|Construction Productivity and Cost Management|
206 Construction Productivity and
|Point Value||By End of Week|
|0. Student Orientation||0||Before start|
|1. Introduction to Productivity Improvement and Cost Management||25||1|
|2. Construction Estimates, Planning and Scheduling||25||2|
|3. Cost Responsibility||25||3|
|4. Reporting and Analyzing Actual Costs||25||4|
|5.Planning for Cost Control||25||5|
|6.Cost Control Strategies||25||6|
|7.The Cost of Lost Labor||25||7|
|8. Improving Productivity with Equipment Management||25||8|
|9. Enhancing Productivity With Project Partners||25||9|
It is important that the student keep up with the class and not fall behind. Course modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week. Class work must be completed before the following Monday. Students will not be able to work ahead of the class although reading assignments will be made available in advance.
Graded assignments will consist of one quiz for each module and participation in at least two class discussions. Students should provide at least 3 contributions to the class discussions each week to gain the maximum points. Students learn more and learn better when they discuss the topic at hand. For that reason, I consider the regular weekly discussions to be even more important than the weekly quizzes.
Grades will be posted on a weekly basis. You will have full access to your grade sheet so you will be able to keep track of how you are doing at all times.
Your overall grade in the course will be determined by the total number of points you have accumulated on quizzes and assignments. The grading scale is as follows:
A 225 to 250 points
B 200 to 224 points
C 175 to 199 points
D 140 to 174 points
Anything less will be considered an F or an unauthorized withdrawal from the course.
You will be given more information about the grading and other course matters in the Orientation Module.
The textbook for this class is Unit 5, Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs Participants Manual
The cost of each textbook is approximately $50.
This table details the reading assignments for the entire course. This will give you opportunity to read ahead and get a jump on upcoming modules.
|Reading Assignment||Start Date|
|0. Student Orientation||None||Optional/ Week 1|
|1. Introduction to Productivity Improvement and Cost Management||Read Unit 1||Week 1|
|2. Construction Estimates, Planning and Scheduling||Read Unit 2,||Week 2|
|3. Cost Responsibility||Read Unit 3||Week 3|
|4. Reporting and Analyzing Actual Costs||Read Unit 4||Week 4|
|5.Planning for Cost Control||Read Unit 5||Week 5|
|6.Cost Control Strategies||Read Unit 6||Week 6|
|7.The Cost of Lost Labor||Read Unit 7||Week 7|
|8.Managing Risk and Loss Potential||Read Unit 8||Week 8|
|9. Enhancing Productivity With Project Partners||Read Unit 9||Week 9|
|10. Post-Project Evaluation||Read Unit 10||Week 10|