Myers-Lawson School of Construction (Construction Engineering and Management Program)
Director: Brian Kleiner
Program Coordinator: Ashley Johnson
Principle Faculty: K. Afsari, A. Akanmu, X. Gao, L. Franklin, J. Iorio, A. Johnson, B. Kleiner, L. Lally, C. Smith
The Myers-Lawson School of Construction offers students in the College of Engineering a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering and Management. This degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a management or engineering career in the construction industry. The undergraduate program facilitates the development of critical technical, managerial and professional knowledge and skills required for entry into the construction industry or graduate studies. This body of knowledge includes the decision and optimization methods required to integrate and manage the resources essential to construction operations along with the skills that support the development of safe, ethical, socially responsible, and sustainable solutions for the built environment.
Construction managers plan, direct, and coordinate construction projects, including the building of all types of residential, commercial, and industrial structures, roads, bridges, and other public works projects. Construction managers coordinate and supervise the construction process from the conceptual development stage through final construction, ensuring the project is completed within time and budget constraints and is compliant with building and safety codes and other regulations.
The focus of this degree is construction management with engineering and business management as additional focus areas of study. The degree retains an emphasis on engineering, with a focus on construction theory and applications, while providing students the opportunity to define the areas of business management they wish to study to complement their career goals.
Coursework (CEM xxxx) focuses on the specific knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) critical for successful Construction Engineering and Management. Additional coursework is leveraged from the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Department of Building Construction. The latter department is also in the School.
Consistent with the general program goal of facilitating development of student competence necessary for entry into the construction industry or graduate school, the School has developed the following program objectives:
Classroom instruction in the construction engineering and management program is reinforced by instructional laboratories, field trips and guest lectures by leading construction professionals. The program seeks to employ the latest educational technology and innovative teaching methods.
Students in the School have the opportunity to participate in a summer internship program during which they may apply the concepts learned in the classroom in real world applications. The School encourages all students to participate in professional work experience prior to graduation, and all students are encouraged to pursue their FE and PE licenses.
The Construction Engineering and Management Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET – www.abet.org.
The Program Educational Objectives of the Construction Engineering and Management program are that, within a few years of program completion, graduates should be effectively serving society as construction engineering and management professionals by:
- Identifying, designing, analyzing, integrating, and managing the technical, material, financial, legal, and personnel administration aspects that support construction operations, projects and organizations throughout the project lifecycle, i.e., from programming to decommissioning.
- Incorporate safety, efficiency, cost effectiveness, environmental sensitivity and social awareness into the development, planning and implementation of construction operations and processes.
- Apply skills of effective communication, entrepreneurship, teamwork, values-based leadership, professional and ethical behaviors that are the necessary complement to technical competence.
- Continue their professional development and learning which may include professional licensure or certification, graduate level education, continuing education courses, self-directed study and active involvement in the construction community.
The Student Outcomes are that, upon completion of the Construction Engineering and Management Program, students should be able to:
- identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- acquire and apply new knowledge, as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Our goal is to keep the average class size for all CEM courses low, around 40 students per section. Our average entering class size each fall semester is around 60 students. We want to encourage students to get to know each other and their faculty and to provide opportunities for engagement with one another. Creating a warm, inviting, inclusive, and engaging community is a part of our culture in CEM.
The graduation requirements in effect during the academic year of admission to Virginia Tech apply. When choosing the degree requirements information, always choose the year you started at Virginia Tech. Requirements for graduation are referred to via university publications as "Checksheets." The number of credit hours required for degree completion varies among curricula. Students must satisfactorily complete all requirements and university obligations for degree completion. The university reserves the right to modify requirements in a degree program.
Please visit the University Registrar's website at https://www.registrar.vt.edu/graduation-multi-brief/checksheets.html for degree requirements.
he contact person for the undergraduate Construction Engineering and Management program is the CEM Program Chair Ashley Johnson. Ashley can be reached at email@example.com.
