Courses Taught (Click on course titles for syllabi)
This course introduces building information modeling (BIM), trains students in using Revit Architecture software (to a certain extent), and explores the use of BIM in construction management applications such as quantity takeoff, 4D scheduling, energy analysis and etc.
Specifications, contracts, and bidding strategies; purchasing and subcontracting policies; accounting for materials, supplies, subcontracts, and labor; procedural details for estimating earthwork, reinforced concrete, steel, and masonry; overhead and profit items.
CE 4380/6380, Construction Support Operations
The course objective is to learn tools that can be applied to make deteriorating underground pipeline infrastructures more sustainable. Class discussions, outside reading, projects, and homework are designed to support this objective. The following are the list of topics that are covered in this course:
Overview of infrastructure systems with focus on underground systems
Current state of underground systems and significant challenges
Design considerations for buried pipelines: structural design and hydraulic design
Underground construction materials
Geotechnical investigations for underground construction
Underground construction methods
Underground infrastructure inspection methods
Underground rehabilitation methods
Planning and management of underground construction projects
Implications of underground infrastructure failures
Risk assessment and resilience modeling of infrastructure systems