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4/15/2024 12:45:42 PMCONS 84 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

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Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 84Title:  INTRO CONST CONTRCT ADMN  
Full Title:  Introduction to Construction Contract Administration
Last Reviewed:3/24/2003

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled013 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course will introduce the student to principles of construction contract administration. Responsibility for acquiring and communicating written and graphic information will be examined in several contexts including: requests for information; project schedules; changes and extra work; payments; and work with subcontractors.

Course Completion of CONS 70B

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to the movement of documents handled by the contractor during a project. Responsibility for acquiring and communicating written and graphic information will be examined in several contexts.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CONS 70B
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:Fall 2011
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course the student will:
1.  Document requirements of contractor from the "General Conditions of
the Contract" to project owner, architect, contractor, sub-contractors,
regulatory agencies, and others.
2.  Identify information sources, conduct research and synthesize in
written or graphic form information required for effective  project
3. Design a project record keeping system.
4. Document pre-construction activities, including meetings.
4. Evaluate elements of an effective quality assurance and control
5. Research, evaluate and respond to a:"Submittal" request; "Request for
Information";  "Change Order"; Schedule Change;  "Claim" or "Dispute; and
a "Request for Payment".
6. Evaluate project closeout elements, including what is required to
demonstrate "Substantial Completion".

Topics and Scope
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1.  Documents and communication for a construction project
2.  "General Conditions of the Contract"
  a. Roles
  b. Responsibilities
3.  Elements of a project record keeping system
  a. File
  b. Project manual
4.  Construction meetings and record keeping
  a. Pre-construction
  b. Construction observation
  c. Inspection
5.  Quality assurance and control system and its
6.  Elements of a submittal and its distribution
7.  Elements of a "Request for Information" and its distribution
8.  Contract document interpretation and modification and communication to
   affected parties
  a. Change orders
  b. Change of scope of services, etc.
9.  Elements of project schedule revision and its distribution
10. Elements of a measurement and payment system and its distribution
11. Elements of a claim or dispute documentation and its distribution
12. Elements of "Project Closeout" documentation and its distribution

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1.  Identify specific responsibilities of Contractor from "General
Conditions of the Contract".
2.  Refine/Modify/Expand an existing project record keeping system.
3.  Record the minutes of a meeting.
4.  Outline aspects of an effective quality assurance and control program
5.  Explain the role of all participants in the origination and processing
of a submittal.
6.  Prepare a response to a "Request for Information" for appropriate
7.  Prepare a "Change Order" for appropriate parties.
8.  Develop and document a schedule change for appropriate parties.
9.  Prepare a "Request for Payment" and document the work covered in the
10. Identify and organize documents needed to pursue, or respond to, a
claim or dispute.
11. Prepare documentation for a "Project Closeout".
12. Prepare a 5-10 pate term paper related to contract administration.
13. Objective exams.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
40 - 60%
Written homework, Term papers, Documentation.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Synthesize information and apply.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Levy, Sidney. Project Management in Construction. McGraw Hill, 2002.
Instructor prepared materials.

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