This course is a combination of several distinct areas in the building construction industry. One part of the course is comprised of an introduction to fundamental surveying principles and methods, including distance measurement, angular measurement, and elevation differences. Instrument practice and care for levels, electronic distance measurement instruments, and total station equipment are introduced. Other topics studied are: terminology, computations, developing site plans, and construction layout. Another part of the course covers topics in construction estimates and records including estimating, takeoffs, and pricing for both residential and commercial construction. A third part of the course covers construction management principles including scheduling practices, contracts, general conditions, and specifications.
2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of studio per week