CM Department News
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What's Going on in Classes
CM 121: On Tuesday we will be discussing how to determine the productivity of labor. This is a major focus of this class and will be on the first exam (guaranteed). On Thursday, we'll start talking about estimating concrete. Lab this week will include estimating sitework. You will perform an estimate for various sitework elements and means for determining costs (including doing a detailed estimate of the MOLES components, using past subcontractor quotes, and an estimating guide). We will also be starting to estimate our first real project, the St. Francis High School Dining Hall. That's right: it's about to get real.
CM124 Lab: Gareth has a cool site lined up on Monday at Prairie City Road and Willard Drive in Folsom, but the site only works for Monday's section. So, if you're in Wednesday's section, I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to attend the Monday lab section field trip. Bring proper PPE. If you cannot meet in Monday's section for the site visit, you will meet with me on Wednesday and do something much lamer.
CM 126: Like the Navy SEALS say, "The only easy day was yesterday." This week is even more jam packed than last week. On Monday we will be talking contracts and subcontracts and many restrictions they impose or create, including "Buy American" clauses and utilization of local labor. We will also be discussing the St. Derek High School case so read it tonight. It was posted in SacCT and emailed to you on Friday.
On Wednesday we will finish up contracts if necessary. We will also be discussing negotiating, a skill you will need to develop if you want to be successful in the construction industry. If that's not enough, we will also be discussing another case study that I will post on Monday. Get ready because we're about to go turbo.
I teach people who will be building our country's infrastructure.