|CLASS CODE:||CONST 310||CREDITS: 3|
|DIVISION:||PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING|
|DEPARTMENT:||ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||An introduction to organizing, controlling, and directing operations of construction companies including business ownership and management, company organization, business methods, bonds, insurance, safety, building and land use regulations, and labor relations.|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||The course will be presented as a series of lectures/discussions/seminars in an informal format that utilizes some local specialists. Readings, reports, analysis, and an individual project will be required. The individual project will allow the studen to provide a demonstration of the level of understanding of the concepts and content of the course. A mid-term and final exam will be given.|
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||Upon completion of this course the student will:
1. Understand general business ownership and management principles.
2. Understand construction industry business practices.
3. Understand laws and regulations governing the construction industry.
4. Understand accounting, business, financial planning, reports, and analysis.
5. Understand tax regulations and requirements.
6. Develop skills in research and applications of course content.
|REQUIREMENTS:||Course Policies: Attendance at all classes is assumed and expected. When possible, inform the incstructor IN ADVANCE of excused absences. More than two unexcused absences OR TARDIES will result in a full letter grade drop in the final grade.
It is expected that each student will abide the BYU-Idaho dress, grooming, and honor standards. Feel free to consult with the instructor at any time you have difficulty or become confused. All of us have an obligation to abide by our commitments.
Schedule: A separate schedule will be distributed.
Projects: Each student will be required to prepare and submit a final project that addresses each of the managment, operational, and/or financial issues presented in the course as it relates to a specific construction business organization. This research will be presented in written form and during class time.
Evaluation and Grading: In evaluation of each student's performance and mastery of assignments and coursework, the following criteria will be used:
a) Attendance: The college attendance policy is in force. Regular attendance and punctuality will influence the final grade and the level of achievement.
b) Assignments: It is your responsibility to do your own work and deliver your assignments on time. See the assignment sheet and follow it closely.
c) Exams: There will be a midterm exam and a final exam evaluating the student's progress in the course. The midterm will be an essay exam. The final will be a comprehensive objective test. All testing times are posted on your assignment sheet.
d) Grading: Assignments will be given a value equivalent to time involved in doing the assignment. All points for assignments, special projects, and examinations will be totaled and equated to the total points possible for that portion of the course. A grade will be given according to the following ranking:
A = 93% & above C- = 72.9% - 70%
A- = 92.9% - 90% D+ = 69.9% - 67%
B+ = 89.9% - 87% D = 66.9% - 63%
B = 86.9% - 83% D- = 62.9% - 60%
B- = 82.9% - 80% F = 59.9% & below
C+ = 79.9% - 77% I = Incomplete
C = 76.9% - 73%
e) Weighting of Assignments:
Mid-term Exam 25%
Class Assignments 25%
Final Exam 25%
Assignments: Students are expected to complete all reading assignments from the text prior to attending class, and participate in class discussions. Class participation will influence final performance evaluation.
ALL ASSIGNED WORK IS TO BE HANDED IN DURING CLASS ON OR BEFORE DUE DATE. LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 5:00 P.M. AT THE INSTRUCTOR'S OFFICE. LATE WORK WILL RECEIVE A FULL LETTER GRADE DROP.
|PREREQUISITES:||Arch 100, Arch 102|
|OTHER:||Course Disclaimer and Procedures: The syllabus and class assignment sheet represent a tentative outline and schedule for this class. The instructor reserves the right to make changes, deletions, corrections, or additions during the course. You will be given notice in advance of any course changes. It is your responsibility, as a student, to attend class and be aware of these changes.
There may be occasional unannounced visits to construction sites. Please come dressed to face the Rexburg weather at any time.
It is the student's responsibility to disclose to the teacher any special needs and/or learning disabilities he/she may have before the first week of class is over so that accommodations may be made.
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2003|