SRJC Course Outlines

10/14/2019 9:16:33 AMCEST 65 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CEST 65Title:  PW PLANS & ESTIMATING  
Full Title:  Public Works Plans and Estimating
Last Reviewed:11/28/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 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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Reading and interpreting plans, and estimating time, material, labor and equipment needed for public works projects.  Concepts include quantity take-offs, construction layout, rehabilitation, maintenance, inspection and testing with material cost estimating of public works improvements.  Proper use of basic survey methods, symbols, mathematical conversions, determination of slope, grade, location and quantities are covered.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Reading and interpreting plans, and estimating time, material, labor and equipment needed for public works projects.  Concepts include quantity take-offs, construction layout, rehabilitation, maintenance, inspection and testing with material cost estimating of public works improvements.  Proper use of basic survey methods, symbols, mathematical conversions, determination of slope, grade, location and quantities are covered.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
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:Spring 2010Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Read and interpret contract plans, specifications and standards.
2.  Prepare public works bid documents, records and reports.
3.  Prepare appropriate diagrams and reports for the layout, construction and maintenance of
    public works projects.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Determine take-off quantities from engineering drawings.
2. Determine time, labor and materials needed to construct public works projects.
3. Prepare layout documents to maintain and rehabilitate public works projects.
4. Calculate slope, grade and location of engineering features on public works projects.
5. Identify and describe proper safety procedures on a construction site.

Topics and Scope
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1. Public Works Plan Interpretation and Implementation
     a. Improvement plans: plan, profile, cross-section views
     b. Engineering design standards and details
     c. Contracts and specifications
     d. Project administration
     e. Scheduling and management
2. Engineering Construction Quantities
     a. Clearing and grading
     b. Underground piping systems
     c. Roadway structural sections
     d. Landscaping
     e. Street lighting and traffic signal construction
3. Preparing Bid Documents
     a. Engineering estimates
     b. Quantity pricing
     c. Contract specifications
4. Records and Reports
     a. Progress payments
     b. Contract change orders
     c. Project acceptance and closing reports
     d. Record drawings
5. Layout Construction Features
     a. Compute locations
     b. Surveying requests
     c. Layout diagrams
6. Spreadsheets for Estimating
     a. Formatting
     b. Calculations and functions
     c. Inclusion in reports
7. Construction Site Safety
    a. Regulations
    b. Equipment
    c. Procedures

Assignments:
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1. Read one to three chapters of the textbook per week
2. Weekly homework assignments consisting of 5 to 10 problems and/or spreadsheets
3. Written papers and reports (4-7)
4. Semester project (1)
5. Midterms (2-3)
6. Final exam

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
15 - 30%
Papers and reports, semester project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems, project spreadsheets
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
20 - 40%
Midterms, final exam: essays, matching items, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Estimating in Building Construction. 8th ed. Peterson, Steven and Dagostino, Frank. Prentice Hall. 2015
Fundamentals of Construction Estimating. 2nd ed. Pratt, David. Cengage Learning. 2012 (classic)
Construction Estimating Using Excel. Peterson, Steven J. Prentice Hall. 2006 (classic)
Chapters from various State, County and Local Agency Design and Construction Manuals (2006-2015)

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