1014: BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS Exploration of career options within the built environment and construction industry. Professional development, digital literacy, which will include creation of media and personal brand identity. Exploration of ideas from multiple viewpoints and perspectives. Oral, written, and visual presentation of ideas such as resume development. Introduction to ethical considerations. Reflection on Self-as-Learner. Critical-Thinking skills as they apply to construction projects. Development of group roles as they apply to construction projects. Identification of universities resources, policies, procedures, academic and social engagement opportunities. (2H,2C)
1214: INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING CONSTRUCTION I Introduction to construction with an overview of construction drawings and specifications, construction terminology, building codes and building systems, cost estimating and bidding, construction management processes, construction documents, load paths and foundations, construction health and safety, and hands-on experiential learning through lab exercises. Strategic career success factors and introduction to ethical decisions in construction management. (2H,3L,3C)
1224: INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING CONSTRUCTION II Overview of the important areas of contracting and the workings of the construction industry. Application of construction management theory, processes, and terminology including, definable building systems, building code interpretations, the reading and preparing of basic construction drawings and integrating construction details and project specifications to derive safe construction means and methods, equipment section, cost estimates and time schedules. Pre: 1214. (2H,3L,3C)
2014: CONSTRUCTION PRINCIPLES I Fundamentals of the construction technology and process emphasizing project management/operations, materials and methods. Utilization of industry-specific technology/software applications, techniques and sequences/project loading for the construction of buildings in compliance with Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Divisions 00-05, 31, 32, 33. Planning, scheduling, materials cost analysis, job-appropriate equipment and labor requirements, masonry applications, concrete and formwork. Site preparation and utilization, use of construction industry-specific software, interpretation of project drawing documents. Integration of project safety and health issues. Quantity surveying for the management of construction resources, according to current principles and industry standards. Pre: 1224. (2H,3L,3C)
2024: CONSTRUCTION PRINCIPLES II Continuation of the fundamentals of construction technology and process emphasizing materials, methods, techniques and sequences for the construction of buildings using Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Divisions 01, 06-14, 21. Interpretation of construction details relevant to a construction project. Cost impact of building codes and inspections. Development of presentation skills using project-based learning. Planning, scheduling, labor needs, and quantity surveying for the management of construction resources. Development of safety and quality assurance plans, including building systems for fire suppression. Pre: 2014. Co: 2064. (3H,3C)
2044: BUILDINGS & MATERIALS Introduction to the theory and applications of building materials. Properties, composition, and characteristics of building materials with particular focus on ferrous and non ferrous metals, concrete, bricks and blocks, timber, glass and plastics. Emphasis on physical behavior of materials under load, including thermal loads, compatibility deformations and material behavior requirements, interaction among different materials, non- destructive/destructive methods for evaluation and testing of construction materials, basic analysis and design applications of major structural components. Pre: 2214 or CEM 2104. (2H,3L,3C)
2064: INTEGRATED CONSTRUCTION I Application of construction means, materials and methods related to quantity take-off, cost management, scheduling, resource management, document drawing, building information modeling in support of a selected project. Project cost impact of building code requirements. Emphasis on structural components of selected project. Pre: (2014, 2114) or CEM 2104. (3H,3C)
2094: BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SEMINAR Exploration of current and relevant topics of inquiry within the construction domain, through engagement, service, and research. Articulates the complex interactions of stakeholders in construction by means of reflection on case studies, panel discussions, and seminars to establish the context, breadth, and impact that construction education shares within larger academic, professional, and societal communities. Can be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Pass/Fail only. (1H,1C)
2104: BUILDING EFFECTIVE CONSTRUCTION TEAMS Introduction to tools and techniques to help build effective construction teams including building trust, managing conflict, communicating clear expectations and priorities, accountability, attention to results and commitment towards construction management team mission, embracing innovative change and ethics. Other topics include networking skills, time management tools and effective construction team-based negotiations. Pre: 1224, COMM 1016 or ENGL 1106. (3H,3C)
2114: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION Building delivery and project management improvements through the use of computer applications are explored, including scheduling software, building information modeling (BIM) tools, and virtual design and construction (VDC) simulation software and their corresponding theories and concepts the integrate design and construction. Pre: 1224 or CEM 2104. Co: 2014. (2H,3L,3C)
2134: CONSTRUCTION DATA ANALYSIS Identification and use of various types and sources of construction market data and the tools for analyzing construction data to support managerial decision making. Different forms of applying mathematics to the construction market for better productivity and processes across the construction industry. Develop insights to inform management and investment decisions. Use of cost-benefit analysis as applied to construction management in determining feasibility of projects. Pre: MATH 1114. (2H,2C)
2214: WHY BUILDINGS STAND UP Overview of fundamental principles explaining why structures remain stable under various loading conditions. Explores different types of structures and applied loads and analyzes both determinate and indeterminately supported structures. Calculation of shear, bending moments, deflections in beams, and buckling. Discussion of ethical impacts on user safety and hazard avoidance, in project design and construction methods, materials, etc. Explores different types of soil composition and their strength properties. Pre: 1224, MATH 1225. (3H,3C)
2354: RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES Identify and evaluate conventional construction materials, methods, building systems, and products to less-familiar, innovative technological alternatives for a specific residential construction project. Compare innovative technological alternatives with material and cost estimates. Overview of conventional materials, equipment, designs, and processes in residential construction. Investigate recent literature on emerging technologies to determine best practices. Strengthen understanding of the primary building systems in residential construction applications. Pre: 2014. (3H,3C)
2974: INDEPENDENT STUDY Variable credit course.
2984: SPECIAL STUDY Variable credit course.
3014: BUILDING PHYSICS & ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS Theory and analysis methods relative to performance of envelope systems and the design and integration of mechanical and electrical building systems. Topics covered include: envelope systems and performance metrics, conceptual and technical design theory, operational principles, and maintenance issues, all necessary for determining the selection of passive and active environmental control systems within a building including: envelope system, heating, active environmental control systems within a building including: envelope system, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, and acoustical systems. Pre: PHYS 2305. (2H,3L,3C)
3064: INTEGRATED CONSTRUCTION II Application of construction means, materials and methods as they relate to quantity take-off, cost management, scheduling and resource management, document drawing, building information modeling in support of a selected project. Emphasis on building systems components of selected project. Pre: (2064, 3114, PHYS 2305) or (CEM 2104, BC 3114, PHYS 2305). (3H,3C)
3114: BUILDING SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY Emphasis is placed on the integration and physical installation of passive and active environmental control systems including: heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, acoustics, plumbing, and fundamentals of thermal loads. Pre: 2024, PHYS 2305 or CEM 2104, PHYS 2305. (2H,3L,3C)
3134 (CEM 3134) (CNST 3134): TEMPORARY STRUCTURES IN CONSTRUCTION Introduction to temporary structure systems used to support construction operations. Concrete formwork, scaffolding systems, excavation shoring systems, dewatering techniques, and hoisting operations. Assessment of systems, cost, quality, safety, sustainability, and schedule impacts. Pre: (2044, 2024) or CEE 3684. (3H,3C)
3954: STUDY ABROAD Study abroad in Spain. Variable credit course.
