CONMF-DG Construction Management

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Overview

  • Four-year (44-month) degree program
  • August entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Co-op work experience: Three six-month terms (18 months in total)
  • Laptop delivery
  • Four optional exit points
  • Due to high demand, Year 1 of this funded program is open to Manitoba residents only. Applications received from non-Manitoba residents for this program will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded.
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions
  • National accreditation from:
    • The Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS)
    • The Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal program

Description
This degree program focuses on the management skills needed in heavy, industrial and commercial, and residential construction. Consider it if you are looking to develop managerial expertise and are already working in areas related to  the skilled trades, engineering, or engineering technologies.

The program curriculum focuses on technology, science, leadership, and management. You will learn how to work effectively in all construction management settings. Program learning outcomes comply with codes, laws, and regulations while respecting sustainable environmental practices.

There are four exit points:

  1. After completing Year 1 - exit with a Civil Technician certificate
  2. After completing Year 2 - exit with a Construction Technician certificate
  3. After completing Year 3 - exit with a Construction Technology diploma
  4. After completing Year 4 - exit with a Bachelor of Technology, Construction Management degree

The program also helps you to prepare for the following exams:

  • Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal exams 
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate exam
  • National accreditation exam from the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS).

The elective courses listed for third year and fourth year may be subject to change prior to the start of each semester. 

Note: The Civil Technician Certificate, Construction Management Technician Certificate and the Construction Technology Diploma are all exit points from their respective year of completion in the program. Students will not be allowed to continue in the program without reapplying and acceptance will be dependent on the availability of space.

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

A strong background in mathematics, science, and communications is recommended. Construction industry work experience is also recommended.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Applied Math 40S or Pre-Calculus Math 40S
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option.  If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

  1. Grade 12 Courses
    • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English 
      • Applied Math 40S or Pre-Calculus Math 40S
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
8888
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language)
60606060
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8888
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
4.54.54.54.0
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
6.56.56.56.0
LSI (Language Studies International)
6.56.56.56.5
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
20201921

Who Should Enrol?

This program is valuable to individuals from various backgrounds.

Consider this program if you:

  • Are a high school student seeking post-secondary education in the construction management field
  • Have a prior diploma or degree from a relevant accredited program
  • Have industry experience

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Aug 31, 2020 Apply now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$7,753.001
Year 2
$7,753.002
Year 3
$7,753.003
Year 4
$6,633.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$2,600.004
Year 2
$500.00
Year 3
$1,000.00
Year 4
$1,000.00
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
$18,497.005
1Program fees include a coop term at $1091.
2Program fees include a coop term at $1091.
3Program fees include a coop term at $1091.
4Includes $1600 for purchase of a personal laptop and $400 for Personal Protection Equipment (safety boots, hard hat, high visibility vest, eye protection and work gloves).
5Estimate per year

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Program Outline

Each year of the program has a specific focus, as follows:

Year 1 - Technical foundations
Year 2 - Technical expertise
Year 3 - Gold Seal and management details
Year 4 - Leadership and management

Elective Courses
The elective courses listed for Year 2 are bridging courses for diploma graduates of Civil Engineering Technology programs who are intending to enter the Construction Management program at the start of Year 3. Consult the Program Coordinator to confirm which courses would apply to each Civil program.

The Year 3 elective course Environmental Management CMDP-2001 is a mandatory elective for Civil diploma graduates from the Structural, Municipal or Geomatics programs.

The elective courses listed for third year and fourth year may be subject to change.  Notice would be given at the beginning of a semester when a change is being implemented. This process will provide flexibility in the delivery of electives and will allow the program to respond to new trends and requirements from industry. The list of possible electives in the third and fourth years of the program will always provide two or more options for students to select from each semester.

