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University of Delaware Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering [pic] CIEG 486-010 Construction Methods & Management

Course Syllabus Fall 2005 Course Information Construction Methods & Management is a comprehensive introduction to construction. It is intended for senior engineering students, graduate students, and professionals desiring to expand their general knowledge of construction. Fall 2005 Semester classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, in Room 103 Gore Hall. Course Description Construction Methods & Management provides the engineering student with an overview of today's construction industry, as well as future trends and prospects. The course covers construction processes, field engineering, and project management. This broad treatment of the subject is designed to equip the young engineer with the basic knowledge and skills required to function as a field engineer or construction manager. The course will also be invaluable to those engineering students intending to pursue careers in design, providing them with practical understanding of construction necessary to produce efficient, constructible designs. Many of the project management techniques presented can be applied to design as well as construction. Methods and materials employed in heavy, building, residential, and industrial construction will be presented. Several project management topics including planning and scheduling, estimating, cost control, quality control, safety, productivity, value engineering, risk management, claims, and legal issues will be addressed. Emphasis will be on practical application of construction management principles.

Course Objectives • To gain a general understanding of the construction industry, processes, and organizational structures • To introduce the technically oriented individual to the business aspects of construction • To develop the basic skills necessary to manage the construction process from various perspectives • To understand job functions and roles of the various players in the construction industry • To become familiar with the application of various construction equipment • To equip designers with knowledge of construction practices to better enable them to produce safe, practical designs • To acquire basic estimating and cost control skills • To acquire fundamental scheduling skills • Use electronic spreadsheets and other software to manage construction operations • Learn how to compute, monitor, and modify production rates • Increase understanding of material behavior • To develop an appreciation and dedication to safety • To cultivate teamwork and communication skills • To kindle a sense of professionalism and encourage ethical practice Course Policies and Requirements • All of the applicable academic policies, rules, and regulations established by the University apply to this course. This information is readily found in the U of D Student Guide to University Policies, which can be viewed online at http://www.udel.edu/stuguide/05- 06/index.html. • Attendance is required of all students. Three (3) unexcused absences will result in a failing grade. Students will not be able to make up work, assignments, or tests missed due to an unexcused absence. If a student cannot attend class, he or she should make an effort to contact the instructor prior to that session, but certainly before the next scheduled class. It is the student's responsibility to obtain and/or schedule make up material from the instructor. • Assignments include required reading from the course text and supplemental handouts, as well as written homework problems and team projects. Course Evaluation and Grading Learning assessment and grading will be through a combination of assignments, class participation, and testing. Testing includes two or three quizzes, a midterm, and a final exam. Homework will not be graded, but credit will be given for assignments completed on time. Course requirements include team projects culminating with written reports and oral presentations. The following tables show the relative contribution of each element to the final grade, and the grade ranges. |Grading Structure | |Class Participation|10% |Midterm Exam |20% | |Written Assignments|10% |Final Exam |20% | |Quizzes |15% |Team Projects |25% |

Grade Ranges Grade |Range |Grade |Range |Grade |Range |Grade |Range | |A |95-100 |B |86- 88 |C |77-79 |D |68-70 | |A - |92-94 |B - |83-85 |C - |74-76 |D - |65-67 | |B+ |89-91 |C+ |80-82 |D+ |71-73 |F |<65 | | Instructor Information Robert Muir, PE Phone: (609) 617-1515 E-mail: [email protected] • Over 30 years of progressive experience in engineering and construction, starting as a draftsman and surveyor, then as field engineer, resident engineer, project manager, and senior project manager. Currently serving as full-time faculty in the Construction Management Program at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. • Construction management experience in all facets of heavy highway and industrial construction • Experience representing both the owner and contractor • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Drexel University • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Virginia Tech • Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Delaware Course Text Nunnally, S. W., Construction Methods and Management, 6th edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ, Prentice-Hall, 2004, ISBN 0-13-048221-8.

Course References A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 3rd edition, Project Management Institute (PMI), Newtown Square, PA, 2004.

Allen, Edward and Iano, Joseph, Fundamentals of Building Construction, 4th edition, Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, 2004.

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Bockrath, Joseph T., Dunham and Young's Contracts, Specifications, and Law for Engineers, 4th edition, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1986.

Brown, Robert Wade, Practical Foundation Engineering Handbook, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1996.

CE News published monthly by Mercor Media, Inc., Alpharetta, GA., Sharon M. Fauerbach, PE, Editor.

Clough, Richard H., Construction Contracting, New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1986.

Collins, Jim, Good to Great, New York, HarperCollins, 2001.

Dell 'Isola, Alphonse J., Value Engineering in the Construction Industry, Washington, D.C., Smith, Hinchman, and Grylls, 1988.

Dell’Isola, Alphonse, Value Engineering: Practical Applications for Design, Construction, & Maintenance Operations, Kingston, MA, RS Means Company, 1997.

ENR (Engineering News Record) published weekly by McGraw-Hill, New York, Janice Lyn Tuchman, Editor-in-Chief.

Hendrickson, Chris and Tung Au, Project Management for Construction, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, 1989.

Hinze, Jimmie W., Construction Planning and Scheduling, 2nd edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2004.

Huth, Mark W., Understanding Construction Drawings, 4th edition, Clinton Park, NY, Thomson Delmar Learning, 2005.

Kerzner, Harold, Applied Project Management: Best Practices on Implementation, New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000

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Marchman, David A., Construction Scheduling with Primavera Project Planner, Albany, New York, Delmar Publishers, 1998.

McCormac, Jack, Design of Reinforced Concrete, 3rd edition, New York, HarperCollins College Publishers, 1993.

Merritt, Frederick S., Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers, 3rd edition, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1983. Michalski, Walter J., 40 Tools for Cross-Functional Teams: Building Synergy for Breakthrough Creativity, New York, Productivity Press, 1998.

Modor, Joseph J. and Phillips, Cecil R., Project Management with CPM and PERT, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1970.

Newnan, Donald G., Engineering Economic Analysis, 4th edition, Sa Jose, California, Engineering Press, 1991. O'Brien, James J. and Robert G. Zilly, Contractor's Management Handbook, 2nd edition, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1991.

O'Brien, James J., John A. Havers, and Frank W. Stubbs Jr., Standard Handbook of Heavy Construction, 3rd edition, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1996. O’Brien, James J. and Plotnick, Fredric L., CPM in Construction Management, 5th edition, Boston, MA, McGraw-Hill, 1999.

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training Program, The PMA Insurance Group, 2001.

Olin, Harold B., John L. Schmidt, Walter H. Lewis, revised by H. Leslie Simmons, Construction: Principles, Materials, and Methods, 6th edition, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1995. Patrick, Charles, Construction Project Planning and Scheduling, Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.

Paulson, Boyd C., Computer Applications in Construction, New York, McGraw- Hill, 1995.

Peurifoy, Robert L., Schexnayder, Clifford J., and Shapira, Aviad, Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods, 7th edition, New York, McGraw-Hill, 2006 Primavera Project Planner (P3)®, Planning and Control Guide, version 3.0, Primavera Systems, Inc., Bala Cynwyd, PA, 1999.

Riggs, James L., Production Systems: Planning, Analysis, and Control, 2nd edition, Santa Barbara, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1976.

Ross, Steven S., Construction Disasters: Design Failures, Causes, and Prevention, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1984.

Royer, King, Desk Book for Construction Superintendents, 2nd edition, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, 1980.

Watson, Don A., Construction Materials and Processes, New York, McGraw- Hill, 1972.









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