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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-2015Geotechnical Fundamentals
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This course will assist the student in classifying soil, computing mass/volume relationships, defining basic groundwater terminology, the use of soil modification, and developing geotechnical sampling programs. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to classify a soil using the Unified and AASTHO methods, calculate basic soil index and performance properties, perform fundamental groundwater flow calculations, and design filters and drains using granular materials. In addition, students will also be able to design a geotechnical sampling program.

CIVL-2017Reinforced Concrete Design 1
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In this course, students will learn how to ensure that reinforced concrete beams, slabs and columns can safely resist applied shear, bending moment and axial loads. Reinforcing details such as required spacing, minimum and maximum reinforcing limits, and suitable arrangements for column ties will be studied. Students will be able to predict cracking and identify the purpose of each different type of reinforcing used in columns and floor systems. Design tools will be introduced, including spreadsheets and tips for making preliminary estimates.

CIVL-2018Structural Analysis 1
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Analyzing a Structure means being able to explain - through documented calculations - how a structure carries load without collapse or failure. This course will help prepare students to inspect, build or design structures. It will also help prepare for other courses in wood, steel and reinforced concrete design. Examples of real-life structures and potential on-the-job scenarios will help to prepare students for their future career.

In this course, students will learn how to analyze the effects of load on beams, trusses and hybrid structures. By assessing the number and types of supports and connections, students will be able to determine if a structure is stable or unstable, and determinate or indeterminate. The National Building Code will be used to predict and specify the different types of loads applied to a structure. Students will learn how to find the load path through a structure, which will help them to understand how the structure works. Understanding of how structures resist load will be improved by learning how to analyze a structure without relying solely on calculations (qualitative analysis). Students will learn how to find the distribution of elastic stresses within a cross-section subjected to both bending moment and shear and also learn how to safely connect separate pieces of material together to create a built-up cross-section by calculating the shear transfer stresses in nails, bolts, welds and structural glue.

CIVL-2022Timber Design
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This course 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.

CIVL-2340Structural Detailing Practices
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In this course, students will develop a practical approach to design, detailing documentation and presentation drawings using Autodesk AutoCAD software. Construction materials and connections will be introduced to advance students in the mastery of structural detailing used in the production and management of construction drawings for buildings projects. Topics will include components and materials used in commercial construction including wood, structural steel, reinforced concrete (both cast-in-place and pre-cast), masonry construction, and management of graphics standards in AutoCAD. Skills developed in this course involve extensive sketching and working drawings that are applied to concepts in other structural technology courses.

CIVL-3018Applied Research Project
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The Applied Research Project (ARP) is an opportunity for students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills that they have gained in Structural Technology. In consultation with an advisor, students choose a project topic that interests them. The project requires an extension of knowledge beyond coursework, or a synthesis of knowledge gained in more than one course. Students must aim to create new knowledge, make new connections within existing knowledge, or transfer knowledge to new areas of application. Students work on this project in a small group, or may request permission to work independently. Students may choose to conduct experimental work in the laboratory, design a structure, or conduct a case study. After completing all engineering calculations and analysis, students submit a written project report and give an oral presentation.

CIVL-3020Steel Design
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Design of steel building components such as flexural members, compression members, tension members, base/bearing plates, beam-columns, connections and composite floors using the Handbook of Steel Construction, CSA S16-09 and The National Building Code of Canada.

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CIVL-3021Foundation Design
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This course covers the design and analysis of foundation systems to support buildings and retaining walls. Students will learn to evaluate shear strength of soil using the Mohr’s envelope and Coulomb’s equation, select soil strength required for foundation design, understand the concept of total and effective stress, vertical and horizontal stresses in a soil mass, determine of the consolidation characteristics of soils and conduct a slope stability analysis. Students will be able to apply foundation design principles to a variety of shallow and deep foundation systems and retaining walls using soil strength properties.

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CIVL-3022Reinforced Concrete Design 2
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In this course, students learn how to check the capacity of and reinforcing details required for concrete walls, two-way slabs, slender columns, and beams subjected to torsion, shear and bending in combination. Students learn how to select reinforcing details such as bar cut-offs, lap splices and embedment lengths, and how to use interface shear transfer at joints. The use of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) bars is studied and students learn how to check stress levels and moment capacity for pre-stressed concrete beams and slabs. Throughout the course, students gain experience in assessing the practicality of various different construction details.

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CIVL-3023Structural Analysis 2
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In this course, students will learn how to analyze the effects of load on frame structures, and how to analyze deflection in beams, trusses and frames using the Conjugate Beam and Virtual Work methods. Students will learn how to analyze indeterminate beams and frames using the Redundant Force Flexibility Method and be introduced to structural analysis software. Students will also learn how to analyze forces, moments and stresses in three dimensions, including the effects of torsion, biaxial bending and combined stress. The limits of elastic analysis will be discussed and the concept of inelastic stress analysis will be introduced. Students will learn how to prevent overturning and collapse of an entire structure, by using the National Building Code to determine lateral wind loads, and then analyzing the load path through floor and roof diaphragms to lateral load resisting systems

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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-3581Materials Testing
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Students will be introduced to the analysis and lab testing of components and systems consisting of common structural materials (concrete, steel, wood, masonry) with special emphasis on relevant standards. Safety and verification of testing equipment is reviewed in order to have students prepare concrete batches and cast forms, test fresh concrete for workability and air content, and test standard concrete cylinders. Theoretical to lab-tested behavior is considered.

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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