CO111 Intro Engr Const Tech/Des & Mat

for U1Z 2012

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CO 111 Intro Engr Const Tech/Des & Mat


U1Z 2012 ML


Cayer, Frederyck (Ryck) A, Jr


Adjunct Faculty


AS, Construction Mangement, Community College of the Air Force, 1994
BS, Civil Engineering, Montana State University, 1993
MS, Management, Troy University, 2008

Office Location

Great Falls, MT

Office Hours

Schedule via email or call for an appointment

Other Phone

(406) 453-4043


Semester Dates

4 June - 25 July 2012

Class Days


Class Time

7:45 - 10:15 PM



Credit Hours


Nunnally, S.W. (2011), Construction Methods and Management (8th edition)) Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River New Jersey, ISBN: 978-0-13-500079-3

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Course Description:
CO111 Introduction to Engineer Construction Technology/Design/and Materials: 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 specifications of the materials of construction required to achieve the desired project quality. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
I believe that education is a two-way proposition. The student's part of the proposition is to come to class prepared to learn and my part is to create an interactive environment that engages the student in the learning process in and out of the classroom.

Class Assessment:

A. Chapter Readings Prior To Class
B. Class Chapter Discussions
C. Lectures
D. Homework Assignments
E. Quizzes
F. Examinations


Class Assessments:
Assignments (16 each)                                    160 points       (31%)
Quizzes (5each, Open Book, Open Notes)      160 points       (31%)
Mid Term (Take Home)                                  100 points       (19%)
Final (Open Book, Crib Sheet, No Notes)      100 points       (19%)
Total                                                                520 points       (100%)

A         468-520 points            90-100%
B         416-467 points            80-89%
C         364-415 points            70-79%
D         312-363 points            60-69%
F          0-311 points                0-59%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
If a class is going to be missed, the student must submit assignments due prior to the due date or make arrangements ahead of time to submit the assignment or it will be counted as a “0”. Late home work will be accepted; however 1 point per day late will be deducted unless previous arrangements are made. 

If a class is going to be missed when a take home Quiz is due, the student must submit the take home Quiz prior to the due date or make arrangements ahead of time to submit the Quiz or it will be counted as a “0”. Late take home Quizzes will be accepted; however 5 points per day late will be deducted unless previous arrangements are made. 

If a class is going to be missed when the take home Mid Term is due, the student must submit the take home Mid Term prior to the due date or make arrangements ahead of time to submit the Mid Term or it will be counted as a “0”. Late take home Mid Term will be accepted; however 10 points per day late will be deducted unless previous arrangements are made. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

1. Cell phones must be off or in vibrate mode.
2. Standard MAFB Education Center class room rules apply.
3. Food is allowed, but you must remove your trash at the end of class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class               Read prior to class                Assignments Due                   Test/Quiz 

#1 (Jun 4)        Read Ch 1,2                            Review Syllabus, etc.

#2 (Jun 6)        Read Ch 3,4                            Ch 1: 1,3,5,6,7,8
                                                                        Ch 2: 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9 

#3 (Jun 11)      Read Ch 5                               Ch 3: 1,2,5,6,7
                                                                        Ch 4: 4,6,7,8

#4 (Jun 13)      Read Ch 7,8                            Ch 5: 5,6,8,9                           Quiz1 (Ch 1,2,3,4)

#5 (Jun 18)      Read Ch 10                             Ch 7: 1,5,6,8           
                                                                        Ch 8: 5,6,7,8,9

#6 (Jun 20)      Read Ch 11                             Ch 10: 1,2,4,6,9                      Quiz2 (Ch 5,7,8)

#7 (Jun 25)      Read Ch 12                             Ch 11: 1,5,8,9                        Mid-Term (Ch1-8)

#8 (Jun 27)      Read Ch 13                             Ch 12: 1,4,5,6,8,9 

#9 (Jul 2)         Review Ch 14, 15                   Ch 13: 3,6,8,9                        Quiz3 (Ch 10,11,12)

#10 (Jul 4)       Holiday                                   No class 

#11 (Jul 9)       Read Ch 16                             Ch 14: 3,4,5,9
                                                                        Ch 15: 1,3,5,7

#12 (Jul 11)     Read Ch 17, 18                       Ch 16: 1,5,9                            Quiz4 (Ch13,14,15) 

#13 (Jul 16)                                                     Ch 17: 1,2,5,7
                                                                        Ch 18: 2,3,5,8      

#14 (Jul 18)                                                                                                     Quiz5 (Ch16,17,18) 

#15 (Jul 23)     Review Ch 10-18                               

#16 (Jul 25)                                                                                                     Final (Ch 10-18)

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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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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