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
CMDP-1005Statics
3
CMDP-2005Surveying 1
3
SAFE-1028WHMIS
0
Term 2Credit Hours
CMDP-2011Surveying 2
3
Term 3Credit Hours
Year 2
Term 4Credit Hours
3
Electives
Term 5Credit Hours
Term 6Credit Hours
Year 3
Term 7Credit Hours
Electives
3
Term 8Credit Hours
Electives
Term 9Credit Hours
Year 4
Term 10Credit Hours
3
Electives
Term 11Credit Hours
3
Electives
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
CMCO-1001Co-op Work Placement 1
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Co-operative education is an educational strategy that integrates related on-the-job training with classroom theory by way of paid employment during the work term period. Industry demands more than just the technical and academic skills required for graduation. Students graduate with up to 18 months of relevant work experience gained through the co-op ed model of three six-month terms.

CMCO-2002Co-op Work Placement 2
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Co-operative education is an educational strategy that integrates related on-the-job training with classroom theory by way of paid employment during the work term period. Industry demands more than just the technical and academic skills required for graduation. Students graduate with up to 18 months of relevant work experience gained through the co-op ed model of three six-month terms.

CMCO-3000Co-op Work Placement 3
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Co-operative education is an educational strategy that integrates related on-the-job training with classroom theory by way of paid employment during the work term period. Industry demands more than just the technical and academic skills required for graduation. Students graduate with up to 18 months of relevant work experience gained through the co-op ed model of three six-month terms.

CMDP-1001Algebra & Trigonometry
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This course covers mathematical techniques necessary to solve problems in construction applications. Concepts covered include functions, graphing, factoring, exponents, radicals, algebraic manipulations, systems of linear equations, and trigonometry. A combination of lectures, tutorials and online assignments are used to teach the theory and application of mathematics.

CMDP-1002Computer and Communication Fundamentals
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This course consists of instruction in the fundamentals of effective communications with special emphasis on Construction Management. These skills will be integrated into hands-on computer applications commonly used in the industry including: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

CMDP-1003Construction Graphics
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Part A of this course introduces the standards and techniques used in preparing and managing construction drawings. Students will work through a number of exercises to gain basic drafting proficiency in using related software such as AutoCAD. Part B of this course covers basic blueprint reading. Starting with the basic technical drafting concepts such as scaling, imperial and metric units, lettering, line convention and orthographic projection. Students work through a set of project drawings/specs to acquire fundamental skills in interpreting floor plans, exterior elevations, building and wall sections, details and symbols.

CMDP-1004Construction Industry Overview
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This course stresses the impact that the construction industry has on the economy. In addition, attention is given to the changes in conducting business brought about by environmental concerns and advances in technology. To appreciate the construction process, the function of key players, and their interaction with various contractors involved in the construction industry, participants are exposed to a complete project life cycle from concept to closeout.

CMDP-1005Statics
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This course covers the basic concepts of statics – sources and effects of forces, definitions of force and moment, force components and resultants, support conditions, free - body diagrams, equilibrium - as applied to the analysis of trusses and simple beams. A combination of lectures, tutorials and problem based learning tasks are used to teach the theory and application of statics. Practical structural laboratory demonstrations and computer model simulations are performed to illustrate the theoretical concepts.

CMDP-1006Technical Communications
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This course encompasses written communication fundamentals, informal reports, and formal report writing. Students design and produce common technical and business documents in a clear and concise manner.

CMDP-1007Materials and Methods 1 & 2
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This course provides more in-depth coverage of construction blueprint reading. Based on the basics learned from Construction Graphics 1, a number of blueprint reading exercises are covered, relating to various construction trades for a typical commercial building project including mechanical and electrical systems, etc. Next a series of separate exercises are introduced to cover the basics of heavy/civil construction sector. In the lab component of this course, students might also gain some exposure in the latest Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology.

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CMDP-1008Construction Safety
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This course introduces students to general health and safety concerns and issues on the construction site. It considers the at-risk Young/New Worker, Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, Health and Safety Committees and Hazard Awareness & Risk Management. The course provides an overview of health, safety, and hygiene in various hazardous environments. It covers the recognition, evaluation and control of air pollution (indoor and ambient), noise pollution and physical, chemical, biological and ergonomic hazards, with the emphasis on those specifically related to construction operations (e.g. personal protection equipment, fall protection, cranes, excavation, scaffolding etc).

