Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management

The departmental goals are designed to give students state-of-the-art knowledge for professional career and life-long development skills needed to enter the fields of civil engineering and construction management while meeting all the requirements to earn a Bachelor of Science degree. The department engages in the best practices of teaching, scholarship, and service to ensure that graduates serve as ethical and highly qualified leaders of civil engineering and construction management. Students will find open doors to a dedicated and diverse faculty who are well-educated yet grounded in the practical aspects of “real world” civil engineering design and construction. The CE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council on Construction Education (ACCE), http://acce-hq.org.

Civil Engineering and Construction Management Majors

CENG   1731   Civil Engineering Computations

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course serves as an introduction to the civil and construction engineering programs, with an emphasis on civil and construction engineering computations. Use of contemporary computing tools and methodologies, and acceptable technical reporting of data as appropriate to civil and construction engineering applications are also introduced.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "C" or concurrent enrollment in MATH   1441.

CENG   2131   Civil Engineering Fluid Mechanics

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course covers basic concepts of fluid mechanics, and the fundamentals and applications of ideal and real fluid flow. Topics include fluid statics, conservation principles, the Bernoulli equation, fluid flow in pipes, fluid flow measurement devices, open channel flow, and basic hydraulic structures.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   2231.

CENG   2231   Surveying

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Principles of the level, theodolite, electronic distance measurement (EDM), total station and global positioning systems, taping, note keeping, coordinate geometry, control surveys, triangulation, trilateration, plane coordinate systems, azimuth and topographic mapping. Laboratory includes use of level, theodolite, EDM, total station, GPS, traverse closure, level net closure, topographic mapping, measuring distances and heights using coordinate geometry calculations.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MATH   1112 or MATH   1113 or MATH   1441 and ENGR   1133 or TCM   1232.

CENG   3131   Introduction to Environmental Engineering

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The course is an introduction to environmental engineering. Topics include a review of the role of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in environmental protection, mass balance, rainfall and runoff analysis, basic surface water and groundwater hydrology, water quality management, municipal solid waste and hazardous waste management, and air pollution control.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CHEM   1147.

CENG   3132   Introduction to Water and Wastewater Treatment

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The course is an introduction to water and wastewater treatment. Topics include sources and characteristics of water and wastewater, treatment standards, selection of different water and wastewater treatment processes, design principles for treatment units in water and wastewater treatment plants, and standard laboratory tests used to control the operation of water and wastewater treatment plants.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   2131, CENG   3131.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   3132H.

CENG   3132H   Intro to W&WW Treatment Honors

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The course is an introduction to water and wastewater treatment. Topics include sources and characteristics of water and wastewater, treatment standards, selection of different water and wastewater treatment processes, design principles for treatment units in water and wastewater treatment plants, and standard laboratory tests used to control the operation of water and wastewater treatment plants.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   2131, CENG   3131.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   3132.

CENG   3133   Transportation Systems

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Overview of transportation engineering with respect to traffic operation and transportation planning, including mainly highway. Emphasis on design and traffic control devices with considerations of economy, safety, and environment. Laboratory involves data measurement and analysis techniques associated with transportation engineering using probability.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   2231 and MATH   3337.

CENG   3135   Construction Cost Control and Finance

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course introduces the long-term contract methods for recognizing revenue and their impact on construction company financial statements. The course also covers the analysis of construction company financial statements and their use in developing budgets, project cash needs, pricing construction projects, and forecasting the impact of business decisions on profit. The project cost control and the contract delivery methods are also discussed, along with ethical guidelines for professional conduct and code of ethics.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ECON   2105.

CENG   3232   Soil Mechanics

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to soil mechanics, including an investigation of the mechanical and physical properties of soils and the relation to soil action in problems of engineering such as soil composition, index properties, classification, exploration, compaction, permeability, stress distribution, consolidation, settlement, shear strength, bearing capacity, and lateral earth pressure.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   3233.

CENG   3233   Civil Engineering Materials

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Introduction to materials science and basic engineering properties of common civil engineering materials including metals, soils, aggregates, Portland cement concrete, asphalt binder and asphalt concrete, wood, and masonry. Written and oral communication skills are an important part of this course.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   3233.

CENG   3311   Fluid Mechanics Lab

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The laboratory includes measurement of water properties including specific weight and dynamic viscosity, use of the Bernoulli equation, pressure measurement, flow rate measurement on a pipe, open channel flow, calibration of flow-measuring, head loss in piping systems, and characteristics of centrifugal pumps.

