The Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction offers students an education that opens up a full range of professional opportunities in the construction industry. The two bachelor’s degree options, Construction Engineering and Construction Management, are found under the Majors tab.
CONE 1030 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING (1 credit)
Introduction to the organization and terminology of construction engineering. Overview of technical and management skills required to succeed in the construction engineering profession.
CONE 2060 ENGINEERING ECONOMICS (3 credits)
Introduction to methods of economics comparisons of engineering alternatives: time value of money, depreciation, taxes, concepts of accounting, activity-based costing, ethical principles, civics and stewardship, and the importance to society.
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Sophomore Standing.
CONE 2110 CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS METHODS (3 credits)
Business concepts and practices used by construction contractors. The construction industry, management principles, forms of business ownership, company organization, construction contracts, estimating and bidding, business ethics, bonds and insurance, financial statements, cost accounting, equipment management, planning and scheduling, labor relations and personnel management.
CONE 2210 GEOMETRIC CONTROL SYSTEMS (3 credits)
Introduction to the theory and application of mensuration and geometric information processing in civil engineering. Measurement of distance, direction, elevation and location using mechanical, electronic and satellite systems. Collection of field data and error propagation. Elementary geometric data bases for design, construction, operation and control of civil works. (Cross-listed with CIVE 221).
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 1950
CONE 3190 CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND EQUIPMENT (3 credits)
Characteristics, capabilities and selection of equipment and methods used in the building construction industry. Estimating job production, equipment production rates, machine operating costs, earth-moving equipment, hoisting equipment, operations analysis, and use of various other construction methods and equipment.
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CONE 2060
CONE 3780 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING (3 credits)
Preparation of detailed cost estimates based on contract documents. Identify and analyze cost components to perform a reliable quantity take-off. Recap components in their common trade areas for labor, material, and equipment pricing. Introduction to subcontractor bids and assembly of bid proposal. (Cross-listed with CNST 3780)
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CNST 2420.
CONE 4140 ACCIDENT PREVENTION IN CONSTRUCTION (3 credits)
Safety practices in the construction industry and the national safety and health standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The theory of accidents; personal attitudes; statistics and environment; accident occurrence; prevention and inspection in connection with the construction of buildings, highways, and associated heavy facilities. Nationally accepted safety codes and their relationship to accepted practices in the industry.
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior standing and CONE2110 and CONE2410
CONE 4160 WOOD/CONTEMPORARY MATERIALS DESIGN (3 credits)
Design of structural timber, beams, columns, and connections. Introduction to applicable design philosophies and codes. Overview of materials design. Masonry, aluminum, and contemporary materials such as plastics and fiber reinforced systems and composite material groups. Design considerations, cost and constructability analysis. (Cross-listed with CONE 8166)
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 341
CONE 4170 FORMWORK SYSTEMS (3 credits)
Design of structural timber, beams, columns, and connections. Introduction to applicable design philosphies and codes. Overview of materials design, masonry, aluminum, and contemporary materials such as plastics and fiber reinforced systems and composite material groups. Design considerations, cost and constructability analysis. (Cross-listed with CONE 8176)
CONE 4500 SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION (3 credits)
Sustainable construction and its application to the green building industry. Topics include: the LEED certification process, sustainable building site management, efficient wastewater applications, optimizing energy performance, indoor environmental issues, performance measurement/verification, recycled content and certified renewable materials. (Cross-listed with CONE 8506.)
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior standing
CONE 4590 INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (3 credits)
This course instructs CAD users on the effective use of Building Information Model (BIM) for integration of design, document and construction estimate. Topics include: model-based 3D design, file formats, interoperability, and MEP modeling. (Cross-listed with CONE 8596)
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CNST 1120, or Graduate standing in AE, CIVE, CNST or CONE.
CONE 4660 HEAVY AND/OR CIVIL ESTIMATING (3 credits)
Estimating techniques and strategies for heavy and/or civil construction. Unit pricing, heavy and civil construction takeoffs and estimating, equipment analysis, overhead cost and allocations, estimating software and government contracts. (Cross-listed with CONE 8666).
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CONE2410 and CONE3780 and CONE4850
CONE 4760 PROJECT BUDGETS AND CONTROLS (3 credits)
The basic systems related to revenues and expenses associated with record keeping of construction contracts. Managerial accounting related to planning and control of construction projects. ACCT 2020 may be substituted toward degree requirements for CONE/CNST 4760. Credit toward degree can be earned in only one of ACCT 2020 and CONE/CNST 4760. (Cross-listed with CNST4760)
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CONE/CNST 3780 and CONE/ISMG 2060.
CONE 4810 HIGHWAY & BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION (3 credits)
The methods and equipment required in the construction of roads and bridges. Methods and equipment necessary for roads and bridges. Substructure and superstructures, precast and cast-in-place segments, and standard and specialized equipment. (Cross-listed with CONE8816)
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CONE2410 or CNST2410
CONE 4820 HEAVY AND/OR CIVIL CONSTRUCTION (3 credits)
Application of management principles to the construction of heavy and/or civil projects. History, theory, and methods of planning and constructing heavy and/or civil projects. Emerging equipment and new equipment capabilities. Economical use of equipment and managing costs associated with production. (Cross-listed with CNST 4820, CNST 8826, CONE 8826).
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior standing and (ARCH major or AE major or CIVE major or CNST major or CONE major), not open to nondegree students
CONE 4830 SUPPORT OF EXCAVATION (3 credits)
The design and placement of excavation supports according to OSHA requirements and industry standards. A variety of routine to moderately complex support systems. Open excavations, heet piling and cofferdams. Soil mechanics, lateral loads, hydrology, and pumping methods. (Cross-listed with CONE8836)
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CET 2180 and CET 3290
CONE 4850 CONSTRUCTION PLANNING, SCHEDULING, AND CONTROLS (3 credits)
Planning and scheduling a construction project using the critical path methods (CPM) with computer applications. Project pre-planning, logic networks, network construction, time estimates, critical path, float time, crash programs, scheduling and monitoring project activities. (Cross-listed with CNST 4850, CNST 8856, CONE 8856)
CONE 4890 CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CAPSTONE (3 credits)
CONE 4890 embodies the cumulative CONE experience in a project format and uses teams to simulate actual construction enterprises operating in cooperative and competitive situations which replicate the construction industry. An integrated, comprehensive project; to be taken in the term prior to graduation.
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior standing
CONE 4980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (1-6 credits)
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Master of engineering in construction management or related discipline and permission