|305 Building Green Buildings: The Contractors Perspective|
305 Building Green Buildings
|Point Value||By End of Week|
|0. Student Orientation||0||Before start|
|1. Green Construction and the Contractor||25||1|
|2. Elements of Green Construction||25||2|
|3. Understanding Green Project Requirements||25||3|
|4. Contracting for Green Construction||25||4|
|5. Managing Green Design||25||5|
|8. Constructing a Green Project||25||8|
|9. Green project Commissioning and Closeout||25||9|
|9b.Writing Assignment (300 to 500 wds)||50||9|
|10. Trade Seminar||25||10|
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. Actual dates that modules will become available will be posted in advance on the course calendar.
Graded assignments will consist of one quiz for each module and participation in at least two class discussions. Each quiz will count 10 points and class discussions will count 15 points per module. You can see that I consider class discussions to be a very important part of this course. For that reason, the regular weekly discussions are even more important than the weekly quizzes. Students should provide at least 4 on-topic contributions to the class discussions each week to gain the maximum points.
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 300 to 270 points
B 240 to 269 points
C 210 to 239 points
D 180 to 209
Anything less will be considered either failure (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.
You can find detailed textbook information at http://www.constructionclasses.com/textbooks.htm
WITHDRAWAL POLICY: You may withdraw from a course by sending an email to tina@aspeNational.org. Non-attendance or notifying the instructor does not constitute officially dropping or withdrawing from a course. Students who stop attending courses without officially dropping will receive a grade of U (unauthorized withdrawal) in the class. Refunds are not automatic. NO refunds are due unless the course is officially dropped within stated guidelines in the refund schedule. Please type your name in the text box agreeing to the withdrawal policy.
a. Withdrawal postmarked at least one working day before the first day of class – total fee less a $20 handling fee.
b. Refund requests postmarked on or after the first day and no later than two weeks after the first day of class will be refunded 65% of the fee, after which time there is no refund.