Corequisite(s): ENGR   3235.

CENG   3331   Structural Analysis

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

This course investigates the behavior of common structural systems under various loading conditions. The course focuses on the accurate analysis of statically determinate trusses, beams and frames and uses approximate methods to analyze indeterminate frames. The calculation of deflections and the effects of moving loads are also considered.

Prerequisite(s): MATH   3230 and a minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   3233.

CENG   3333   Reinforced Concrete Design

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

Course covers characteristics of concrete materials; introduction to ACI Building Code requirements for reinforced concrete; entrength design of slabs, beams, columns and footings.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3331.

CENG   4135   Highway Design

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course provides an introduction to highway design based on conventional constraints including: vertical and horizontal geometry, traffic, safety, drainage, economic, and human factors.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   2231 or TCM   2233.

CENG   4138   Water and Sanitation for International Development

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course addresses the design of small-scale, low cost systems for drinking water supply and wastewater disposal. Topics include surface water intakes, wells, storage tanks, water distribution systems, water quality testing, septic tanks, leach fields, and oxidation ponds. The course emphasizes on-site data collection methods, practical issues of design, and project sustainability.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "C' in CENG   2131.

CENG   4232   Foundation Design

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Introduction to foundation design methods, including shallow foundations, slope stability, pile foundation, and retaining walls.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3232.

CENG   4331   Structural Steel Design

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

Course includes characteristics of structural steel; introduction to AISC Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) specifications; design of tension members, columns, beams, beam-columns, and connections.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3331.

CENG   4518   Introduction to Senior Project

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   2 Lab Hours.

This course is the first component of the senior project series of two courses designed to aid the students in successful completion of the capstone project required for the civil engineering curriculum. This first course introduces students to contemporary civil engineering considerations and professional engineering practice in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. The course prepares students to function on multi-disciplinary teams while completing preliminary tasks required for the senior project. The importance of life-long learning and professional licensure is also addressed.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3333 or CENG   4331.

CENG   4539   Senior Project

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   6 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to be the culmination of the undergraduate civil engineering education experience. The course draws together diverse elements of the Civil Engineering curriculum to provide an integrating experience and to develop competence in focusing both technical and nontechnical skills in solving problems. The senior project course involves design and analysis of a new or modified civil engineering project or system with demonstrated feasibility.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   4518 and Approval of Department Chair.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   4539S.

CENG   4539S   Senior Project

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   6 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to be the culmination of the undergraduate civil engineering education experience. The course draws together diverse elements of the Civil Engineering curriculum to provide an integrating experience and to develop competence in focusing both technical and nontechnical skills in solving problems. The senior project course involves design and analysis of a new or modified civil engineering project or system with demonstrated feasibility.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   4518 and Approval of Department Chair.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   4539.

CENG   4730   Experiential Learning in Civil and Construction Engineering - COOP

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an opportunity for Civil and Construction Engineering students to participate in Experiential, Cooperative Education, and receive practical work experience with a pre-approved Civil and Construction Engineering employer. A minimum total of 400 documented contact hours of employment per work assignment with the selected employer are required for course credit.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of CENG   2231 or TCM   2233.

CENG   4890   Special Problems in Civil Engineering

1-4 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course provides for specialized study in the area of Civil Engineering not otherwise covered by the CE program.

Prerequisite(s): As determined by instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   4890S.

CENG   4890S   Special Problem in CE

1-4 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course provides for specialized study in the area of Civil Engineering not otherwise covered by the CE program.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   4890.

CENG   5090   Selected Topics in Civil Engineering

1-3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   6 Lab Hours.

This course is scheduled on an infrequent basis to explore special areas in civil engineering.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5090G.

CENG   5133   Water Supply and Wastewater Collection Systems

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course covers water supply and wastewater collection systems. Topics include basic hydraulics, major and minor head losses, pipes in series and parallel, water distribution network analysis, design of water supply distribution systems, sanitary sewer collection systems, and storm sewer collection systems.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3132 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5133G.

CENG   5137   Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course integrates concepts developed in Fluid Mechanics with fundamental hydrologic and hydraulic processes used in the analysis and design of urban drainage, flood control, and measurement structures. Hydrology topics include the hydrologic cycle, precipitation, hydrograph analysis, evapotranspiration, runoff, and flood routing. Hydraulics topics include open channel flow, hydraulic design, pump classification, pump and system curves, and water/wastewater pumping stations.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   2131 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5137G.

