CO235 Construction Planning

for S1Z 2013

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CO 235 Construction Planning


S1Z 2013 ML


Cayer, Frederyck (Ryck) A.


Adjunct Faculty


AS, Construction Management
BS, Civil Engineering
MS, Management

Office Location

Great Falls, MT

Office Hours

Schedule via email or call for an appointment

Daytime Phone

(406) 453-4043

Other Phone

(406) 761-7540


Semester Dates

14 January 2013 - 10 March 2013

Class Days


Class Time

7:45 - 10:15 PM

Credit Hours


Fisk, Edward R. and Wayne Reynolds (2012). Construction Project Administration (Nineth Edition).  New Jersey. Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-500007-6.

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Students need to bring a calculator to each class.

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Course Description:
CO235 Construction Planning: Basic construction management functions: preparation of work schedules, requests for progress payments, evaluation of alternate methods of construction, and equipment usage. 3:0:3

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

Class Assessment:
The student is expected to complete all reading assignments prior to class and be prepared to particpate in class discussions. Homework will be collected and graded. Homeowrk msut 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.


Assignments - five @ 20 points/3% each -- 100 points/20% total
Quizzes - four @ 25 points/5% each -- 100 points/20% total
Midterm - one -- 100 points/20%
Final Exam - one -- 175 points/35%
Class participation & attendance -- 25 points/5%
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 accpeted without prior approval.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Always be professional and complete all work in such a manner.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

The final grade will be based on the following breakdown:
WEEK 1: Intro & Course Overview - Read Ch. 1-3 prior to class; Discussion of Ch. 1-3; Assign Homework (HW) #1.
WEEK 2: Read Ch. 4-7 prior to class; Turn in HW #1; Quiz #1; Discussion of Ch. 4-7; Assign HW #2.
WEEK 3: Read Ch. 8-11 prior to class; Turn in HW #2; Quiz #2; Discussion of Ch. 8-11; Review for midterm exam.
WEEK 4: MIDTERM TEST; Read Ch. 12-14 prior to class; Discussion of Ch. 12-14; Assign HW #3.
WEEK 5: Read Ch. 15-17 prior to class; Turn-in HW #3; Quiz #3; Discussion of Ch. 15-17; Assign HW #4.
WEEK 6: Read Ch. 18-21 prior to class; Turn-in HW #4; Quiz #4; Discussion of Ch. 18-21; Assign HW #5.
WEEK 7: Turn-in HW #5; Quiz #5; Review for final exam

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 "F".
  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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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. 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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