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BLD 109 - Understanding and Managing Project Costs
Includes construction estimates, who controls project costs, labor cost control, reporting and analyzing actual costs, loss prevention, cost control strategies, and post-project evaluation.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
BLD 117 - Contract Documents and Construction Law
Covers contractual relationships; contract forms and documents; managing general conditions; good documentation processes; differing site conditions; time impacts; negotiation of resolutions.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
BLD 144 - Plumbing Code and Certification Preparation
Teaches the use of the plumbing code standard book (BOCA), references standards, the reading and use of charts and tables, and preparation for the journeyman's certification and the cross-connection control certification test.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 188 - Introduction to Construction Supervision
Teaches an appreciation for the demanding job of construction supervision, covering such topics as scheduling, motivation, poor and subordinate relations, and working with other trades.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 200 - Sustainable Construction
Teaches students the specialized construction management best practices that must be utilized when managing a sustainable project. Includes industry standards for green construction as identified by popular building rating systems.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
BLD 215 - OSHA 30 Construction Safety
Covers all topics included in the OSHA 30-hour course. Prerequisite: OSHA 10 Certification.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
BLD 217 - Managing the Construction Project
Introduces project delivery systems; managing and understanding risk; planning the work; working the plan; managing methods and materials; understanding finances; working with project partners; understanding people involved in the process. Prerequisites: BLD 247 and BLD 109.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
BLD 231 - Construction Estimating I
Focuses on materials take-off and computing quantities from working drawings and specifications. Includes methods for computing quantities of concrete, steel, masonry, roofing, excavation. Deals with pricing building components, materials and processes, as well as transportation and handling costs, mark-up discount procedures, equipment cost and labor rates.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 247 - Construction Planning and Scheduling
Introduces principles of planning and scheduling of a construction project. Includes sequence of events and processes on a construction site. Studies scheduling techniques including the critical path method.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits