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Introduction to Construction Economics BLDC 2150

Building Construction Part-time Studies Course

Course details

The course is a basic introduction to the concept of the time value of money using simple rates of return, interest rates and types, and decision criteria. Pricing techniques and methodology are introduced as part of the estimating process and bid preparation. Various forms of budget pricing are introduced which lead to a more detailed study of elemental analysis.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$545.63 - $557.80 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below is one offering of BLDC 2150 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 57704

Duration

Fri May 27 - Fri Aug 19 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 57704
  • $545.63
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 27 - Aug 19 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

David Ngai

Course outline

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Cost

$545.63

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. There will be no class on July 1st: statutory holiday.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of BLDC 2150 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 34890

Duration

Fri Sep 09 - Fri Dec 09 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 34890
  • $557.80
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 09 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 403
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$557.80

Important information
  1. There will be no class September 30th and November 11 statutory holidays.
Status

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the relationship between interest rates and the time value of money.
  • Calculate present and future value problems.
  • Evaluate and rank various investment opportunities.
  • Assemble key financial components and prepare a pro-forma statement.
  • Convert material quantities to final estimate costs by applying pricing techniques and methodology.
  • Describe crew assembly, and develop corresponding crew rates.
  • Generate unit prices for applicable tender requirements.
  • Identify the process of final tender assembly and preparation.
  • Distinguish various budget pricing techniques and their applications.
  • Carry-out the steps involved in completing an elemental analysis of particular project.

Effective as of Fall 2007

Related Programs

Introduction to Construction Economics (BLDC 2150) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Architectural and Building Technology
    Certificate Part-time
  2. Building Construction Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Building Design and Architectural CAD
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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