3984: SPECIAL STUDY Variable credit course.
4024 (CEE 4014): ESTIMATING, PRODUCTION, AND COST ENGINEERING Interpretation of plans and specifications, preparation of construction estimates, and cost control. Methods analysis, resource requirements, and resource costs in building systems, including system components, and in large-scale civil engineering works such as highways, bridges, and hydraulic structures. Pre: 2024, 2064. (3H,3C)
4064: INTEGRATED CONSTRUCTION III Application of construction means, materials and methods as they relate to quantity take-off, cost management, scheduling and resource management, document drawing, building information modeling in support of a selected project. Emphasis on administrative/general contractor functions (such as project safety, budget development, and permitting) of the selected project. Pre: 3064. (3H,3C)
4114: BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION Introduction to means and methods to enrich the geometric information of a building model with semantic data such as, material, structural and performance values. Concept of interoperability in architecture, engineering and construction industry. Overview of approaches to information modeling such as Standard for the Exchange of Product model data (STEP), Industry Foundation Classes (ifc), Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) and Green Building XML (gbXML). Key concepts of object-oriented modeling and programming. Pre: 2114, CS 1014 or (ENGE 1215, ENGE 1216). (3H,3C)
4124: DIGITAL CONSTRUCTION & MANUFACTURING Explore and experiment with construction from the perspective of digital information, computer numerical control (CNC), and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) processes. Tools like 3D scanners, 3D printers, CNC manufacturing techniques and others will be used in a lab setting intended to provide familiarity with these technologies and a sense of their benefits and limitations. Pre: 2114. (2H,3L,3C)
4164: PRODUCTION PLANNING AND PROCESS DESIGN FOR CONSTRUCTION The course deals with the planning and design of construction processes. Course topics include production systems, behavior of construction systems and workers, the relationships between subsystems in the construction process, queuing systems, process modeling and simulation. The major emphasis is on production and productivity. Production problems that typically occur in construction systems are discussed. The course also explores recent innovations in construction system design such as lean construction and agile construction. Pre: 3114, 3064. (3H,3C)
4264: FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Practical construction management methods within the built environment. Construction materials, document drawings, management activities, fundamentals of construction scheduling and planning. Quality, quantity, and cost of materials necessary to complete a construction project. Construction information technology tools. Partially duplicates BC 2014 and 2114. Pre: Junior Standing. (6H,6C)
4314: BUILDING PERFORMANCE & ENERGY MANAGEMENT Fundamentals of building performance mandates for the built environment, practical means and methods for evaluating building performance metrics. Specific focus on energy resources consumed by thermal, hygrothermal, lighting, and other environmental building systems. Assessment of building energy consumption and analysis of retrofit scenarios through performance evaluation over the entire building life cycle. Pre: 3014. (2H,3L,3C)
4324: INNOVATION IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION Mechanisms of historical and current innovations in the residential construction industry. Theory and application within the realms of innovation, diffusion, technology, adoption, new product development, housing innovation literature, supply chain management, sustainability, information technology, commercialization, and housing policy. Innovation theories and applications to residential construction through the analysis and utilization of data-driven hypotheses typical to the industry. Pre: 2024, 3114. (3H,3C)
4334: SUSTAINABLE BUILDING PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Introduction to means and methods for managing the sustainability of buildings and their performance over the life cycle. Best practices for sustainable projects in the areas of planning/development, site design, project management, energy and water conservation and green building assessment tools and methods; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system; economic analysis of green building alternatives; and implementation planning. Pre: 3064, 3014. (3H,3C)
4364: LIFECYCLE BIM FOR FACILITY MANAGEMENT BIM (Building Information Modeling) concepts and tools that are critical for facility operation and maintenance. Identifying, capturing, analyzing, exporting and exchanging facility lifecycle data. Spreadsheet-based and BIM based facility management platforms. Case studies and real-life application for understanding mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems from an owner or facility manager perspective. Workflow processes for data exchange. Pre: 2114, 3114. (3H,3C)
4374: RESIDENTIAL HOUSING AND LAND DEVELOPMENT Application of means, methods, and strategies for delivering single and multi-family residential housing in urban and suburban contexts. Project planning, including market analysis to determine highest and best use of an identified property, marketing and sales strategies, site and product design and procurement, infrastructure requirements, zoning and government agency regulations, financial analysis and feasibility study, financing strategies, and delivery control systems. Roles of developer and project team in preparing formal proposals for a housing development to be submitted for financing. Identification and application of interfaces with project stakeholders. Overview of contemporary topics such as green development and affordable housing. Pre: 2064, 3064. Co: 4064. (3H,3C)
4434: CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE I Business and construction practices related to operation of a construction company are studied. Construction operation is examined as it relates construction, financial and personnel management. Project management topics studied in this course include permitting, site evaluations, design development and design phase considerations such as preliminary estimates and project constructability. Writing Intensive (WI) course. Pre: 3064 or 5264G or (5514, 5154). Co: 4064. (3H,3C)
4444: CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE II This course explores and applies the business and construction practices related to operation of a construction company to a capstone experience. Construction operation is examined as it relates to construction, financial and personnel management. Project management topics studied in this course are applied in the corequisite lab. This course is formally designated as a writing intensive course. Formal written and edited and oral presentations are presented and critiqued by the BC faculty team, the writing resource center, students and industry professionals. Pre: 4434. (3H,3L,4C)
4754: INTERNSHIP Variable credit course.
