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

ACH 219 - Construction Contract Administration

3 credit hours - One hour lecture and four hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
Examine the construction contract document set from a contractor’s point of view. Review and interpret construction contracts and conditions, specifications and drawings. Explore the legality of the construction document set from bidding requirements through contract changes. Examine the relationship between the project manual and construction drawings Lab fee $40.

Prerequisite(s): ACH 122  or permission of the department chair.

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

  • Identify and analyze the seven-part construction document set.
    • Identify project manual components.
    • Identify graphic/drawing components.
    • Recognize document set modifications and additions.
  • Interpret drawings and specifications.
    • Recognize components of plans, elevations, sections, details and schedules.
    • Interpret written project requirements listed in specifications.
  • Apply cross-referencing within construction drawings.
    • Recognize the symbols and notations for linking plans, elevations, sections, details and schedules to each other.
  • Identify and explain construction materials in the drawing set.
    • Disseminate materials and constructability as shown in construction details.
    • Identify materials information through notations and schedules.
  • Interpret and apply provisions of construction contract agreements and conditions.
    • Recognize the standard contract form, AIA A101.
    • Recognize the standard contract conditions, AIA A201.
  • Process submittal requirements from trade contractors and manufacturers.
    • Disseminate a set of submittals.
    • Assign appropriate action to submittals based on information given in submittal package.
  • Process construction change directives and change orders.
    • Recognize documentation for an addenda and contract modification.
    • Solve contract changes in sum and time in regards to additions and modifications to the contract, both written and graphic.
  • Organize construction documents, correspondence, submittals and reports.
    • Practice the organization of documents in the Central Project File.
    • Recognize the eleven categories in which all project documentation is to be organized.
    • Create proper documentation to answer various project related documents pertaining to the construction contract.
  • Interpret the legality of construction documents in the construction contract.
    • Review legality of construction documents and their role in the construction project.
    • Interpret legal cases surrounding breach of contract in the construction project.

 Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking