CNST 1160  Construction Cost Estimating Credit Hours: 2.00 Prerequisites: None
(formerly ATBC 1160)
A study of methods and procedures that are currently used to perform a construction estimate. Course includes examination of plans and specifications, outlining of material takeoff methods, and labor pricing schedules.
Billable Contact Hours: 2
Search for Sections OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to determine cost estimates for a residential project.Objectives:  Given a text book, the student will identify construction costs based on square foot cost by class and building type, to an accuracy of 75%.
 Given a text book, the student will identify construction costs based on building systems, to an accuracy of 75%.
 Given a text book, the student will identify construction costs based by unit price, to an accuracy of 75%.
 Given a text book, the student will identify construction costs based by assemblies costs, to an accuracy of 75%.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to document different building construction systems and research costs for these systems. Objectives:  Given a text book, the student will compare product costs from the text with actual local suppliers, to an accuracy of 75%.
 Given a text book, the student will identify bare costs, overhead and profit, and general requirements, to an accuracy of 75%.
 Given a construction print, the student will demolition and additional costs, to an accuracy of 75%.
 The student will research trade specialists and their labor costs, to an accuracy of 75%.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to determine various building components. Objectives:  Given a text book and a set of construction prints, the student will identify various foundations, to an accuracy of 75%.
 Given a text book and a set of construction prints, the student will identify various floor framing construction, to an accuracy of 75%.
 Given a text book and a set of construction prints, the student will identify various wall framing construction, to an accuracy of 75%.
 Given a text book and a set of construction prints, the student will identify various roof framing construction, to an accuracy of 75%.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to complete an entire cost estimate for a residential building. Objectives:  Given a set of construction documents, the student will research the CSI divisions.
 Given a set of construction documents, the student will create a cost estimate for a residential project, to an accuracy of 75%.
 Given a set of construction documents and results of a completed project, the student will work out a comparison of the estimate with actual cost for a residential project.
 Students will work in groups toward a final classroom team project.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO) • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience. • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue. • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives. • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task. • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments. • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course: Communication: YES Critical Thinking: YES Global Literacy: YES Information Literacy: YES Quantitative Reasoning: YES COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE  Introduction
 Residential Square Foot Cost
 Site Work
 Site Construction
 Foundations
 Concrete and Masonry
 Framing
 Wood and Plastics
 Exterior Walls
 Metals
 Roofing
 Thermal and Moisture Protection
 Interiors
 Doors and Windows
 Specialties and Equipment
 Electrical
Primary Faculty Grant, Janice Secondary Faculty Associate Dean Pawlowski, Timothy Dean Hutchison, Donald
Official Course Syllabus  Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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