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Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CI 266 - Contracts, Specifications and Estimating

Credit Hours: 3

A survey course intended to introduce the student to the basic concepts and principles of law involving construction contracts, specification.  Emphasis is placed on the interaction between the owner, engineer and contractor, as it relates to the involvement and liability of the civil engineering technician. A portion of the course covers the basic principles of estimating as it relates to construction projects. Included in the estimating is quantity take offs, crew and equipment sizes, and related costs.

Course Outcomes
After completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • comprehend the basic principles of contracts;
  • comprehend the concept of bonds and insurance and how they are used;
  • identify the parties involved in a construction contract and their responsibilities;
  • perform cost analysis and estimates of engineering project;
  • perform and understand construction scheduling; and
  • perform a class presentation using power point on a construction project or topics.

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