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Civil, Construction, and Environment Course Descriptions
CCEV113 - LIFE IN THE CONSTRUCTION LANE (0-4-2)
This course provides an overview of the civil and construction professions, plus an introduction to problem solving, professional report writing skills, and computer skills. Prerequisite: Enrollment in BCET or BCMT.
CCEV115 - CONSTRUCTION GRAPHICS (2-4-4)
The development and interpretation of civil, architectural, structural, and electrical drawings; freehand sketching of construction details and sections; computer-aided construction drafting.
CCEV118 - CONSTRUCTION GRAPHICS (1-4-3)
The development and interpretation of civil, architectural, structural, and electrical drawings; freehand sketching of construction details and sections; computer aided construction drafting.
CCEV136 - BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (3-2-4)
Survey of current materials and methods used in building construction, including building foundations; timber, concrete and steel framing systems; masonry construction; interior and exterior finishes.
CCEV140 - ELECTRICAL BUILDING SYSTEMS (2-2-3)
Topics include the basic design principles and code requirements of electricity, power supply, lighting and electric power distribution in buildings. Corequisite: MATH205 College Math I and CCEV118 Construction Graphics.
CCEV160 - FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION (2-2-3)
An overview of the operations and materials presently being used in the construction industry. Emphasis is placed on understanding common practices, materials, nomenclature, and interpretation of construction documents and plans.
CCEV201 - CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING (2-4-4)
Instruction is given in the theory and techniques of horizontal and vertical measurements. Laboratory exercises will focus on the application of these techniques as they relate to the building industry including construction layout and grades. Prerequisite: MATH250 Pre-calculus and CCEV118 Construction Graphics.
CCEV202 - SURVEYING FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (2-4-4)
Theory and techniques for horizontal and vertical measurements with the odolites, automatic levels, and steel tapes. Projects in linear measurements, leveling, traversing, and stadia surveys. Prerequisite: MATH250 Pre-calculus, CCEV118 Construction Graphics.
CCEV206 - HEAVY CONSTRUCTION (3-2-4)
Study of current methods and equipment used in heavy construction projects including highways, tunnels, bridges, dams, storm drains, and sanitary sewers. Corequisite: CCEV118 Construction Graphics.
CCEV210 - STRUCTURAL MECHANICS I (3-2-4)
Fundamentals of static equilibrium are applied to the analysis of beams, trusses, and frames. Free bodies, shear and moment diagrams, and sectional area properties are covered. Prerequisite: MATH250 Pre-calculus; PHYS210 College Physics I. Corequisite: MATH280 Calculus I.
CCEV225 - CODES AND SPECIFICATIONS (2-2-3)
An overview of the role that codes and specifications play in the construction process with a detailed examination of selected articles from the Massachusetts State Building Code. Prerequisite: CCEV160 Fundamentals of Construction, or CCEV136 Building Construction.
CCEV230 - INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN PRINCIPLES (3-2-4)
The design of simple building elements including beams, columns, joists and trusses in wood, steel, and reinforced concrete. ACI and AISC codes will be studied. Prerequisite: MECH190 Mechanics and Strength of Materials; CCEV136 Building Construction or equivalent.
CCEV235 - MECHANICAL BUILDING SYSTEMS (2-2-3)
Topics include the basic design principles and code requirements of plumbing and drainage systems; heating, ventilating and air-conditioning to control temperature, humidity and indoor air quality; heat and cooling calculations; and fire-protection systems. Prerequisite: CCEV118 Construction Graphics; and MATH 205 College Math I.
CCEV242 - STATICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS (3-2-4)
This course covers the fundamental concepts of structural static; forces, moments, equilibrium, support conditions, and free body diagrams; and the fundamentals of strength of materials: properties, stress, strain, shear, bending, and torsion. Prerequisite: MATH250 Pre-calculus; and PHYS210 College Physics.
CCEV265 - ESTIMATING (3-2-4)
Topics include the basic manual and computer-aided skills for estimating a variety of projects and developing takeoffs for all trades. Prerequisite: CCEV118 Construction Graphics and CCEV136 Building Construction.
CCEV295 - SPECIAL TOPICS (1-4-3)
This course explores selected topics of interest to students and faculty. It may include lectures, readings, laboratory experiences, field trips, and design or research projects as appropriate. Offered only on demand. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
CCEV310 - STRUCTURAL MECHANICS II (2-2-3)
Study of internal stresses induced by external loads on beams, trusses, and frames. Discussion includes sectional properties, stress-strain behavior, column buckling, combined stresses, and Mohr's circle. Concepts are illustrated through student participation in laboratory tests. Prerequisite: CCEV210 Structural Mechanics I.
