SRJC Course Outlines

2/26/2024 10:45:19 PMCONS 75 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

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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 Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled07 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: 

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat system for organizing, writing and interpreting specifications. Subjects covered include the numbering and naming of sections, the three parts of a section, correct language, coordination with other construction documents, interpreting a specification, and writing a specification section.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CONS 71A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat system for organizing, writing and interpreting specifications. Subjects covered include the numbering and naming of sections, the three parts of a section, correct language, coordination with other construction documents, interpreting a specification, and writing a specification section.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of 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

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Organize specifications according to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
    MasterFormat.
2.  Interpret information contained in a specification.
3.  Write a specification section according to professional conventions.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Define the purpose of a specification.
2. Define the CSI MasterFormat organization.
3. Analyze drawings and identify the correct specification location for construction product
    information, according to the CSI MasterFormat.
4. Analyze and document the relationship of specifications to other construction documents.
5. Organize information to write a specification section.

Topics and Scope
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I. Specifications
    A. Purpose and role in construction project
    B. Reference information for specifications using standards and manufacturer data
    C. Integration of specifications with other construction documents
II. Working Drawings and Construction Contract
    A. General conditions
    B. Supplementary conditions
    C. Precedence and conflicts
III. CSI MasterFormat
    A. Organization and structure
    B. Using the three-part specification section to present product information
IV. Specification Interpretation
    A. Organization
    B. Content
    C. Correct language
V. Specification Development
    A. Examination of construction documents
    B. Identification and placement of materials and products to be included in specification
    C. Researching material information
VI. Writing a Specification Section
    A. Organization
    B. Content
    C. Correct language

Assignments:
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1. Assigned reading (20-30 pages per week)
2. Written homework assignments (4-6)
3. Problem-solving assignments (4-6)
4. Student project
5. Quizzes (2-3)
6. Final exam 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
30 - 40%
Homework assignments and (when applicable) written documentation of final project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Problem solving exercises and student project
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
10 - 20%
Quizzes and (when applicable) final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Class participation and (when applicable) presentation of final project


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Construction Specifications Writing: Principles & Procedures. 6th ed. Kalen, Mark and Weygrant, Robert and Rosen, Harold. Wiley and Sons. 2010(classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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