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Courses - September 2021

Level 1

Course Details

Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Construction Risk Management
CONS8000

Description:

This course covers the fundamental aspects of analytical tools including the basic processes of risk planning, risk identification, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning and risk monitoring and control. Tools and techniques of risk management will be studied and applied into small to major construction projects. Students will be required to complete a number of projects and apply risk simulation software.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Construction Planning and Scheduling
CONS8010

Description:

The course covers in detail project planning, scheduling and control. Topics covered include: project charter, developing work breakdown structure (WBS) and statement of work; developing project schedule; assign resource; perform resource and time constrained scheduling; estimate project cost and prepare project cost baseline; project monitoring and control; scheduling under uncertainty and computer application in project planning, scheduling and control.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Construction Procurement and Contract Administration
CONS8020

Description:

The first part of the course examines construction procurement processes and administration. Topics include: construction contracting methods, contractual relationship, types of contract, risk related to different contract type, request for proposal (RFP), bid invitation, bid evaluation, contract negotiation and award, contract administration. The second part of the course reviews practical application of basics of contract law as related to construction topics include: contract law, contract changes, payment delays and claims, surety bonds; warranty, construction insurance; construction liens, labour law and union contract, construction dispute resolution.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Development Economics
CONS8060

Description:

This course primarily is concerned with the property development, investment and finances. Topics covered are development processes, site analysis and selection, market studies, estimating development cost, developing integrated financial cash flow, land development, lease, buy or build analysis, project economics during construction, financial modelling using MS Excel, risk analysis. The course also reviews the different types of project finance and delivery methods.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Quantity Takeoff and Measurement
CONS8120

Description:

The course covers fundamentals of blue print reading, specifications, master format divisions and material takeoff. The takeoff methods of materials will be demonstrated using residential and commercial building.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Construction Job Site Management
CONS8210

Description:

The course covers construction job site management from contractor’s point view. It introduces students to duties and responsibilities handled by construction superintendent, construction engineer throughout the project progress from start to closeout. Topics covered are: site team roles, field office mobilization and administration, construction documents on the jobsite, and record keeping at the jobsite, jobsite layout and control, meeting, negotiations and dispute resolution, jobsite labour relations and control, managing time and materials, jobsite equipment use, operation, and maintenance, personnel and safety management, sustainable construction practices, changes and claims, progress payments, and project closeout. The course will have regular site visits (every three weeks) in order students to observe and see jobsite management in practice.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course Details

Cost Estimating and Bidding Procedures
CONS8030

Description:

The course provides students the principles and methods in preparation of unit costs for materials, labour and equipment and preparation of total tender price. Topics covered include: methods of approximate estimating, the cost of resources, contract clauses and their effect on estimate, the calculation of unit rates and total project cost, contractual arrangements and documentation, bid preparation and closing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Construction Quality Management
CONS8050

Description:

The main purpose of this course is to guide the student through the project quality management processes. Topics include quality planning, quality assurance, quality control, continuous quality improvement and integration of quality activities into project life cycle, tools and techniques of data collection, data analysis, statistical concepts and techniques in quality control and ISO 9000 series.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Applied Environmental Law and Construction Safety
CONS8070

Description:

This course provides an introduction to selected laws concerning environmental protection and construction safety. Key statutes, regulations and policies that relate to environmental management and construction safety in Ontario are examined in the context of industrial/commercial facilities, brownfields and new urban developments. The course reviews the relevance of environmental legislation as it relates to issues such as air and waste quality, hazardous waste management, site assessment and cleanup, emergency planning, spills, transportation of dangerous goods, noise, and vibration. Construction safety and liability will be explored in relation to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. The course will provide an understanding of the legal framework in Ontario for approvals, enforcement, penalties, liabilities and reporting requirements under selected applicable law. Case studies and guest speakers will be used to demonstrate the application of environmental and construction safety legislation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Major Project in Construction Project Management
CONS8080

Description:

This course is designed as a capstone project to enable students to apply and synthesize the material learned in other courses. Working in a team, students will select a project, submit a project proposal and prepare a detailed project report. Interim written reports and group presentations will be required. Enrollment in this course is limited to students who are in their final semester of the program.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Professional Exam Preparation
CONS8250

Description:

The course reviews the different project and construction management professional certifications related to the courses taken in the program. It mainly focuses on guiding students in the preparation of Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Gold-Seal Certified (GSC) and Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) certifications. Enrollment in this course is limited to students who are in their final semester of the program.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Leadership in Project Management
MGMT8200

Description:

This course addresses essential leadership skills such as: human resource management, communication management and leadership styles and skills in project management. Students will learn skills and techniques of organizational planning, staff acquisition, team development, team motivation and evaluation, conflict resolution, negotiations, effective communication and personal productivity skills.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Program outcomes

  1. Develop and use strategies to promote continuous professional learning in the construction industry
  2. monitor and support workplace health and safety practices and procedures which are compliant with current legislation and regulations
  3. assess construction project* operations for compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in construction methodology
  4. analyze and monitor construction processes to ensure that sustainability practices* are implemented in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements
  5. establish and manage relationships among diverse project stakeholders* to achieve construction project* goals
  6. manage the production, storage, retrieval and communication of project-related digital documents according to best practices, to meet construction project* deadlines and goals
  7. perform a feasibility study to inform decisions in the planning phase of a construction project
  8. schedule, manage and evaluate the progression of construction projects* by applying the principles, practices and tools of construction project management* to complete projects on time and within budget
  9. prepare estimates and manage procurement processes to control costs in accordance with best practices in construction project management
  10. develop and oversee quality assurance and control* processes involved in the completion of construction projects* to meet project specifications and industry quality standards
  11. analyze and manage project risks to mitigate their impact throughout the construction project lifecycle
  12. formulate human resource management strategies to optimize personnel requirements for construction project* completion
  13. build and lead multidisciplinary teams throughout the construction project lifecycle* to accomplish construction project* goals