CCOG for BCT 100 Fall 2022
- Course Number:
- BCT 100
- Course Title:
- Overview to the Construction Industry
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
- Communicate effectively and collaborate on a construction project
- Recognizing the roles and responsibilities of design professionals, contractors, owners and regulatory agents
- Distinguishing between the major stages of the construction process
- Identifying all major building systems and their location on the construction schedule
- Differentiating between management functions, and explain the primary role each plays in the management of the project
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Student competency in course materials will be assessed utilizing:
1. Review and Discussion: Students will individually review documentation from original sources related to the construction industry, and prepare a written reflection paper and talking points so they can participate in a peer discussion breakout.
2. Quizzes: Students will complete short weekly quizzes to demonstrate mastery of basic concepts presented in the class
3. Examination: Students will complete a midterm and final examination to demonstrate mastery of the course material.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, issues and Concepts
- History of construction industry, building methods and types, role of construction workers
- Global business in the construction industry / Differences / Similarities / Issues
- Role of the Owner, Contractor, Architect, Subcontractor, Regulatory Agencies, Suppliers and Manufacturers, Insurance and Surety, Trade Organizations
- Project Delivery Systems / Project management and administration
- Overview of the construction process from owner identifying a need thru design professional collaboration, document preparation, governmental review and permitting, contractor engagement, pre-construction and project implementation and completion.
- Jobsite Challenges: Workplace Safety / Wellbeing / Racism / Sexism / Drug Abuse / Depression / Working Hours and the historical context of these issues
- Influences in management decisions: financial; economics and socioeconomic forces; environmental laws; labor, legal and political; governmental and regulatory agencies; and competitive and distributive forces.
- Management principles of a decentralized work force; human resource management and organizational behavior; employer requirements and workers' rights; management principles of a decentralized work force.
- "Best Interest of the Project" managerial philosophy, importance of long term team building, mentorship, partnership, collective support