The application of project management principles and techniques to the on-site control of project works. An introduction to the Canadian legal system as well as health and safety legislation. The study of building contracts focusing on the duties, rights and obligations of contracting parties, the general conditions of the contract, and the tendering process. Not available for supplemental.
An introduction to the fundamentals of concrete and steel as they relate to the civil engineering industry. Students will be provided with an understanding of the structure, behavior, properties, processing and application of these materials. The main topics of discussion will include CSA and ASTM Standards for quality control of ingredients, manufacturing processes and final product requirements for both materials. Laboratory work will be used to reinforce and supplement theoretical concepts. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.
Instruction (2.0), Lab (2.0)
Requisite courses: Take CON-1165L (Required, Concurrent).
A practical overview of construction problems, building techniques, methods and materials of construction. Application of the Alberta Building Code and reading blueprints will be closely aligned with the construction process overview. Methods, materials and building techniques will be illustrated through the introduction of current CAD design software. Not available for supplemental.
This course covers estimating types, uses and limitations, indices, variables, and modifiers. The course also covers the components of a detailed estimate and the tendering process. Estimating software will be incorporated throughout the course. Not available for supplemental.
Equivalent to CON-255, CON-250, CON-217, CON-224.
Requisite courses: Take CON-1180 (Required, Previous).
A study of the fundamentals of business management and financial analysis in the construction industry. The first part of the course covers key project management principles including business organizations structure, strategic planning and management, total quality management processes and procedures, leadership, ethics, resolving disputes, market development strategies, human resources management, and risk management. The second part of the course covers financial analysis including break-even point, depreciation, economic order quantity, ledger, journal, balance sheet and financial statements. Not available for supplemental.
Requisite courses: Take CON-1162 (Required, Previous).