Students will learn the skills needed for construction management including: business management, estimating and job costing, design and building science, contracts, liability and risk management, marketing and sales, project management and scheduling, the Michigan Residential Code, MIOSHA construction safety standards, and effective communication for construction project management. Group 2 course.
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
It is recommended that students have taken or are co-enrolled in MTH 08
or 23 and ENG 99
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Define construction, business, and project management.
- Interpret the Michigan Residential Code.
- Explain Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration Safety Standards.
- Assess blueprints, specifications, contracts.
- Develop contracts, price lists, manpower schedules.
- Negotiate contracts with owners, sub-contractors, utilities.
- Prepare material prices, cost of equipment, labor rates.
- Distinguish how geographic location creates a lot of variability in costs.
- Outline how developing a management strategy is time consuming requiring a lot of research.
- Break down the essentials of time management.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Discover the amount of time and dedication required to run a construction job/business.
- Determine if they can deal with multiple areas of expertise, people, equipment, property, utilities, owners.
Learning How to Learn:
- Learn to care more about interpersonal relationships.
- Recognize completing a job will be exceptionally rewarding.
- Appreciate the time and effort required in construction supervision.