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Construction Engineering (CONE)

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4000 Senior Level5000 Graduate Level

6000 Graduate Level7000 Research Level 8000 Doctoral Level

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1000 Level Course

1100. Introduction to Construction (1). Seminar designed to provide an introduction to the construction industry. Contains a general overview of the industry and the various career paths that are available within the industry as a whole.

2000 Level Courses

2300. Construction Materials and Blueprint Reading (3). Introduction to construction methods, materials, processes, and working drawings and specifications. Class blueprint exercises will be assigned and utilized to develop critical blueprint and specification reading skills.

2302. Surveying (3). Prerequisite: MATH 1321 or 1451 or 1452 or 2450 with a C or better. Care and use of modern surveying equipment, differential leveling, area calculations, horizontal and vertical curves, and effects of observation errors.

3000 Level Courses

3300. Construction Equipment (3). Prerequisite: IE 2311. Introduction to construction equipment including types of equipment, ownership and operational costs, estimating equipment costs, equipment scheduling and selection, and fleet management.

3302. MEP Systems and Design for Construction (3). Prerequisite: At least junior standing in construction engineering or consent of instructor. Introduces students to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in buildings. Includes basic design principles, conservation measures, and green building practices.

3304. Sustainable Building Design and Construction (3). Techniques and methods of sustainable construction and design. Addresses the importance of team effort among owners, developers, architects, engineers, and contractors. USGBC and LEED process will be studied.

3310. Construction Structural Analysis and Design (3). Prerequisite: CE 3303. Covers the fundamental concepts of structure analysis and design associated with statically determinate and indeterminate structures for common members, systems, and materials.

3312. Construction Foundations and Earthwork (3). Prerequisite: CE 3303. Identifies fundamentals of soil properties and addresses principles of soil mechanics and the design of foundations for structures.

3341. Electric Power and Codes in Buildings (3). Prerequisites: MATH 1451 and PHYS 1408. Provides a working knowledge of the electrical power distribution system and equipment installed in buildings and applicable power codes.

4000 Level Courses

4031. Special Topic in Construction Engineering (V1-3). Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Elaborates on a special topic of current interest in construction engineering. May be repeated for credit.

4100. Construction Internship (1). Prerequisites: At least junior status in the construction engineering program and consent of the department chairperson. Practical work experience in the construction or engineering industry. The practicum includes a written report and an oral presentation addressing work experience. Requires a minimum work commitment of 3 months.

4143. Power, Lighting, and Controls Laboratory (1). Prerequisite or corequisite: CONE 3341 or 4342. Provides hands-on experience in constructing and analyzing power, lighting, and control systems.

4220. Construction Capstone (2). Prerequisites: CONE 4300, 4320, and 4322. Design and development of real world construction projects. Projects require cost estimate, project schedule, site safety plan, and onsite preconstruction planning. Written proposals and oral presentations required.

4300. Construction Safety (3). Prerequisites: At least junior status in the construction engineering program or consent of the instructor. Management of safety and health programs for the construction company, including OSHA regulatory requirements. Students earn a 30-hour OSHA card upon successful completion of OSHA requirements. (Writing Intensive)

4306. Mechanical System Applications and Codes (3). Prerequisite: ME 2322. Introduces the basics of heating and cooling load calculations and the appropriate energy, plumbing, and mechanical codes that apply to buildings.

4310. Construction Steel Structures (3). Prerequisite: CONE 3310. Common practices and terminology of construction and design of steel structures. AISC-LRFD method is used to emphasize design, fabrication, and installation of steel elements and connections.

4312. Construction Concrete Structures (3). Prerequisite: CONE 3310. Common practices and terminology of construction and design of concrete structures. ACI 318-Strength method emphasizes design, fabrication, and installation of concrete elements. Formwork design is also emphasized.

4314. Masonry Construction (3). Prerequisite: CE 3303. A study of material properties and common practices of design and construction of masonry structures. Use of MSJC code (ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402).

4320. Construction Cost Estimating (3). Prerequisites: At least junior status in the construction engineering program or consent of the department chairperson. Construction drawings and specs used to quantify material, labor, overhead, and equipment for bid preparation. Computer software used to develop construction bid in project simulation and case study.

4322. Construction Management (3). Prerequisite: At least junior status in the construction engineering program or consent of the department chairperson. Addresses modern methods for managing construction projects including CPM scheduling, resource allocation, and funds flow. Practical application made through project simulations.

4324. Construction Contracts and Specifications (3). Prerequisite: At least junior status in the construction engineering program or consent of the department chairperson. Principles and analysis of construction contracts and project specifications as well as contract law, negotiations, and ethics. (Writing Intensive)

4342. Power, Lighting, Communication, and Control Systems (3). Prerequisites: MATH 1451 and PHYS 1408. Provides a working knowledge of the power, lighting, communications, and control systems in buildings.

5000 Level Courses

5031. Independent Study in Construction (V1-3). Prerequisite: Graduate student standing in engineering. Explores advanced construction engineering topics not covered by current curriculum.

5302. Construction Safety and Risk Management (3). Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. A study of risk assessment and management techniques, methods, and models used in the construction industry to minimize and control various risk.

5304. Sustainable Building Design and Construction (3). Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Design and construction of high-performance buildings with the basis on which sustainability can be evaluated.

5314. Masonry Design and Construction (3). Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Design and construction of masonry structures per current Joint Standards Masonry Committee Building Code Requirements and Specifications. Focus is on clay and concrete block masonry.

5320. Construction Cost Estimating and Control (3). Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Study of advanced topics in cost estimating and control, including methods, knowledge, and computer tools for project bidding, budgeting, financing, and accounting.

5322. Construction Management (3). Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Study of advanced topics in construction management, including methods, knowledge, and computer tools for project planning and administration.

5331. Special Topics in Construction Engineering (3). Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Elaborates on a special topic of current interest to graduate students with an interest in construction engineering. May be repeated for credit.

5332. BIM and 4D Modeling (3). Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Introduction to building information modeling and its applications in the construction industry.

6000 Level Courses

6000. Master’s Thesis (V1-6).

6330. Master’s Report (3).

7000 Level Courses

7000. Research (V1-12).

8000 Level Courses

8000. Doctor’s Dissertation (V1-12).

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