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Behrooz Emam
CM 310
Seattle Campus

Introduction to the Construction Industry

Introduction to the construction process, including general overview of organization, relationships, practices, terminology, project types, procurement methods, industry standards, contract documents, and career opportunities. Offered: A.

Class description

The intent of this course is to help students develop an understanding of the construction industry, its importance, its key features, and its terminology. This class will also explore the processes used in the industry, the players involved and their roles, and the contracts that govern the conduct of the participants in construction.

Major topics discussed in class will include: Project Phases, Construction Contracts, Project Management, Estimating, Scheduling, Project Controls, and Project Administration.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

To accomplish the above objectives we will utilize instructor lectures, class discussions, review of construction contracts & documents, reading assignments, student homework assignments, and outside presenters.

Recommended preparation

Purchase 2 class documents from Odegaard (OUGL) Library Copy Center, in addition to the textbook.

Class assignments and grading

Assignements will include: 1. Homework 2. Three industry interview papers 3. Three Exams

Student Interview Papers: 25% Student Homework: 25% Examinations: 50%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Behrooz Emam
Date: 07/23/2007