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CIVL 1011  Civil AutoCAD

Credits: 1.00 Credit

This course will give the student the basic skills necessary to complete dimensioned drawings in AutoCAD. Topics include: setting up a drawing, basic lines and coordinates, geometric shapes, layering, editing commands, dimensioning, creating text, hatching and plotting to scale.

CIVL 1013  Portland Cement Concrete

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course introduces aggregates and concrete as construction materials. Standard techniques of measurements and computation are presented and then applied to testing materials. The student is prepared to reach the level of Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1, with emphasis on the American Concrete Institute studies of Portland Cement Concrete, and on quality control in the field. Concrete masonry block is reviewed as a product of cement.

CIVL 1182  Civil Technology Graphics

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This is an introductory course in construction/civil/surveying graphics. The student will be introduced to scales, dimensioning, surveying maps, house plans, building codes, and construction terminology. Contour maps, wall sections, foundation plans, floor plans, and house elevations will be drawn and plotted using AutoCAD.

CIVL 1204  Surveying I

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is a study of the fundamentals of plane surveying. Emphasis will be placed on the use and care of total station, level, tape and leveling rod, note keeping and basic surveying calculations and adjustment of data. The course introduces measurement techniques through applications in an outdoor laboratory environment.

CIVL 2154  Quality Control of Const Matl

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course equips the student with entry level skills as a quality control technician in Soil and Asphaltic Concrete. Students will design and test asphaltic concrete mixes using industrial procedures and standards. Soil classification, permeability, sampling, and composition are studied and applied in laboratory.

CIVL 2204  Surveying II

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This is the second course of a two-semester sequence emphasizing plane and route surveying theory and techniques. Emphasis will be on circular curves, vertical curves, profiling, cross-sectioning, realignment of circular curves, spiral curves, earthwork calculations, construction stakeout procedures and an introduction to electronic distance measurement.

CIVL 3204  Legal Asp & Prac of Land Surv

Credits: 4.00 Credits

In this course students will develop an understanding of the professional land surveyor's role in society and legal responsibility. Emphasis will also be placed on systems used to describe real property, types of transfer of real property, techniques of record research, as well as locating sequential and simultaneous real property conveyances.

CIVL 3214  Geodesy

Credits: 4.00 Credits

Course emphasizes the techniques of precise horizontal and vertical control surveying used by government or private surveyors and engineering consultants. Use of directional theodolites, precise levels and total station measurement equipment are stressed. Projects are used to present underlying theory of field work, standards, specifications, and adjustment of horizontal and vertical data.

CIVL 3553  Comm Bldg Const Methods & Prac

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is a study of materials and methods of construction employed in commercial building construction. This course will be used to extend the students' graphics skills using BIM/3-D software as well as their knowledge of the building construction process. Topics include: foundation, steel frame and reinforced concrete construction. Throughout the course, attention will be given to sustainability of construction materials and methods.

CIVL 4043  Construction Management

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is a study of the business organizations, contracts, personnel and ethics used in construction projects. Topics include the stakeholder, contracts, cost accounting, construction documentation, planning and scheduling, bonding, insurance, labor relations and ethics as specifically experienced in the construction industry.

CIVL 4103  Structures I

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course provides the students with a quantitative understanding of the effect of loads on structural elements in a building. Principles of structural mechanics are covered from forces and stresses to properties of section, and finally to shear and bending moments on beams. The designs of basic timber and steel beams and columns are also presented.

CIVL 4143  Contracts, Specs, & Estimating

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is a study of contracts and specifications governing contractors in the construction phase of a project. Students will practice the estimating of earthwork, masonry, concrete, steel, and wood. Students will progress through manual takeoffs to electronic spreadsheets. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to create an estimate for a construction project.

CIVL 4204  Subdivision Theory & Appli

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is an introduction to the U.S. Public Lands Survey System, the laws of simultaneous conveyances, and subdivision of lands. Governmental regulations and environmental considerations will be addressed. Industry standard software will be utilized in the laboratory.

