Construction Engineering Technology (2990)

Construction Engineering Technology (2990)

125 STATICS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 2820:162, 2030:153. Forces, resultants, and couples. Equilibrium of force systems. Trusses, frames, centroid, moment of inertia, and friction.
131 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION 2 credits
Materials and methods used in construction. Encompasses buildings constructed with wood, steel, concrete or a combination of these materials.
150 PLAN READING 2 credits
Prerequisite: 131. The language of construction. Symbols, scales, plan views, elevation views, sections and details. Quantity take-off estimation.
225 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 125. Stress, strain and stress-strain relationships. Tension, compression, torsion, beams. Shear and moment diagrams. Combines stresses.
234 ELEMENTS OF STRUCTURES 3 credits
Prerequisite: 125 and 225. Principles of stress and structural analysis, concepts of steel, timber design, and reinforced concrete.
237 MATERIALS TESTING I 2 credits
Prerequisite: 2030:153. Laboratory testing of soils with emphasis on physical properties of soil. Laboratory and field procedures used for quality control.
238 MATERIALS TESTING II 2 credits
Prerequisite: 2030:153. Mix design of concrete. Laboratory testing of concrete containing ordinary Portland cement and pozzolanic admixtures. Experiments demonstrate physical properties as related to design and quality control.
245 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 3 credits
Prerequisite: 150 and 2030:153. Quantity takeoffs in construction to include mass excavations, foundation systems, structural steel, residential construction, and various commercial construction methods.
246 SITE ENGINEERING 3 credits
Prerequisites: 131 and 2980:101 . Development of a site including surveying, excavation, soil treatment, heavy equipment requirements, storm water management, pavement design, and construction of roadways.
310 RESIDENTIAL BLDG CONSTRUCTION 3 credits
Introduction to building design, wood framing, and mechanical systems as commonly found in residential housing.
312 NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PR 3 credits
Residential construction and inspection knowledge used to perform field work, service projects, and written inspection reports.
320 ADVANCED MATERIALS TESTING 3 credits
Prerequisite: 241. This course investigates the usage of precision strain gage applications used by technicians in determining stresses in structural elements and mechanical parts.
351 CONSTRUCTION QUALITY CONTROL 3 credits
Prerequisites: Admission into the BCET program or permission of instructor. Overview of quality control concepts and techniques as related to the construction industry including the necessary statistical tools; exposes students to civil, mechanical and electrical inspection requirements.
352 FIELD MANAGEMENT & SCHEDULING 2 credits
Prerequisites: 245 or permission. Planning, scheduling, and controlling of field work within time and cost constraints. Manual methods and computer software packages studied.
354 FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION METHOD 3 credits
Prerequisites: 234, 237. Soil mechanics and soils exploration as related to construction. Foundation construction methods and practice in the interest of safety and suitable economy.
355 COMPUTER APPLS IN CONSTR 3 credits
Prerequisite: 2820:131. Work includes visual basic programming, software packages for construction management, presentation software, and website development.
356 SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION 2 credits
The purpose of this course is to explain what creates hazards and why, and to suggest where to anticipate trouble in each phase of the work as it progresses.
358 ADVANCED ESTIMATING 3 credits
Prerequisite: 245 or permission of instructor. This course focuses on estimating and bidding for public and private construction. Includes heavy/highway, residential and building construction with use of computer software to facilitate bid price.
359 CONSTRUCTION COST CONTROL 3 credits
Prerequisite: 6200:201 or 2420:211. Course develops a practical understanding of the latest managerial accounting principles and practices as they apply to the construction business.
360 ADMIN OF PUBLIC PROJECTS 3 credits
Prerequisite: Must have completed a minimum of 64 credit hours. Course focus is on the specialized administrative procedures required for public construction projects.
361 CONSTRUCTION FORMWORK 3 credits
Prerequisite: 234 or permission. Introduction to design and construction of formwork and temporary wood structures.
362 ADVANCED ELEMENTS OF STRUCTURE 3 credits
Prerequisite: 234. This course examines advanced topics in structural engineering and is an extension of Elements of Structures.
371 GREEN & SUSTAINABLE BUILD PRAC 3 credits
This course is designed to provide an understanding of sustainable construction practices and their importance on environmental issues.
420 HYDROLOGY AND GROUNDWATER 3 credits
Prerequisite: 2030:154. The topics addressed include the impact of rainfall events on civil facilities and groundwater flow as it relates to the natural water supply.
453 LEGAL ASPECTS OF CONSTRUCTION 2 credits
Prerequisite: Admission into the BCET program or permission of instructor. Study of business of contracting and subcontracting and legal problems therein such as breach, partial performance, payment, insolvency, subsurface. Review of standard contracts and construction industry rules of arbitration.
455 COMPUTER PRECISION ESTIMATING 3 credits
Prerequisite: 245. Students will explore sophisticated software programs utilized by the construction industry to prepare estimates and bid packages.
462 MECHANICAL SERVICE SYSTEMS 3 credits
Introduction to materials and equipment used in mechanical heating, ventilating, air conditioning, water and waste systems.
463 ELECTRICAL SERVICE SYSTEMS 3 credits
Introduction to materials and equipment in electrical systems of buildings. Includes illumination, electrical sources, materials and distribution. Emphasis of fire safety.
465 HEAVY CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING 3 credits
Prerequisite: 245. Quantity takeoffs and cost analysis to include methods, systems, and equipment relevant to heavy highway and civil infrastructure projects.
466 HYDRAULICS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 2030:255. Introduction to hydrology. Flow in closed conduits and open channels, distribution, systems, storage requirements and basic concepts of hydraulic structures. Basic concepts of seepage and working knowledge of pumps.
468 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 3 credits
Prerequisites: 352, 358. Construction Management takes established construction practices, current technological advances, and latest management methods and makes them into an efficient, smooth working system.
469 CONTRACTS AND SPECIFICATIONS 2 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to BSCET program or permission. This course studies the principles and applications of construction specifications, contracts, processes for managing professional risk and increasing economic performance of the construction process.
471 UNDERSTANDING LEED GUIDELINES 3 credits
Prerequisite: 2990:371 or permission of instructor. Provides an understanding of LEED guidelines and requirements and help prepare the student for the LEED associate exam.
479 CPC SEMINAR 3 credits
Prerequisite: Must be of senior level status towards a B.S. Degree in Construction Engineering Technology or permission of instructor. This course prepares students for the content and format of the Certified Professional Constructor's Examination.
489 ST: CONSTRUCTION 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (May be repeated for up to six credits.) Special lecture/laboratory courses offered once or only occasionally in areas where no formal courses exist.
490 W: CONSTRUCTION 1-3 credits
Prerequisites: permission of instructor. (May be repeated for up to six credits.) Group studies of special topics in construction. May not be used to meet undergraduate major requirements in construction. May be used for elective credit only.
497 HONORS PROJECT 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: Senior standing in Honors College and permission of supervising faculty in student's degree field and pursuit of major in CET. Individual Senior Honor's Project relevant to student's major field of study. Specific projects are approved and supervised by a designated member of the faculty in the student's degree field.
498 INDP STUDY: CONSTRUCTION 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (May be repeated for up to six credits.) Directed study in a special field of interest chosen by student in consultation with instructor.

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