CENG   5139   Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The course covers advanced water and wastewater treatment processes necessary for designing and managing modern drinking water and wastewater treatment plants. Topics include ion exchange, ozonation, adsorption, membrane, Biological Nutrients Removal (BNR), Membrane Biological Reactor (MBR), disinfection, sludge treatment and disposal, wastewater reclamation and reuse, and effluent disposal.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3132 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5139G.

CENG   5231   Pavement Analysis and Design

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course provides an introduction to different approaches to pavement analysis and design, including flexible and rigid pavement design, preservation, rehabilitation, and management.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3232, CENG   3233 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5231G.

CENG   5232   Foundation Design

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course provides an introduction to foundation design methods, including shallow foundations, slope stability analysis, pile foundations, and retaining walls.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3232 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5232G.

CENG   5234   Asphalt Mix Design

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to contemporary materials and engineering properties of asphalt binders, modified binders, and asphalt mixtures including: modern binder and mixture specifications, mix design systems and test methods.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3233 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5234G.

CENG   5331   Advanced Structural Analysis

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

This course covers the analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Classical methods, such as the slope-deflection and moment distribution techniques are presented. The course additionally covers the matrix-based stiffness method of analysis for indeterminate trusses, beams, and frames.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3331, MATH   2331, ENGR   1731 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5331G.

CENG   5332   Prestressed Concrete Design

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

This course introduces students to the design of common prestressed concrete elements. It presents historical developments, the properties of constituent materials, prestress losses, and the design of prestressed structural members to support flexural and shear loadings.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3333 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5332G.

CENG   5336   Introduction to Finite Elements

3 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   4 Lab Hours.

This course provides an introduction to the Finite Element Method focusing on the analysis of common structural components encountered in civil engineering discipline utilizing a commercial FEA software package. The course covers key FEA principles and procedures associated with linearly behaving static structural members modeled using a variety of appropriate two-dimensional and three-dimensional elements.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: MATH   2331 and CENG   3331 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5336G.

TCM   1131   Building Materials and Systems

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The materials, systems and methods of construction. Topics include material properties, selection and application criteria and construction processes. Covers divisions 3-9 & 31 of the CSI Master format.

TCM   1231   Introduction to Construction Management

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course presents an introduction to the construction management profession and the construction industry that it serves. It includes an overview of industry sectors, professional organizations, and the industry's impact on the economy. The basics of the construction process and delivery systems will be discussed. Students will be introduced to software that is part of the construction manager's day-to-day role. A thorough understanding of the construction management curriculum and the various courses will be provided.

TCM   1232   Construction Graphics

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course is a study of construction drawings and specifications. It exposes students to fundamental graphical communication knowledge and print-reading skills. Students will also learn necessary modeling techniques to create basic construction models and generate construction drawings using the most cutting-edge Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools. Topics include print reading, sketching and drafting techniques for the presentation of floor plans, elevations, sections and building components using BIM software.

Prerequisite(s): TCM   1231, MATH   1112, MATH   1113, MATH   1441.

TCM   2233   Construction Surveying

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the equipment and techniques used for construction surveying, including measurement of distances, horizontal and vertical angles, and differences in elevation. Emphasis is placed on accuracy of measurements, precise operation of instruments, completeness in laboratory exercises, and accurate field notes.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   1232 or ENGR   1133 and MATH   1112 or MATH   1113 or prior or concurrent enrollment in MATH   1441.

TCM   2234   Mechanical and Electrical Equipment and Systems

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course includes a study of mechanical and electrical equipment and systems as related to the construction industry. The course is composed of three basic parts. Part one addresses available energy sources, thermoflow and ventilation characteristics, air handling systems, and mechanical codes. Part two addresses domestic water and waste systems, fire sprinklers and stand pipe systems and plumbing codes. Part three addresses electrical power, lighting and communication systems and electrical codes.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   1232 or ENGR   1133 and PHYS   1111 or PHYS   2211 or permission of instructor.

TCM   2235   Introduction to Structures

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course introduces students to the theory of structural analysis and design and its application to construction. Topics include analysis of coplanar force systems, analysis of trusses and frames, friction, centroids and moment of inertia, stresses and strains, properties of materials, bending, shear, deflections in beams, combined stresses and analysis of columns.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in PHYS   1111 or PHYS   2211.