CMDP-1009Probability & Statistics
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This course focuses on classical statistics including topics such as frequency distribution, measures of central tendency and deviation, normal distribution, skewness, kurtosis, linear and nonlinear regression, establishing hypotheses, and the Chi-square test.

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CMDP-1010Report Writing
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This course examines the process of creating, developing, and presenting reports. It focuses on learning the basic steps and how-to's of writing a report including organizing and conducting an investigation, accurately documenting report sources, and planning, writing and completing the report.

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Prerequisite is dependent on the program being taken.
CMDP-1011Strength of Materials
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This course considers the characteristics and properties of engineering materials, as well as the elastic behaviour of flexural members. Practical structural laboratory demonstrations are performed to illustrate the theoretical concepts.

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CMDP-1012Values & Ethics in Technology
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Living responsibly as a citizen requires an understanding of how society is shaped by technology, and how society makes choices about the type of technology it develops and uses. It also requires both an awareness of the values reflected in the choices individuals and societies make, and the ability to discern the good and bad consequences of those choices. This course develops students’ abilities to identify and analyze technological systems and the social contexts in which they are found. Through historical examples and case studies, students learn to make responsible and sustainable choices on current issues for themselves.

CMDP-2000Materials and Methods 2
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Based on the blueprint reading and residential construction fundamentals from first year of the program, this course introduces the student to the principles of how structures are built with an emphasis on commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. It provides an overview of the major systems of a building from foundation up, how each is constructed, and how each is influenced by its relationship to other systems (e.g. the thermal/moisture protection). Materials, methods, and techniques used in construction are also discussed, including a sustainable perspective from the recent green–building practice. A set of project drawings/specs is used for class learning purpose.

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CMDP-2001Environmental Management
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The course will provide insight to conducting an environmental site assessment and an environmental audit. It will enable students to develop an environmental management plan and to conduct an environmental impact assessment. Special emphasis will be placed on emergency response plans and best environmental management practices related to the construction industry.

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CMDP-2001Environmental Management
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The course will provide insight to conducting an environmental site assessment and an environmental audit. It will enable students to develop an environmental management plan and to conduct an environmental impact assessment. Special emphasis will be placed on emergency response plans and best environmental management practices related to the construction industry.

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CMDP-2002Infrastructure Design 1
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This course introduces concepts, design principles, and materials related to infrastructure construction. The course will introduce different types of infrastructure and issues related to their design. The course will then explore common building materials (soils, gravels, concrete and asphalt). Finally, the course will explore roadway design, including route location, the geometry of horizontal and vertical curves, and related calculations.

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CMDP-2003Structural Analysis 1
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The aim of this course is to introduce students to the basic principles of analyzing structures – both qualitatively and quantitatively.  The course consists of analysis of beams and frames to determine external reactions and internal forces (axial force, shear and bending moment), sketching approximate deflected shapes for beams, using beam diagrams to predict maximum shear, moments and deflections, and applying the determinacy test to beams and frames to establish degree of indeterminacy and identifying stable and unstable structures.  Finally, a brief lead-in to Structural Design is provided with review of Limit States Design.

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CMDP-2004Structural Design 1
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This course builds on Structural Analysis 1, continuing with stress analysis by considering shear stresses on sections, combined stresses on sections, identifying lateral load resisting systems and the effects of frame support conditions. It also includes using structural analysis software to analyze beams/frames under more complex loading and support conditions.

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CMDP-2005Surveying 1
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This course introduces the fundamentals of survey measurement, equipment use, and standard practice methodology. Hands-on use of common survey equipment is performed in outdoor settings.

