CO235 Construction Planning

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CO 235 Construction Planning


F2OO 2007 WO


Simon, Paul R.


Adjunct Faculty


B.S. Civil Engineering University of Missouri-Rolla 2002
M.S. Civil Engineering University of Missouri-Rolla 2004

Office Location

DNR Rolla MO

Office Hours

N/A Call to set up times if needed

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

573-364-0953 (preferred number)

E-Mail (preferred)

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM



Credit Hours



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 through the MBS bookstore

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Students must have a calculator, and bring text to all classes.

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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:

"Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning."

My goal is to provide the students with the tools for there analytical tool belt that will assist them in the field of construction management.

Class Assessment:

A.   Lecture

B.   Discussion

C.   Homework

D.   Quizzes

E.   Project

F.   Examinations


The final grade will be based on the following breakdown

Homework     20%

Quizzes          20%

Report           20%

Presentation   10%

Final              30%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late work is not accepted without prior approval.


Classroom Rules of Conduct:
As per FLW and Ed center directives.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


WEEK/DATE              SUBJECT                                                                    ASSIGNMENT

Week 1                        Introduction to Construction Management                  Chapter 1

                                    Project Life Cycle                                                           Chapter 2

                                    Organization for CM                                                      Chapter 3

                                    Example Project                                                              Chapter 4

                                    REPORT ASSIGNMENT


Week 2                        Pre-Construction Considerations                                  Chapter 5

                                    Bidding                                                                            Chapter 6

                                    Quiz #1/Homework #1 Due


Week 3                        Construction and Project Close-out                             Chapter 7

                                    Project Controls                                                             Chapter 8

                                    Quiz #2/Homework #2 Due


Week 4                        Selecting a Construction Manager                               Chapter 9

            Methods of Planning and Control                                  Chapter 10

                                    Quiz #3/Homework #3 Due


Week 5                        Estimating Project Costs                                               Chapter 11

MONDAY(19)             Cost Engineering                                                           Chapter 13

OR                                Risk Management, Insurance, Routing

TUESDAY(20)             Liens and Licensing                                                       Chapter 18

                                     Quiz #4/Homework #4 Due


Week 6                        Planning and Control                                                     Chapter 12

                                    Purchasing and Contracting                                           Chapter 14

                                    Industrial Relations                                                        Chapter 19

                                    Quiz #5/Homework #5 Due


Week 7                        Value Engineering                                                         Chapter 15

                                    Quality Assurance                                                         Chapter 16

                                    Clauses, Liability, and Dispute Resolution                  Chapter 20

                                    Quiz #6


Week 8                       FINAL EXAMINATION

                                    WRITTEN REPORT & PRESENTATION DUE

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  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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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