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ARCH 2230 - AEC Project Management

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

(formerly DRAD 2230)

This course will give students a solid understanding of AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) Project Management fundamentals.  Working within the roles and responsibilities of owner, designer, contractor, and supplier, students will learn all of the stages of the Facility Life Cycle from project conception to facility management. Using key construction terminology, this course will strengthen the understanding of industry planning, organizing, and administering successful projects.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

When Offered: Winter semester only

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define the project life cycle.


  1. Use key words and phrases during the building development process.
  2. Interpret project documents including notes, forms, schedules or legends

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to develop goals during the project conception.


  1. Identify all of the major parties involved in a typical construction project.
  2. Outline the role of each major party.
  3. Interpret contract terms and conditions

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate the type of Project Delivery necessary for individual projects.


  1. Analyze the project.
  2. Compare and contrast project delivery options.
  3. Recommend a delivery option; Design-Bid-Build, construction management, design-build, and owner-build,

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to outline the design process and development.


  1. Evaluate the process of selecting products
  2. Examine processes relevant to specific projects.
  3. Select appropriate sustainable design principles
  4. Select environmental design tools to certify facilities with USGBC criteria in order to protect public health and the environment.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate the contract documents including working drawings and the project manual.


  1. Interpret various construction contracts, methods, and materials.
  2. Explain the Construction Sequencing.
  3. Prepare outline specifications using the CSI Materformat tools, reference books, sweet catalogs, and other materials as needed.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to complete the project bid phase including Bidding, Negotiating, and Purchasing.


  1. Complete the appropriate bidding procedures for various projects.
  2. Prepare bid proposal forms
  3. Prepare advertisements.
  4. Prepare notice for bidders.
  5. Evaluate the bids received.
  6. Award a contract.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to communicate effectively during Construction.


  1. Identify strategies needed for effective teamwork based on the delivery method.
  2. Administer construction based on the delivery method
  3. Coordinate the working drawings as they relate to the specifications.

Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to assess the Facility Management operations required at the completion of a project.


  1. Determine the maintenance needed to complete the project.
  2. Utilize project resources for effective building management, improvements, and modifications.
  3. Justify improvements or modifications if needed.

• 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
Scientific Literacy: YES

1. Project Life Cycle terms and definitions

2. Project Conception

3. Project Delivery

4. Design Process

5. Contract Documents

6. Bidding, Negotiating, and Purchasing

7. Construction

8. Facility Management

Primary Faculty
Grant, Janice
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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