TCM   2333   Building Information Modeling for Construction Management

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM). This course highlights the merits of BIM in promoting productivity and profitability in the construction industry. Topics include the history of information modeling technology and its impacts on construction industry; major BIM software applications and basic modeling techniques; application of BIM authoring and analysis skills for construction projects. The course emphasizes hands-on modeling skills and the utilization of BIM technology to solve construction project problems.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   1232 or ENGR   1133 and MATH   1112 or MATH   1113 or prior or concurrent enrollment in MATH   1441.

TCM   2430   Construction Safety

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course includes a study of safe construction practices. Topics include workers' compensation insurance, OSHA regulations, construction disasters, safe construction training and planning, and the hidden costs of accidents. Students are highly encouraged to obtain the OSHA 30-hour safety card as part of this course.

TCM   3231   Steel Structures

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course explores the means and methods used in the construction of structural systems with a primary focus on steel structures. The course presents topics on the fundamental material properties and strengths of structural steels and on the purposes of different structural elements (beams, columns, shear and moment connections, splices, braces, composite slabs, gusset plates, bolts, anchor rods, shear studs, welds, stiffeners, etc.) The course additionally presents a description of the design methods in steel structures and construction of various structural systems.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   1232 or ENGR   1133 and TCM   2235.

TCM   3232   Concrete and Masonry Structures

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course discusses the means and methods used in the construction of structural systems with emphasis on concrete and masonry structures. The course presents topics on the fundamental properties and characteristics of concrete, concrete mix, strengths, design and construction of concrete formwork, concrete reinforcing, placing, testing, masonry materials and construction of various structural systems.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   1232 or ENGR   1133 and TCM   2235.

TCM   3330   Quantity Estimating

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Construction estimating with emphasis on quantity take-off and specifications, including techniques of interpreting a visualizing construction drawings.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: TCM   1131, and prior or concurrent enrollment in TCM   3231, TCM   3232.

TCM   3331   Construction Finance

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course introduces the long-term contract methods for recognizing revenue and their impact on construction company financial statements. The course also covers the analysis of construction company financial statements and their use in developing budgets, project cash needs, pricing construction projects, and forecasting the impact of business decisions on profit. The project cost control and the contract delivery methods are also discussed, along with ethical guidelines for professional conduct and code of ethics.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ECON   2105 and ACCT   2030.

TCM   3332   Construction Equipment Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The various aspects of heavy equipment management and ownership. Topics include equipment acquisition and disposition options, production costs and productivity, cost analysis and control, management staffing and responsibilities, selected topics in maintenance, depreciation and economic life.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MATH   1112, MATH   1113, MATH   1441.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   3332S.

TCM   3332S   Const. Equipt. Managment

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The various aspects of heavy equipment management and ownership. Topics include equipment acquisition and disposition options, production costs and productivity, cost analysis and control, management staffing and responsibilities, selected topics in maintenance, depreciation and economic life.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MATH   1112, MATH   1113, MATH   1441.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   3332.

TCM   3333   Building Codes

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course includes a study of codes applicable to the construction industry with emphasis on the Standard Building Code. An introduction to construction related federal regulations with an emphasis on labor related issues; construction labor unions and the collective bargaining process.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   1231.

TCM   3890   Special Problems in Construction

1-4 Credit Hours.   1-4 Lecture Hours.   4 Lab Hours.

Individualized study in the area of building construction and contracting not otherwise available in the student's program.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor 6 weeks prior to term course will be taken.

TCM   4090   Selected Topics in Construction

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Scheduled on an infrequent basis to allow the exploration of undergraduate topics within building construction and contracting. Course shall carry a subtitle for topic identification.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   4090H, TCM   4090S.

TCM   4090H   Sel. Topics in Contruction

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Scheduled on an infrequent basis to allow the exploration of undergraduate topics within building construction and contracting. Course shall carry a subtitle for topic identification.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   4090, TCM   4090S.

TCM   4090S   Sel. Topics in Construction

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Scheduled on an infrequent basis to allow the exploration of undergraduate topics within building construction and contracting. Course shall carry a subtitle for topic identification.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   4090, TCM   4090H.

TCM   4432   Construction Administration

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Terms, documents and operations inherent in building construction management. Topics include business ownership, company organization, project bidding/negotiating methods, construction contracts, bonds, insurance and accounting.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   3331 and Junior status.

