2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Construction Engineering & Mgt (CEM)

CEM 1974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
CEM 2104 - Introduction to Construction Engineering and Management (3 credits) 

Overview of the construction engineering and management profession specialty areas. Introduction to the undergraduate program of study. Fundamentals of effective oral, written and visual communication skills. Professionalism, ethics, and legal issues relating to the industry. Contemporary issues facing the industry. Engineering library resources. Project drawings, computer aided design (CAD), and responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

Pathway Concept Area(s): 1A Discourse Advanced, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
CEM 2404 - Construction Project Documents (1 credit) 

Interpret design documents for construction projects. Analyze project documents to select appropriate construction engineering methods. Quantify materials using appropriate methods and technology. Review and comparison of construction documentation in various industry sectors. Identify information required for construction that is missing or ambiguous in the design documentation. Create and analyze a request for information (RFI) to modify and update the project documentation.

Corequisite(s): CEM 2104 
CEM 2824 - Construction Site Analysis (3 credits) 

Geospatial information, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), surveying, and aerial photography for condition assessment, solving construction engineering problems, and managing construction control processes. Topographic survey methodology for field layout and stakeout processes in construction. Geospatial data collection techniques for construction risk analysis. Document existing site conditions. Use of software, and custom program tools. Individual and team projects and presentations.

Corequisite(s): 2104 or BC 1224 or CEE 2834. 
CEM 2984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
CEM 3024 - Construction Estimating and Scheduling (3 credits) 

Introduction to estimating and scheduling of construction operations using construction documents. Quantity takeoff, resource and crew enumeration, network logic, activity durations, Critical Path Method (CPM) and Location-Based Management System (LBMS). Bid assembly with markups. Construction decisions based on ethical principles. A grade of C- or better is required in prerequisite.

Prerequisite(s): CEM 2104 
CEM 3064 - Intro to Lean Construction (3 credits) 

Introduction to Lean Construction thinking, principles, and practices, definitions, history, theory, and fundamentals related to project production systems. Operating system, organization practices, commercial terms. Pull planning and Last Planner System, teh Big Room concept, and Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA). Conventional Lean practices A3 problem solving, 5 Whys Root Cause Analysis, and 5s Methadology. Continuous improvement, respect for people, elimination of waste, reducing variability and increasing plan reliability.

Prerequisite(s): CEM 2104 
CEM 3074 - Global Design and Construction for Sustainable Development (3 credits) 

A collaborative approach for applying engineering systems and design to global issues. Design, engineering, and construction focused on social responsibility in the global village. Multi-disciplinary teamwork requiring identification of client needs and design considerations, development of site layouts, selection of resources, management of schedule, cost, materials, personnel, quality, and jobsite safety. Applied conflict handling skills and self-reflection on social responsibility, service, intercultural global awareness, and evaluating the success of sustainable projects. May be repeated one time with different content for a maximum of six credits. Multi-day field trip required. Pre: Junior Standing.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 6D Critique & Prac in Design, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
CEM 3084 - Construction Economy (3 credits) 

Engineering economics, accounting, finance, and entrepreneurship. Construction financial management and financial decision-making. Construction financial risk, estimation, and generation of financial statements. Construction company creation and business plan development. Assessment of construction project delivery methods and impacts of retainage, bonding, and taxation.

Prerequisite(s): CEM 2104 or BC 2024 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 1A Discourse Advanced, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
CEM 3134 - Temporary Structures (3 credits) 

Introduction to temporary structure systems used to support construction operations. Concrete formwork, scaffolding systems, excavation shoring systems, dewatering techniques, and hoisting operations. Assessment of systems, cost, quality, safety, sustainability, and schedule impacts.

Prerequisite(s): (BC 2044 and BC 2024) or CEE 3684 
Cross-listed: BC 3134 
CEM 3154 - Smart Construction (3 credits) 

Introduction to smart construction, definitions, principles and practices. Exploration of inefficiencies associated with the traditional approaches to construction. Intelligence requirements of the building lifecycle. Smart planning and contracting practices, and facilitating technologies. Smart design principles, techniques, technologies, strategies for involving down-stream stakeholders in the design of buildings for constructability and maintainability. Overview of digital infrastructure, types, selection and role in integrating the design and construction phases.

