CO111 Intro Engr Const Tech/Des & Mat

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CO 111 Introduction to Engineer Construction Technology/Design and Materials


F1OO 2009 WO


Pickerill, Heath A.


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
Master of Architecture
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Construction Management)

Daytime Phone

(573) 341-7637 - office

Other Phone

(573) 578-9493 - cell (anytime)


Semester Dates

17 August 2008 - 11 October 2008

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours


Nunnally, S.W. (2007). Construction Methods and Management (7th Edition). Englewood, NJ. Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-171685-9.

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Additional Resources:
Students need to bring a calculator to each class.

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Course Description:
Introduction to the field of engineering calculations, technical reporting, presentation of data and the fundamental steps of construction designs. Emphasis will be on the analysis, identification, selection and specification of the materials of construction required to achieve the desired project quality.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
I will use lectures, readings, quizzes, and exams to determine student understanding of the material.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the organization and characteristics of the construction industry.
  2. Understand the major steps in project development and bidding process.
  3. Understand the unique aspects of the construction industry with respect to safety and legal issues.
  4. Understand the construction techniques, equipment capabilities, and planning issues associated with earthmoving operations and heavy construction and be able to solve basic problems.
  5. Understand the construction techniques, materials availability, and planning issues associated with building contruction and be able to solve basic problems.
  6. Understand the design process and be able to design wall froms for concrete construction.
  7. Understand the availability, strengths, limitations, importance and application of various construction materials to include soils, aggregate, concrete, asphalt, wood, steel and masonry.
  8. Understand the construction management process as it applies to planning, scheduling and economics. Solve basic problems using specific construction management methods.
Class Assessment:
The student is expected to complete all reading assignments prior to class and be prepared to partcipate in class discussions. Homework will be collected and graded. Homework must be done in a professional manner. It should be legible (neatly written or typed), well organized and done in a logical manner. Poorly done homework will receive a much lower grade. Students must take all quizzes, tests, and complete all homework.


The final grade will be based on the following breakdown: 

Quizzes - five -- 20%
Midterm -- 25%
Final Exam -- 30%
Assignments - five -- 20%
Class participation & attendance -- 5%
100% - 90% A   89% -80% B   79% - 70% C   69% - 60% D   59% - below F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted without prior approval. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Always be professional and complete all work in such a manner.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK 1 - Introduction & Course Overview - Discussion of Ch. 1-4; Assign Homework (HW) #1; read Ch. 1-4 for following week

WEEK 2 -  Turn in HW #1 ;Quiz #1; Disucssion of Ch. 5-7; Assign HW #2; read Ch. 5-7 for following week
WEEK 3 - Turn in HW #2; Quiz #2; Discussion of Ch. 10-12; Review for midterm exam
WEEK 4 - MIDTERM TEST; Discussion of Ch. 13-15; Assign HW#3; read Ch. 13-15 for following week
WEEK 5 - Turn-in HW #3; Quiz #3; Discussion of Ch. 16-18; Assign HW #4; read Ch. 16-18 for following week
WEEK 6 - Turn-in HW #4; Quiz #4; Discussion of Ch. 19-20; Assign HW #5; 19-20 for following week
WEEK 7 - Turn in HW#5; Quiz # 5; Review for final exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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