CIVL 4214  Surveying Practicum

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course consists of a series of field and office problems in surveying. Topics include research, field reconnaissance, data collection, deed interpretation, and mapping. Students are responsible for the execution of a comprehensive surveying project.

CIVL 4243  Surveying Computer Appli

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This class is an introduction to the concepts of field to office automation, the use of coordinate geometry (COGO) software programs and computer aided drafting (CAD) software programs. Emphasis will be placed on the use of the computer in the solution of problems and projects that stress data analysis, data adjustment, mapping calculations and the application of computer graphics.

CIVL 4273  Photogrammetry & Image Interpr

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course will introduce the advantages of photogrammetry, LiDAR and Remote Sensing as a mapping and planning tool. The types of photography, photo scale, flight planning techniques and specifications, displacement calculations and stereoscopic measurement are covered.

CIVL 4900  Directed Study

Credits: 1.00 TO 6.00 Credits

A student may contract for one to six credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chairperson. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.

CIVL 5114  Land Surveying

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is a study of licensure requirements, professional liability and ethics. The legal concepts of the rules of evidence are presented and applied to written and unwritten transfers of land ownership. Riparian rights, reversionary rights, problems of apportionment, and field and office procedures for locating written title boundaries are discussed. The writing of deed descriptions is discussed in both a theoretical and applied sense.

CIVL 5213  Foundations and Concrete

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course introduces students to basic design principles of reinforced concrete structural members such as beams, slabs, and walls. Topics will include bending of single and doubly reinforced beams, T-beams, and slabs, as well as shear design of these members. The design of development length and splicing of reinforcing bars in the members will be included as well. Methods and materials used in concrete work will be discussed with attention given to the materials and methods of formwork construction and pertinent ACI codes and regulations.

CIVL 5900  Directed Study

Credits: 1.00 TO 6.00 Credits

A student may contract for one to six credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chairperson. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.

CIVL 6102  Community-Economic Redevelopme

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course is a multidisciplinary overview of redevelopment process. This course will be run as a seminar that will meet in a seminar and discussion format. Understanding of the course topics will equip students with the knowledge of community economic development and regeneration project development. It will impart valuable skills for staff and leadership in consulting firms, municipalities, agencies and non-profits that do community development and community regeneration.

CIVL 6104  Anlys & Adjmnts of Surv Mrmnts

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is an introduction to the adjustment of survey data, incorporating the use of the computer and matrix algebra. Error propagation, least-squares adjustment methods and the analysis of survey measurements will be covered.

CIVL 6113  Environmental Tech Concepts

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course focuses on environmental technology systems. Topics covered will include: basic environmental concepts, water quality, water pollution, drinking water, storm water management, wastewater treatment, municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, air pollution, noise pollution, erosion control and environmental assessments. During the course, the student will analyze a site plan to determine the "best practice" solutions to storm water management challenges using industry standards. At the end of the course the student will be able to make decisions with regards to various environmental issues that will come both in the workplace and in the student's personal life. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, (LEED) criteria and sustainable building issues will also be addressed.

CIVL 6123  Mechanical Systems

Credits: 3.00 Credits

An introduction to building equipment for single and multi-story projects including domestic water, sewer, heating and ventilating systems, and electrical systems. Students will design these systems for a residence or small office building. Students will review blueprints and analyze systems for a large commercial building.

CIVL 6154  Supervisory Estimating

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course provides in depth study of construction estimating as used in winning bids and the change order process during construction. The course teaches the student to use a database estimating software package to incorporate advanced estimating techniques into a final project cost estimate. During the course the students will complete estimates in several disciplines of construction to include commercial building and heavy civil construction estimates.

CIVL 6212  Construction Safety

Credits: 2.00 Credits

This course is a comprehensive study of the requirements of an effective safety program that focuses on worker safety, improved productivity and accident risk management. The course will also provide students with an understanding of the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) standards and their application to the construction industry.