Prerequisite(s): BC 2114 
CEM 3164 - Construction Health and Safety (3 credits) 

Introduction to fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) for the construction industry. History of OHS regulation and specific governmental regulations, standards and laws. Health, safety, and environmental hazards identification. Methods of quantifying exposure and estimating risk. Design and prioritization of control solutions to mitigate hazards. Contemporary issues and theoretical frameworks in the field of OHS management relevant to the industry. Prevention through Design, behavior-based safety, different construction project delivery methods, safety climate and culture, control banding, and systems safety.

Corequisite(s): CEM 2104 
CEM 3984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
CEM 4024 - Construction Law and Contract Administration (3 credits) 

Application of contract law, torts, and statutory law in construction. Legal context, parties, interpreting contracts and specifications, contract changes, differing site conditions, delays, disruptions, and acceleration. Dispute avoidance and resolution. Ethics and risk management. Pre: Senior Standing.

CEM 4314 - Design of Wood Structures (3 credits) 

Analysis and design of wood structures comprised of solid wood and/or composite wood products. Evaluation of mechanical properties of wood materials. Design of individual tension, compression and bending members, and wood-steel dowel connections. Lateral loading design of diaphragms and shearwalls.

Prerequisite(s): SBIO 3314 or CEE 3404 
Cross-listed: SBIO 4314 
CEM 4445 - CEM Capstone (3 credits) 

4445: Preliminary design of infrastructure, planning and scheduling of design and construction, cost estimating and budgeting, life cycle cost analysis, application of technology to support construction, maintenance, and facilities operation, and project risk management. Collaboration-based course utilizing design-build project delivery methodology. Design and construction considerations include public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. Underpinning themes include safety and constructability by design, sustainability, resilience, and reliability. 4446: Final design of infrastructure, planning and scheduling of design and construction, cost estimating and budgeting, life cycle cost analysis, application of technology to support construction, maintenance, and facilities operation, and project risk management. Collaboration-based course utilizing design-build project delivery methodology. Design and construction considerations include public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, ethical, environmental, and economic factors. Underpinning themes include safety and constructability by design, sustainability, resilience, and reliability. The final deliverable includes a comprehensive written proposal and oral presentation. Pre: Senior standing.

Prerequisite(s): BC 3064 
Corequisite(s): BC 4064 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 1A Discourse Advanced, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
CEM 4446 - CEM Capstone (3 credits) 

4445: Preliminary design of infrastructure, planning and scheduling of design and construction, cost estimating and budgeting, life cycle cost analysis, application of technology to support construction, maintenance, and facilities operation, and project risk management. Collaboration-based course utilizing design-build project delivery methodology. Design and construction considerations include public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. Underpinning themes include safety and constructability by design, sustainability, resilience, and reliability. 4446: Final design of infrastructure, planning and scheduling of design and construction, cost estimating and budgeting, life cycle cost analysis, application of technology to support construction, maintenance, and facilities operation, and project risk management. Collaboration-based course utilizing design-build project delivery methodology. Design and construction considerations include public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, ethical, environmental, and economic factors. Underpinning themes include safety and constructability by design, sustainability, resilience, and reliability. The final deliverable includes a comprehensive written proposal and oral presentation. Pre: Senior standing.

Prerequisite(s): CEM 3084 and CEM 4445 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 1A Discourse Advanced, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
CEM 4624 - Construction Robotics and Automation (3 credits) 

Automation and its application in construction. Automated problem-solving methodologies in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and data interoperability solutions. Robotics and the application of robotic technologies in construction considering safety and technical operation requirements in construction environments and robot programming and controls. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones in construction projects. Emerging areas of research in the field of construction automation and robotics. No programming background is required.

Prerequisite(s): BC 2114 
CEM 4634 - Data Analysis and Visualization for Construction and Facilities Management (3 credits) 

Introduction to data analysis and visualization theories and techniques applied in the construction and facilities management domain. Data collection, processing, storage, analysis, and visualization methods in the context of construction and building management. Data-driven decision making.

Prerequisite(s): (CEM 2104 or BC 2024 or CEE 3014) and (BC 2114 or CEE 3804) 
CEM 4964 - Field Work/Practicum (1-19 credits) 
CEM 4974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
CEM 4984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
CEM 4994 - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits)