MGC102 - Physical Building Management

Outline info
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Last revision date 2018-11-15 20:32:23.215
Last review date 2018-11-15 20:32:23.217


Subject Title
Physical Building Management

Subject Description
MGC102 is designed to provide a working knowledge of condominium building systems and how to get the most economical life out of the building's common elements through good maintenance practices. Topics covered include: site, structure, building envelope, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, life safety, elevators, interior finishes.

Credit Status
1 Credit.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
None.

Topic Outline

  1. Introduction to Condominiums
  2. Site
  3. Structure
  4. Building Envelope - Functional elements, walls, windows
  5. Building Envelope - doors, roofs
  6. Plumbing
  7. Mechanical - heating systems, cooling systems, systems which do both
  8. Mechanical - ventilation, waste disposal, swimming pools/whirlpools, dehumidification
  9. Electrical - equipment and components, definitions
  10. Electrical - lighting, motors, auxillary systems
  11. Life Safety
  12. Elevators
  13. Interior Finishes

Mode of Instruction

Online
This subject is delivered online. This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.
 

Prescribed Texts

Please purchase textbooks online at http://mohawk.bookware3000.ca, and follow the following steps:
 
  1. Click - Order Textbooks Online
  2. Select Campus: Continuing Ed./Online Learning
  3. Select the Current Term 
  4. Select "View Courses for all programs" (Courses are listed by MO course code)
  5. Find and Select - "MGMT CDM02 - Physical Building Mgmt"
  6. Click on "Go", add item in cart, and checkout when ready to purchase

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation

Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor immediately, prior to when your assignment is due, so an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks after the assignment due date.

In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail.  Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.

Students are referred to the following web site for the Seneca College Library MLA Style Guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:  

http:/senecacollege.ca/library

Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the even of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.

English Competency:

The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme: 

Assignment(s) 30%
Final Exam 70%
 
The passing grade for this course is 60%, provided that students also achieve a passing grade of 51% on the final exam.

Academic Program Manager:
Jean-Pierre Patry

Approved by: Jean-pierre Patry