Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) (T312)

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PROGRAM
Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management)
CODE
T312
SCHOOL
Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management
LOCATION
Casa Loma Campus
DURATION
4 years (1 field placement semester)
STARTING MONTH
September
CREDENTIAL
Honours Bachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY
2017-2018
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
The Angelo DelZotto (ADZ) School of Construction Management delivers Ontario’s only four-year degree program specializing in construction management. This program, launched in partnership with the construction industry, is designed to respond to emerging trends in construction management in Canada. In the increasingly specialized and complex construction industry, successfully managing a construction project now requires a well-balanced education in construction science as well as practical business and management methods. The Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) degree program prepares students for leadership roles in the construction industry. Graduates of this program will bring to Canada’s vital construction industry a knowledge of innovation and the specialized skills required to keep the province competitive, successful and sustainable.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

The Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) program provides a dynamic curriculum that integrates theory, applied research, field study and hands-on practical education in construction management. Recognizing that today’s successful construction manager must possess both technical and managerial competencies, the curriculum combines studies in construction science and technology with studies in business and management methods as applied to construction.

Students are taught to manage the functions and processes of every aspect of the construction industry. They master construction-related technical disciplines and soft skills that are critical to completing projects on time and within budget. Graduates of this program earn the academic designation of Hons. B.Tech. (Construction Management).

George Brown College’s Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) was first approved by the Ontario’s Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development in 2005. The program has been accredited by the provincial Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) as meeting its Baccalaureate/Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) standards.

Part Time Study Options  

Part time studies are not available for this program.

Your Field Education Options 

WORK TERM

An integral component of the Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) degree program is a mandatory field study (work term) offered in the Spring/Summer of the third year of the program. The Work Term is facilitated through the Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management and the Industry Liaison Office (ILO).

Prior to the Work Term, students participate in job preparation courses that cover areas such as workplace communication practices, resume writing, job search strategies and interview practice to enable them to communicate clearly and effectively. In the field settings, students practice team-building, managing and tracking project resources, analyzing project performance, preparing technical proposals and reports, and improving their construction project management skills.

The Work Term is a mandatory requirement of the program to graduate. It offers you the opportunity to:

  • Practice job-hunting skills and strategies.
  • Explore career interests during your academic program to help you determine the type of job you want after graduation.
  • Gain practical knowledge about various workplace environments, ethics, behaviour and expectations.
  • Gain relevant work experience and contacts that can help you get a full-time job.
  • Develop your skills.
  • Potentially find a full-time position with the Work Term employer after graduation.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 14 weeks of verifiable work experience in the field of construction management in order to fulfill the Work Term requirements.

Students are allowed to complete the Work Term requirement through the following routes:

  1. Field Placement Option: Students register in the Work Term course (TCOP 1001), secure field placement in a relevant construction field, obtain a minimum of 14 weeks of relevant field work experience and pass the course.
  2. Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) Option: Students who have prior work experience equivalent to the minimum requirement (that is, 14 weeks of relevant work) can seek to complete the Work Term requirement of the program through the PLAR process.

WORK/STUDY ABROAD

There is also a work/study abroad opportunity that will allow a limited number of students to complete one month of field studies at Shanghai Urban Management College (SUMC) in China, including two weeks of studies and two weeks of work. Shanghai Urban Management College is a multi-divisional college that serves 6,000 students with over 400 faculty members.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College degree program is designed to deliver degree-level, discipline-specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study.

Degree learning outcomes must include exposure to a breadth of learning beyond the core disciplinary or vocational field of a program, to increase students’ awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes

Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable Curriculum Planner 2017-2018 PDF icon

If you are a George Brown College student graduating with a grade point average of 3.0 or better from the three-year Construction Engineering Technology program (T105), the three-year Architectural Technology program (T109), the three-year Building Renovation Technology program (T148) or the three-year Civil Engineering Technology program (T164), or you are graduating from a program comparable to the four programs listed above at another Ontario college, you may be eligible to enter a degree completion pathway to this program.

