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.
Energy conservation in contemporary residential construction. Emphasis on: energy efficient building materials, products and construction technology; alternative energy sources; passive solar design; environmental concerns, regulatory issues and building codes.
We will explore the issues of sustainability from the perspective of the built environment, our history of construction and expansion, and buildings and how they interact with the natural environment. Students will be exposed to issues of human impacts on natural systems through the built environment and the variety of disciplines that are working to create a more sustainable future. (Gen.Ed. I)
Design of Wood Structures provides students with fundamental skills in structural engineering wood design. Focus is placed on the underlying principles behind design procedures for wood members in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Through class examples and assignments, students learn techniques for designing individual wood components including: beams, columns, trusses, wood/steel connections, and diaphragms using lumber and timber as well as engineered wood products.


The course is an important part of the curriculum for students of building construction, architecture and engineering. Students will develop several core skills to prepare them for work and careers in the building industry, such as: designing, building and testing structural wood components, working productively in interdisciplinary teams, as well as skills in leadership and communication.


Introduces the fundamental concepts of solar building design and energy systems. Through project-based study and occasional field visits, students will explore the theory, technologies, applications, and benefits of solar design of buildings and discover how to utilize solar energy systems for residential and commercial buildings.
Are you looking for a new way to approach sustainability? What about plants on roofs? This course will focus on helping students appreciate and gain an interest for green roofs in the built environment.
The NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Student Chapters Residential Construction Management Competition (RCMC) is one of the highlights of the annual International Builders' Show. The competition gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real construction company by completing a management project/proposal. Proposals are submitted to a group of construction company executives who act as judges. During the convention, students defend their proposals to the judges in front of an audience
Required for all new majors. This seminar is designed to help freshmen and new transfer students to make a successful start within the Building and Construction Technology (BCT) program. Various resources and opportunities around the major and the university will be reviewed. This seminar also gives students an opportunity to ask lots of questions and will help them integrate into the campus life.
The course serves as a dynamic sampling of the multiple disciplines necessary to create or modify the Built Environment. Lectures presented by various educators, researchers, and practitioners; experts in their fields will provide students with a broadened perspective, which will help foster critical thinking and provide a more expansive view of the Built Environment.