SYLLABUS

The following is a list of subjects in each 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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Introduces the materials and methods used in construction associated with excavation and earth works, concrete works including reinforcing steel, masonry and metals. The purpose being to acquaint the student with the manufacturing process of various materials and the way in which the materials and methods are implemented in a construction project. The contents of this subject cover sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Masterformat.

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Introduces basic blueprint reading and the measurement of construction work, including the proper use of the approved CIQS estimate form, along with the fundamentals of estimating. This course will also cover sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Method of Measurement of Construction Works, published by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

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Introduces the equipment, methods and calculations used in land surveying. The student will study the various types of instruments along with the ability to interpret and record data from the various types of surveys and survey drawings.

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Provides a general overview of 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 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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Introduces 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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Adds to the knowledge gained in Construction Technology I, covering subjects dealing with wood and plastics, thermal and moisture protection, doors, windows and glazing, interior and exterior finishes as covered in sections 6,7,8 and 9 of Masterformat.

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Continues the studies introduced in Measurement of Construction Work I and covers the construction details found in more sophisticated structures. The course expands on the topics of Measurement of Construction Works I (subject 103) plus introduces sections 5, 6 and 7 covered by the CIQS Method of Measurement of Construction Works.

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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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Adds to the knowledge gained in Construction Technology I and II and covers sections 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 of the Masterformat specification divisions along with additional studies concerning larger scale site servicing and municipal servicing including water supplies and sewers.

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Students will learn to read, comprehend and analyze and apply Parts 1, 2, 3 and 9 of the National Building Code as applicable to light commercial and residential buildings.

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Continues the studies introduced in Measurement of Construction Work I and II and covers the construction details found in more sophisticated structures. The course expands on the topics of 103 and 202 plus introduces Divisions 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 covered by the CIQS Standard Method of Measurement.

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The final measurement course and is designed to be a summation of the knowledge gained in subjects 103, 202, and 301. The subject of General Requirements section 1 of the CIQS Standard Method of Measurement is also introduced.

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In this course the candidate learns the principles and methods used in preparation of the unit prices for individual items of work, the procedures and considerations used in the preparation of the total bid or tender price. The candidate will utilize 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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Deals with engineered construction such as sewers, roads, shoring and underpinning and mass excavation works. Unlike building construction, Civil or Engineered work has a high component of equipment costs. In addition, much of the work is undertaken in remote locations, which adds additional costs not found in building construction. Civil Works also commonly employ Unit Rate type contracts and Work Breakdown Structures to enhance project management.

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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 analyses such yield analysis and life cycle costing.

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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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Introduces some of 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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Deals with the mechanical systems construction of no more than two stories such as housing and simple industrial buildings of conventional construction. In this course the student studies general mechanical principles and design, materials and methods and procedures dealing with plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and testing of systems.

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Deals with the measurement of mechanical items covered under Mechanical Technology I. Emphasis is placed on the accuracy of measurement in a logical sequence together with neat presentation. The course will cover site works, building drainage, domestic water, plumbing fixtures, and heating and ventilation.

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Introduces the development of the principles and the design of plumbing and fire protection installations found in the types of buildings studied in Mechanical Technology I. Included is the calculation of loads and the application of plumbing and fire protection codes.

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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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Introduces 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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Deals with the development of the principles of design of the heating ventilation and air conditioning installations found on the types of buildings studied in Mechanical Technologies I and II, including calculations involved.

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An extension of Mechanical Technology I and covers mechanical principles, methods and details found in more sophisticated structures such as medium-rise residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. The course covers fire protection, domestic hot water, drainage, safe works, general mechanical principles, and materials and methods employed in the more sophisticated systems.

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An extension of previous studies and includes the measurement and description of mechanical work covered in Mechanical Technologies I and II.

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An introduction to financial accounting concepts, accounting procedures, bookkeeping fundamentals, financial statements, and analysis 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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Focuses on the practical applications of the knowledge and skills required to be productive in the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry. Emphasis is placed on digital electronic controls and system efficiency.

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Deals with the problems encountered in the construction of large or multistoried buildings of a complex nature or where specialized types of mechanical systems are called for. Included is a minor study of systems found in hospitals.

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An extension of Measurement of Mechanical Work I and II dealing mainly with the work covered in Mechanical Technology III.

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Covers all areas studied in Mechanical Technologies I, II and III and Measurement of Mechanical Work I, II and III. This subject is the final measurement exam in this syllabus.

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Introduces the principles and methods used in preparation of the unit prices for individual items of work. The procedures and considerations required in preparation of the total bid or tender price. The student will utilize 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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Introduces industrial piping installations. Emphasis will be on understanding how to interpret industrial process and instrumentation drawings (P&ID). Knowledge of the materials and installation of the pipe and fittings used in industrial piping will be required.

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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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