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CO 245 Construction Estimating
Pickerill, Heath A.


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Course

CO 245 Construction Estimating

Semester

S1OO 2007 WO

Faculty

Pickerill, Heath A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Architecture, Unviersity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Construction Management), UIUC
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, UIUC

Office Location

FLW, Building 2201

Office Hours

by appointment

Daytime Phone

573-596-0901

Other Phone

573-578-9493

E-Mail

Heath.Pickerill@pirate.park.edu

heath.pickerill@us.army.mil

Semester Dates

Jan. 15, 2007 - Mar. 11, 2007

Class Days

----M--

Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours

3


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

Additional Resources:
set of construction drawings/blueprints

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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:
I will use lectures, readings, quizzes, exams, and a project to determine student understanding of the material.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Determine material quantities and cost;
  2. Determine labor costs;
  3. Determine equipment costs;
  4. Reference various sources of cost data;
  5. Determine profit, overhead, and total cost;
  6. Recognize methods of submitting bids.
Class Assessment:
The student is expected to complete all reading assingments prior to class and be prepared to participate in class discussions. Homework will be collected and graded. Homework must be done in a professional manner. It should be legible (neatly written or typed), well organized and done in a logical manner. Poorly done homework will receive a much lower grade. Students must take all quizzes, tests, and complete all homework and the project.

Grading:

The final grade will be based on the following breakdown: Class Participation & Attendance 5% Homework 15% Quizzes 20% Project 20% Mid-Term 20% Final 20% TOTAL 100%
100%-90% A
89%-80% B
79%-70% C
69%-60% D
59%-below F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted unless coordinated ahead of time.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Always be professional and complete all work in such a manner.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK 1 - Jan. 15 Discussion of Ch. 1-4 - bid documents; estimating process - Assign Project & assign HW #1
WEEK 2 - Jan. 22 Discussion of Ch. 5-8 - Cost of Labor & Equip.; Material Handling Costs; Transportation Costs; Earthwork & Excavation; Concrete/Asphalt Estimation - Quiz #1 over Ch. 1-4; HW #1 - DUE; Assign HW #2
WEEK 3 - Jan. 29 Discussion of Ch. 9-12 - Foundations/Concrete; Concrete; Steel; Carpentry Quiz #2 over Ch. 5-8 HW #2 - DUE
WEEK 4 - Feb. 4 MID-TERM EXAM over Ch. 1-12; Discussion of Ch. 13-15 - Interior Work; Roofing; Masonry Assign HW #3
WEEK 5 - Feb. 11 Discussion of Ch. 16-19 - Flooring Systems; Glass; Painting Quiz #3 over Ch. 13-15 HW #3 - DUE Assign HW #4
WEEK 6 - Feb. 18 Discussion of Ch. 20-22 - Plumbing; Electrical; Sewage Systems Quiz #4 over 16-19 HW #4 - DUE
WEEK 7 - Feb. 25 Discussion of Ch. 23-25 - Water Dist. Systems; Total Project Cost; Computers & Estimating Quiz #5 over Ch. 20 -22 Project - DUE
WEEK 8 - Mar. 4 FINAL EXAM Ch. 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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