Construction Project Management


Course List

Term 1

CON-1003: Construction Methods, Materials and Codes

Students become familiar with different construction methods and materials depending on project requirements. The production, characteristics and application of construction materials, including sustainable practices will be studied in great depth. Specific building codes, safety regulations and ecological regulations that are required in different and unique situations will be discussed.

CON-1013: Project Managing, Scheduling and Job Site Planning I

Students become familiar with the concepts of project organization, time management and coordination while learning to develop meaningful and successful relationships with architects, engineers, owners and other trades. Using case studies students formulate and devise strategies and solutions to evolving situations. Students develop skills to recognize various factors affecting the construction schedule and site planning.

CON-1022: Basic Blueprint Reading and Drafting

In this course students learn how to read and interpret blueprints and specifications. Students will develop skills at manual architectural drafting and be introduced to various computer assisted drafting and blueprint viewing software.

CON-1032: Human Resources Project Management

Students develop communication and leadership skills for managing employees and contractors both in the office and on the job-site. Skills developed include policy writing, employee recruitment, problem solving, and conflict resolution techniques. Through the use of case study, students explore how different situations affect employer and employee relations in union and non-unionized environments.

CON-1043: Basic Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC Systems

In this course students are introduced to ICI and residential electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and fire supression systems. Students will identify and compare various systems used in current construction practices. This course builds competency in effectively communicating with plumbing, electrical and HVAC contractors.

CON-1053: Construction Estimation

Students develop skills to estimate based on blueprints and specifications. Students will perform quantity take-offs, apply material costs and perform labor calculations for an industrial/commercial/institutional construction project. General expenses, site work, heavy construction and tender documents are also examined in this course

RCT-1102: Construction Safety

This course will concentrate on fall protection and first aid. It will also provide the student with the fundamental concepts of the Occupational Health and Safety with specific reference to federal and provincial legislation. The student will identify and recognize workplace responsibilities, health issues, hazard concerns, controls, and WHMIS.

Term 2

CON-2013: Project Managing, Scheduling and Job Site Planning II

Students learn day to day issues arising on a construction project (change notices, transmittals, inspections, testing, and disputes/claims). Using more detailed case studies students study the techniques involved in managing a mid-large size construction project.

CON-2023: Advanced Blueprint Reading and Drafting

Students discover how to interpret complex blueprints and specifications. Students develop and interpret information in order to create their own drawings of various objects. Students will develop a set of blueprints for a small commercial project using Computer assisted drafting.

CON-2033: Construction Contracts and Laws

Students are introduced to principles of contract law as they relate to the construction industry. The various types of contracts and bidding documents and standard forms are introduced and examined.

CON-2042: Statics and Structural Design

All construction applications rely on structural theory and design. Students learn skills to determine and apply appropriate loading conditions for various construction applications. Topics such as force applications, force transfer calculations, and cross-sectional shapes properties will be studied.

CON-2053: Construction Economics

Student study of procurement, ongoing daily accounting and yearly accounting, cost-control, taxes, payroll and governmental funding available to projects that reach the requirements necessary. Students learn to use basic accounting software to create spreadsheets and ledgers as well as end of project financials and prep your accountings for year-end reviews.

RCT-3213: Computer Applications and Estimating

This course will introduce students to the use of word processing and spreadsheet software program. Students will build estimating databases and project estimating spreadsheets using these programs.

CPP-1001: Co-op Preparation

This workshop will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the Co-operative Education Students and the Co-operative Education Advisors as well as the Co-operative Education policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to Co-operative Education work terms and will prepare students for their Co-operative Education work term job search.

Term 3

EPM-1013: Project Management: Overview and Context

In this course students explore the relationships between project management and the greater context of organizational strategies, operations management, and portfolio and program management. Students learn the vocabulary, definitions, principles and concepts of project management.

EPM-1022: Initiating the Project

In this course, the student develops a structured approach to the project initiation processes. Key to this approach is the linkage of the business need to the project outcomes, the analysis of project stakeholders, and their interests, the application of project selection methods, the creation of the project charter, and the development of the initial project communications plan. Together these activities form the first process of Project Integration Management, Develop the Project Charter.

EPM-1034: Identifying Project Requirements: Scope & Quality Management

In this course students identify and define project scope and quality requirements using an array of processes, tools and techniques, including Planning Scope Management, Collecting Requirements, Defining Scope, Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Planning Quality Management.

EPM-1044: Project Resource Planning: Time Resources Management

In this course students learn the processes required to plan for the timely completion of the project scheduling activities including: defining project activities, sequencing activities, estimating project resources, estimating activity durations, and developing a schedule. The students learn how these processes interact and how they are used during the project life cycle.

EPM-1052: Project Resource Planning: Cost Management & HR Management

In this course students learn the processes involved in estimating and budgeting costs to ensure project completion within the approved financial constraints plus approved adjustments. The course also provides an introduction to the complex topic of planning of the resources required for the project. This also includes the resource of people process includes acquiring, developing, and managing the project resources

EPM-1064: Managing Project Uncertainty Risk & Procurement Management

In this course the student explores the related areas of planning in project risk management and project procurement management. Risk management planning processes include identifying and analyzing risk and developing risk response plans. Procurement management planning involves acquiring goods and services from outside organizations and developing an approach to how the work of those organization's efforts integrate into the project endeavour.

Term 4

CPL-1049: Work Term Full-Time*

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students to find permanent employment after graduation. For further information regarding Co-op, please refer to


CPL-5559: Applied Project

Work Integrated Project is aimed at enriching student success by combining the skills students have learned throughout their program. Within the course, students are taught valuable proposal development skills, project management techniques and presentation skills through weekly workshops. Moreover, the project should, by its very nature, attempt to enhance and strengthen the student's employability prospects post-graduation by exposing them to skills and knowledge in demand from today's employers. This course allows participants to integrate and apply skills and knowledge gained from a number of previous courses of study taken in the program. These skills are used to complete a work integrated project on a real-world challenge presented by an instructor or an industry partner. The student or student teams are expected to meet with the project supervisor during mutually agreed upon times and are required to attend each in-class session during the week.

*In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term (CPL-1049) students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater. Failing to do so will require the students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost to the student. This additional cost can be viewed by selecting the Additional Fees tab.

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