
Plan of Study
BCM 499C Introduction to Demolition & Reconstruction Management (3 credit hours)
BCM499E Heavy Equipment for Demolition and Construction (3 credit hours)
 
Total: 6 Credit Hours
 
Required DRM Courses
BCM499C - Introduction to Demolition and Reconstruction Management (3 hours lecture, no prerequisite)
 
This course introduces the opportunities and challenges in demolition and reconstruction management. Topics include: introduction to industry regulation, project planning, labor and equipment utilization, techniques and technologies, hazardous materials, issues involving historic poroperties, material reuse and recycling, safety and risk management, estimating and cost control, project feasibility, issues of ethics, and company management.
 
BCM 499E - Heavy Equipment for Demolition and Construction (3 hours lecture; Prerequisites: BCM 350 and BCM 385 or permission of instructor)
 
This course presents the application of specialized tools and heavy equipment in demolition and construction. Topics covered include identification of the factors relevant to equipment selection and acquisition, utilization of equipment for material handling and waste disposal, production rates, and aspects of equipment safety.