San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
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The Development of an Integrated Residential Construction Management CourseThis paper presents the recent changes to different delivery methods for a residential construction management course at a majoruniversity. The project-based course was delivered similarly to a capstone course by combining Residential Methods, Estimating,Scheduling, and Contracts into one class with one overall final project. The course introduced students to land acquisition, landdevelopment, construction services, operations, finance, marketing, and sales. Information about the course’s 14 different deliverymethods and the recent changes is provided in this paper. The recent changes are based on a survey that was conducted to obtain thestudents’ perspectives about the course delivery methods and combination of methods students preferred and found effective. Studentsalso provided insight on additional delivery methods they preferred and found effective from other courses that provided insight to therecent changes. The results of the student surveys are presented and discussed. Survey results led to two alternative delivery methodsthat have been recently adopted in the course. These methods are having students collaborate with industry to physically buildresidential assemblies outside the classroom in collaboration on full scale projects by applying knowledge learned in class, and newinteractive electronic reading. This information may assist educators with developing the appropriate mix of delivery methods.
Kelting, S., & Holt, E. A. (2012, June), The Development of an Integrated Residential Construction Management Course Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--22044
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