CCEV340 - WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT (2-2-3)
Introduces the operation of drinking water treatment plants and the physical, biological, and chemical processes utilized to treat municipal wastewater. Prerequisite: CHEM100 Chemistry I.
CCEV350 - ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY (3-0-3)
This is a survey course covering most of the environmental topics of concern to Civil Engineers: energy use, groundwater and surface water, solid waste and recycling, and air, noise and radiation pollution. Prerequisite: CCEV113 Life in the Construction Lane.
CCEV355 - BASIC BUILDING SERVICES (3-2-4)
Examines the basic building services, including heating, water, plumbing, drainage, ventilation, air-conditioning, vertical transportation, acoustical control, electrical controls, and associated building code requirements.
CCEV360 - MATERIALS TESTING AND QUALITY CONTROL (2-4-4)
Aggregate, concrete, asphalt, wood, and masonry are tested using ASTM procedures to establish design criteria, inspection and quality control programs. Prerequisite: CHEM100 Chemistry I.
CCEV365 - SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS (2-2-3)
The basic principles of soil mechanics and their application to the solutions of problems in earthwork and foundation engineering. Prerequisite: MATH250 Pre-calculus; and PHYS210 College Physics.
CCEV402 - WOOD AND STEEL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (3-2-4)
This course covers the properties of wood and steel products used in construction. The basic design principles for timber and steel structures are covered including connections, beams, columns, trusses, and frames. Prerequisite: CCEV242 Statics and Strength of Materials.
CCEV405 - DYNAMICS (3-0-3)
A study of particles and rigid bodies in rectilinear and curvilinear motion including Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum. Prerequisite: CCEV210 Structural Mechanics I.
CCEV406 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SCHEDULING (2-2-3)
Topic items include project network planning, scheduling and cost control models. Computer applications to PERT and CPM will be explored and used by the student. Prerequisite: CCEV265 Estimating.
CCEV410 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3-2-4)
Covers feasibility studies, site selection, planning, programming, risk allocation, client relationships, project reporting, design coordination, and contracting procedures. Prerequisite: Junior status in BCMT program.
CCEV417 - DESIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT (4-0-4)
Concepts and innovative technologies associated with sustainable development and life cycle assessments. Topics include design, construction, maintenance of environmentally beneficial buildings and interiors, material selection, recycling of construction waste, energy conservation, and landscaping.
CCEV430 - ADVANCED ESTIMATING AND BID ANALYSIS (3-2-4)
Detailed cost estimates including quantity takeoffs, labor/material pricing, overhead/profit. Also, included are the preparation of preliminary budgets; factors affecting construction cost, bid strategies and computer applications are explored. Prerequisite: CCEV265 Estimating.
CCEV440 - APPLIED FLUID MECHANICS (3-2-4)
A study of the basic characteristics of fluids. Topics include physical and gravimetric properties, hydrostatic pressure, buoyancy, fluid flow, the application of energy, momentum, and continuity equations. Prerequisites: MATH290 Calculus II. and CCEV310 Structural Mechanics II.
CCEV450 - HYDRAULICS AND DRAINAGE (3-2-4)
Introduction to basic hydrostatics, fundamental concepts of fluid flow in pipes and open channels, methods of estimating storm runoff, size determination of culverts, storm sewers, and open channels. Prerequisites: MECH190 Mechanics and Strength of Materials or CCEV310 Structural Mechanics II; and MATH290 Calculus II.
CCEV455 - HYDRAULIC DESIGN (3-2-4)
Principles of hydraulics applied to common civil engineering projects. Topics include laminar and turbulent flow, energy losses in pipes, piping systems, pumps and turbines, and open channel flow. Prerequisite: CCEV440 Applied Fluid Mechanics.
CCEV460 - HIGHWAY AND PAVEMENT DESIGN (2-4-4)
Introduction to highway design principles, including environmental impact, horizontal and vertical alignment studies, interchanges, earthwork, drainage, rigid and flexible pavement design. Extensive computer applications. Prerequisites: CCEV118 Construction Graphics; CCEV360 Materials Testing and Quality Control; CCEV455 Hydraulic Design; CCEV202 Surveying.
CCEV472 - STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (3-2-4)
The study of statically determinate and indeterminate structures including: stability analysis; influence lines; maximum positive moment; an Energy Method to determine deflections; Moment Distribution; an Energy Method to determine a redundant reaction or support settlement. Prerequisite: CCEV310 Structural Mechanics II.
CCEV473 - CONCRETE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (3-2-4)
Topics include the design principles for reinforced concrete structures covering beams, columns, slabs, footings and retaining walls. Prerequisite: CCEV242 Statics and Strength of Materials.
CCEV480 - SOIL MECHANICS (3-2-4)
Study of the characteristics and behavior of soil as it relates to the design and con-struction of civil engineering projects. Topics include compaction, seepage, subsurface stress, shear strength and settlement. Lab sessions are devoted to testing soil samples for relevant properties. Prerequisite: CCEV310 Structural Mechanics II; Corequisite: CCEV440 Applied Fluid Mechanics.
CCEV490 - INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL DESIGN (2-4-4)
An introduction to the design of simple beams, columns and tension members, using structural steel and reinforced concrete. Ultimate strength concepts of both the ACI and AISC codes are emphasized. Prerequisite: CCEV472 Structural Analysis.
CCEV510 - STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN (2-2-3)
Structural steel is used in the design of tension, compression and flexural members and their connections. Design for combined stress is also introduced. The LRFD philosophy is employed throughout. Prerequisite: CCEV472 Structural Analysis.
CCEV550 - CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULING AND CONTROL (3-2-4)
Introduces common scheduling tools, including critical path method and bar charts as an aid in project planning, budgeting, and cost control. Also introduces the gathering, processing, and evaluation of project information for effective project control.
CCEV555 - FOUNDATION DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (2-4-4)
This course presents the principles of shallow and deep foundation design. Conditions where shallow foundations are not appropriate are reviewed as is selection of approp-riate types of deep foundations. This course is a relevant technical elective to students who desire to pursue careers in heavy construction and design.
CCEV562 - EARTHWORK DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (2-2-3)
Design and construction of earth-related structures, such as dams, embankments, slopes, bulkheads, excavations and retaining walls. Topics include lateral earth pressures, stability, compaction, permeability, stabilization, and use of geosynthetics. Prerequisite: Junior standing; CCEV365 Soils and Foundations or CCEV480 Soil Mechanics.
CCEV570 - HIGHWAY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (2-2-3)
Introduces the design of highways and the associated construction methods, operations, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: CCEV118 Construction Graphics; and CCEV360 Materials Testing and Quality Control.
CCEV575 - MUNICIPAL PLANNING (2-4-4)
Study of the regulations and engineering principles involved in the planning and development of residential and commercial sites and subdivisions. Topics include zoning, subdivision regulations and design, wetland protection, urban street design, sanitary sewers, storm drains, and water mains. Prerequisite: Senior status.
CCEV580 - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT CONTROL (2-2-3)
Examines the activities involved in the effective management of single and multiple construction projects including basic control theory, the preparation of control models, the collection of actual production data, and the corresponding computation of project performance. Prerequisite: CCEV406 Construction Project Scheduling and CCEV430 Advanced Estimating & Bid Analysis.
CCEV585 - REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN (2-2-3)
Introduction to the analysis and design of reinforced concrete members including beams, columns and one-way slabs. Strength and serviceability requirements are considered. Ultimate strength design provisions of the ACI code are employed. Prerequisite: CCEV472 Structural Analysis.
CCEV590 - SPECIAL TOPICS (1 to 4 credits)
This course investigates a topic of special interest to faculty and students that is outside regular course offerings. Prerequisite: Department Head permission.
CCEV595 - CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS AND FINANCE (3-2-4)
Topics include construction financing during all phases of project development involving permanent loans, construction loans, sources of mortgage funds and venture capital, and tax and interest considerations. Prerequisite: MGMT390 Financial Accounting; CCEV410 Construction Project Management; Senior Standing.
CCEV600 - ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (2-2-3)
Introduces the design principles and construction techniques associated with environmental projects including waste and wastewater treatment plants, landfills, and water supply systems. Prerequisite: Senior status.
CCEV625 - CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT (2-2-3)
Topics include the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage safety compliance and risks associated with construction. This course satisfies the OSHA 30-hour training requirement for graduation. Prerequisite: CCEV136 Building Construction; and CCEV206 Heavy Construction.
CCEV630 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (3-0-3)
An introduction to business practice including, liability issues, safety in the workplace, ethical considerations faced by technical personnel in professional practice and issues of engineering economy in civil engineering. Prerequisite: Senior status.
CCEV645 - BCMT SENIOR PROJECT (3-2-4)
Students have the opportunity to explore a subject in construction management of their own choice and to present it. A final oral presentation is required. Prerequisite: Completion of preceding 7 semesters of BCMT program-this course is taken by Seniors during their last semester.
CCEV660 - BCET SENIOR DESIGN (0-8-4)
Open-ended design project in which students work in teams. Oral presentations and written reports will cover alternatives considered, design assumptions, cost, safety and feasibility. Prerequisite: Completion of preceding 7 semesters of BCET program - this course is taken by Seniors during their last semester.
CCEV670 - CONSTRUCTION LAW AND GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS (4-0-4)
A study of construction contracts and the contractual relationships commonly established between owner, designer, builder and construction manager. Prerequisite: CCEV410 Construction Project Management.