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Course

Residential Construction Management Competition

Number: BCT 397R
Credits: 2
Format: In person

Semester: Fall
Meeting Times: TBD
Room: Olver Design Building 162

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Instructor

Ho-Sung Kim, Ph.D., LEED AP BD+C

Lecturer & Chief Undergraduate Advisor

Office: Olver Design Building 320
Phone: +1 (413) 545-1970
Email:

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Course Description

The NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Student Chapters Residential Construction Management Competition (RCMC) is one of the highlights of the annual International Builders’ Show. The competition gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real construction company by completing a management project/proposal. Proposals are submitted to a group of construction company executives who act as judges. During the convention, students defend their proposals to the judges in front of an audience

Note: This course can be taken twice for credit without it counting as a re-take.

Learning Goals

  • Develop a project plan such as work breakdown and sequencing.
  • Conduct an estimating process including types of estimates, quantity take offs, unit costs, resource management, and equipment costs.
  • Estimate project cash flows.
  • Develop a project schedule such as bar charts.
  • Develop a cost control including general cost control systems, indirect costs, and fixed overhead cost.
  • Develop a project safety plan utilizing OSHA, jobsite conditions, and accident prevention programs.
  • Introduction to Autodesk 3D Max, Autodesk AutoCad, Autodesk Revit, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, Rhinoceros 3D, Trimble SketchUp, Trimble WinEst

Textbook/Materials

None required

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