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.
Residential Construction Management
Placement with a member firm of RESCON
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This program is currently only available to domestic students.
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
Placement with a member firm of RESCON
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Assess requirements for construction industry business planning and management.
- Formulate strategies for human resource planning and management.
- Analyze and explain the fundamentals of building codes and legal issues including contract law.
- 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.
- Produce, analyze and present data in graphic, oral and written formats to communicate residential construction project information effectively and accurately.
- Estimate, schedule and control costs of residential construction proficiently, in accordance with best practices in construction management.
- Coordinate time, cost and quantity for the successful completion of work for residential construction projects.
- Select and use appropriate electronic technology to support residential construction projects.
- Formulate the principles and practice of team-building in an interdisciplinary setting, and integrate negotiation and problem-solving skills.
- Analyze technical problems and integrate knowledge of mechanical, structural and finish components of buildings in a residential project.
- Evaluate technical and historic construction field information for use on bidding on and planning residential construction projects.
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Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020
|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|
|BLDG1080||Field Placement (4 months) from September to December|
Detailed course outlines
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.
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
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* 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.
This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.
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- 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.
Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges
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If you are a college or university student or graduate, you may be eligible for program transfers or course-to-course transfers. We have transfer agreements with colleges and universities across Canada and internationally.
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