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ACH 216 - Construction Management

4 credit hours - Two hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
Explore basic principles and skills required to organize and manage large construction projects.  Examine the professional role and liability during the design and construction process. Focus on the construction project from the organizational management perspective.

Prerequisite(s): ACH 122  or concurrent enrollment in ACH 122  or permission of department chair.

Note: Typically offered OL; fall term.

Course Outcomes:

  • Employ project management principles.
    • Relate resource management to current industry trends.
    • Assess project administration as it relates to technology and expertise.
    • Organize various parts and players of construction process and project management.
    • Indicate basic roles and responsibilities of Contractor, Owner and Architect in a construction project.
  • Diagram the bidding process in construction.
    • Differentiate necessary estimates at the programming, schematic design, design development and construction documentation phase.
    • Illustrate the preparation stages of a quantity takeoff
    • Inventory required elements of a bid package.
  • Express foundational tenets of contract award and project delivery.
    • Recognize the basic elements of a Contract Document package
    • Locate advantageous and cautionary clauses of a construction contract.
    • Describe methods of project delivery.
    • Assess standard contract forms and conditions used in construction.
  • Employ rudiments of pre-construction planning.
    • Construct an effective project management plan.
    • Measure effective standards of project manager leadership.
    • Describe various means of project funding.
    • Appraise requisites for insurance and bonds necessary for construction projects.
  • Formulate a resource management plan for a construction project.
    • Distinguish project coordination roles and responsibilities of project participants.
    • Schedule construction tasks to establish project milestones.
    • Operate resource management to assure affective project management.
    • Propose tactics leading to resolution of issues during construction.
    • Employ general standards of construction safety.
    • Devise plan for project completion.