SRJC Course Outlines

2/26/2024 11:23:17 PMCONS 73 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 73Title:  ESTIMATING WITH COMPUTER  
Full Title:  Estimating with Computers
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled2.008 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 87.50 

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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Creation of cost estimates for residential and/or commercial projects using an industry-accepted computer program.

Course Completion of CONS 70B

Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of CS 61.11A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Creation of cost estimates for residential and/or commercial projects using an industry-accepted computer program.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CONS 70B
Recommended:Course Completion of CS 61.11A
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 1999Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Prepare a quantity survey and estimate for a residential or commercial construction project using an industry-accepted computer program.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate ability to use an industry-accepted computer program for estimating.
2. Research and organize information needed for producing a quantity survey and estimate.
3. Produce estimate reports.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction and Overview
    A. Review of principles of quantity surveying
    B. Review of principles and types of estimates
II. Software Organization and Capabilities
    A. Estimating software program functions
    B. Understanding the basic commands
    C. Establishing formulas
    D. Accuracy and checking work
    E. Types of reports      
    F. Using the program
III. Quantity Survey Data
    A. Using printed construction documents to determine quantities
    B. Using electronic documents to determine quantities
    C. Standard units of measure
    D. Case studies and application
IV. Construction Costs Data
    A. Determine time and pay for labor required for construction tasks
    B. Determine costs of construction materials and equipment
    C. Determine administrative cost of a construction contract
    D. Case studies and application
V. Quantity Survey and Cost Estimates
    A. Generating preliminary reports
    B. Updating information
    C. Formats for final reports
    D. Case studies and application
VI. Student Project
    A. Review of construction documents
    B. Setting up the quantity survey and estimate
    C. Acquiring and entering the quantity survey data
    D. Acquiring and entering the cost data for labor, materials, equipment, and administration
    E. Accuracy and checking work
    F. Producing reports
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Assigned reading (20-30 pages per week)
2. Problem solving assignments (6-18)
3. Skills demonstration exercises (4-8)
4. Quizzes (2-4)
5. Final Exam
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Estimating project (1)

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
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 50%
Problem solving assignments and project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Skill demonstration exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Quizzes and final exam
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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Fundamentals of Construction Estimating. 4th ed. Pratt, David. Cengage Learning. 2019
Construction Estimating Using Excel. 3rd ed. Peterson, Steven. Pearson Publishing. 2018
Instructor prepared materials

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