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Residential Construction Practices
RES CONST PRAC
CLASS CODE: CONST 460 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: An overview of construction management practices in residential construction. Focuses on construction and contracting methods, productivity, work activity sequencing, and company organizations. Leadership and communication skills, construction ethics will also be covered.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 1. Construction materials and methods
2. Project setup and processes
3. Codes, permits and inspections
4. Building systems and styles
5. Maintaining quality
6. Activity sequencing
7. Cost control
8. Construction safety
9. Project productivity
10. Working with owners
11. Managing sub-contractors
12. Contracting methods
13. Computer applications
14. Construction financing
15. Construction reports
16. Construction ethics
17. Communication skills
18. Stress management
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Understand the methods and practices of management in the housing industry.
2. Develop special communication skills and knowledge, and their own management styles by working with homeowners, government agencies, financial institutions, materials suppliers and subcontractors.
3. Gain foundational information and resources.
REQUIREMENTS: Students are expected to attend all classroom and lab sessions. More than two unexcused absences or tardies may result in a full letter grade drop in the final grade. When possible inform the instructor in advance of possible absences.

Class assignments, lab assignments, and other assigned work is to be handed in on or before the due date. All late assignments will only be worth one-half the original amount and only accepted for one week after the due date.

It is expected that each student will abide the BYU-Idaho dress, grooming, and honor standards. Feel free to consult with the instructor at anytime you may be having difficulty or become confused. Office hours are posted and/or by appointment.
PREREQUISITES: Arch 100, Arch 102, Const 120, Const 220, Const 212, Const 330
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004