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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Engineering

Architectural Engineering

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

ARE | Architectural Engineering

381E. Design of Energy Efficient and Healthy Buildings. Design of buildings for low energy use and optimal indoor air quality. Includes ventilation, energy efficiency, moisture problems, and prevention by design. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in engineering or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

382. Independent Studies in Architectural Engineering. Investigation of problems in building construction, selected by the student with approval of the graduate adviser. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in architectural engineering and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Construction and Project Management.

Topic 2: Structures.

Topic 3: Materials and Methods.

Topic 4: Environmental Engineering.

Topic 5: Design Principles and Procedures.

383. Research Studies in Architectural Engineering. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or the equivalent in conference hours, or as stated for the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics are offered on the credit/no credit basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Construction and Project Management.

Topic 2: Structures.

Topic 3: Materials and Methods.

Topic 4: Forensic Engineering: Materials and Structures. Same as Civil Engineering 397F. Methods of forensic analysis; role of the expert witness; methods of dispute resolution; case studies; term project. Two lecture hours a week for one semester, with three laboratory hours a week for presentation of case studies.

Topic 5: Advanced Masonry Engineering. Properties of masonry, differential movement, construction operations, bearing wall systems, and case histories of failures.

Topic 6: Design of Wood Members and Systems. Same as Civil Engineering 397 (Topic 14: Design of Wood Members and Systems). Design and behavior of solid wood and glued-laminated wood structural members; light-frame and heavy timber systems, including trusses and arches.

Topic 7: Evaluation, Materials, and Techniques for Concrete Repair. Same as Civil Engineering 397 (Topic 16: Evaluation, Materials, and Techniques for Concrete Repair). Causes of distress, evaluation methods, repair materials, repair techniques, and quality control methods for repair of concrete. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one and one-half additional hours a week for guest speakers.

389H. HVAC Design. Design of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and three of the following courses: Architectural Engineering 346N, Civil Engineering 319F, Mechanical Engineering 320, 326, 330, 339.

389T. Indoor Air Quality: Transport and Control. Transport and control of indoor pollutants. Includes particulate removal and pollutant transport into and within indoor environments. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in architectural or civil engineering.

395P. Project Automation. Some topics may require additional hours; these are identified in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Advanced CAD Procedures. Same as Civil Engineering 395P (Topic 1: Advanced CAD Procedures). Introduction to advanced CAD procedures and CAD systems, and their influence on building design and construction. Nine hours of lecture and laboratory a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: An introductory CAD course.

Topic 2: Introduction to Construction Automation. Same as Civil Engineering 395P (Topic 2: Introduction to Construction Automation). Construction automation activities, methods for opportunity identification and financial analysis of automated systems, and tools from several disciplines that are used in construction automation; students prepare a project that synthesizes this information.

395Q. Project Controls. Some topics require two lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week; these are identified in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

395R. Project Information Systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Artificial Intelligence for CEPM. Same as Civil Engineering 395R (Topic 5: Artificial Intelligence for CEPM). Introduction to basic concepts in artificial intelligence and LISP programming. Topics include theory and application of expert systems, neural nets, and fuzzy logic to construction engineering and project management. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: A course in computer programming.

395S. Project Organization. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Project Management. Same as Civil Engineering 395S (Topic 4: Project Management). Overall aspects of project management from inception to successful operation: establishing product objectives, feasibility analyses, scope definition, contracting methods, project control systems, and project execution planning.

395T. Project Technology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Value Management Processes I. Industry value management processes, including value engineering and LCC, individual value engineering, process simplification, function analysis concept development, design to capacity, constructability, modularization and preassembly, and design effectiveness.

Topic 6: Value Management Processes II. Industry value management processes, including mechanical reliability modeling, predictive maintenance, design for maintainability, waste minimization and pollution prevention, sustainable design and construction, planning for startup, lean construction, value engineering change proposals, postoccupancy evaluation, and knowledge management and lessons learned systems.

395U. General Topics in Construction Engineering and Project Management. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Advanced Legal Concepts. Same as Civil Engineering 395U (Topic 3: Advanced Legal Concepts). Contracts, documentation requirements, claims avoidance, and settlement of claims by alternative dispute resolution. Students conduct and present in-depth studies of the most frequent causes of claims (delay, disruption, acceleration, soil conditions, and changes) and consider the way the court establishes causation and determines damages.

698. Thesis. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in architectural engineering and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Architectural Engineering 698A.

398D. Departmental Report. Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the Master of Science in Engineering degree under the departmental report option. Individual instruction. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in architectural engineering and consent of the supervising professor and the graduate adviser.

398R. Master's Report. Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the Graduate School report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in architectural engineering and consent of the supervising professor and the graduate adviser.

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