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INTRO CONST CONTRCT ADMN||
Introduction to Construction Contract Administration
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||13 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
This course will introduce the student to principles of construction contract administration. Responsibility for acquiring and communicating written and graphic information will be examined in several contexts including: requests for information; project schedules; changes and extra work; payments; and work with subcontractors.
Course Completion of CONS 70B
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Introduction to the movement of documents handled by the contractor during a project. Responsibility for acquiring and communicating written and graphic information will be examined in several contexts.
Prerequisites:Course Completion of CONS 70B
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course the student will:
1. Document requirements of contractor from the "General Conditions of
the Contract" to project owner, architect, contractor, sub-contractors,
regulatory agencies, and others.
2. Identify information sources, conduct research and synthesize in
written or graphic form information required for effective project
3. Design a project record keeping system.
4. Document pre-construction activities, including meetings.
4. Evaluate elements of an effective quality assurance and control
5. Research, evaluate and respond to a:"Submittal" request; "Request for
Information"; "Change Order"; Schedule Change; "Claim" or "Dispute; and
a "Request for Payment".
6. Evaluate project closeout elements, including what is required to
demonstrate "Substantial Completion".
Topics and Scope
1. Documents and communication for a construction project
2. "General Conditions of the Contract"
3. Elements of a project record keeping system
b. Project manual
4. Construction meetings and record keeping
b. Construction observation
5. Quality assurance and control system and its
6. Elements of a submittal and its distribution
7. Elements of a "Request for Information" and its distribution
8. Contract document interpretation and modification and communication to
a. Change orders
b. Change of scope of services, etc.
9. Elements of project schedule revision and its distribution
10. Elements of a measurement and payment system and its distribution
11. Elements of a claim or dispute documentation and its distribution
12. Elements of "Project Closeout" documentation and its distribution
1. Identify specific responsibilities of Contractor from "General
Conditions of the Contract".
2. Refine/Modify/Expand an existing project record keeping system.
3. Record the minutes of a meeting.
4. Outline aspects of an effective quality assurance and control program
5. Explain the role of all participants in the origination and processing
of a submittal.
6. Prepare a response to a "Request for Information" for appropriate
7. Prepare a "Change Order" for appropriate parties.
8. Develop and document a schedule change for appropriate parties.
9. Prepare a "Request for Payment" and document the work covered in the
10. Identify and organize documents needed to pursue, or respond to, a
claim or dispute.
11. Prepare documentation for a "Project Closeout".
12. Prepare a 5-10 pate term paper related to contract administration.
13. Objective exams.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
40 - 60%
|Written homework, Term papers, Documentation.||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 15%
|Synthesize information and apply.||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
20 - 40%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 10%
|Attendance and participation.||
Levy, Sidney. Project Management in Construction. McGraw Hill, 2002.
Instructor prepared materials.