CIVL 6214  Advanced Estimating

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is an extension of topics learned in the basic estimating course. The course teaches students to use a database estimating software package to incorporate advanced estimating techniques into a final project cost estimate. During the course, the students will create estimates on several types of construction including commercial building and heavy civil projects. The student will also learn the concepts of database estimating including how to create and edit a database.

CIVL 7001  Sr Seminar & Project Design I

Credits: 1.00 Credit

This course is the first of a two-semester sequence required for all Geomatics/Land Surveying Engineering Technology Bachelor seniors. Students design and implement a technical project for completion in CIVL 8003. Project proposal and oral reports are presented for initial approval by department faculty. The weekly seminar encompasses professional licensure examination preparation, aspects of post-graduation professional employment, review of initial project proposal and consultation on project progress.

CIVL 7103  Land Development & Design

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is intended to give the Civil Engineering Technology student an understanding of the issues related to site development and drainage issues for land development. Students will study and create land development plans including drainage calculation, street and road design, water distribution, and sewer design. Issues related to sustainable development will be integrated into the topics to provide the student with an appreciation of concerns related to energy, as well as material and land conservation.

CIVL 7114  Geographic Information Systems

Credits: 4.00 Credits

A broad-based introduction to GIS; especially the application of spatial analysis and modeling. Applications will cover hardware and software considerations, map overlays, automation in thematic and topographic mapping, raster/vector devices, data acquisition, and related database storage and algorithms. Advanced topics will include error modeling, data uncertainty, and new directions and impacts of GIS.

CIVL 7213  Construction Systems

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course examines how people and machines interact to build efficient systems that improve productivity in the construction industry. This course will document existing and emerging construction systems and will delve extensively into production capacity and uses of construction equipment. This course culminates with a project to design equipment spreads for an earthwork project.

CIVL 7223  Construction Project Planning

Credits: 3.00 Credits

Students will develop a construction project management logic diagram for large multi-phased projects. The students will use software for scheduling, monitoring, and "crashing" projects to evaluate alternatives to reduce time to completion and to ensure cost effectiveness and safety considerations.

CIVL 7503  Construction Business and Law

Credits: 3.00 Credits

Study of specific contract clauses that are common in construction contracts including change orders, differing site conditions, construction delays, liquidated damages, construction claims and dispute resolutions. Students will read construction contract disputes and determine reasonable outcomes based on the given fact patterns. Additionally students will be introduced to the business of construction through construction job site cost accounting.

CIVL 7523  Construction Scheduling

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is the study of job site construction scheduling. Software will be employed to produce Critical Path Method analysis. Topics include crew distribution and leveling as well as construction equipment resource loading.

CIVL 8003  Sr Seminar & Project Design 2

Credits: 3.00 Credits

In this course, students implement a capstone technical project proposed and designed in CIVL 7001. Each student must do research, prepare a plat/map, conduct a formal oral presentation and submit a comprehensive written report.

CIVL 8104  Global Positioning Systems

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the following topics: The U.S. Global Positioning System; other satellite-based navigation systems; GPS terminology; sources of error; GPS accuracy in forested conditions; post-process differential correction; WAAS, DGPS; and mission planning.

CIVL 8123  Construction Project Admin

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is an in depth study of the documents and processes for construction project administration, including submittals, subcontracting, expediting, pay procedures, closeout and reporting. This course culminates in a simulated construction project where students assume various stakeholder roles.

CIVL 8512  Construction Mgmt Internship

Credits: 12.00 Credits

A work experience designed to assist the student in making the transition from classroom to the construction industry. Students will complete an approved supervised work experience under the direct supervision of an owner, manager or supervisor in a construction related industry. Each student will have a planned work program of education objectives approved by the student, site supervisor, and Internship Coordinator. Written and oral reports, along with a journal of work activities and experience, will be required.