SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 12:49:48 PMCONS 105 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 105Title:  CONTRACT DOCS  
Full Title:  Construction Contract Documents
Last Reviewed:9/25/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total 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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In this course, students will gain experience working with and understanding the relationship between all the components that constitute typical contract documents for a construction project. Such components include the working drawings, project manual, specifications, contracting requirements, procurement requirements, modifications and addenda, and resource drawings.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CONS 103


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will gain experience working with and understanding the relationship between all the components that constitute typical contract documents for a construction project. Such components include the working drawings, project manual, specifications, contracting requirements, procurement requirements, modifications and addenda, and resource drawings.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CONS 103
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
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. Describe the component requirements needed to compile a complete set of contract documents.
2. Place a material or method specification under its proper place in the proper division.
3. Write a complete specification section for simple operation and material selection.
4. Describe General Conditions of the contract, contractual relationships, public agency, and corporate General Conditions.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Assemble and modify specifications including descriptive and performance types.
2. Research the organization of specifications according to the MasterFormat system.
3. Relate specification requirements to relevant code requirements.
4. Research, write, and modify existing contract components as typically used in construction.

Topics and Scope
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I.  The Contract Document Process Overview
II.  Working Drawings
    A.  Quantity unit survey review
    B.  Drawing graphics, symbols, annotation, and drawing/detail scales
    C.  Drawing types, organization, and outline specifications
III.  Specifications
    A.  General specification references (e.g. Cal-Trans or jurisdictional)
    B.  Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat standard
         1.  CSI divisions
    C.  Specification types
         1.  The typical parts of a specification
         2.  Descriptive specifications
         3.  Performance specifications
    D.  The project manual
         1.  Project manual overview
         2.  Invitation and instructions to bidders
         3.  Template of agreement and contracts
         4.  General requirements
         5.  Scheduling
         6.  Submittals
         7.  Quality control
         8.  Close-out process
         9.  Field office requirements
         10.  Temporary construction requirements
         11.  Project close-out
         12.  Record documents
         13.  Warranties
IV.  Contracts
    A.  The typical parts of a contract
         1.  Full names, addresses, and signatures of both parties
         2.  Scope and schedule of work
         3.  Project costs, retention, and payment terms
         4.  Authority
    B.  Types of contracts
         1.  Lump sum contract
         2.  Not-to-exceed
         3.  Industry accepted contract documents
              a.  American Institute of Architects (AIA)
              b.  Associated General Contractors (AGC)
         4.  Time and materials contract
         5.  Unit costs contract
    C.  Significant contract clauses
         1.  Liquidated damages
         2.  Stop project
         3.  Withhold payment
         4.  Insurance requirements
         5.  Requirements for proper licensure, bonding, permitting and insurance
         6.  Unforeseen circumstances and acts-of-God
         7.  Change orders
         8.  Warranties and guarantees
         9.  Mechanic's lien laws
         10.  Testing and inspections
         11.  Dispute resolution: mediation, arbitration, and litigation
         12.  Subcontract documents list
         13.  Exhibits
         14.  Right to cancel
V.  Construction Industry Laws
    A.  Construction contract law fundamentals
    B.  Contractor licensing laws
    C.  Mechanic's lien laws
    D.  Labor laws
    E.  Technical specifications
 
All topics will be covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture:
1.  Reading assignments (20-50 pages per week)
2.  Study question sets (6-12)
3.  Quiz(zes) (1-4)
4.  Midterm exam
5.  Final exam
 
Lab:
1.  Specification assignments (2-10)
2.  Contract assignments (2-10)

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
5 - 10%
Specifications and contracts
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 60%
Study question sets
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
30 - 50%
Quiz(zes) and exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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