BCT Senior Seminar
Number: BCT 494BI
Format: In person, Amherst
Meeting Times: Mon/Wed 2:30-3:45
Room: Olver Design Building 162
Senior BCT capstone seminar course for students preparing to enter the construction and building technology field. Centers on management of construction projects by integrating core aspects like: design, building systems and structure, sustainability, bidding/estimating, scheduling, BIM, value engineering, contracts/negotiation, subcontractor relations, cost control, management during construction, close out, and post-construction requirements. Students complete a group-based semester-long comprehensive project in this course that responds to an RFP and leads to a presentation of written and oral outcomes in front of a panel of industry jurors. BCT students complete their Senior Assignment Project during this course.
This class will largely be conducted as a seminar. You will be expected to share appropriate educational and employment experiences during participation in your team/group discussions. Active participation in discussions are important components of this course.
Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BS-BCT majors.
Co-requisite: BCT 492A - Jobs and Professional Life in BCT (if not previously taken as junior)
- Demonstrate understanding of depth and breadth of knowledge required for a BCT degree.
- Work collaboratively in a team environment on comprehensive projects.
- Communicate effectively through writing and presentations.
- Develop leadership skills for business and management.
- Understand and appreciate the necessity of working with the full project delivery team.
- Practice problem solving and decision making skills in construction including evaluation of associated risks.
- Utilize skills and knowledge acquired from the General Education curriculum.
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