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4/14/2024 3:43:31 PMCONS 75 Course Outline as of Fall 1999

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 75Title:  SPECIFICATIONS  
Full Title:  Specifications
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.008 max.Lecture Scheduled24.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled07 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total24.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  48.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the CSI Masterformat system for organizing, writing and interpreting specifications. Subjects covered include: numbering and naming Sections; the three part Section; correct language; coordinating with other construction documents; interpreting a specification; writing a specification Section.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ARCH 71A ( or CONS 71) OR Course Completion or Current Enrollment in CONS 71A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to the CSI Masterformat system for organizing, writing and interpreting specifications.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ARCH 71A ( or CONS 71) OR Course Completion or Current Enrollment in CONS 71A
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
   organize a specification according to the CSI Masterformat
   identify the correct location for construction product information
      according to the CSI Masterformat
   document the relationship of specifications to other construction
   documents
   read and interpret information contained in a specification
   write one three part specification Section using correct language

Topics and Scope
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What is a specification? - purpose and role in construction project
Reference information for specifications - standards and manufactures data
Integration of specification with other construction documents
  Working Drawings and Construction Contract - general conditions
  Precedence and conflicts
CSI Masterformat - what goes where?
The three part specification Section - presentation of construction
product information
Sample Specifications - organization and content
Correct language
Reading a specification - getting the important information
Writing a specification - for one construction product

Assignments:
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Reading
Sample Problems and exercises
Student Project

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
10 - 30%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Student Project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, Performance exams, Student Project
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
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%
Attendance and Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Specification Writer's Handbook by H. Leslie Simmons, AIA, CSI;
    John Wiley and Sons Inc.; 1995.

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