SEMESTER 1

Code Course Name
BLDG1106 Construction Materials
BLDG1151 Residential Construction Technology
BLDG1153 Introduction to Construction
BLDG1156 Construction Materials Testing and Analysis
BLDG1193 Technical Communications
MATH1151 Technical Mathematics and Physics
Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 2

Code Course Name
BLDG1107 Construction Surveying
BLDG1152 Introduction to Building Information Modeling
BLDG1162 Building Code and Regulations 1
BLDG2102 Construction Health and Safety
BLDG2108 Workplace Communications 1
BSCI2101 Foundations in Building Science
Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 3

Code Course Name
BLDG2080 Construction Estimating 1 – Quantity Surveying
BLDG2109 Building Foundations Construction Technology
BLDG2120 Structural Systems in Building Construction
BSCI3101 Applications in Building Science
LAW1151 Construction Law
Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 4

Code Course Name
BLDG2105 Construction Estimating 2 – Pricing
BLDG2204 Commercial Construction Technology
BLDG3040 Building Codes and Regulations 2
BLDG3045 Heavy Construction Management Practices
MGMT3101 Construction Project Management 1 – Planning
Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 5

Code Course Name
BLDG2111 Highrise Construction Technology
BLDG3025 Construction Estimating 3 – Bidding
BLDG3108 Workplace Communications 2
MGMT3120 Construction Quality Management
MGMT3130 Construction Site Management – Supervision
Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 6

Code Course Name
BLDG3148 Construction Safety Management Practices
BLDG3150 Construction Estimating 4 – Cost Control
BLDG3166 Construction Project Accounting
BLDG3170 Preconstruction Cost Planning
MGMT3150 Construction Project Management 2 – Contract Administration
Liberal Studies Elective
TCOP1001 Work Term (Summer semester, 14 weeks)*

SEMESTER 7

Code Course Name
BLDG3151 Construction Law – Case Studies
BLDG3152 Economics of Project Development
BLDG3164 Capstone Industry Research 1
BLDG3203 Building Information Modeling Management
MGMT4049 Construction Risk Management
MGMT4050 Construction Project Procurement
MGMT4051 Leadership Development for Construction Managers

SEMESTER 8

Code Course Name
BLDG3149 Construction Business Management
BLDG4051 Innovation in Construction Project Management
BLDG4150 Capstone Industry Research 2
MGMT4052 Project Financial Monitoring
MGMT4053 Practicum in Construction Project Management
MGMT4054 Ethics for Construction Managers
MGMT4055 Labour Relations and Human Resources Management

*An additional field placement fee applies for the work semester.

The program is continuously reviewed and adjusted to meet the need of the construction industry and therefore may be subject to change.

The Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development requires that any institution offering a program leading to a degree obtain a program consent of the Ministry administered through the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB). George Brown College has been granted a consent of program renewal by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to offer this degree for a five-year term starting January 14, 2013 and ending in 2018. George Brown College shall ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. The Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management continuously reviews the program to ensure its currency.

Detailed course outlines

If you are a George Brown College student graduating with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher from the three-year Construction Engineering Technology program (T105), the three-year Architectural Technology program (T109), the three-year Interior Design Technology (T170), the three-year Building Renovation Technology program (T148) or the three-year Civil Engineering Technology program (T164), or you are graduating from a program comparable to the four programs above at another Ontario college, you may be eligible to enter a degree completion pathway to this program. The Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies regularly hosts “Diploma-to-Degree” information sessions. You are invited to attend if you wish to learn more about the diploma-to-degree application process and the evaluation criteria. For more information, call 416-415-5000, ext. 4398, email construction_degree@georgebrown.ca, or visit georgebrown.ca/T312_Diploma_to_Degree.