CMDP-2006Building Systems and Codes
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This course starts with an introduction to plumbing, fire sprinklers, HVAC and electrical systems used in building construction. It includes how M/E systems are represented on working drawings and the methods to construct these systems. Then it covers both part 3 and 9 of National Building Code of Canada in extensive details, focusing on fire protection, occupant safety and barrier-free design for both large and small buildings. Actual project drawings are used for reviewing building systems as well as conducting a building code analysis.

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CMDP-2007Infrastructure Design 2
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This course continues from Infrastructure 1. First it introduces the use of cross section information to calculate stakeout coordinates for various project components and calculate earthwork volumes. It introduces fundamental topics of hydrology and hydraulics, as well as sanitary and land drainage sewer design. The course also explores the infrastructure construction process referencing standard construction specifications and drawings.

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CMDP-2008Materials Science & Testing
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This course introduces students to the behavior of building and foundation materials within the context of construction such as geotechnical, concrete, timber, metal, and composite. Safety and verification of testing equipment is reviewed in order to have students prepare concrete batches mixed for assessment, prepare concrete forms, test fresh concrete for workability and air content, and test standard concrete cylinders. Theoretical to lab-tested behavior of steel components is considered. Lab results are compared to computer models and prototype models of concrete beams, truss joints, and wood roof trusses.

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CMDP-2009Structural Analysis 2
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This course builds on Structural Analysis 1, introducing methods of analysis including describing exact procedures and applying classical approximate methods for analysis of indeterminate beams and frames.

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CMDP-2010Structural Design 2
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This course consists of designing steel flexural members and steel compression members with base plates, designing reinforced concrete members for flexure, shear, and deflection, designing simple reinforced columns for axial load and eccentricity, defining and describing basic soil structure, soil types and soil sampling, and discussing shallow foundations (footings) and deep foundations (friction and end bearing piles).

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CMDP-2011Surveying 2
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This course builds on the fundamentals of Surveying 1. It will introduce basic roadway design and earthwork concepts, the fundamentals of survey traverse and coordinate calculations, and an introduction to the systems of survey in Manitoba.

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CMDP-2013Materials and Methods
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CMDP-2014Infrastructure / Heavy Construction
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CMDP-2015Structural Analysis
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CMDP-2016Structural Design
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CMDP-3000Construction Planning & Scheduling
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This course equips students with the necessary skills to adequately plan, schedule and control construction projects. Students will learn work breakdown and sequencing procedures. Students will also, manually and with MS Project, generate and evaluate bar charts, critical path networks, resource-loaded schedules and progress reports.

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CMDP-3001Human Behavior-Construction Organization
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This course addresses psychological principles and sociological concepts of human behaviour in formal and informal organized groups. It will show the main aspects of individual and group behaviour in purposeful group settings by exploring topics including group relationships, types of groups, task orientation, group structure, communication, leadership, group performance, psychological climate, human needs in organizations, status, and social roles.

CMDP-3002Principles of Management & Leadership
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This course examines various aspects of technical supervision and management. Students understand the role of first level management, various supervisory instruments and techniques, and supervisors' relationships with employees, senior management and unions. The course will explore theories of leadership in the context of different cultures, work situations, and personal organization experiences. Students will learn to apply leadership styles in a practical manner to typical situations in the Construction Management work environment. This course will include lectures, group discussions, presentations, Internet and research.

CMDP-3003Project Management 1
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This course serves as a general introduction to and an overview of Project Management practice in construction. Students will become familiar with key terms and internal and external factors that influence a project’s success. The life cycle and organization of a project is described. The course also introduces students to the nine knowledge areas and five process groups which comprise the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge. A variety of tools and techniques used in the management of projects will be introduced.

CMDP-3004Quantity Surveying
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Based on the fundamental construction knowledge from the first two years of the program, this intensive course provides students with an opportunity of professional estimating practice from scoping to quantity take-off. Work is measured for all MasterFormat divisions including site work, concrete, masonry, structural steel, wood framing, roofing, doors/windows, interior finishes, specialties, FFE, mechanical and electrical. Industry guidelines such as the CIQS Method of Measurement of Construction Works will be followed for measuring architectural, structural and civil work. When necessary, computer software will be utilized while maintaining adequate record-keeping required for estimating data. A set of high-profile project drawings is used for class learning.

