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					            BCN 1013 PRINCIPLES OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
                             COURSE SYLLABUS
                                SUMMER 2009
INSTRUCTOR
    Professor Gene Farmer, A.I.A., N.C.A.R.B., LEED-AP
    EC 2983
    Phone: 305-348-3172
    Fax: 305-348-6255
    Email: farmer.fiucm@gmail.com
    Website: webs.com/bcn1013
    Office Hours: Tues-Thurs 2:00pm-4:45pm

CATALOG DESCRIPTION
   A course covering the history of the construction industry with emphasis on the principles of
   construction management.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
   The objective of this course is to give each student, an overview of the construction industry,
   with particular attention given to introducing the five major topics covered in the curriculum i.e.
   estimating, scheduling, safety, building codes and legal aspects of construction.
     This course aims to help students learn about leadership and communication skills and promote
     the sense of civic duty and responsibility with high moral and ethical standards as stated in the
     program mission statement (see below). An overall objective of the course is to provide effective
     education and appropriate training to students and prepare them to enter the construction
     profession (relates to program goal #1). The course covers ACCE specified topical contents as
     listed below (relates to program goal #11).

PRE-REQUISITES
    None

REFERENCE TEXTBOOK
   D.W. Halpin, R.W.Woodhead, “Construction Management”, Second Edition, 1998/ Third
   Edition, 2005

DEPARTMENTAL MISSION
   The Department's mission is to provide enlightened leadership to the construction industry
   through its graduates; to increase and to improve the body of working knowledge; and to
   promote the interdisciplinary transfer of technology. The Department also strives to produce
   professional construction managers who are informed and participating citizens with a sense of
   civic duty and responsibility; persons with a sense of dignity whose actions express high moral
   and ethical standards; and professionals who strive to comprehend the impact of their work on
   their own lives as well as on the society in which they live.

     ACCE CATEGORY: CONSTRUCTION

     ACCE TOPICAL CONTENT
        Types of estimates and uses
        Bidding and procurement practices
        Construction contracts, roles and responsibilities of parties
      The regulatory environment and licensing
      Concepts, roles, and responsibilities

ATTENDANCE POLICY
  Attendance is not mandatory, but regular attendance is strongly advised.

DISABLED STUDENTS
   Any Student who has a disability and is in need of classroom accommodations should contact
   the Office of Disability Services for Students. 305-348-3852. The telephone number of
   ODSS is 305-348-3532.

ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT
  Acts of academic misconduct, e.g., cheating, plagiarism, misrepresentation, etc., will not be
  tolerated. A student found to be engaging in such behavior will be charged with academic
  misconduct according to the University’s Student Academic Misconduct procedures, see FIU
  Student Handbook. Consequences can range from receipt of a failing grade in the class to
  expulsion from the University.

GRADE PERCENTAGES
  Examination No.1           25%
  Examination No.2           25%
  Examination No.3           25%
  Assignments                25%

EXAMINATIONS
  Examinations will be as scheduled on the course outline and will cover all material covered
  as of the last examination. Announcements will be made in class concerning any assignments
  which may be required, including subject, procedure for completion and due dates.
  Assignments will be due as announced.

ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS
  Assignments and Projects, when assigned will be due no later than the start time of the class
  on the date established for the project submission. Assignments turned in late will be
  penalized as follows.         Up to 10 minutes late:            10 point penalty
                                From 10 to 20 minutes late:       20 point penalty
                                From 20 to 30 minutes late:       30 point penalty
  Projects submitted after 30 minutes will not be accepted. There will be no exceptions. If you
  can not attend class the project can be faxed or submitted through WEB-CT email. However
  it still must meet the assignment deadline.

PROJECT FORMAT
  When projects are assigned a specific format might be required. If this is the case the format
  must be maintained. Any deviations from the required format might result in a reduction in
  points as deemed appropriate by the professor.

PROJECT SOURCES
  When projects are assigned, the student might be required to use a specific source or
  information resource. If this is the case project information from only those sources can be
  used. Use of information from other sources will result in an error which will result in a
  reduction in points for the project.
WEB ASSISTED
  This course is a WEB assisted course and the following will apply. The instructor will
  communicate to the class, assign projects, and perhaps give exams through designated class
  website. Each student shall be responsible for checking the class website daily for
  assignments, updates or revisions. If for any reason you are having trouble with access to
  website you should email the professor immediately. Inability to gain access to class website
  will not be an excuse for late submissions.

GRADING STANDARDS
 All grades will count i.e. the lowest grade will not be dropped. If a student will be unable to
 attend class on a given examination day, or when an assignment is due, arrangements with the
 instructor must be made in advance or a grade of zero will be registered for that test or
 assignment. All grades will determined according to the following point values:
 A= 100-90 points
 B= 89-80 points
 C= 79-70 points
 D= 69-60 points

RIGHT TO REVISE
  The Professor reserves the right to make whatever revisions to the schedule or grading policy
  he deems necessary.

				
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