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

The Industry 

The industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) construction sector drives the success of the Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) degree. Here's what sector leaders had to say about our program:

“The introduction of the new Construction Management program at George Brown College is the next stage of development of professionalism in the construction industry. For the first time, the industry has its own degree-specific program which brings together the two most important elements identified by leading construction executives – the science of construction and the science of management.”

Temple Harris, Vice-Chairman, Gillam Group

“In order to provide the necessary leadership, we need to staff our projects with construction professionals. Therefore, we believe the four-year degree program in Construction Management at George Brown College is an important component to ensure our continual requirement for construction professionals will be met.”

Christopher Rick, PCL Constructors, Canada Inc.

“As the industry expands and continues to change, it is imperative that individuals overseeing and managing construction projects are properly trained in all facets of the business.”

James Zippel, General Manager, Electrical Service & Projects, Ainsworth

“It is a fact that the construction industry is the largest employer in the Greater Toronto Area. Producing future graduates who already have the necessary construction-specific skills as they start their careers will only help strengthen the long-term success of our industry.”

Greg Kozicz, President, Alberici Constructors, Ltd.

“In our opinion, there continues to be a real need for improved and advanced education and training in the construction sector and an improved method of attracting and retaining the best and brightest of our future generations. We submit that this program is a significant step in the right direction towards achieving these goals and believe that successful graduates of an effective four-year degree program will help to raise the bar in terms of the knowledge and capabilities of companies involved in the construction industry.”

Michael George, President, Trisura Insurance

“The urgency for a program of this nature is fuelled by the rapid change in our construction industry and the fact that it is becoming more technology-driven each day. Having graduates of such competency enter the industry with refined skills on both the technical and managerial aspects of construction will not only fill a void that currently exists, but bring immeasurable promise to the future of project managers, site superintendents and construction management in general.”

Mike Van Volsen, Operations Manager, Access Suspended Platforms Inc.

Your Career 

CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS NEED SPECIALIZED SKILLS TO SUCCEED

According to the 2015 Build Force Canada report 420,000 workers in the 34 core construction and trades occupations will be needed to replace existing workers and meet new labour market demand between now and 2024.

In this rapidly changing and growing industry, more and more highly trained construction managers are needed – managers who can effectively function within multidisciplinary teams of owners/developers, project managers, architects, engineers, planners, government authorities, contractors and trade contractors. In addition, the industry needs construction managers with a comprehensive knowledge of construction safety and quality management systems and sustainable construction practices. The construction industry also requires professionals who possess a broad technical and business management background that allows them to coordinate multi-disciplinary teams and liaise with various stakeholders.

Construction managers plan, organize, lead and control construction projects from start to finish, according to design, regulatory compliance requirements, contracts, specifications, budgets and schedules, with a focus on sustainable construction techniques and practices.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS:

  • Provide feasibility, cost planning and budget analysis for building designs.
  • Identify sustainable alternatives for building components and systems via value analysis.
  • Prepare estimates for project bidding and procurement.
  • Prepare construction schedules and milestones for projects.
  • Monitor construction progress and develop time and cost control reports.
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate design changes with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Develop and implement safety and quality control plans in construction projects.
  • Direct the procurement of construction labour, materials and equipment.
  • Analyze projects for constructability.
  • Implement the most practical and cost effective construction technology available.
  • Select optimum energy-efficient systems and sustainable methods of construction.
  • Contract and manage subcontractors and supervise their activities.
  • Represent their employer in union contract negotiations.
  • Manage all documents for project procurement and construction.
  • Manage information and construction processes through Building Information Modeling (BIM).
  • Manage construction and construction-related businesses.
  • Provide expertise in selecting an appropriate method of delivery for construction projects.
  • Provide project loan monitoring expertise to lenders.
  • Apply practical solutions and innovations to construction project management.

ACADEMIC ACCREDITATIONS

The Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) program is fully accredited by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Graduates of the Hons. B.Tech. (Construction Management) program are qualified to obtain professional memberships in various construction management associations. Professional memberships are based on the candidate’s education, training and work experience.

