This is the online section of a course that regularly meets face to face. The video of the lectures will be available normally with the course notes. Please email the instructor before deciding to attend a face to face lecture.
Understanding the scope of work and related cost is perhaps the most fundamental knowledge required to start any activity. This course provides a theoretical framework to define the scope of work, schedule and cost, the student is exposed to the different methods used to identify and measure the cost elements as the first step to build a cost estimate. After the basics of cost estimation are understood, the student learns how to control costs of ongoing projects. Finally, this knowledge is applied in a course project in which the student has the opportunity to prepare a cost estimate, and identify control mechanisms using the concepts learned in class and critique the estimates prepared by other students.
At the end of the course, the student will understand:
There are no prerequisites for this course.
The exams will be given online, a maximum time and number of attempts will be fixed beforehand. No communications are allowed between students during the exams. The exam dates, homework assignments, presentations and reports are due on the date specified in the course calendar, these dates are fixed and non-negotiable. There will be no makeup exams, please check your calendar and report to the instructor any conflicts as soon as you become aware of them. Late assignments will be graded based on 90% of the lowest score of the assignments received on time. Exceptional circumstances including severe weather alert when recognized by the University, will be considered on a case by case basis. Business or leisure travel does not constitute exceptional circumstances. In the event of travel the student should take any necessary measures to submit deliverables electronically. Students with special needs should contact the instructor to discuss specific cases..
disabilities who may need special accommodations
should register with the Office of Disabilities
Services, telephone (305) 348-3852. In
addition they are encouraged to contact the
instructor so that arrangements can be made to
accommodate their needs. The
Department of Construction Management adheres to
the University’s policy concerning religious
holidays. Any student will be excused from
attendance in order to observe a religious
holiday for their faith. If an examination
or presentation is scheduled on that date, an
alternate date will be provided. Students
are expected to inform the faculty, ahead of
time, of such holidays
As a college, we care about and enforce the Policies and Procedures as they are important to the quality of the education we are providing to you. Details on FIU Policies can be found at:
The FIU library provides a number of services to distance learning students. For example:
Don't struggle through your library research alone! Help is available. For further information, contact Sarah Hammill, Distance Learning Librarian, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-919-5604.
You can visit the FIU Library at: http://library.fiu.edu
In an effort to provide online/hybrid students with reliable and secure access to the online learning technology resources, FIU Online has standard maintenance periods to perform scheduled maintenance and system upgrades. FIU Online courses will be unavailable during the established maintenance schedule. System maintenance is performed weekly between the hours of 11:59 PM on Friday night through 5:00 AM on Saturday morning. We thank you for your patience and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.
This is a fully online course, meaning that all course work (100%) will be conducted online. Expectations for performance in fully online courses are the same as for traditional courses; in fact, fully online courses require a degree of self-motivation, self-discipline, and technology skills that can make them more demanding for some students.
Fully online courses are not independent study courses. You will be expected to interact online with the professor and your fellow students; to do assignments; to meet deadlines; and in many classes, to work in virtual groups. In some fully online courses, you may be required to come to campus to take midterms and exams, but in most, you will take your tests online.
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Adjustments may be made to the calendar during the semester