CCE101 - Introduction to Cost Estimating

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Subject Title
Introduction to Cost Estimating

Subject Description
This course is intended to explain the process of Construction Estimating from the contract documents to the methods of measuring material quantities used in General Contracting Offices. This will enable the student to understand the position of estimator within the business of construction management both in the Contractor and Sub-Contractor's world. The course will concentrate on "Taking Off" methods of materials using simple residential and commercial exercises.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Construction Estimator Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Explain the role of the construction estimator.

2. Describe bidding procedures and bid documents.

3. Measure and quantify items and tasks used in an estimating 'Takeoff'.

4. Perform the essential tasks of a construction estimator.

Academic Integrity
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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)
Recommended :  Construction Blueprints and Methods CG-CONS1090

Topic Outline

  • The Role of Estimating
  • Bid Specifications, Quantification and Drawings
  • Site Work and Excavation and Piling Qualification
  • Measuring Concrete and Masonry Work
  • Measuring Carpentry
  • Pricing Generally
  • Pricing Sub-Contractors Work

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.
Platform:  Desire2Learn

Prescribed Texts
Pratt, David. Fundamentals of Construction Estimating (3rd Edition), Nelson Publishing, ISBN: 9781439059647


Reference Material
None

Required Supplies
None

Student Progression and Promotion Policy

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Grading Policy http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/grading-policy.html

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/about/policies/academics-and-student-services.html) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices (http://www.senecacollege.ca/registrar/gpacalulator.html.


Modes of Evaluation
All the academic policies of the College at which you registered apply. This includes, but is not limited to policies related to grading, supplemental exams, deferred exams and accommodations.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignments 60%
Discussion Forums 10%
Final Exam  30%

The final exam for this online course is written online. No invigilation is required.  The passing grade for this course is 55%.


MINIMUM PERFORMANCE FOR GRADUATION
No student will be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if, in more than 30% of the subjects required for graduation, the student has received a "D" grade.

Assignments
  • Assignments are due on the date given by the instructor.
  • A late penalty of 10% per day is assessed for late assignments, including those not handed in at the beginning of class when due.
  • Material will not be accepted after one week following the due date and/or when the marked material is returned to students, whichever comes first.
  • Assignments are to be prepared by computer.

Absenteeism and Exams
  • Students who are absent for an examination due to an emergency (e.g., motor vehicle accident, hospitalization or death in the family) may provide official documentation within five days of the missed exam and be provided a deferred exam at a later date.  Official documentation includes a death notice or an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time expected absence and the specific reason for the absence.  Examinations missed without official documentation and approval result in a grade of zero.
  • There are no deferred options for missed tests.  
English Proficiency
  • All written work should demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness:
-writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar
-spelling and punctuation are correct
-sentences are structured correctly
-main ideas are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons
-work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs
-work is arranged in correct format (e.g., as a report, essay)
-up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all work if the above English competencies are not met.


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Approved by: Sharon Estok