CNST-1281 Construction Engineering Orientation

3 Credits

Introduction to construction objectives and opportunities. Recognition of professional practices, current issues and developments in construction, including Green Building. Overview of construction project operations, trade journals, and associations.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

CNST-1410 Architectural CAD I

3 Credits

Working drawing techniques of domestic structures using computer-aided drafting software. Floor plans, foundation plans, wall-sections, elevations, site plans and dimensioning techniques will be the core concepts.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): CNST-1731 Construction Print Reading; or departmental approval.

CNST-1510 Green Building & Sustainability I

3 Credits

Introduction to Green Building and sustainability issues. Study of current practices, systems, and materials used in the construction of Green buildings. Recognition of planning and design features that enhance the energy efficiency of a building and its environment. Overview of Green Building Rating Systems.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

CNST-1731 Construction Print Reading

3 Credits

Overview of construction drawings for the major construction disciplines to understand presenation methods, interpretation, sequence of preparation, bid submittal processes, revision control, and code requirements. Commercial building, structural, and civil drawings utilized.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None. CTAN Approved: CTCON001.

CNST-1740 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science

3 Credits

Introduction to geographic information science with a focus on learning Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. Topics include: introduction to map interpretation and analysis, coordinate systems, map projections, scales, topographic mapping, accuracy versus precision, spatial analysis techniques, types of thematic mapping, sources of data, basic database management, and an introduction to applications in engineering and engineering technology.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1530 College Algebra; and IT-1010 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications, or MET-1120 Computer Applications and Programming; or departmental approval.

CNST-1750 Construction Safety

3 Credits

The theories and principles of construction safety and health applied to real-world setting. Upon completion of course materials and required attendance hours, students receive their OSHA 30 certification.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None. CTAN Approved: CTCON002.

CNST-2110 Basic Survey Practices

3 Credits

Study of construction site engineering using survey instruments for elevation contours, drainage, and grading for construction. Laser-levels, transits, and total stations will be utilized. Emphasis on instrument applications and field data recording.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1540 Trigonometry and CNST-1731 Construction Print Reading; or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: OET015.

CNST-2130 Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment

3 Credits

Study of common construction approaches including pre-fabrication practices, modularization, and traditional site erection means. Construction materials and properties; testing methods; equipment usage, attributes, cost, and availability discussed. Includes 10-hour OSHA training program.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): CNST-1731 Construction Print Reading; and MATH-0910 Basic Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra or appropriate Math placement score; or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: OET016. CTAN Approved: CTCON003.

CNST-2150 Building Enclosures

3 Credits

Analysis of wall, roof, and floor assemblies for residential and light commercial construction with a concentration in thermal, air, and moisture control. Includes laboratory activities for constructing a building enclosure with non-traditional techniques and materials, including structural insulated panels, engineered lumber, fiber cement siding, composite decking, and insulated concrete forms.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): CNST-2130 Construction Methods, Materials and Equipment, or departmental approval.

CNST-2200 Architectural Building Information Modeling

3 Credits

Instruction into building information modeling (BIM) for architectural building envelope design. Autodesk Revit software will be used to generate a commercial building, and produce related drawings used in a set of contract documents.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): CNST-1730 Construction Print Reading.

CNST-2210 Mechanical and Electrical Systems

3 Credits

Study of mechanical and electrical systems for building construction, water supply, waste and sanitation. Heat loss, heat gain and hydronic heating systems; forced air and solar heating systems used in buildings; electrical systems of power distribution and lighting for commercial buildings among the topics covered.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): CNST-2130, Construction Materials, Methods and Equipment or concurrent enrollment; and eligibility for MATH-0955 Beginning Algerbra; or departmental approval.

CNST-2250 Advanced Construction Print Reading

3 Credits

Advanced print reading for commercial construction drawings. Interpreting drawing details in accordance to project manual, and material quantity take-off. Constructability review processes will be used to determine effective design and sustainability.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): CNST-1731 Construction Print Reading, or departmental approval.

CNST-2330 Construction Scheduling

3 Credits

Time management of construction activities by implementing Gantt charts, activity on arrow diagrams, PERT techniques, and critical path method. Computer scheduling software will be used throughout the course.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): CNST-2130 Construction Methods, Materials and Equipment, or departmental approval.

CNST-2410 Principles of Structural Design

3 Credits

Study of building design structural systems. Topics include steel beams, columns, base plates, fasteners and weldments. Emphasis on tension and compression for engineered building products and concrete structures.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-1601 Technical Statics.

CNST-2510 Introduction to Asset Management

3 Credits

Capstone Course. Introduction to asset management with a focus on utility systems spread over a geographic region. Principles of cartography and presentation of geographic information to be utilized in presenting information. Coordinate systems, map projections, scale, topographic mapping, thematic mapping, spacial analysis methods, and mapping accuracy are introduced. Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze and model engineering systems. Probability models and ways to achieve levels of service within an overall system. Laboratory element with case studies incorporated.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MET-2430 Engineering Probability and Statistics; and CNST-2110 Basic Survey Practices, or CNST-1410 Architectural CAD I, or CNST-1730 Construction Print Reading.

CNST-2631 Construction Management Systems

3 Credits

Study of construction management practices including general contracting, subcontracting, project delivery, cost control, change processes and procurement. Introduction into lien implications, safety, quality and jobsite labor relations.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): CNST-2130 Construction Methods, Materials and Equipment.

CNST-2830 Cooperative Field Experience

1-3 Credits

Open to students eligible for the Coopertive Education Program. Employment in an approved training facility under College supervision. Requirement for one credit is 180 hours of approved work. Students may earn up to three credits in one semester. May be repeated for an accrued maximum of nine credits.

Other Required Hours: 180 clock hours of approved work per credit hour.

Prerequisite(s): See campus COOP Advisor for the Cooperative Education Program application.

CNST-2990 Construction Estimating & Cost Analysis

3 Credits

Capstone course in Construction Engineering Technology program. Includes construction cost estimates, cost forecasting, and cost reprots for a construction project using computer software.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): CNST-2130 Construction Methods, Materials and Equipment or concurrent enrollment.