SRJC Course Outlines

2/22/2024 6:33:01 PMCONS 104 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 104Title:  CONST MGMT & SCHEDULING  
Full Title:  Construction Management and Scheduling
Last Reviewed:9/25/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.506 min.Lab Scheduled78.75
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total 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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In this course, students will gain an understanding of the functions and operations of a construction business as related to construction projects. Students will explore topics including the process of scheduling work, providing funding, acquiring labor, equipment, and materials for construction projects and for the general operation of a construction company. Field trips will be required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CONS 101


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will gain an understanding of the functions and operations of a construction business as related to construction projects. Students will explore topics including the process of scheduling work, providing funding, acquiring labor, equipment, and materials for construction projects and for the general operation of a construction company. Field trips will be required.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CONS 101
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Describe the proper construction sequencing and order of operations for a typical building project.
2. Analyze the interdependencies of different construction sequences and processes.
3. Explain the benefits and risks associated with different forms of business ownership.
4. Identify standard methods within a construction project to control costs.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.  Examine construction projects during different phases of construction.
2.  Analyze the dependencies of different construction processes and materials placement.
3.  Calculate activity durations and dependencies and provide estimated schedules for a construction project.
4.  Investigate the different forms of business ownership.

Topics and Scope
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Lecture and Lab
I.  Construction Management History and Basic Concepts
     A.  An historical overview of modern construction management
    B.  Construction project development overview
    C.  Components of a construction project
          1.  Construction technology
         2.  Construction management
         3.  Construction management is resource driven
         4.  Management levels of construction
II.  The Bid Package
    A.  Drawings
         1.  Conceptual
         2.  Design development
         3.  Approved construction drawings
    B.  Estimates
         1.  Preliminary
         2.  Development: developed, refined, approved, accepted, and finalized.
    C.  Notice to bidders
    D.  The project bid package
         1.  Drawings
         2.  General conditions
         3.  Supplementary conditions
         4.  Technical specifications
         5.  Addenda
          6.  Bid bond
         7.  Performance and payments bonds
    E.  Decision to bid and response
    F.  Prequalification
    G.  Subcontractor and vendor quotations
III.  Project-Related Procedures and Issues
    A.  Acceptance period or withdrawal
    B.  Award of contract and notice to proceed
    C.  Contract agreement
    D.  Time extensions
    E.  Change orders
    F.  Changed conditions
    G.  Value Engineering (VE)
    H.  Suspension, delay, or interruption
    I.  Liquidated damages
    J.  Progress payments and retainage
    K.  Progress reporting
     L.  Acceptance and final payment
IV.  Contracts
    A.  Major construction contract types
         1.  Stipulated sum
         2.  Unit-price
         3.  Negotiated
         4.  Design-build
         5.  Construction management
         6.  Time and material
         7.  Home improvement
    B.  Prime versus sub-contracts
    C.  Material supply contracts
    D.  Typical contract forms
         1.  American Institute of Architects (AIA) contract forms
         2.  Association of General Contractors (AGC) contract forms
    E.  Change orders
V.  Construction Company Structure and Business Operating Costs
    A.  Business ownership structure
         1.  Proprietorship
         2.  Partnership
         3.  Corporation
         4.  Joint venture
    B.  Business taxation
         1.  Business deductions in general
         2.  Taxable income
         3.  Itemized deductions, standard deductions, and personal exemptions
         4.  Tax payroll withholding
         5.  Sales tax
    C.  Workers Compensation and insurance-related issues
VI.  Project Scheduling
    A.  Estimating activity durations
    B.  Using historic productivity data
    C.  Bar charts
    D.  Scheduling logic
    E.  Scheduling networks
    F.  The critical path method
         1.  Predecessors and successors
          2.  Process time
         3.  Float
    G.  Adjusting schedules
    H.  Working to calendar dates
    I.  Milestones
    J.  Long lead times
    K.  Computer-generated scheduling
    L.  Resource-related and advanced linear scheduling techniques
VII.  The Mathematics of Money
    A.  Time value of money
    B.  Simple and compound interest
    C.  Discount rate
    D.  Cash flow diagrams
VIII.  Project Cash Flow
    A.  Cash flow projection
    B.  Cash flow to the contractor
    C.  Overdraft requirements
    D.  Effect of retentions and timing of receivables
    E.  Processing change orders
    F.  Billing formats and frequency
IX.  Project Funding
    A.  Construction financing process
    B.  Construction loan
    C.  Verification of funds
     D.  Contingency allowances
X.  Equipment Ownership
    A.  Equipment ownership and operating costs
    B.  Depreciation of equipment
    C.  Operating costs
    D.  Overhead and markup
    E.  Temporary equipment requirements
    F.  Rental equipment availability factors
    G.  Recaptured depreciation
    H.  Residual value
XI.  Construction Labor
    A.  The labor resource
    B.  Davis-Bacon Act
    C.  Unions
    D.  Open-shop
    E.  Labor agreements
    F.  Labor costs
    G.  Average hourly cost calculation
    H.  Apprenticeship and training
XII.  The Estimating Process
    A.  Estimating construction costs
    B.  Types of estimates
    C.  Detailed estimate preparation
    D.  Quantity takeoff
    E.  Methods of detailed cost determination
    F.  Problems with unit-cost method
XIII.  Cost Control
    A.  Cost control as a management tool
    B.  Project cost control systems
    C.  Cost accounts
    D.  Cost coding systems
    E.  Project cost code structure
    F.  Cost accounts for integrated project management
    G.  Earned value method
    H.  Labor cost data collection
    I.  Charges for indirect and overhead expense
    J.  Project indirect costs
    K.  Fixed overhead
XIV.  Materials Management
    A.  Material management process
    B.  The order
    C.  Approval process
    D.  Fabrication and delivery process
    E.  Installation process
    F.  Material types
XV.  Safety
    A.  Need for safe practices
    B.  Humanitarian concerns
    C.  Economic costs and benefits
    D.  Occupational safety and health administration requirements
    E.  Safety recordkeeping
    F.  Safety program

Assignments:
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Lecture
1. Reading assignments (10-20 pages per week)
2. Study question sets (1-3 weekly)
3. Quiz(zes) (1-4)
4. Midterm exam
5. Final exam
 
Lab
1. Project scheduling assignments (2-6)
2. Field reports (6-12)

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 - 20%
Field reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 50%
Study question sets and project scheduling assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Quiz(zes) and exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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