RPA306 - Construction and Cost Techniques

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Subject Title
Construction and Cost Techniques

Subject Description
This course is designed to give real estate professionals, particularly appraisers, a working knowledge of the physical aspects of residential properties. The course covers how houses are sited, designed, and constructed in Canada, as well as how factors such as design, material selection, and construction type affect their value. Also covered will be the identification and evaluation of problems due to design, construction or deterioration and the identification of their effect on value.

Credit Status
This is a credit subject applicable towards the Real Property Administration Diploma Program offered through the School of Legal and Public Administration.
This is a credit subject applicable towards the CRA and AACI Designations with the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the various ways houses are sited, designed, constructed, and serviced;            
  2. Understand how the design, material, selection, and construction of the house affect its appraised value;  
  3. Understand how to identify important physical factors in an existing residential unit, and
  4. Understand how to identify problems due to design, age, or construction, and be able to determine their degree of seriousness, both to estimate their effect on value and also to recognize when it is required to seek an expert's further opinion.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.