4974: INDEPENDENT STUDY Variable credit course.
4984: SPECIAL STUDY Variable credit course.
4994: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH Variable credit course.
1984: SPECIAL STUDY Variable credit course.
2804: INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Overview of the specialty areas within the civil engineering profession, professional engineer licensing, and engineering ethics. Includes recognizing contemporary issues in civil engineering, civil engineering work in the surrounding community, and the impact of civil engineering solutions on society. Emphasizes successful personal business practices for civil engineering professionals, to include the fundamentals of effective oral, written, and visual communication skills for the Civil Engineer. Introduction to engineering library resources. A grade of C- or better required in prerequisite. For Pathways Advanced Discourse credit, must complete combination of CEE 2804, CEE 3304, CEE 4804 (3H,3C)
2814: CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS Introduction to various data measurement issues in civil and environmental engineering, including collection techniques, analysis, error, and statistical evaluation in all sub-disciplines. Spatial measurement topics include GPS, leveling, distance and angular measurement, mapping and topographic surveys, automated data collection, terrain models, earthwork methods, construction surveying, geodesy, and GIS. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisites. Pre: BC students required to take the BC 1224 pre-requisite, BC and CEM students are exempt from corequisite CEE 2824. CEE students are required to take the ENGE 1216 pre-requisite. Pre: (ENGE 1114 or ENGE 1216 or ENGE 1414 or BC 1224), (MATH 1206 or MATH 1206H or MA TH 1226). Co: 2824. (3H,3L,4C)
2824: CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWINGS AND CAD Introduction to the use of Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software in civil engineering, construction, and other land development projects. Interpretation of typical civil engineering drawings. Creation of land development plans, cross section and profile drawings, and detail drawings utilizing computer-aided design and drafting tools. Creation of two- and three- dimensional visualizations of civil engineering, construction, and other land development projects. (1H,1L,1C)
2834: CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWINGS AND VIRTUAL MODELING Introduction to the use of Computer-Aided Drafting, Building Information Modeling and Geographic Information Systems software. Interpretation of civil engineering drawings. Creation of civil engineering plans and two- and three- dimensional visualizations. Professional collaboration tools. Basemap creation. Basic analysis tools utilizing Geographic Information Systems. (3H,3C)
2974: INDEPENDENT STUDY Variable credit course.
2984: SPECIAL STUDY Variable credit course.
2994: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH Variable credit course.
3014: CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Fundamental elements involved in managing construction projects. Management structure, construction contracts, equipment and labor productivity, scheduling, quality assurance, and cost control. Junior standing required. (2H,3L,3C)
3104: INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Overall view of environmental engineering with emphasis on hazardous waste management, water treatment, wastewater treatment, air pollution and its control, solid waste management, groundwater pollution and environmental regulations. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisites. Pre: CHEM 1035, CHEM 1045, (MATH 1026 or MATH 1206 or MATH 1206H or MATH 1226 or MATH 2016 or MATH 2024), (PHYS 2305 or PHYS 2205). (3H,3C)
3274: INTRODUCTION TO LAND DEVELOPMENT DESIGN An introduction to the land development design process including site selection and feasibility, environmental considerations, utility layout, grading, stormwater management and integrating planning with the design of infrastructure to support residential and commercial development. A grade of C- or better in prerequisite. Pre: 2814, (2824 or ENGE 2824). (3H,3C)
3304: FLUID MECHANICS FOR CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Introductory course in fluid mechanics. Includes concepts and measurements of fluid properties; computing hydrostatic and hydrodynamic forces on hydraulic structures; computing fluid pressures, discharges, and velocities; and determining energy losses in pipe flows. Course includes conducting hydraulic laboratory experiments and demonstrations, analyzing and interpreting collected data, and preparing technical laboratory reports. Emphasizes the fundamentals of effective interpersonal, written, and visual communication skills for technical civil engineering reports. Design Lab/Studio. A grade of C- or better in prerequisites. For Pathways Advanced Discourse credit, must complete combination of CEE 2804, CEE 3304, CEE 4804 Pre: ESM 2104, CEE 2804. (3H,2L,4C)
3314: WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING Open channel flow; hydrology; hydraulic modeling; hydraulic machinery and structures; laboratory experiments and demonstrations. A grade of C- or better required in prerequisite 3304. Design Lab/Studio. Pre: 3304. (3H,2L,4C)
3404: INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Introduction to structural engineering as an art and science and its fundamental tenets; description of structural systems, structural loads, and load paths; structural models, case studies of successful and unsuccessful structural designs; calculations of forces and deformation for simple determinate structures (trusses, beams and simple frames) and indeterminate structures using virtual work, use of stiffness methods in computer programs. Pre: ESM 2204. (3H,3C)
3424: REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES I Behavior and design of reinforced concrete members based on ultimate strength. Beams and slabs in flexure, shear and torsion, development of reinforcement. Columns with axial force plus bending, slenderness effects in columns. A grade of C- or better required in prerequisites. Pre: (3404, 3684) or BC 2044. (3H,3C)
3434: DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES I Behavior and design of structural steel members and steel-frame buildings, including simple and fixed connections. AISC specifications; elastic theory. Design members to resist tension, compression, bending, torsion; plate girders, composite beams. ESM 3054 may be taken in place of co-requisite CEE 3684. A grade of C- or better in prerequisite. Design Lab/Studio. Pre: (3404, 3684) or BC 2044. (3H,2L,4C)
