Concrete Technology (CM 425). An introductory course to the properties and behavior of concrete, focusing on uses of concrete as a building material and new techniques for concrete construction. Properties of concrete in fresh state, in early age state, and in hardened state; strength, elastic behavior, creep, shrinkage, and durability to chemical and physical attacks; chemical admixtures, mineral admixtures, mix designs, the use of maturity meters; and recent advancements in concrete technology such as: high-strength, high-workability, and high-performance concrete; fiber-reinforced concrete, and roller-compacted concrete.
Heavy Construction Techniques (CM 428). Study of the materials, techniques, and methods used in heavy/civil construction. The study of the materials, methods and techniques used in site work, highway, utility, and other heavy construction projects will be covered. Concrete as a construction material, earthwork, foundations, rigid and flexible pavements, bridges, dams, and tunnels are included. This course will focus on techniques, concepts, and procedures related to site preparation, excavation, backfill, compaction, underground utilities, road/highway and bridge construction. Emphasis is placed on solving real world issues.
Soils and Foundations (CM 432). Origin, classification, and physical properties of soil as used in engineering and construction applications, together with loads and stresses of soil on, and from, the more common types of engineering structures.
Computer Applications in Construction (CM 422). Introduction to the use of automated programs for planning, scheduling, and controlling construction projects. Focused on the use of Primavera Project Planner and Timberline Cost Estimating softwares.
Construction Equipment Management (CM 332). Study of the basic principles, practices and techniques used in the construction industry for selecting and managing construction equipment. The course focuses on understanding the time value of money, estimating equipment ownership and operating costs, selecting the proper equipment for specific construction tasks, and estimating equipment production.
Advanced Construction Techniques (CM 510). Study of techniques and practices used in complex construction projects, including industrial and high-rise structures, deep foundations, dams and bridges, tunnelling and shotcretes, and other complex construction issues.
Temporary Structures (CM 420 and CM 580). Study of materials, methods, and techniques
associated with temporary structures used in various construction operations, such as
concrete formwork, scaffolding, underpinning, cofferdams, slurry trenches, earth-retaining structures,
and dewatering systems.
Steel Structures (Engineering 426). Behavior and design of structural members and connections using Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methods: tension members, compression members, beams and beam-columns; typical shear and moment connections, welded and bolted. Behavior and characteristics of steel structural systems.
Reinforced Concrete Structures (Engineering 425). Introduction to materials and methods of reinforced concrete construction; behavior and design of reinforced concrete beams and one-way slabs considering deflections, flexure, shear and anchorage; behavior and design of columns including slenderness effects; design of spread footings; design of lateral load resisting frames and walls for earthquake effects.
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