CCOG for BCT 100 Winter 2022
- Course Number:
- BCT 100
- Course Title:
- Overview to the Construction Industry
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Addendum to Course Description
Participants work in teams to apply principles in making hypothetical business decisions for the team's publicly held construction company or
materials supplier; to gain understanding of that company's operations and competitive position within the industry.
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
- Work individually to create a business decision-making process for managing a construction company, which applies concepts, principles and strategies presented to achieve intended learning outcomes.
- Work individually to study and contribute principles and applications of business, economics or project management to improve the process and function of the team°s construction company.
- Complete individually two in-class assessments that apply principles presented to an actual problem of a construction company or materials supplier and recommend management decision.
- Work in teams to hypothetically recommend decisions for a publicly held construction company by applying concepts, principles and strategies presented in a written report and an oral presentation to achieve intended outcomes.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, issues and Concepts
- Overview of business management and macro economics topics influence the construction industry.
- Global business in the construction industry.
- Project management and administration; including job site safety and safety management.
- Related professional services; such as, insurance and surety.
- 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.
- Develop individual skills in research and documentation to substantiate proposals presented to team in making decisions and applying a principle of business, economics or project management to improve the process and function of the team°s publicly held construction company.
- Collaborate with team members in making management decisions for competitive positioning of a publicly held construction company; distribute and delegate responsibilities; documentation, research and communication for teamwork between members.