BCN 1013 PRINCIPLES OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Professor Gene Farmer, A.I.A., N.C.A.R.B., LEED-AP
Office Hours: Tues-Thurs 2:00pm-4:45pm
A course covering the history of the construction industry with emphasis on the principles of
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).
D.W. Halpin, R.W.Woodhead, “Construction Management”, Second Edition, 1998/ Third
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 is not mandatory, but regular attendance is strongly advised.
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.
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.
Examination No.1 25%
Examination No.2 25%
Examination No.3 25%
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.