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Mass Timber Construction - TMBR


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

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

  • Define the concept of estimating.
  • Describe the role of estimating in construction projects.
  • Identify the basic tools for estimating construction projects.
  • Compare basic types of estimates used in the different stages of project design.
  • Describe the basic estimating process.
  • Identify the role of cost estimating for deciding between mass timber and other materials.
  • Define and compare basic life cycle costs for wood frame, mass timber, steel and concrete.
  • Explain the basic steps to compile a complete estimate.
  • Explain the key considerations for pricing mass timber.
  • Describe the major cost drivers for mass timber.
  • Compare the main cost differences between mass timber, steel and concrete structures.
  • Identify basic cost considerations associated with construction projects.
  • Describe ways to achieve cost efficiencies in mass timber projects.
  • Identify the basic procurement routes for mass timber projects.
  • Discuss the long term costs and sustainability of mass timber projects.

Effective as of Winter 2021

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