Residential Construction Management Program
(Postgraduate)
(T408)

2020-20212021-2022

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

The Residential Construction Management postgraduate program provides a hands-on environment for you to learn the specialized skills employers value in residential construction management: procurement, quality control and defects prevention. Class and lab work is project based to replicate on-site construction activities and will expose you to current industry practices and procedures. Students may be eligible for partial tuition scholarships sponsored by RESCON.

Full Description

The Residential Construction Management graduate certificate program is offered in collaboration with the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON). The program is open to domestic graduates of a three-year Construction and Civil Engineering Technology program and will provide you with opportunities to broaden your existing skills for work on low-rise and high-rise residential construction projects. This includes gaining experience in estimating, scheduling and controlling costs of residential construction projects as well as applying workplace practices that ensure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation and regulations.

The program provides a hands-on environment for you to learn the specialized skills employers value in residential project management: procurement, quality control and defects prevention. Class and lab work is project based to replicate on-site construction activities and will give you increased practice in current industry practices and procedures.

Key features of the program:

  • Class size is a maximum of 15 students. This smaller class size provides increased access to lab facilities and instructor interaction
  • Semester 1 classes are scheduled for three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) to assist students who wish to work part-time while in the program
  • Semester 2 consists of a 4-month paid field placement with a member of RESCON. This placement provides you with real-life opportunities to practice skills learned in first semester

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Assess requirements for construction industry business planning and management.
  2. Formulate strategies for human resource planning and management.
  3. Analyze and explain the fundamentals of building codes and legal issues including contract law.
  4. Assess safe work practices including risk analysis and risk management theory, assisting in the formulation of options on the basis of specific project/operational requirements.
  5. Produce, analyze and present data in graphic, oral and written formats to communicate residential construction project information effectively and accurately.
  6. Estimate, schedule and control costs of residential construction proficiently, in accordance with best practices in construction management.
  7. Coordinate time, cost and quantity for the successful completion of work for residential construction projects.
  8. Select and use appropriate electronic technology to support residential construction projects.
  9. Formulate the principles and practice of team-building in an interdisciplinary setting, and integrate negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  10. Analyze technical problems and integrate knowledge of mechanical, structural and finish components of buildings in a residential project.
  11. Evaluate technical and historic construction field information for use on bidding on and planning residential construction projects.

Courses

Required Courses

Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG4011 Quality Control & Defect Prevention
BLDG4012 Home Design & Value Engineering
BLDG4013 Purchasing and Bid Processes
BLDG4014 Residential Construction Project Management
BLDG4015 High Rise Residential Construction

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG1080 Field Placement (4 months)

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Graduates will be able to fill roles in the residential construction sector such as:

  • Junior Estimator
  • Junior Residential Construction Manager
  • Junior Residential Construction Project Manager
  • Junior Site Superintendent
  • Junior Project Coordinator

Industry

The Residential Construction Management postgraduate program was developed in response to industry demand for graduates with exposure to the residential sector, supported by a $500,000 endowment from RESCON. Together, George Brown and RESCON have created a co-operative education program specifically focused on the needs of the residential sector (both low rise and high rise). This partnership allows students to complete a four-month intensive semester at the Centre for Construction & Engineering Technologies followed by a four-month field placement at a RESCON member firm. The program has been successfully preparing graduates with on-the-job experience in the residential sector since its launch in 2013.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$3,564.00 *

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2020 and at later dates.

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

  • 3-year advanced diploma in Construction Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering or equivalent*
  • Minimum program GPA of 2.7
  • Department interview (resume required)
  • Space is limited

* Main criteria to determine equivalency will be based on gained knowledge of the following:

  • Wood-frame construction details and principles
  • Canadian construction industry standards, procedures, protocols and codes
  • Canadian estimating and bidding practices

Please note that Domestic applicants who are submitting International transcripts require a Canadian equivalency evaluation. This can be obtained through ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service) or WES (World Education Services).

English Language Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details.

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 6944

Email: construction_mgmt@georgebrown.ca

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus

Do you have questions about this program or your career options? Join us for an on-campus Information Session. You'll have the opportunity to meet our friendly instructors and staff, ask questions and experience what it's like to be in a George Brown College classroom.

Sign up for an Information Session.

