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
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
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