ELECTRICAL SUBJECTS

The following is a list of subjects in the electrical division of the CIQS syllabus

Introduces the basic laws of physics as they relate to construction, and to problems in buildings and other structures; particularly the effects of loads, stress, bending, moisture and temperature changes, acoustics and electrical theory.

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This subject covers calculations to fully electrify simple structures not exceeding two storeys such as housing and simple industrial buildings of conventional construction. The course includes general electrical principles and theory of design processes for lighting power requirements for alarms, communications and mechanical power requirements.

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Combines the content of Electrical Technology I, Illumination Design and Electrical Code.

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Introduces the illumination of building interiors and exteriors as well as site lighting.

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Provides a general introduction to computers, application software, hardware, and computer systems. Emphasis is to be placed upon computer literacy topics with the main emphasis upon the use of commercial application software packages for word processing and spreadsheet.

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Introduces the student to the theory of economics and addresses the micro economic policies, issues and debates. This course along with subject 206, Economics II, will assist the quantity surveyor in predicting price fluctuations and explaining why prices, on various projects, have fluctuated, or may fluctuate, in future.

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Introduces the nature and framework of Canadian law, its operation and subdivisions. Emphasis shall be placed upon the study of the law of contract and the law of tort. This course is to provide a basis for future study of Construction Contracts and Contract Administration.

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Prepares students for the complex writing tasks found in the workplace. Students are to learn the difference between informational, persuasive and researched writing. Students learn to express themselves clearly and concisely, focusing on audience and purpose.

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Provides an overview of the latest Canadian Electrical Code. Divided into two courses. Includes code requirements for 750 volts and less.

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Covers more sophisticated structures such as medium-rise residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. Includes calculations to fully electrify these building types and classifications, and the design of mechanical installations found in these types of buildings.

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Covers the measurement of work covered by Electrical Technology I and II.

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Introduces financial accounting concepts; accounting procedures; bookkeeping fundamentals; financial statements; and analyzing of company financial data.

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This subject builds upon the principles of law and introduces the most commonly used standard forms of construction contracts issued by the Canadian Construction Documents Committee and the Canadian Construction Association.

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This subject deals with the organization of construction, construction projects and construction firms along with the interrelationship between the various parties involved in a construction project. Introduced are the subjects of Scheduling, Cost Control and Contract Administration.

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Supplements the knowledge gained in Economics I by addressing the macro economic theories.

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Builds on the knowledge gained in Electrical Technologies I and II by covering more sophisticated structures such as high-rise residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings, including hospitals. Includes calculations to fully electrify those building types and classifications, and the design of mechanical installations found in these types of buildings.

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Introduces the principles in the design of mechanical installations found in the types of buildings studied in Electrical Technologies I and II.

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A follow-up to Electrical Code I, this course will cover voltage above 750 and amperage above 600.

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Covers the measurement of electrical works covered by Electrical Technology III.

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The final measurement subject in the electrical syllabus and covers all areas of electrical work covered by the study of electrical technology and the Canadian Electrical Code.

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Teaches the principles and methods used in preparation of the unit prices for individual items of work. Includes the procedures and considerations required to prepare the total bid or tender price using the information obtained from quantity take-off drawings and specifications.

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This subject deals with the practical application and administration of construction contracts studied in subject C204, Construction contracts. The student will also apply the legal principles studied in subject C107, Introduction to Canadian Business Law as well as selected case law, as it applies to the administration of the contract.

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Builds on the knowledge gained in subjects of Construction Cost Accounting and Measurement of Construction Works I, II, and III. Introducing the concept of financial control over the project by utilizing the estimating data, production data and the cost data obtainable from all projects.

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Covers state-of-the-art design and technology of communication systems for buildings from simple structures to complex hospitals or commercial buildings.

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Introduces the concepts of project scheduling including various types of schedules used in the construction industry. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic principles of scheduling to enable the student to prepare schedules from given or calculated data.

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Using the knowledge developed in the measurement and pricing subjects, the student is introduced to concepts of cost planning from project inception to end of contract. This subject will cover various types of conceptual estimating, including elemental costing and analysis.

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Deals with the economic viability of a proposed project or building site. The student will be required to prepare feasibility studies and other economic analysis, such as yield analysis and life cycle costing.

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