1. Apply the principles of business writing.
  2. Function as a team to develop solutions for complex project based problems.
  3. Apply the principles, techniques, and tools commonly used by effective project management teams in the construction industry.


Students in this course learn the objectives that define a successful project using varying delivery methods in commercial building construction. Students will learn how to use the tools the project manager uses to successfully manage the construction of a building project.

Learning Model Architecture

All courses ;at BYU-Idaho, including online courses, follow a pattern of learning that enables students to take more responsibility for their own learning and for helping to teach one another. This pattern is called the Learning Model.  Here is a webpage to help you better understand the Learning Model: Learning Model interactive tutorial.



Required Materials

  1. Textbook. B. Jackson (2010). Construction Management JumpStart, 2nd Edition, Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, ISBN 978-0-470-60999-6. You must purchase this book as a PDF, and you will read the book in Bluebeam.
  2. Microsoft Software. A number of assignments must be completed using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  3. Bluebeam. A number of assignments and all of your reading will be completed in Bluebeam (BB). You have several options for gaining access to BB.

Compare prices for your textbooks through the University Store Price Comparison site. They will show you all of the options from the University Store plus several online options to help you find the best price.

Grading Policies

Your final grade will be according to the following table:

Grade Maximum Minimum
A 100% 93%
A- 92% 90%
B+ 89% 87%
B 86% 83%
B- 82% 80%
C+ 79% 77%
C 76% 73%
C- 72% 70%
D+ 69% 67%
D 66% 63%
D- 62% 60%
F 59% and below

Fractional grades will be rounded to the nearest whole percentage.

Course Points

Bluebeam Annotations 150
Discussions 15
Group Meeting Report 32
Quizzes 67
Exams (Midterm and Final) 290
Assignments 322
Total 876


There are several assignments in this course where you will be working with a group. During Lesson 3, you will be automatically assigned to a team.  On most team projects, you will be required to work together and submit your own copy of the assignment to get credit. Contact your instructor if you have questions about your group. You can find your group by clicking More Tools -> Groups.


The instructor reserves the right to change any part of this syllabus at any time during the semester in order to adapt to changing course needs. You will be notified prior to any changes that may take place.