3514: INTRODUCTION TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING Engineering properties of soils including their descriptions and classifications, the effects of water, soil strength and compressibility. Introduction to soil stabilization, earth pressures, slope stability, and foundations. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisites GEOS 2104 and ESM 2204. Design Lab/Studio. Pre: ESM 2204, GEOS 2104. (3H,2L,4C)
3604: INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING Planning, design and operation of transportation systems with emphasis in multimodal transportation techniques and unified system engineering theories to analyze large scale transportation problems. Discussion of Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS) and hands on experience in computer models in transportation operations and planning. Interactions between transportation infrastructure and environmental engineering planning. Junior standing required. (3H,3C)
3684: CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS Characteristics of constituent materials and the design and behavior of portland cement and bituminous concrete mixtures with demonstrated laboratory experiments. A grade of C- or better required in prerequisites. Design Lab/Studio. Pre: CHEM 1035, CHEM 1045, ESM 2204, CEE 2814, GEOS 2104. (3H,2L,4C)
3804: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERS Introduction to computer applications in civil and environmental engineering. Integration of quantitative analysis for design, data management, computer programming and problem solving skills with computer tools and techniques. Topics include systems analysis, numerical methods, optimization, data mining, computer programming and data queries. Analysis and interpretation of a global data set. Pre: Junior Standing. (3H,3C)
3814: ANALYTICAL TOOLS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Computer programming and data analysis for civil and environmental engineering projects. Acquiring, cleaning and pre-processing data sets. Probability distributions, hypothesis testing, and regression modeling. Time series and frequency analysis. Data visualization. Pre: 3804. (3H,3C)
3954: STUDY ABROAD Variable credit course.
3984: SPECIAL STUDY Variable credit course.
4014 (BC 4024): ESTIMATING, PRODUCTION, AND COST ENGINEERING Interpretation of plans and specifications, preparation of construction estimates, and cost control. Methods analysis, resource requirements, and resource costs in building systems, including system components, and in large-scale civil engineering works such as highways, bridges, and hydraulic structures. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisite 3014. Pre: 3014. (3H,3C)
4024: CONSTRUCTION CONTROL TECHNIQUES Techniques used to plan, schedule, and control the Construction Process. Emphasizes manual and computer-based approaches. Focuses on an analytical approach towards the construction process whereby good technical methodologies and solutions are converted to reality through construction practices. A grade of C- or better required in prerequisite. Pre: 3014. (3H,3C)
4034: SMART SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE Challenges and barriers to sustainable infrastructure. Effects of a changing planet and society on current infrastructure systems. Technology and data use for engineering. Infrastructure data interpretation. Data-driven engineering solutions. Pre: 3804. (3H,3C)
4074: CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING: MEANS AND METHODS Construction means, methods, and equipment used to transform a particular design concept into a completed usable structure or facility. Selection and optimization of individual units as well as the systems needed to produce the required work to the required quality on time and on budget. A grade of C- or better required in prerequisite. Pre: 3014 or CEM 2104. (3H,3C)
4104: WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT DESIGN Design of municipal water and wastewater treatment plants. Emphasis on characterization of water and wastewater and physical, chemical, and biological treatment methods. Sludge processing advanced treatment methods and treatment plant hydraulics are considered. A grade of C- or better required in prerequisites. Pre: 3104, 3304. (3H,3C)
4114: FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING Public health engineering principles for protection against biological and chemical health hazards. Emphasis on major communicable diseases that plague mankind, organisms that cause them, routes of transmission, and engineering methods of control. Appropriate control methods for rural areas and developing countries. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisite. Pre: 3104. (3H,3C)
4134: ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY - A SYSTEMS APPROACH Quantitative methods to evaluate environmental sustainability using a sytems approach. Sustainability assessment frameworks, oreintors and indicators, indicators of sustainable development, green-house gas emissions, renewable energy systems, whole-system design, economic systems and input-outpur techniques, system dynamics models, emergence and agent-based models. Class project requiring integration of environmental, economic and social systems using system dynamics and agent-based models. Senior Standing. (3H,3C)
4144: AIR RESOURCES ENGINEERING Effects, regulation, sources, and control of air pollution. Application of engineering calculations and models to estimate emissions, predict pollutant concentrations, and design pollution control equipment. Senior standing required. A grade of C- or better required in prerequisites. Pre: 3104 or ENGR 3124 or GEOS 3114 or ENSC 3634. (3H,3C)
4174: SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT Introduction to the problems, regulations and techniques associated with the management of solid and hazardous waste. Composition, volume and characterization of the wastes. Design of collection and disposal systems, including landfills, solidification/stabilization and incineration. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisite 3104. Pre: 3104. (3H,3C)
4254: MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING An introduction to the field of municipal engineering. Infrastructure, capital projects, financing, sustainability, disaster planning and response, and plan review for development projects. Senior standing required. Pre: 3274. (3H,3C)