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CMDP-3005Construction Law and Documents
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Legal system concepts are explored in the areas of laws, morals, ethics, civil law, common law and statute law. The court system hierarchy is reviewed. The law of torts and remedies for torts committed are examined. Construction contract law will look at offer and acceptance of contracts, tenders, capacity to contract, void/illegal contracts, privity of contract, effect of breach of contract, failure of performance, misrepresentation and torts (as applied to contracts) and the Statute of Frauds. Insurance and construction bonding will cover topics such as liability insurance, indemnity agreements, surety bonds, bid bonds, performance bonds, labour and material payment bonds, lien bonds, warranty bonds and letters of credit. Litigation and alternative dispute resolution examines the pre-trial phase, the trial phase, the judgment phase, negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Characteristics of construction contract forms will highlight topics such as standard contract forms for the construction industry (stipulated price, cost plus, unit price and civil works contracts). Also examined will be agreement provisions, definitions, general conditions, supplementary conditions, hierarchy of documents, liquidated damages & penalties, warranties and guarantees. Construction management contracts and custom contracts will be discussed also.

CMDP-3006Energy Efficient Systems in Construction
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Students explore a variety of alternative energy systems for heating, cooling, ventilation, humidification, and dehumidification. They investigate passive solar systems, geothermal systems, and basic design for heating and cooling buildings through examples and calculations which are incorporated into the final project.

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CMDP-3007Estimating - Heavy Construction or Building Construction
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Built upon the previous quantity surveying class, this course focuses on developing competitive bids for acquiring ICI or heavy/civil construction contracts. It explains key procedural steps essential to 'setting up the estimate' that are specific to building/heavy construction projects. It explains the various kinds of costs incurred by building/major heavy construction contractors along with the manner in which costs are typically displayed horizontally in the estimate. It also discusses the vertical format of a bid estimate totaling to the final intended bid figure. Computer software will be utilized to put together a price proposal.

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CMDP-3008Project Costing Control & Accounting
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Project costing and costing reports are emphasized together with their relationship to schedules and budget requirements. Critical path analysis techniques and work progress tracking processes are considered. The cost and accounting aspects of construction projects are emphasized.

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CMDP-3009Project Management 2
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This component of the Project Management course introduces concepts such as Gantt and PERT charts, task dependencies, resource allocations, and critical path planning. Students learn practical applications using MS Project and to apply these skills to complete the scheduling for an appropriate project.

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CMDP-4000Applied Research Methods (Capstone 1)
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This course focuses on research methodologies and approaches appropriate to applied research projects in the Construction Management field. The course covers methods of collecting, organizing, and utilizing information about the marketplace including competitor intelligence, appropriate statistical methods, and background internet research. Course participants will develop a formal applied research proposal. This is part one of the Capstone course.

Prerequisites:
Complete all courses in Years 1, 2 and 3.
CMDP-4001Engineering Economics
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This course provides an introduction to engineering decision making. It deals primarily with cash flows associated with engineering projects and related mathematical tools for manipulating monetary values over time. The course also presents less quantifiable considerations related to business policy, social responsibility, and ethics. Key studies include basic elements of engineering decision making, financial depreciation of assets, economic methods for comparing costs and benefits that occur at different times, cash flow analysis using principal formulas and compound interest factors, methods of evaluating and comparing projects, and methods of making choices about possible replacement of assets.

Prerequisites:
Take either CIVL-2023 or CMDP-1001. Take either CIVL-2024 or CMDP-1002.
CMDP-4002Inspection-Heavy Construction or Building Construction
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Building inspectors – this course covers duties and responsibilities in inspecting the structural quality and general safety of buildings in areas such as structural steel or reinforced-concrete structures. Inspectors determine whether the plans for the building or other structure comply with building code regulations and suitability for the building site.

