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Behrooz Emam
CM 320
Seattle Campus

Construction Contract Documents

Introduction to working drawings, specifications, and other documents designed to enable the student to read and interpret complete set of contract documents for residential and light commercial projects. Emphasis on the organization and uses of architectural/engineering drawings and specifications in the construction process. Offered: WS.

Class description

The intent of this course is to help students develop a thorough understanding of the construction Contract Documents used in the construction industry. These Contract Documents include: Construction Drawings, Specifications, Agreements, and General and Supplementary Conditions.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

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

Recommended preparation

Read Pages 3-42 & 252-265 in the required text "Reading Architectural Plans, by: Ernest R. Weidhaas".

Class assignments and grading

Assignments are from the text book. Student's on time completion of homework assignments, attendance and participation in class activities, are important elements of this class. Your participation indicates your interest in the program and also provides insight into your knowledge of the construction industry.

Your input through class discussions and the assigned homework will also help bring new ideas and understanding to the learning process. 10% of the grade has been reserved for class participation and 30% for homework assignments throughout the session. Homework assignments are due at the beginning of the following class session and must be completed in a professional manner. Five points will be deducted from the homework grade for a one session delay. Homework delayed more than one week is not accepted.

Student Participation in class: 10% Mid-Term Examination: 30% Student Homework: 30% Final Examination: 30%


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: 12/26/2002