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BCT 202 - Construction Business Management

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Overview of construction business and project management. Includes planning and organizing, risk management, project management, estimating, scheduling, environmental and safety laws, employer obligations, financial management, contract law, and Arizona state requirements for contractors.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Design, plan, organize and choose the form of business needed.
  2. Determine the risk involved in starting a business.
  3. Describe all the components of project management.
  4. Develop an estimate for a construction job.
  5. Develop a procedure for scheduling a construction job.
  6. Determine the environmental and safety considerations for construction work.
  7. Determine employer obligations for a construction company.
  8. Describe financial management plan for construction industry.
  9. Describe contract laws related to construction.
  10. Describe the state requirements for Arizona contractors.

Outline:
  1. Planning and Organizing
    1. Business ownership
    2. How to choose the form of business wanted
      1. Sole proprietorship
      2. Corporation
      3. Other forms of organizations
      4. Business plan
      5. Establishing a business
  2. Risk Management
    1. Contracts and insurance protection against risk
    2. Bonding for liability protection
      1. Contracting risk
      2. Insurance
      3. Types of policies
      4. Bonding
      5. Warranties
  3. Project Management
    1. Efficient use of materials, labor, equipment, and subcontractors
    2. Project budget
    3. Schedule
    4. Pay reports
    5. Shop drawings and submittals
    6. Change orders
    7. Job records
      1. Project superintendent
      2. Reports and records
      3. Quality control
      4. Material control
      5. Schedules
      6. Budget control
  4. Estimating
    1. Cost determination
    2. Accounting
    3. Cost control
    4. Scheduling
    5. Purchasing
    6. Construction work
      1. Bidding
      2. Material takeoff
      3. Estimating labor cost
      4. Equipment needs
      5. Security
      6. Overhead
      7. Profit
      8. Control
  5. Scheduling
    1. Phase controls
    2. Resource requirements
      1. Benefits of scheduling
      2. Planning
      3. Scheduling
      4. Control function
  6. Environmental and Safety Laws
    1. Pollution control
    2. Statutes and laws
      1. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
      2. Design and site consideration
      3. Water quality
      4. Air quality
      5. Solid and hazardous waste
      6. Legal consequences
      7. Federal regulations
      8. Contractor obligations
  7. Employer Obligations
    1. Laws dealing directly with relationships between the employer and the employees
    2. Fair labor standard act
      1. Workers compensation
      2. Americans with disabilities
      3. Immigration and naturalization
      4. Unemployment compensation
      5. Child support enforcement
      6. Payment of taxes
      7. Payroll reports
      8. Personnel files
  8. Financial Management
    1. Financial plan for success in the construction industry
    2. Accounting procedures for the construction industry
      1. Accounting system
      2. Documents
      3. Journals
      4. Cash basis
      5. Accrual basis
      6. Contracts
      7. Balance statements
      8. Income statements
      9. Working capital
  9. Contract Law
    1. What is a contract?
    2. Contract types
    3. Breach of contract
    4. Acceptance  
    5. Oral vs. written
    6. General contracting terms
  10. Arizona State Requirements for Contractors
    1. Obtaining a contractor’s license
    2. Incorporating a business
    3. Arizona business taxes
    4. Arizona payroll requirements
    5. Arizona income taxes
    6. Lien laws
    7. Safety regulations
    8. Contractor laws
    9. Rule and regulations


Effective Term:
Spring 2013



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