Syllabus
Construction Estimating I

Construction Estimating I

CNBT-1446

Summer 2011
05/23/2011 - 07/24/2011

Course Information

Section 002
Lecture
TTh 5:00PM - 10:00PM
RRC5 5142.00
Alrutheus (Ted) Buchanan

Office Hours

No office hours have been entered for this term.

Course Requirements

Prerequisites:

CNBT 1411, Construction Methods & Materirials

CNBT 1400 Residentail & Light Commercial Blueprint Reading

or department approval

Course Description:

Students learn the basics of cost estimating and how to develops takeoffs to create estimates for equipment, labor and materials for a project.

Instructional method: 

Upon completion of this course, students will understand the basic fundamentals of cost estimating. Also, students will learn how to read and develop takeoffs in order to formulate estimates for equipment, labor and material for a given project.  Students will also be able to apply this knowledge as it pertains to project management.

Lecture with in class exercises based on assigned reading.

Grading Policy: 

As in all classes, attendance is extremely important due to the in class projects and the lectures which explain how to complete each project.  Students are responsible for completing all reading assignments prior to attending class.

  • Attendance and participation equals 50% of your final grade.  (3.125% per class)
  • Homework and completion of in class assignments equals 15% of your final grade.
  • Mid-term equals 15% of your final grade.
  • Final Exam equals 20% of your final grade.

Scholastic Dishonesty: 

“Acts prohibited by the college for which discipline may be administered include scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating on an exam or quiz, plagiarizing and unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing outside work.  Academic work submitted by students shall be the result of their thought, research or self-expression.  Academic work is defined as, but not limited to tests, quizzes, whether taken electronically or on paper; projects, either individual or group; classroom presentations, and homework” (Student Handbook, 2002-2003, p. 32).

Students with disabilities:

Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented physical or psychological disabilities. Students with disabilities must request reasonable accommodations through the Office for Students with Disabilities on the campus where they expect to take the majority of their classes. Students are encouraged to do these three weeks before the start of the semester.

Readings

Estimating in Building Construction (Sixth Edition) Frank R Dagostino and Leslie Feigenbaum

Course Subjects

Class # 1                  Introduction, syllabus, class content and assigned text book.

Class # 2 - 6             Discuss units 1 thru 3

Class # 7 - 10           Discuss units 4 thru 6      

Class # 11 - 15        Discuss units 7 thru 9      (In class assignments excluding unit 7)

Class # 16                Discuss unit 10                (Mid-term covering units 8&9)

Class #  17 - 18       Discuss units 11&12        (In class assignments excluding unit 11)                                            

Class # 19 - 20        Discuss units 13 thru 15  ( In class assignments excluding unit 13)

Class # 21- 23         Discuss units 16 thru 18  (In class assignments) 

Class # 24 – 29       In class projects  using plans provided by instructor.     

Class # 30 - 32        Final Exam (In class)

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will understand the basic fundamentals of cost estimating. Also, students will learn how to read and develop takeoffs in order to formulate estimates for equipment, labor and material for a given project.  Students will also be able to apply this knowledge as it pertains to project management.