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CMDP-4003Managerial Communication
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This course helps develop managerial communication skills in the context of the construction industry. The units of instruction include topics such as: understanding the communication process and communication systems, preparing a business plan, identifying sources and management of conflict, resolving people problems and giving feedback, managing group communication dynamics, fostering teamwork and generating consensus, reading non-verbal communication, developing interpersonal communication skills, mentoring/coaching, utilizing negotiating skills, and delivering oral presentations. The course comprises lectures, assignments, oral presentations, group work, role plays, and case studies.

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CMDP-4004Quality Control
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Students examine the practice standards in relation to various fields pertaining to construction and environmental law and supervision and management. Students learn to identify the requirements for various standards, relate how quality assurance practices are integral to building codes and standards interpretation, understand international competition opportunities and building commissioning, and assess quality assurance requirements for implementation.

CMDP-4005Applied Research Project (Capstone 2)
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Project topics involving an original design project, a practical laboratory project, or a case history study must be approved by the ARP co-ordinator. Students will perform the theoretical or practical research under the guidance of the ARP advisor. Evaluation will be based on a formal written report and an oral presentation. This is part two of the Capstone course.

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CMDP-4006Construction & Environment Issues
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The course covers topics related to contaminated sites which impact both owners and contractors. Common site issues are reviewed relevant to current and past legislation. Elements of risk, liability, hazards, and toxicity are discussed in the context of their impact on both the contractor and the owner.

CMDP-4007Human Resource Management
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This course covers human resource issues including goals, staffing, job analysis and design, recruitment and selection, career planning, succession planning, performance evaluation, and training and development.

CMDP-4008Risk Management
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This course covers risk factors affecting management decisions. Regulatory requirements, corporate standards, employee politics, public and media interest, financial limitations, and risk communication all contribute to and affect management decisions. Prevention planning, emergency response, containment, on-site treatment, off-site treatment, and landfill and other storage means are examined as risk management options.

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CMDP-4009Water & Wastewater
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This course will provide an in-depth look at solid waste and industrial waste management with emphasis on management processes, practices, and applications.

CMEL-4000Sustainable Infrastructure
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Applied research is the application of new or existing knowledge for solving real-world problems.  This course studies ways of applying sustainable approaches to the development of Canada’s infrastructure (energy, transportation, waste management, land use planning).  Through this course, students will learn of the criteria that makes infrastructure sustainable, the approach and methods to applied research, and current research practices in Manitoba implementing sustainable infrastructure.  Course delivery includes readings, videos, class discussions, guest speakers and tours.

CMEL-4001Building Green
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This course teaches the student a working knowledge of core concepts and strategies to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment in Canada. The course highlights how these core concepts and strategies can be used in various LEED rating systems.

CMEL-4002Building Information Modeling (BIM)
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This course will teach the concepts of building information modeling, parametric design, analysis, and construction documentation through Autodesk’s Revit software. Through the use of intelligent building components and interdependent views of the building model, students will see how and why this type of software is transforming the way we look at construction documentation – not only to produce the design but to glean statistical and quantitative information from it. From laying out the building grid to laying the sod, students will work in a hands-on environment that follows the design and documentation process from the big picture to the small details.

CMEL-4003Construction Labour Relations
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This course covers employment and collective bargaining legislation as well as the maintenance of collective agreements and the management of industrial relations. It analyzes employment standards legislation, the labour code, and the impact of collective bargaining/certification on organizational structure.

CMEL-4004Design-Build Projects
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This course covers the design-build project construction concept with one firm providing all the architectural, engineering and construction services. Topics include the design-build team and owner's roles, responsibilities, and liabilities as well as processes and challenges for construction management in a design-build project environment.

