Nov 13, 2019
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.
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 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking