CCE102 - Material Estimating and Methods

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Last revision date Mar 18, 2019 8:57:40 AM
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Subject Title
Material Estimating and Methods

Subject Description
This course is intended to guide a student through a proven method of cost estimating.  This will aid the student in determining material quantities and unit cost for a complete project. This course will be of interest to those individuals wishing to learn about estimating in a commercial environment. Students will be able to utilize various documents created in the workplace. The build-up and calculations of unit costs for materials, labour and equipment will be the fundamental part of this subject.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Construction Estimator Certificate

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

1. Analyze bid documents and specifications.

2. Determine material quantities and unit costs.

3. Estimate quantities and cost of the 6 main 'General Contracting' estimating divisions.

4. Develop the total cost of a basic envelope structure.

5. Determine how the Construction Specification Institute master format divisions enhance each other.

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:  CCE101 - Introduction to Cost Estimating. The student will require a good understanding of Word and Excel. Knowledge of construction methods and details.

Topic Outline

  •     Material Quantity Measurement
  •     Estimating Site Work and Excavation
  •     Estimating Concrete and Masonry
  •     Estimating Carpentry and Finishes Work
  •     Summary Estimating and Closing the Bid

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
Fundamentals of Construction Estimating, David Pratt.  Nelson Publishing, 6th Edition, ISBN: 981285061023


Special Instructions:  Students should have previously purchased in CCE101-Introduction to Cost Estimating.

Reference Material
None

Required Supplies
Excel and Word

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:

Discussion Questions  10%
Assignments 60%
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