4264: SUSTAINABLE LAND DEVELOPMENT An introduction to the modern techniques for developing land while maintaining a focus on long-term sustainability. Topics include site layout, stormwater impact, air quality and microclimate, living resources, LEED and EarthCraft development standards. Pre-requisite: Senior Standing required Pre: 3274. (3H,3C)
4274: LAND DEVELOPMENT DESIGN Overview of land development projects including construction practices, legal issues, and government policies. Feasibility study, engineering evaluation. Grading and roadway design, layout design of lots, buildings, streets, sewers, and stormwater control. Interactive graphics and automated drafting. Pre: 3274. (3H,3C)
4284: ADVANCED LAND DEVELOPMENT DESIGN Advanced course in land development design focusing on site grading and parking, stormwater management, and erosion control. Reviews project design criteria and applicable municipal and state guidelines. Uses CAD software for design and deliverables. Senior/Graduate standing required. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisites. Pre: 3274. Co: 4274. (3H,3C)
4304: HYDROLOGY Precipitation, evaporation, consumptive use, infiltration; stream flow, flood routing; statistical analysis of hydrologic data, flood and drought forecasting, risk analysis, subsurface flow, well hydraulics, introduction to urban drainage design. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisite. Pre: 3304. (3H,3C)
4314: GROUNDWATER RESOURCES Fundamentals of groundwater hydrology; flow through porous media, both saturated and unsaturated; flow to wells in both confined and unconfined aquifers; seepage of groundwater to canals and field drains; analysis of aquifer test data to quantify flow and storage parameters; contaminants in groundwater, basic introduction to groundwater modeling. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisite 3304. Pre: 3304. (3H,3C)
4324: OPEN CHANNEL FLOW Mechanics of open channel flow, including uniform flow, gradually varied flow, channel transitions, and unsteady flow. Pre: 3314. (3H,3C)
4334: HYDRAULIC STRUCTURES Hydraulic analysis and design of engineering structures for water control, including reservoirs, dams, spillways, spilling basins, drainage structures, and hydraulic models. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisite 3314. Pre: 3314. (3H,3C)
4344: WATER RESOURCES PLANNING Analysis of the water resources planning process and the institutional framework for water resources management. Criteria and procedures for evaluating management alternatives are examined, with emphasis on assessment of economic and environmental impacts. Senior standing required. (3H,3C)
4354: ENVIRONMENTAL HYDROLOGY Overall view of pollutants movements in surface waters, with emphasis on the role of various hydrologic processes. Natural and constructed wetlands and their use for water quality control. Fundamentals of river hydraulics. Design of flood control channels. Environmental consequences of various types of hydraulic systems. Mitigation, enhancement, and restoration techniques. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisites 3104 and 3314. Pre: 3104, 3314. (3H,3C)
4384: COASTAL ENGINEERING Basic wave mechanics principles, surf-zone processes, littoral and sediment processes, shoreline features, astronomical tides, coastal hazards, and functional design of coastal structures. Field trips. Pre: C- or better in 3304. Pre: 3304. (3H,3C)
4394: URBAN WATER SUSTAINABILITY Coupled socio-hydrologic feedback loops and implications for water systems resilience. Urban water transitions theory and the evolution of water systems through time. Water productivity and the soft path for water. Ecosystem services. Urban water system challenges, including climate change, urbanization, equity and environmental justice, and water security. Centralized and distributed drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater treatment systems. Statistical analysis of urban water systems. (3H,3C)
4404: INTERMEDIATE STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS Analysis of statically indeterminate 2D and 3D beam, truss and frame structures by the force and displacement methods. Computer implementation of force method. Influence lines and approximate methods of analysis. Pre: 3404. (3H,3C)
4454: MASONRY STRUCTURAL DESIGN Masonry materials, material testing, material specifications. Structural behavior and design of masonry elements (walls, beams, and columns) and systems used in structures. Construction techniques and the details of masonry construction. Building codes relating to analysis and design of masonry structures. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisites 3424 and 3684. Pre: 3684, 3424. (3H,3C)
4514: METHODS IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING Principles and techniques for characterizing earth materials (soil and rock) for civil engineering projects in various regional environments; with emphasis on the interdisciplinary approach to field exploration and site description through soil mechanics theory, geologic correlations, geophysical methods, in site testing and sampling. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisite 3514. Pre: 3514. (3H,3C)
4534: EARTH PRESSURES AND FOUNDATION STRUCTURES Earth pressure theories and their applications to the design of retaining structures, anchors, and excavation bracing. Bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations. Types and capacity of deep foundations. A grade of C- or better in pre-requisite 3514. Pre: 3514. (3H,3C)
4544: DESIGN OF EARTH STRUCTURES Application of geotechnical engineering principles in the design and construction of earth structures. Subsurface models, shear strength of soil, slope stability, earth fills, earth retention, ground improvement, sustainability considerations, geotechnical reporting. Team-based design project. C- or better in 3514. Pre: 3514. (3H,3C)
4554: NATURAL DISASTER MITIGATION AND RECOVERY Causes, mechanics, classifications, and forces associated with tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and landslides. Resistance evaluation for existing ground, facilities and structures. Hazard-resistant design of new facilities. Risk and reliability assessment and decision analysis. Strategies and designs for natural disaster risk mitigation. Emergency response for protection of life and property and restoration of lifelines. Includes an interdisciplinary team project. Prerequisite: Senior Standing Required (3H,3C)
