ARCEF-DP Architectural/Engineering Technology

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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CIVC-1044Project Administration
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The project management portion of this course will introduce the nine knowledge areas and five process groups which comprise Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge. Students will learn to apply a variety of tools and techniques used in the management of projects. Students will also learn to use the basics of Microsoft Project to plan, schedule and track projects. The second part of this course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the content and organization of the contract documents, and how they are used in the estimating, bidding and construction phases of a project. Students will learn the basic procedures for preparing detailed quantity take-offs, pricing of labour and materials, and calculation of general expenses. Also covered will be an introduction to the various contract administration procedures and processes.

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CIVL-2001Calculus & Statistics
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You will be introduced to differential and integral calculus and statistics. Applications include linear motion, optimization problems, the area between curves, centroids, fluid pressure and arc length. Frequency distributions, central tendency, dispersion measures and graphs of statistical data are studied, including normal distributions and regression.

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Take (CIVL-1011 and CIVL-2023), or take CIVL-1004.
CIVL-2002Structural Design 1
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This course consists of calculating flexural and shear stresses, applying code requirements for dead, live, snow and wind loads on structures, determining and applying design loads for beams, columns, walls, slabs and foundations, as well as, executing a foundation load take-off for a complete multi-storey building. It deals with the design of various components that make up a timber structure in accordance with the Wood Design Manual and the National Building Code. Selected assignments from this course may contribute to the project portfolio compiled for the Applied Research Project in Academic Term 8.

CIVL-2003Architectural Technology 1
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The course consists of learning fundamental concepts of design, planning and construction techniques used in residential construction. Standards and methodology use in the planning and preparation of architectural design and working drawings will be reviewed. Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada will be reviewed. Components and materials used in small building assemblies will be studied. The course will cover both renovation and new construction. Students will produce design/construction drawings using AutoCAD software.

CIVL-2004Advanced CAD
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This course will not only focus on production drawings using AutoCAD, but it will also explore Building Information Modeling (BIM) through the use of Autodesk Revit. For the AutoCAD portion there is specific emphasis on the creation of multi-scaled drawings on multiple layouts using viewports with uniform text and dimension sizes. For the BIM/Revit portion, students will be introduced to the concepts of building information modeling, the production of construction documents – plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules and 3D views – for both new multistory construction as well as renovation projects.

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CIVL-2005AEC Industry in Practice
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This course introduces students to industry’s practices. Students will travel throughout Winnipeg to visit various sites of construction, manufacturing and testing of products. Students will research products and methods of construction. The course will also introduce basic concepts of green building practices and locally accepted rating systems for energy efficiency and green building practices.

CIVL-2014Building Science
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Building science principles are required to understand how a building functions and reacts to its’ environment and to improve its’ efficiency and durability. Students will investigate the effects that the movement of air, heat, moisture and wind have on the building envelope. They will be able to describe critical components such as insulating materials, air and vapour barriers, applications, properties and their use. They will discover the importance of indoor air quality and methods to improve it. Students will perform basic calculations to determine ventilation, thermal properties, and properties of air/water vapor mixtures.

CIVL-3001Applied Research Project
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This course provides the students with a means of showcasing the students' knowledge gained over the past three years and how this knowledge of various disciplines is combined to provide an understanding of the complete building and interdependent systems. The project will be the students' own exploration of possibilities and impact of applying Sustainable Building Design principles to an existing building.

CIVL-3002Structural Design 2
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The course consists of designing steel flexural members and steel compression members with base plates, designing simple and continuous reinforced concrete members for flexure, shear and deflection, designing simple reinforced columns for axial load and eccentricity, defining and describing basic soil structure, soil types and soil sampling and designing shallow foundations (footings) and deep foundation (friction and end bearing piles).

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CIVL-3003Architectural Technology 2
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This course consists of learning fundamental concepts of design, planning and construction techniques used in commercial construction. Standards and methodology used in planning and preparation of architectural design and working drawings will be reviewed. Components and materials used in small building assemblies will be studied. The course will cover both renovation and new construction. Part 3 of the National Building Code of Canada will be reviewed. Students will produce design/construction drawings using AutoCAD software. 

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CIVL-3019Environmental Systems
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This course introduces students to the systems that control parts of the building environment, plumbing, electricity, lighting and acoustics. Students will understand the basic concepts of each element. They will design plumbing and electrical distribution systems and will produce proper CAD drawings of their system designs. They will explore alternative sources of power and methods of conservation of water. Students will learn to design lighting requirements for various room types and lighting needs. Students will be able to control sound travel within a space or transferred to other spaces through design and material use.

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CIVL-3026Engineering Economics
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This course provides an introduction to engineering decision making. It deals primarily with cash flows associated with engineering projects and related mathematical tools for manipulating monetary values over time. The course also presents less quantifiable considerations related to business policy, social responsibility, and ethics. Key studies include basic elements of engineering decision making, financial depreciation of assets, economic methods for comparing costs and benefits that occur at different times, cash flow analysis using principal formulas and compound interest factors, methods of evaluating and comparing projects, and methods of making choices about possible replacement of assets.
 

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CIVL-3027Supervisory Management
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The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of management and supervision in the workplace. Managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, controlling are introduced. Employee centered topics include motivation, and decision making. Leadership issues will cover the management of change, building effective work teams, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Finally, performance management, and strategies for resolving conflict will be introduced.

CIVL-3579Thermal & Energy Efficient Systems
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Students will be introduced to building HVAC systems and their components, relating to heating, cooling, ventilation and air distribution. Students will design building wall & roof systems (building envelope), determine their thermal & moisture resistance properties, calculate building envelope heat losses and gains, calculate fresh air ventilation and its’ energy requirements. They will be introduced to basic principles of refrigeration, and will select equipment to satisfy the heating, cooling and ventilation requirements. Responsible design yields buildings that minimize the need for expensive, polluting, and non-renewable energy sources. They will explore a variety of alternative energy systems for heating, cooling, ventilation, humidification and dehumidification and will investigate passive solar systems and basic design.

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CIVL-3580Materials Testing
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The analysis and lab testing of components and systems consisting of common structural materials (concrete, steel, wood, masonry) with special emphasis on relevant standards.

CIVW-2008Co-Op Work Placement
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Students are required to complete a 6-month Co-operative Education Work Term (from May to October) between each academic year. The student must complete a minimum of 16-weeks work experience to get credit for the work term. This work experience may be completed with more than one employer. The work must be in an area that will complement their programs with relevant “real world” experience. Positions must be paid employment, not work shadowing or volunteer work.

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