BS Civil Engineeering University of Connecticut 1970MS Civil Engineering University of Wyoming 1977
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources:graph paper and calculator
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, selections and specifications of the materials of construction required to achieve the desired project quality. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy:Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he can feed himself for life ! I am teaching process and content one with out the other is not a option in todays dynamic world. Course Goals: Students will develope a working understanding of the construction industry to include organization, construction methods, equipment capabilities, design process and management techniques necessary to properly construct public and private facilities. The students will understand the identification, applications and limitations of various construction materials.
Learning Outcomes:A. Understand the organizations and characteristics of the construction industry. B. Understand the major steps in project development and bidding process. C. Understand the unique aspects of the construction industry with respect to safety and legal issues. D. Understand the construction techniques, equipment capabilities and planning issues. E. Understand the construction techniques, material availability and planning issues associated with bidding construction and be able to solve basic problems F. Understand the design process and be able to design wall forms for construction operations. G. Understand the availability , strenghts, limitations, importance and application of various construction materials to include soils, aggregate, concrete, asphalt, wood, steel and masonry. H Understand the construction management process as it applies to planning, scheduling and economics. Solve basic problems using specific construction management tools.
Course Assessment:A. Discussions B. Lecture. C. Homework. D. Quizzes E. Examinations and critique
Grading:Mid term Exam 25 % Final Exam 25 % Qizzes 20 % Homework 25 % Class participation 5 %
Late Submission of Course Materials:Late work is accepted but points are deducted. No homework is accepted after the material has been tested in an exam (ie the work must be submitted before a test or it will get zero credit)
Classroom Rules of Conduct:Standard Park and Fort Leonard Wood rules will prevail. Also, cell phones etc must be off or on vibrate.
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Plagiarism: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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
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