4564: INTRODUCTION TO COASTAL AND MARINE GEOTECHNICS Geotechnical aspects of coastal and marine engineering. Introduction to the coastal zone as a working environment. In-situ geotechnical methods and complementary techniques for investigation. Survey strategies. Local field trips for demonstrating methods, practice and design. A grade of C- or better is required in prerequisite 3514. Pre: 3514. (3H,3C)
4604: TRAFFIC ENGINEERING Study of traffic and parking characteristics; application of traffic control devices; principles and techniques used to improve the efficiency and safety of traffic flow systems. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisite 3604. Pre: 3604. (3H,3C)
4610 (ESM 4044): MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS Introduction to the deformation, stress, and strength analysis of continuous-fiber-polymer-matrix laminated composites. Fabrication, micromechanics of stiffness and expansional coefficients, classical lamination theory (CLT). Environmentally induced stresses. Computerized implementation and design Pre: ESM 2204 or AOE 2024. (3H,3C)
4614: ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CONCRETES Fundamental properties and the physical and chemical aspects of the structure of Portland cement concretes. Emphasis placed on environmental performance aspects and the application of studies of concrete performance under various exposure conditions. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisite 3684. Pre: 3684 or BC 2044. (3H,3C)
4624: PLANNING TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES Transportation planning process; urban and regional studies, surveys, data analysis, model development and testing; transportation management, administration, finance, system evaluation, implementation, and integration. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisite 3604. Pre: 3604. (3H,3C)
4634: INFRASTRUCTURE CONDITION ASSESSMENT Infrastructure components and assessment needs; physical and chemical properties of construction materials; deterioration causes, assessment methods, nondestructive evaluation techniques, infrastructure management systems, performance models, service-life-cycle estimates. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisite 3684. Pre: 3684. (3H,3C)
4654: GEOMETRIC DESIGN OF HIGHWAYS Functional design of highways; curves, intersections, interchanges, drainage, and other features involved in highway safety and traffic efficiency. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisite 3604. Pre: 3604. (3H,3C)
4664: PAVEMENT DESIGN Principles underlying methods for the design of various elements of flexible and rigid pavements for highways and airports; climate and traffic effects; pavement management systems. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisite 3684. Pre: 3684. (3H,3C)
4674: AIRPORT PLANNING AND DESIGN Airport planning and economic justification, site selection, configuration, development and design of terminal areas, demand forecasting, access, traffic control. A grade of C- or better required in pre-requisite 3604. Pre: 3604. (3H,3C)
4684: TRANSPORTATION SAFETY Basic principles associated with transportation safety related to humans, vehicles and infrastructure as well as principles of design for safety and practices of empirical evaluation of safety. Principles and practices of accident investigation and injury epidemiology as well as safeguards and control practices. A grade of C- or better required in prerequisite. Pre: 3604. (3H,3C)
4694: FREIGHT OPERATIONS Introduction to the operation of modal and intermodal freight facilities. Impact of goods movement on the multi-modal transportation system. Role of privately owned and operated goods movement on public sector transportation operations, management, and decision making. Communication of impacts. Pre: 3604. (3H,3C)
4804: PROFESSIONAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING An overview of civil engineering professional practice, including business etiquette, professional development, leadership, and lifelong learning. Emphasizes the importance of registration for civil engineers. Compares and contrasts common project delivery methods, processes, key players, and management topics for the design and construction industry. Incorporates analyses of legal and ethical aspects of civil engineering practice. Analyzes contemporary issues and public policies that impact the civil engineering profession, and the impacts of civil engineering solutions on society. Emphasizes effective written, oral, and visual professional communication for the civil engineering professional. A grade of C- or better in prerequisite. For Pathways Advanced Discourse credit, must complete combination of CEE 2804, CEE 3304, CEE 4804 Pre: 2804. Co: 3304. (3H,3C)
4814: RISK AND RELIABILITY ANALYSIS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Risk assessment and reliability analysis as applied to civil engineering applications. Identification and modeling of non-deterministic problems in civil engineering design and decision making. Application of probability and statistics to performance analysis. Development of probabilistic engineering safety assessments. Pre: 3804. (3H,3C)
4824: INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC ENGINEERING Basic processes in engineering failure investigations: response, data gathering, testing, modeling, and reporting. Origins of natural and man-made disasters, role of building codes and material specifications, standard of care, ethical standards and legal issues as related to forensic engineering. Pre: 3684, ESM 2204. (3H,3C)
4834: CYBER-PHYSICAL AND REMOTE SENSING METHODS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Cyber-physical systems and remote sensing methods in civil engineering. Electrodynamics and fundamental physical operating principles. Sensing and sensor deployment strategies. Data acquisition and reduction. Signal and image processing techniques. Data interpretation, management, and curation. Pre: 3814 or BSE 3144. (3H,3C)
4844: BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING AND INTEGRATED PRACTICES Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM). Architectural modeling, custom parametric object creation, virtual structural modeling. Constructability and construction management analysis. Reality capturing technologies. Virtual reality and immersive virtual environments. Contemporary topics and new directions for BIM technologies. Pre: Senior Standing. (3H,3C)
4974: INDEPENDENT STUDY Variable credit course.
4984: SPECIAL STUDY Variable credit course.
4994: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH Variable credit course.
4994H: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH Variable credit course.
1974: INDEPENDENT STUDY Variable credit course.