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Residential Construction Management Program
(Postgraduate)
(T408)

2020-20212021-2022

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

The Residential Construction Management postgraduate program provides a hands-on environment for you to learn the specialized skills employers value in residential construction management: procurement, quality control and defects prevention. Class and lab work is project based to replicate on-site construction activities and will expose you to current industry practices and procedures. Students may be eligible for partial tuition scholarships sponsored by RESCON.

Full Description

The Residential Construction Management graduate certificate program is offered in collaboration with the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON). The program is open to domestic graduates of a three-year Construction and Civil Engineering Technology program and will provide you with opportunities to broaden your existing skills for work on low-rise and high-rise residential construction projects. This includes gaining experience in estimating, scheduling and controlling costs of residential construction projects as well as applying workplace practices that ensure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation and regulations.

 

The program provides a hands-on environment for you to learn the specialized skills employers value in residential project management: procurement, quality control and defects prevention. Class and lab work is project based to replicate on-site construction activities and will give you increased practice in current industry practices and procedures.

Key features of the program:

  • Class size is a maximum of 15 students. This smaller class size provides increased access to lab facilities and instructor interaction
  • Semester 1 classes are scheduled for three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) to assist students who wish to work part-time while in the program
  • Semester 2 consists of a 4-month paid field placement with a member of RESCON. This placement provides you with real-life opportunities to practice skills learned in first semester

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Assess requirements for construction industry business planning and management.
  2. Formulate strategies for human resource planning and management.
  3. Analyze and explain the fundamentals of building codes and legal issues including contract law.
  4. Assess safe work practices including risk analysis and risk management theory, assisting in the formulation of options on the basis of specific project/operational requirements.
  5. Produce, analyze and present data in graphic, oral and written formats to communicate residential construction project information effectively and accurately.
  6. Estimate, schedule and control costs of residential construction proficiently, in accordance with best practices in construction management.
  7. Coordinate time, cost and quantity for the successful completion of work for residential construction projects.
  8. Select and use appropriate electronic technology to support residential construction projects.
  9. Formulate the principles and practice of team-building in an interdisciplinary setting, and integrate negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  10. Analyze technical problems and integrate knowledge of mechanical, structural and finish components of buildings in a residential project.
  11. Evaluate technical and historic construction field information for use on bidding on and planning residential construction projects.

Courses

Required Courses

Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG4011 Quality Control & Defect Prevention
BLDG4012 Home Design & Value Engineering
BLDG4013 Purchasing and Bid Processes
BLDG4014 Residential Construction Project Management
BLDG4015 High Rise Residential Construction

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG1080 Field Placement (4 months) from September to December

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Graduates will be able to fill roles in the residential construction sector such as:

  • Junior Estimator
  • Junior Residential Construction Manager
  • Junior Residential Construction Project Manager
  • Junior Site Superintendent
  • Junior Project Coordinator

Industry

The Residential Construction Management postgraduate program was developed in response to industry demand for graduates with exposure to the residential sector, supported by a $500,000 endowment from RESCON. Together, George Brown and RESCON have created a co-operative educational program specifically focused on the needs of the residential sector (both low rise and high rise). This partnership allows students to complete a four-month intensive semester at the Centre for Construction & Engineering Technologies followed by a four-month field placement at a RESCON member firm. The program has been successfully preparing graduates with on-the-job experience in the residential sector since its launch in 2013.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$3,842.00 *

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2019 and at later dates.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

  • 3-year advanced diploma in Construction Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering or equivalent*
  • Minimum program GPA of 2.7
  • Department interview (resume required)
  • Space is limited

* Main criteria to determine equivalency will be based on gained knowledge of the following:

  • Wood-frame construction details and principles
  • Canadian construction industry standards, procedures, protocols and codes
  • Canadian estimating and bidding practices

Please note that Domestic applicants who are submitting International transcripts require a Canadian equivalency evaluation. This can be obtained through ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service) or WES (World Education Services).

English Language Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details.

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 6944

Email: construction_mgmt@georgebrown.ca

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus

Do you have questions about this program or your career options? Join us for an on-campus Information Session. You'll have the opportunity to meet our friendly instructors and staff, ask questions and experience what it's like to be in a George Brown College classroom.

Sign up for an Information Session.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.