Introduces concepts of project management for design and construction, including initiation, planning, implementation, monitoring, control, closeout, documentation, scope, budget and scheduling, teamwork and communication, contracts and negotiation, and risk management.
Senior BCT capstone seminar course for students preparing to enter the construction and building technology field. Centers on management of construction projects by integrating core aspects like: design, building systems and structure, sustainability, bidding/estimating, scheduling, BIM, value engineering, contracts/negotiation, subcontractor relations, cost control, management during construction, close out, and post-construction requirements. Students complete a group-based semester-long comprehensive project in this course that responds to an RFP and leads to a presentation of written and oral outcomes in front of a panel of industry jurors. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BS-BCT majors.
This course builds on building technology fundamentals and focuses on the design, control, and optimization of environmental (heating, cooling, and plumbing) systems in buildings. Students will learn how to analyze, design, and optimize active heating and cooling technology, including plumbing systems, in both residential and commercial buildings. In the lab, students will gain expertise in building energy modeling (BEM) using a state-of-the-art BEM tool (eQuest) to optimize the energy performance of an existing campus building.
The focus of this course is to understand the fundamental principles behind the sustainable design and regulation of thermal comfort and mechanical, plumbing, and lighting systems in buildings.
With construction being one of the most dangerous occupations, workplace safety is crucial for every successful building project. This course teaches basic safety concepts through guest lectures and the self-guided study of OSHA principles. Students acquire the 10-hour OSHA safety training (and card) as part of this course (at a small, additional cost), which is the basic requirement for any work on construction sites.
Fundamentals and interpretation of construction drawings, written specifications, quantity take-offs, and cost estimates in light-frame construction. Prerequisite: BCT 313.
BCT students approaching graduation learn to prepare for their professional life by editing their resumes, writing cover letters, developing relevant interviewing skills and starting to network effectively with industry leaders. Each week a different business professional meets with students in this class to discuss careers in the industry. Many speakers are also potential employers who are accepting resumes and may conduct interviews.