Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
This interactive seminar will help you understand and interpret construction drawings and project specifications. Acquire new skills and learn how to apply them to read, interpret, and extrapolate information from plans, elevations, sections, and details contained in construction drawings. Discuss standard CCA and CCDC documents used at various stages of pre-bid and construction. Understand the impacts of associated responsibilities, including risk management arising from bidding procedures, as well as the role of contract conditions and general requirements.
Explore the steps in the construction process from the award to close-out. Topics in this course will include scope of work, bidding, start up, control system requirements, role of consultants and organizational structure. Other topics include contractors safety program, work changes and preventing delays.
Examine the principles of contract law as they relate to the construction industry. In particular, the course will deal with the creation and interpretation of contracts and the remedies available for breaches of contracts. There will be considerable emphasis on the rights and responsibilities of owners, contractors, and consultants in the bidding process. You will acquire knowledge and skills to administer projects with reduced legal difficulty and to resolve disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.