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CO 245 Construction Estimating
Wolfe, Kristy L.


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Course CO 245 Construction Estimating WO
Semester F2OO2005
Faculty Wolfe, Kristy L.
Title Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/Certificates Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering Management
Office Location FTLW, Site #10
Office Hours Fridays
Daytime Phone 573-337-1667
E-Mail kristy.wolfe@park.edu
wolfek@umr.edu
Semester Dates October 24, 2005 - December 18, 2005
Class Days ----R--
Class Time 5:30 - 10:30 PM
Credit Hours 3

Textbook:
Peurifoy, Robert L. and Oberlender, Garold D. Estimating Construction Costs. 5th ED. (2002) McGraw-Hill.

Additional Resources:
Set of blueprints.


Course Description:
Basic cost estimating of construction projects. Topics include types of estimates, quantity take off, unit price, material and labor costs, overhead, profit contingencies, job cost data sources, and cost indices. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is based on class participation, readings, quizzes, homework, examinations, estimating projects, and presentations

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of this course students will be able to perform the following:
(1) Understand how to determine material quantities and cost;
(2) Understand how to determine labor costs;
(3) Understand how to determine equipment costs;
(4) Become familiar with various sources of cost data; (5) Become familiar with the methods of determining profit, overhead, and total cost;
(6) Become familiar with the methods of submitting bids.

Course Assessment:
I will utilize quizzes, homework, class participation, two examinations, and a project to assess learning.

Grading:
Students will earn their grade using the following criteria:
Quizzes 20%
Mid-Term 20%
Final 20%
Project 20%
Homework 15%
Class Participation 5%
100%

Grading scale:  90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, below 60 = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work is not accepted unless prior coordination has been made.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
SESSION/DATE                                SUBJECT                               ASSIGNMENT
Week 1/October 28                            Bid Documents                       Chapters 1-4
                                                        Estimating Process                 Quiz #1
                                                                                                      Assign Project
                                                                                                      Assign HW #1


Week 2/November 4                           Cost of Labor & Equip             Chapters 5-8
                                                        Material Handling Costs           Quiz #2
                                                        Transportation Costs                HW #1 Due 
                                                        Earthwork & Excavation            Assign HW #2
                                                        Concrete/Asphalt Estimation

Week 3/November 11                         Foundations/Concrete              Chapters 9-12
                                                        Concrete                                 Quiz #3
                                                        Steel                                       HW #2 Due
                                                        Carpentry                               

Week 4/November 18                         MID-TERM EXAM                     Chapters 1-12

                                                        Interior Work                             Chapters 13-15         

                                                        Roofing                                     Assign HW #3

                                                        Masonry                  


Week 5/November 25                         Flooring Systems                     Chapters 16-19 
                                                        Glass                                      Quiz #4
                                                        Painting                                   HW #3 Due
                                                                                                       Assign HW #4

Week 6/December 2                          Plumbing                                  Chapters 20-22
                                                        Electrical                                  Quiz #5
                                                        Sewerage Systems                    HW #4 Due

Week 7/December 9                          Water Dist Systems                  Chapters 23-25
                                                        Total Project Cost                     Quiz #6
                                                        Computers & Estimating            Projects Due

Week 8/December 16                        FINAL EXAM                             Chapters 13-25




Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
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Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
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