Introduces learners to cemented aggregate mixtures including important elements such as: aggregate properties; concrete mix design methods; hot mix asphalt mixes; inspection and testing concepts; field quality control and verification testing methods; safety during material sampling; material sampling procedures; and use of random sampling.
Introduces the basics of soil mechanics including: understanding the origins, properties and characteristics of different soils; using multiple systems to classify soils; soil compaction, and the relationship between moisture and density; stresses in soils (such as point loads, and uniformly distributed loads); and different methods of subsurface soil exploration (including probing, boring, and drilling).
Provides a project-based learning experience that allows learners to demonstrate their Civil Engineering drafting, design, and survey skills by applying them to a “real-world” engineering problem. Learners collaborate in teams to apply their knowledge, problem-solving and technological skills to a design experience. With guidance from a faculty member, learners will plan, produce, document and present their engineering designs.
Expands on learner’s knowledge of Civil 3D by providing skills in surface creation, utilizing existing survey data and break lines generated with automatic linework generation tools, developing a clear understanding on how Civil 3D surfaces are generated, as a basis for future design. Learners will then work on establishing an alignment and profile to use in a corridor model that will aid them in generating a design surface that they can utilize as a useful tool (such as cutting cross sections, determining earthwork volumes, and generating plans that could be used during construction and bidding). Learners will also get introductory exposure to feature lines, grading objects, and utility tools within the Civil 3D software.
Builds on surveying concepts including these important skills: computations and field methods involved in traversing; area calculations; field work to collect information for survey maps and engineering designs, including control point creation and topographic surveys; and an overview of the global navigation satellite system.
Provides an introduction to Smart Technology specifically for use in Civil Engineering, and includes the exploration of: current technology trends in general engineering, and more specifically in Civil Engineering, and how these technologies are currently affecting (and may affect in the future) the industry; the use of drones and remote sensing applications for Civil Engineering projects (along with the opportunity to fly drones to capture data for use in engineering design); and how developing and utilizing networked smart technology is essential to the future of Engineering and it’s evolution.
Explores construction management, estimating, and related safety information including important knowledge such as: basic estimating techniques (including quantity takeoff, trip times, cost estimation, and contract interpretation); construction management roles and responsibilities (scheduling, budget reviews, resource allocation, and stakeholder communication); and an overview of safety requirements on construction sites.
Provides an introduction to stormwater management and includes key areas of knowledge such as: the basic concepts of stormwater hydrology and treatment; the key design principles required with storm sewer systems, culverts, and detention/retention basins; and storm sewer plans (including related details and specifications required to create an engineering planset); and key design concepts to manage stormwater runoff during construction.
Introduces learners to water and sewer technology including key areas such as: understanding of the basics of drinking water and wastewater utility system planning; understanding the principals in the design of municipal water and sanitary sewer systems; watermain and sanitary sewer plans, details, and specifications for an engineering planset; and the testing of watermain and sanitary sewers as part of a construction project.