2104: INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT Overview of the construction engineering and management profession specialty areas. Introduction to the undergraduate program of study. Fundamentals of effective oral, written and visual communication skills. Professionalism, ethics, and legal issues relating to the industry. Contemporary issues facing the industry. Engineering library resources. Project drawings, computer aided design (CAD), and responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs). (3H,3C)
2984: SPECIAL STUDY Variable credit course.
3024: CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING AND SCHEDULING Introduction to estimating and scheduling of construction operations using construction documents. Quantity takeoff, resource and crew enumeration, network logic, activity durations, Critical Path Method (CPM) and Location-Based Management System (LBMS). Bid assembly with markups. Construction decisions based on ethical principles. A grade of C- or better is required in prerequisite. Pre: 2104. (3H,3C)
3064: INTRO TO LEAN CONSTRUCTION Introduction to Lean Construction thinking, principles, and practices, definitions, history, theory, and fundamentals related to project production systems. Operating system, organization practices, commercial terms. Pull planning and Last Planner System, teh Big Room concept, and Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA). Conventional Lean practices A3 problem solving, 5 Whys Root Cause Analysis, and 5s Methadology. Continuous improvement, respect for people, elimination of waste, reducing variability and increasing plan reliability. Pre: 2104. (3H,3C)
3074: GLOBAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT A collaborative approach for applying engineering systems and design to global issues. Design, engineering, and construction focused on social responsibility in the global village. Multi-disciplinary teamwork requiring identification of client needs and design considerations, development of site layouts, selection of resources, management of schedule, cost, materials, personnel, quality, and jobsite safety. Applied conflict handling skills and self-reflection on social responsibility, service, intercultural global awareness, and evaluating the success of sustainable projects. May be repeated one time with different content for a maximum of six credits. Multi-day field trip required. Pre: Junior Standing. (3H,3C)
3084: CONSTRUCTION ECONOMY Engineering economics, accounting, finance, and entrepreneurship. Construction financial management and financial decision-making. Construction financial risk, estimation, and generation of financial statements. Construction company creation and business plan development. Assessment of construction project delivery methods and impacts of retainage, bonding, and taxation. Pre: 2104 or BC 2024. (3H,3C)
3134 (BC 3134): TEMPORARY STRUCTURES Introduction to temporary structure systems used to support construction operations. Concrete formwork, scaffolding systems, excavation shoring systems, dewatering techniques, and hoisting operations. Assessment of systems, cost, quality, safety, sustainability, and schedule impacts. Pre: (BC 2044, BC 2024) or CEE 3684. (3H,3C)
3154: SMART CONSTRUCTION Introduction to smart construction, definitions, principles and practices. Exploration of inefficiencies associated with the traditional approaches to construction. Intelligence requirements of the building lifecycle. Smart planning and contracting practices, and facilitating technologies. Smart design principles, techniques, technologies, strategies for involving down-stream stakeholders in the design of buildings for constructability and maintainability. Overview of digital infrastructure, types, selection and role in integrating the design and construction phases. Pre: BC 2114. (3H,3C)
3164: CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY Introduction to fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) for the construction industry. History of OHS regulation and specific governmental regulations, standards and laws. Health, safety, and environmental hazards identification. Methods of quantifying exposure and estimating risk. Design and prioritization of control solutions to mitigate hazards. Contemporary issues and theoretical frameworks in the field of OHS management relevant to the industry. Prevention through Design, behavior-based safety, different construction project delivery methods, safety climate and culture, control banding, and systems safety. Pre: 2104. (3H,3C)
3984: SPECIAL STUDY Variable credit course.
4024: CONSTRUCTION LAW AND CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION Application of contract law, torts, and statutory law in construction. Legal context, parties, interpreting contracts and specifications, contract changes, differing site conditions, delays, disruptions, and acceleration. Dispute avoidance and resolution. Ethics and risk management. Pre: Senior Standing. (3H,3C)
4314 (SBIO 4314): DESIGN OF WOOD STRUCTURES Analysis and design of wood structures comprised of solid wood and/or composite wood products. Evaluation of mechanical properties of wood materials. Design of individual tension, compression and bending members, and wood-steel dowel connections. Lateral loading design of diaphragms and shearwalls. Pre: SBIO 3314 or CEE 3404. (3H,3C)
4445-4446: CEM CAPSTONE 4445: Preliminary design of infrastructure, planning and scheduling of design and construction, cost estimating and budgeting, life cycle cost analysis, application of technology to support construction, maintenance, and facilities operation, and project risk management. Collaboration-based course utilizing design-build project delivery methodology. Design and construction considerations include public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. Underpinning themes include safety and constructability by design, sustainability, resilience, and reliability. 4446: Final design of infrastructure, planning and scheduling of design and construction, cost estimating and budgeting, life cycle cost analysis, application of technology to support construction, maintenance, and facilities operation, and project risk management. Collaboration-based course utilizing design-build project delivery methodology. Design and construction considerations include public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, ethical, environmental, and economic factors. Underpinning themes include safety and constructability by design, sustainability, resilience, and reliability. The final deliverable includes a comprehensive written proposal and oral presentation. Pre: Senior standing. Pre: BC 3064 for 4445; 3084, 4445 for 4446. Co: BC 4064 for 4445. (3H,3C)
4964: FIELD WORK/PRACTICUM Variable credit course.
4974: INDEPENDENT STUDY Variable credit course.
4984: SPECIAL STUDY Variable credit course.
4994: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH Variable credit course.