SRJC Course Outlines

4/15/2024 11:54:00 PMCONS 70B Course Outline as of Fall 2002

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Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 70BTitle:  PROJECT ORG & MNGMNT  
Full Title:  Project Organization and Management
Last Reviewed:11/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

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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Examination of project organization and management issues. Topics include: contract principles, including General Conditions; business requirements, including tracking the money, record keeping, bonds, and insurance; construction operations including pre-construction planning; payment schedules including measurements, payment, changes, and extra work; claims and disputes; and project closeout. Integration of consultant work included.

Course Completion of CONS 70A ( or CONS 70)

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Examination of construction project organization and management issues. Topics include: contract principles; business requirements; construction operations; payment schedules; and claims and disputes.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CONS 70A ( or CONS 70)
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 2002Inactive:
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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The students will:
1. Describe the role and responsibilities of the project manager.
2. Explain the importance of the General Conditions of a construction
3. Describe bonding and insurance requirements.
4. Outline the sequence of basic construction operations.
5. Prepare pre-construction planning documents.
6. Prepare common construction project documentation.
7. Interpret payment schedules and prepare related documentation.
8. Prepare documentation related to changes and extra work.
9. Describe project closeout procedures.
9. Interpret claims documents.
10. Describe the role of the project manager in disputes.
11. Outline alternative dispute resolution procedures.

Topics and Scope
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1. Review of the construction project cycle.
2. General Conditions of the contract.
3. Bonding and insurance practices.
4. Sequence of basic construction operations.
5. Pre-construction planning.
6. Typical Construction Reports.
7. Change Orders and contract extras.
8. Tracking the money.
9. Common construction claims and their documentation.
10. Alternative dispute resolution options.
11. Project closeout procedures.

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1. Reading text.
2. Completing exercises and problem solving assignments such as:
 a. Evaluating provisions of the General Conditions.
 b. Comparing different bonding and insurance options.
 c. Outlining the sequence of basic construction operations.
 d. Interpreting construction planning information.
 e. Research and preparation of simple construction reports.
 f. Interpreting and applying change order and extra work
       g. Interpreting claim documentation
       h. Applying alternative dispute resolution techniques to mock
3. Written assignments involving analysis and synthesis of course
4. Research and preparation of paper.

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
20 - 40%
Written homework, Term papers, CONSTRUCTION REPORTS & FORMS
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 35%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams, PROJECT SCHEDULES
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Gould, Managing the Construction Process. Prentice Hall, 1997.

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