CEE 431. Construction Contracting
Construction contracting for contractors, architects, owners. (1) Organization and administration; industry structure; construction contracts, bonds, insurance. (2) Planning, estimating, and control; quantity takeoff and pricing; labor and equipment estimates; estimating excavation and concrete; proposal preparation; scheduling; accounting and cost control. Students use contract documents to prepare detailed estimate.
CEE 501 (Section 120). Building Information Modeling
Fundamentals of Building Information Modeling (BIM) methods and their significance in project management and collaboration; Application of BIM in primary construction management functions such as coordination, design clash detection, sequencing, safety, logistics, and communication; BIM-based Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach and the project lifecycle; Reality capture methods for as-built documentation in BIM; BIM in facility and asset management; BIM standards and interoperability.
CEE 530. Construction Professional Practice
Construction industry speakers, field trips, team projects. Student teams investigate construction technologies and work with construction industry clients as volunteer consultants to address industry, organization, and project problems. Teams prepare and present written and oral reports to seminar and clients.
CEE 531. Construction Cost Engineering
Cost engineering for construction organizations, projects, and operations. Construction financing; break-even, profit, and cash flow analyses; capital budgeting. Equipment cost and procurement decisions. Construction financial accounting, cost accounting, cost control systems, databases. Cost indices, parametric estimates, unit price proposals, measuring work and settling claims.
CEE 532. Construction Project Engineering
The course covers the fundamentals of project-based organization, project delivery systems, resource management focusing primarily on human aspects, organizational behavior and culture, change and interface management, productivity measurement and analysis, and construction safety and ergonomics. Examples and case studies from construction are used to help students’ learning.
CEE 534. Construction Engineering, Equipment, and Methods
Engineering principles and economics of conventional earthmoving equipment and its use in site development, earthwork, and excavation; Mobile and tower construction cranes, and their selection to perform services based on lifting capacity and working range; Concrete construction including concrete production, formwork and shoring systems, transportation and placement, and reinforcement systems; Aggregate production, including drilling and blasting, and crushing for use in concrete and asphalt production; Concrete and steel bridge construction, paving of asphalt and concrete highways, and piled foundations.
CEE 536. Critical Path Methods
Construction project planning, scheduling, control using activity-on-arrow, activity-on-node, and overlapping network models. Start, finish, float, critical path calculations. Probabilistic activity durations, PERT concepts, merge event bias. Time-cost tradeoff, resource allocation and leveling algorithms, cost-schedule integration, computerized control systems. Case studies, term project.
CEE 555. Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems
Life Cycle Cost Analysis and Life Cycle Analysis – Methods and Applications in Buildings; Building Energy Modeling and Simulation; Energy Management in Buildings; Impact of Building Occupants and Behavioral Challenges; Renewable Energy and Efficiency in Buildings; Existing Buildings and Technical/Social Challenges of Energy Retrofits; and Building Certifications (e.g., LEED).
CEE 630. Directed Studies in Construction Engineering
Selected reading in specific construction areas. Independent research under the direction of TCMP faculty leading to a written report (3 hr credit) or a Master’s Thesis (6 hr credit), and an oral presentation.
CEE 631. Construction Decisions Under Uncertainty
Construction project and organization decisions for the uncertain future. Selection of construction method, equipment, contract, markup, and financing alternatives having the highest expected values. Uses decision theory, competitive bid analysis, probabilistic modeling and simulation, and multiple regression analysis in managing construction.
CEE 830. Construction Engineering and Management Seminar
Assigned reading and student reports on problems selected from the field of construction engineering and management.
CEE 930 (Section 028). Engineering Process Modeling and Risk Analysis
Engineering complex systems, models and simulation. Probabilistic aspects of simulations. Data collection and selection of input distributions. Design of experiments, input and output analysis and interpretation. Random number generators, variate and process generation. Monte Carlo simulation models. Activity cycle diagrams. Cyclone-EZStrobe-Stroboscope networks. In-depth examination of discrete-event simulation systems. Variance reduction techniques, antithetic sampling, common random numbers. Simulation and optimization. Parametric analysis. Single system output analysis and multiple system comparison. Hands-on model development using Stroboscope, EZStrobe, ProbSched, Risk-Solver-Platform, Simtools, and YASAI. Animations using Proof-Animation, Vita2D and Vitascope++. Applications from on-site construction, off-site manufacturing, tunneling, earthmoving, mining, land, air, and marine transportation systems.
CEE 930 (Section 047). Construction Industry Institute (CII) Best Practices
Introduction to the Construction Industry Institute (CII) Best Practices defined and developed by CII over the last 25 years. Current professional and practice issues in the construction industry. The course covers the majority of CII Best Practices, such as Front End Planning, Zero Accident Techniques, Constructability and Materials Management. Lectures focus on Best Practices or practice, and critical issues facing the construction industry.
CEE 990. Dissertation/Pre-Candidate
Dissertation work by doctoral student not admitted to status as candidate. The defense of the dissertation, that is, the final oral examination, must be held under a full-term candidacy enrollment.
CEE 995. Dissertation/Candidate
Election for dissertation work by a doctoral student who has been admitted to candidate status. The defense of the dissertation, that is, the final oral examination, must be held under a full-term candidacy enrollment.