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Course Outlines

BLDT 2021 Basic Project Management Skills

School School of Construction and the Environment
Program Construction Supervision
Course Credits 3
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date January 14, 2021
End Date April 01, 2021
Total Hours 36
Total Weeks 12
Hours/Weeks 3
Delivery Type Lecture/Lab
Pre-requisites BLDT 1031
CRN 46317

Acknowledgement of Territories

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name Christopher Black
E-mail Instructor to provide
Location By Email
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

Provides students with the basic concepts of project management. This includes project planning, project controls, cash flow projections and documentation of the project.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the ten knowledge areas of project management skills: Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Procurement, Human resources, Communications, Risk management, and Stakeholder management.
  • Apply knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the needs of the project requirements.
  • Develop a Gantt Chart and the Critical Path Method (CPM) diagraph.
  • Understand and manage project documentation.
  • Identify issues that could potentially lead to a claim and potential methods to avoid claims.
  • Describe characteristics of an effective negotiator and understand negotiation concepts.
  • Recognize the main areas of risk that exist within construction projects and take the appropriate steps to deal with these risks.

Learning Resources

Required: None

Optional: Construction Project Administration by Edward R. Fisk and Wayne D. Reynolds

Course Goals

The primary focus of this course is to present Project Management Techniques currently used in the Construction Industry. The lectures will introduce the fundamentals of various project management procedures used within the construction industry. Assignments will be structured to demonstrate the practical application of some of the lecture material.

Evaluation Criteria

OCriteria % Comments
Assignments 30Six assignments total (5% per assignment). Assignments submitted late will be deducted 10% per week for that particular assignment.
Midterm 35

Students unable to take the mid-term due to illness must submit a Medical certificate to the instructor. The certificate must state the time period in question and state that the student was unable to attend class due to medical reasons.

Final 35

Must pass Final Exam to pass the course.

Students unable to take the final exam due to illness must submit a Medical certificate to the instructor. The certificate must state the time period in question and state that the student was unable to atten,d class due to medical reasons.

Total 100

Course Specific Requirements

Assignments: Late assignments, lab reports or projects will be accepted for marking; however you will be deducted 20%/week for late assignments. Assignments must be done on an individual basis unless otherwise specified by the instructor.

Makeup Tests, Exams or Quizzes: There will be no makeup tests, exams or quizzes. If you miss a test, exam or quiz, you will receive zero marks. Exceptions may be made for documented medical reasons or extenuating circumstances. In such a case, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor immediately.

Ethics: BCIT assumes that all students attending the Institute will follow a high standard of ethics. Incidents of cheating or plagiarism may, therefore, result in a grade of zero for the assignment, quiz, test, exam, or project for all parties involved and/or expulsion from the course.

Attendance: The attendance policy as outlined in the current BCIT Calendar will be enforced. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each session. Students not present at that time will be recorded as absent.

Illness: A doctor’s note is required for any illness causing you to miss assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, or exam. At the discretion of the instructor, you may complete the work missed or have the work prorated.

Attempts: Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts will not be eligible to graduate from the appropriate program.

Course Outline Changes: The material or schedule specified in this course outline may be changed by the instructor. If changes are required, they will be announced in class.

Course Schedule and Assignments

WeekDate DescriptionAssignments
1January 14Course Overview and Introduction

2

January 21

Work Breakdown Structure and Scheduling

Assignment #1: Handed Out

3

January 28

Construction Budgets and Accounting

Assignment #1: Due

Assignment #2: Handed Out

4

February 4

Forecasting and Cash Flow Projections

Assignment #2: Due

Assignment #3: Handed Out

5

February 11

Project Tracking and Documentation

Assignment #3: Due

6

February 18

Midterm Exam

7

February 25

Contracts and Material Management

8

March 4

Schedule of Values and Progress Draws

Assignment #4: Handed Out

9

March 11

Risk Management

Assignment #4: Due

Assignment #5: Handed Out

10

March 18

Negotiating and Value Engineering

Assignment #5: Due

11March 25Claims and ReviewAssignment #6: Handed Out

12

April 1

Final Exam

Assignment #6: Due

BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination:
The BCIT community is made up of individuals from every ability, background, experience and identity, each contributing uniquely to the richness and diversity of the BCIT community as a whole. In recognition of this, and the intrinsic value of our diversity, BCIT seeks to foster a climate of collaboration, understanding and mutual respect between all members of the community and ensure an inclusive accessible working and learning environment where everyone can succeed.

Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.

Students should make themselves aware of additional Education, Administration, Safety and other BCIT policies listed at https://www.bcit.ca/about/administration/policies.shtml

Guidelines for School of Construction and the Environment

Attempts:
Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts will not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.

Approved

I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Christopher Black, Instructor
December 28, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Beverly McQuarrie, Program Head
December 28, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Michael Currie, Associate Dean
December 29, 2020

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.