With the completion of this degree program, graduates will have completed all academic requirements for professional membership at the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS), and the Royal Institiution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Memberships in these associations must be applied for separately. Members of the CIOB (MCIOB) are entitled to use the descriptor of Chartered Construction Manager or Chartered Builder. Members of the CIQS obtain the Professional Quantity Surveyors (PQS) or Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) designation. Members of the Royal Institiution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) obtain the designation of Chartered Surveyor.

Graduates also receive 50 credits out of the total 100 credits required to obtain the Gold Seal Certification (GSC) offered by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). The Gold Seal Certification in Canadian construction industry is available for Superintendents, Estimators, Project Managers, Owner’s Construction Managers and Construction Safety Coordinators. Gold Seal Certification is based on the candidate’s education, training and professional work experience.

Future Study Options 

Graduates of the Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) program may qualify to pursue further graduate studies in relevant program areas. You will need to directly contact universities to explore what qualified graduate school opportunities exist.

BECOME A QUALIFIED TEACHER IN TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION

Students who have completed all academic requirements up to and including Semester 6 may be eligible to study concurrently for a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Technological Education at York University. For further information, please contact York University at ouac.on.ca.

Career Options 

The Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) program prepares graduates to assume leadership roles in all aspects of the construction industry. Career options available to graduates of this program may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Construction Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Site Superintendent
  • Estimator
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Construction Loan Monitor
  • Construction Project Controller
  • Construction Claims Specialist
  • Construction Quality Control Specialist
  • Construction Safety Specialist
  • Construction Cost Consultant
  • Contractor
  • Subcontractor
  • Developer

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$9,788.00 * †

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2016. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2017 and at later dates.

† Fees for this program do not include the cost of the co-op work term.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

George Brown has been granted a consent by the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development to offer this applied degree for a 5–year term starting January 14, 2013. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, George Brown will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. George Brown will ensure that all students admitted to this program will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with six Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses, or equivalent, including: Grade 12 (U) English and any Grade 12 (U) Mathematics.
  • A grade of at least 60 in all prerequisite courses (English and Math)
  • An overall average of 65% in six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses.
  • Recommended courses: basic computer software applications and Calculus and Vectors.

OR

Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD):

  • Grade 12 (U) English and Grade 12 (U) Mathematics are required
  • Grade of 65% or higher in English and Math
  • Post-secondary courses in English and Mathematics will be considered.

English language proficiency required:

  • George Brown College ESL Level 9; TOEFL 84 overall and 21 in each skill band (Online); IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each skill band; MELAB 85; CAEL overall 70 (writing 60)

Proficiency in English communication is necessary for success in this program.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details.

There is no Mathematics or English admissions testing for this program.

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Student Success

Success Stories  

“I owe a big thank you to the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies at George Brown College for giving me the opportunity to interview with so many large construction firms. With the help of the Industry Liaison Office and my professor, I was interviewed by nine construction firms for the field placement semester. By my sixth interview, I already had four job offers. I know that without the relationship between the school and the companies, I would never have had interviews with them. The skills I have learned here and my field placement experience help guarantee my future success. I’ve seen it around the city and I can say it myself: George Brown really does get you the job.”

Jonathan Graf (Graduate, Construction Science and Management)

Project Engineer, Kenaidan Contracting Ltd.

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4398

Email: construction_degree@georgebrown.ca

Our office hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., room E228.

The Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET) regularly hosts “Diploma-to-Degree” information sessions. You are invited to attend if you wish to learn more about the diploma-to-degree application process and evaluation criteria. For more information, contact us at the phone number or email address listed above, or visit georgebrown.ca/T312_Diploma_to_Degree.

If you are an International Visa student, please contact the International Centre at 416-415-5000, ext. 2115 or by email at international@georgebrown.ca

For general 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.

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