TCM   4434   Soils and Foundations

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The site development construction process with an emphasis on soils as a construction material. Topics include soils investigation, testing, classification, engineering properties and modification techniques, excavation equipment, construction dewatering, slope stability and support, layout and grade staking, sediment and erosion control, foundations, underground utilities and pavements.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   3332 and TCM   2233 or CENG   2231.

TCM   4518   Introduction to Senior Project

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to Senior Project is the first component of the senior project series of two courses dedicated to the successful completion of a final project deliverable. This first course introduces students to contemporary construction management considerations and professional practice in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. This course prepares students to function on multi-disciplinary teams while completing preliminary tasks required for a larger capstone project.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "D" in COMM   1110 and a minimum grade of "C" in STAT   2231 or BUSA   3131 and TCM   5431 and TCM   5433 and Senior Standing and Approval of Department Chair.

TCM   4530   Senior Project

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course includes an exercise in project management, including estimating and scheduling from construction documents of a project. The assigned project includes developing a fictitious organization, production of a project estimate and schedule and preparing a construction bid and other construction documentation.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   4518.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   4530S, TCM   4530H.

TCM   4530H   Senior Project Honors

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

An exercise in estimating and scheduling from construction documents of an actual building project utilizing major elements of the CM program. Project includes developing a fictitious construction company organization, production of a project estimate and schedule and preparing a construction bid and construction documentation.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   4518.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   4530, TCM   4530S.

TCM   4530S   Senior Project

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

An exercise in estimating and scheduling from construction documents of an actual building project utilizing major elements of the CM program. Project includes developing a fictitious construction company organization, production of a project estimate and schedule and preparing a construction bid and construction documentation.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   4518.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   4530, TCM   4530H.

TCM   4710   Construction Internship

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed for students to receive practical work experience with an approved construction employer. A minimum of 400 documented contact hours of employment with the selected construction employer are required.

Corequisite(s): COOP   4090F.

TCM   4730   Experiential Learning in Construction Management - COOP

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an opportunity for Construction Management students to participate in experiential, Cooperative Education, and receive practical work experience with a pre-approved construction management employer. A minimum total of 400 documented contact hours of employment per work assignment with the selected construction employer are required for course credit.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of TCM   2233.

TCM   5330   Green Building and Sustainable Construction

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is a study of advanced topics in green construction beginning with the philosophy behind sustainability related technology and its implementation. The course provides a thorough expansion on LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) core concepts including construction and design for sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation and design. The course also examines sustainable construction methodologies and their associated environmental impacts.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   1131, TCM   2234 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   5330G.

TCM   5333   Building Information Modeling

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to building information modeling (BIM). It highlights the strength of BIM in promoting productivity and profitability in civil engineering and construction. Topics include the history of information modeling technology and its impacts on civil engineering and construction; popular software applications and basic modeling techniques; and implementation of BIM authoring and analysis tools for project delivery. Emphasis is placed on hands-on modeling techniques, and problem-solving using modern BIM technologies.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   1232 or ENGR   1133.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   5333G.

TCM   5431   Construction Cost Estimating

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

This course includes methods and procedures for estimating costs of construction projects. Topics include types and purposes of estimates, direct and indirect costs, labor and equipment cost analysis, the CSI Masterformat, approximate estimates, and computerized estimating methods.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   3330, TCM   3331 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   5431G.

TCM   5433   Proj Planning/Scheduling

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course covers the fundamentals and techniques of planning and scheduling for construction projects. Topics include bar charts, Critical Path Method using both arrow and node networks, precedence networks, cost-time trade-offs, PERT, resource leveling, updating schedules during construction, project control, earned value method, lean construction principles and practices, and computerized scheduling techniques.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   1231 and STAT   2231 or BUSA   3131 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   5433G.

Chair(s): NATHANIEL MICHAEL JACKSON

Professor(s): NATHANIEL MICHAEL JACKSON, SHAHNAM NAVAEE, JUNAN SHEN

Associate Professor(s): GEORGE YUZHU FU, SEONGHOON KIM, GUSTAVO O. MALDONADO, PETER DAVID ROGERS

Assistant Professor(s): YUNFENG CHEN, FRANCISCO CUBAS SUAZO, MYUNG G. JEONG, JUN SUK KANG, KEITH A. LANDRY, MARCEL M. MAGHIAR, CELINE F. MANOOSINGH, ROGER C. PURCELL

Senior Lecturer(s): CLINTON D. MARTIN

Limited-Term Assistant Professor(s): JOHN B. DRYDEN