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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

ACH 218 - Construction Operations

4 credit hours - Two hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
Explore basic principles and elements required to organize, operate and manage small-, medium- and large-sized construction companies.  Apply processes of estimating, bidding, scheduling, procurement, value engineering and construction safety.  Analyze the construction project from the executive perspective. Lab fee $40.

Prerequisite(s): ACH 216  or permission of the department chair.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify career opportunities in construction.
    • Describe the context of the construction industry.
    • Assess the health of the economy to identify job prospects.
    • Evaluate local, regional, national and global markets in the construction industry to identify employment needs.
    • Identify occupations in the construction industry.
  • Analyze business practices in construction.
    • Apply management functions within the organizational structure.
    • Discriminate legal formations of business.
    • Express accounting practices used in construction business.
    • Categorize strategies for business development.
    • Classify types of contracts used in construction.
    • Employ personnel management and labor relations.
  • Generate marketing tactics used in construction.
    • Identify strategies to market to prospective clients.
    • Apply five P’s of marketing to construction business.
    • Develop relationship with Architects to raise exposure in the marketplace.
    • Analyze reactive and proactive marketing and how it affects future work.
    • Distinguish marketing vs. selling and the four realms of marketing in acquiring new work.
  • Outline legal liability in a construction project.
    • Recognize Contractor’s legal responsibility to the construction project.
    • Infer standard of practice and apply it to construction business.
    • Evaluate and apply risk management strategies.
    • Defend claims against the construction contract.
    • Identify insurance and bonding requirements in construction.
    • Employ alternative dispute resolution methods.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking