VISUAL SENSING FOR CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
This course is an intro to 2D/3D visual sensing for data acquisition and analysis of buildings and civil infrastructure systems. It is intended for students who want to acquire basic understanding of the theoretical concepts as well as application of computer vision and image processing for sensing buildings, civil infrastructure systems and sustainable construction operations. The curriculum development is sponsered by Mathworks.
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING
This project-based course is targeted to introduce and explore the application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) both as a product and a process. Upon completion of this course, students will have full understanding of BIM concepts throughout the lifecycle of a building or an infrastructure project, from planning and design to pre-construction, construction and operational phase.
CONSTRUCTION PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
This course is targeted to introduce and explore the application of scientific principles to the measurement and forecasting of performance in construction engineering. Conceptual and mathematical formulation of labor, equipment, and material factors affecting construction performance are introduced. A set of techniques for automating measurement and forecasting are introduced as well.
This course is designed to allow students to develop an understanding of the construction lifecycle process from the initial conception phase through to the completion of construction. Enumerating the total construction process, Preparing the documentation used to call for bids and enter into a construction contract, Determining the productivity of relatively simple cyclical field operations, Preparing a construction cost estimate, and Constructing a simple project schedule using appropriate methodologies and understand how this is used as a basis for short term planning and control are discussed. Course Syllabus →