CMEL-4005Diversity & Workplace Culture
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This course addresses managing the changing and diverse workplace culture resulting from the recruitment of new Canadians, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and persons of aboriginal descent into the construction industry workforce. The units of instruction include topics such as barrier recognition (foreign credentials, language skills, work experience, workplace culture), diverse cultures and cultural differences, ethics, generalization and stereotypes, conflict resolution, managing technical people from a cross-cultural perspective, non-verbal, verbal and written communication differences, communicating technical information, hiring, retaining and promoting diverse workers, fostering multi-cultural teamwork, and workplace assimilation. The courses will be comprised of lectures, group discussions, assignments, group teamwork, role plays, and guest speakers.

CMEL-4010International Construction Projects
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Students will choose a country in which they have an interest and complete research into how that country approaches and completes construction projects. A report format will be given that will allow the students to use their research to compare their chosen country's construction processes and practices to that of Canada's. Students will present their findings, via oral presentation, to the rest of the class. Guest speakers during the term will help students to appreciate the global perspective and help with research avenues.

CMEL-4011Construction Jobsite Management
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This course will use practical examples and industry standard techniques to examine all facets of managing construction jobsites from a contractor's point of view, including the specific duties handled by the superintendent and the interactions with the project manager and other members of the construction team.  The lifecycle of a project will be studied - from the configurations of a project team to project closeout.  A dedicated focus on the activities of jobsite personnel includes helpful techniques and procedures for effectively managing a project jobsite from start to finish.

CMEL-4012Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings
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(No description available at this time)

SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SEMR-9209General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

CO-OP/Practicum Information

Co-operative education integrates related on-the-job training with classroom theory by alternating terms of academic study with employment.

As a Construction Management student, you will graduate with up to two years of related work experience, gained through co-op education. You may earn as much as $12,000 to $16,000 per work term.

You have access to RRC’s Job Central website where employers post Co-op jobs. Jobs specific to our programs are identified for easy reference.

The College does not guarantee employment.

For more information, please contact:

Denis Loiselle, Program Coordinator
Civil Engineering Technology
204-632-2585
E-mail: dloiselle@rrc.ca


Laptop Delivery

You will be required to purchase a laptop computer and related software for use throughout the program.

The use of laptop computers is an integral part of this program. It will enhance your learning and competitiveness in the job market. This universal-access approach to learning is a shared one between students and the College.

Do not purchase a laptop until you have been accepted and registered in the program.

Students in this program are required to bring their own laptop that meets or exceeds the following specifications

1. Intel processor 2.5GHz at minimum (strongly recommend an i7 processor).
    Do not get an Intel Celeron processor.
2. 8 GB basic (strongly recommended 16GB) for memory
3. Wireless capability.
4. Be sure that your computer can also connect using network cable.
    You will need additional adaptor if your laptop does not have an Ethernet port.
5. A network cable is necessary at all times in the classrooms (approximately 5 feet or 1.5 meters).
6. Windows 10 Desktop Operating System. (64bit)
7. A mouse is required, especially for AutoCAD. (does not need to be fancy; must have a ‘roller-wheel’).
8. Additional software will be provided such as MS Office. Installation will occur during class time using the network cable you bring, not over the wireless network.

Requirements for the AutoCAD 2020 can be found at (final version of software to be used for course work will be decided at a later date and installed in AutoCAD class):
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-AutoCAD-2020-including-Specialized-Toolsets.html

The College will provide a detailed list of required software, network access, and help desk support if you require assistance. You will have on-campus access to e-mail, College networks, and the Internet.

Off-campus access to the Internet is the responsibility of the student.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Employment Potential

Graduates will be able to address the needs of the evolving construction industry and, with additional experience, be able to assume positions as middle and senior managers.

They may be able to continue their studies in the field of Construction Management and specialized areas of the construction sector such as green buildings, energy conservation, and clean technology.

Contact Information

For general information about this program or how to apply, contact the Student Service Center at 204-632-2327 or 1-800-903-7707 (Monday to Friday 8:00am - 3:45pm) or by email register@rrc.ca

For detailed program information, or to explore your suitability for these programs in more detail, email your inquiries to constructionmgmt@rrc.ca.

International students should visit our International Education microsite for application information at www.rrc.ca/international/study-at-rrc/how-to-apply

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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