SRJC Course Outlines

11/13/2019 4:06:56 AMCONS 70A Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 70ATitle:  INTRO TO PROJ ORG & MGT  
Full Title:  Introduction to Project Organization and Management
Last Reviewed:10/8/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled04 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CONS 70

Catalog Description:
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This course is an introduction to the organization and management of construction projects, including principles of contracts, estimating, bidding, scheduling, project management cycle, and responsibilities of participants.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is an introduction to the organization and management of construction projects, including principles of contracts, estimating, bidding, scheduling, project management cycle, and responsibilities of participants.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
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

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 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Explain the organization of the construction industry and the role of the construction manager.
2.  Describe the fundamentals of construction contracts.
3.  Define the stages of the construction project cycle.
 

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During the course, students will:
1. Analyze the construction project cycle.
2. Document the roles of participants in the project process.
3. Describe the responsibilities of the construction manager.
4. Interpret and write a simple contract.
5. Interpret construction documents, including contract general conditions.
6. Correctly utilize construction terminology.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Introduction to the Design and Construction Process
    A. Roles and responsibilities of owner and architect during design
    B. Roles and responsibilities of owner, contractor, subcontractor, architect and construction
         manager during construction
    C. California construction industry organization
    D. Sustainability issues
II.  The Construction Project Cycle
    A. Overview  
     B. Stages in the process
     C. Documentation of the process
III.  Contract Documents: Working Drawings, Specifications and Regulatory Authority
    Documentation
    A. Contents and interpretation
    B. Retrieving information
    C. Using working drawings
    D. Adenda
IV.  Contracts
    A. Elements of a contract
    B. Types of construction contracts: Stipulated sum contracts, cost-plus-fee contracts, unit
         price contracts and contracts with quantities
    C. General Conditions of a contract
    D. Supplemental Conditions of a contract
    E. Subcontracts and supply contracts
V.  Bonding and Insurance
    A. Types of bonds and insurance
    B. Owner and contractor responsibilities
VI.  The Bid Process: Competitive and Negotiated
     A. Types of bidding
    B. Examination of contract documents
    C. Role of the quantity survey and the estimate
    D. Preparing for bidding or negotiating
    E. Bid selection
    F. Pre-construction planning and scheduling
VII.  Building the Project
    A. Roles and responsibilities of owner, contractor, subcontractor, architect and construction
         manager
    B. Types of schedules: time, labor, materials, money
    C. Site management
    D. Building inspection
    E. Project closeout procedures
VIII.  Typical Construction Reports
    A. Change Orders and contract extras
    B. Construction costs
    C. Common construction claims and their documentation
IX.  Dispute Resolution Options
    A. Arbitration
    B. Mediation
    C. Legal actions

Assignments:
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1. Reading (20-30 pages each week)
2. Written homework involving analysis and synthesis of course material (6-10)
3. Research and prepare one simple contract
4. Research paper (3-5 pages)
5. Quizzes (2-3)
6. Final exam and/or final project and presentation

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%
Homework, research paper, and simple contract
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
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%
Quizzes and/or exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Class participation and/or presentation of final project


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Construction Project Management: A Complete Introduction. 2nd ed. Dykstra, Alison. Kirschner Publishing. 2018
Managing the Construction Process. 4th ed. Gould, Frederick. Pearson. 2011 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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