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CO 235 Construction Planning
Wolfe, Kristy L.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseCO 235 Construction Planning
SemesterS1OO2005
FacultyWolfe, Kristy L.
Degrees/CertificatesBachelor of Science in Construction
Master of Science in Engineering Management
Daytime Phone(573)337-1667
E-MailKristy.Wolfe@park.edu
wolfek@umr.edu
Semester DatesJanuary 10, 2002 - March 6, 2005
Class Days----R--
Class Time5:00 - 10:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Barrie, D. S. & Paulson, B.C. (1992). Professional construction management (3rd ed.).  New York:  McGraw-Hill Publishers. ISBN:  0-07-003889-9.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


Course Description:
Basic construction management functions: preparation of work schedules, requests for progress payments, evaluation of alternative methods of construction, and equipment usage.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
I will use lectures, readings, quizzes, a final exam, and a report to determine student understanding of the material.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
A.  Understand the elements of construction management;
B.  Know the major steps of product development;
C.  Know various methods of construction accomplishment;
D.  Examine project planning and control processes, and;
E.  Be aware of some of the “other” components of a contract and its specifications (quality          control, safety, etc.)

Course Assessment:
The student is expected to complete all reading assignments prior to class and be prepared to present assigned problems to the rest of the class.  Homework will be collected and graded.  Problems must be legible, well organized and done in a logical, professional manner (no torn edges on paper).  Poorly done homework will receive a much reduced grade.  Students must take all quizzes, the test, and complete the project.

Grading:
The final grade will be based on the following breakdown
Homework 20%
Quizzes 20%
Report 20%
Presentation 10%
Final 30%
TOTAL 100%  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work is not accepted without prior approval.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be professional and complete work in such a manner.

 Class ActivitiesAssignments
Meeting - 1
January 13
Introduction to Construction Management
Project Life Cycle
Organization for CM
Example Project
Read Chapters 1-4
Report and Presentation Times Assigned
HW #1 Assigned
Meeting - 2
January 20
Pre-Construction Consideration
Bidding
QUIZ #1
Read Chapters 5-6
HW #1 Due
HW #2 Assigned
Meeting - 3
January 27
Construction and Project Close-Out
Project Controls
QUIZ #2
Read Chapters 7-8
HW #2 Due
HW #3 Assigned
Meeting - 4
February 3
Selection a Construction Manager
Methods of Planning and Control
QUIZ #3
Read Chapters 9-10
HW #3 Due
HW #4 Assigned
Meeting - 5
February 10
Estimating Project Costs
Cost Engineering
Risk Management, Insurance
QUIZ #4
Read Chapters 11, 13, & 18
HW #4 Due
Meeting - 6
February 17
Planning and Control
Purchasing and Contracting
QUIZ #5
REPORTS DUE
PRESENTATIONS (1/2)
Read Chapters 12, 14, & 19
Meeting - 7
February 24
Value Engineering
Quality Assurance
QUIZ #6
PRESENTATIONS (1/2)
Read Chapters 15-16
Meeting - 8
March 3
FINAL EXAMINATION 

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">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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