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  • Objectives
    The program provides the technical knowledge and skills required to construct I.C.I. sector buildings from planning through to completion. Studies include construction methods, construction equipment, surveying, project management, scheduling, estimating, building economics, construction contracts.
  • Practical experience
    Twelve months of co-op work experience is an integral part of this program.
  • Academic Title
    Construction Engineering Technology (Management) Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Course description
    Level 1    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • COMP-1327    Computer Applications     3.00
    • CONS-1004    Construction Technology     4.00
    • MATH-1023    Mathematics     3.00
    • MATS-1001    Construction Materials     3.00
    • CONS-1009    Quantity Surveying     3.00
    • MATH-1062    Statics     3.00
    • SURV-1001    Construction Surveying     3.00
    • SFTY-1029    Health & Safety     3.00

    Level 2    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • WRIT-1039    Reason & Writing 1-Technology     3.00
    • CONS-1006    Construction Technology     4.00
    • ENGR-1002    Environmental Engineering - Plumbing     3.00
    • MATH-1027    Mathematics     3.00
    • MATS-3002    Construction Materials     3.00
    • MATS-1006    Mechanics of Materials     3.00
    • CONS-1010    Quantity Surveying & Estimating     4.00
    • SURV-3001    Construction Surveying     2.00
    • ENVR-1018    Sustainability in Construction     2.00

    Level 3    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • CONS-3005    Construction Technology     3.00
    • ENGR-1003    Environmental Engineering-Electrical 1     2.00
    • ENGR-1005    Environmental Engineering (HVAC)     2.00
    • CONS-3012    Quantity Surveying & Estimating     4.00
    • CONS-3013    Heavy Construction Quantity Surveying     4.00
    • ENGR-3006    Structural Design     3.00
    • LAWS-1030    Contracts in Society     3.00

    Level 4    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • CADD-1012    Introduction to AutoCAD     2.00
    • CONS-3003    Construction Technology     2.00
    • LAWS-3001    Construction Contracts & Specifications     4.00
    • ECON-1007    Building Economics     4.00
    • MECH-3030    Environmental Engineering-Mechanical     2.00
    • CONS-3015    Quantity Surveying & Estimating     3.00
    • ENGR-3008    Structural Design     3.00

    Level 5    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • CONS-3010    Building Science     2.00
    • ECON-5001    Building Economics     4.00
    • ENGR-3004    Environmental Engineering(Electrical 2)     2.00
    • MGMT-3018    Construction Management     4.00
    • CONS-5004    Quantity Surveying & Estimating     4.00
    • COMP-1407    Computer Estimating-Intro     1.00
    • ENGR-5006    Structural Design     3.00
    • COMM-5005    Technical Report Prod for Bldg Tech'y     2.00

    Level 6    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • MATH-5002    Mathematics     3.00
    • MGMT-5009    Construction Management     4.00
    • CONS-5005    Mechanical Estimating (Plumbing)     2.00
    • CONS-5006    Mechanical Estimating (HVAC)     2.00
    • CONS-5007    Quantity Surveying and Estimating     3.00
    • COMP-5053    Computer Estimating-Adv     1.50
    • ENGR-5008    Structural Design     2.00
    • SURV-5003    Construction Surveying     2.00

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 6 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Levels 3 and 4

    CADD-1012 -  Introduction to AutoCAD

    This course will provide an introduction to the basic concepts of computer aided design and draftin while developing general computer skills such as file management and using the web.

    COMM-5005 -  Technical Report Prod for Bldg Tech'y
    This course will require the student to perform primary and secondary research in the production and presentation of various types of formal reports. The presentation includes designing a persuasive oral presentation.

    COMP-1327 -  Computer Applications

    This course will provide a study of word processing and spreadsheet functions as utilized by the construction industry. This study will be applied to the efficient creation of reports and to the utilization of spreadsheets to determine construction project related data.

    COMP-1407 -  Computer Estimating-Intro
    This course is an introduction to "WinEst' estimating software. Students will prepare complete estimates for small projects using the software package.

    COMP-5053 -  Computer Estimating-Adv
    The course continues electronic estimating using the latest WinEst estimating software. Generating databases, file management, and formula derivation will be studied. A complete computerized estimate for a medium sized commercial project will be generated by the student.

    CONS-1004 -  Construction Technology

    This 56 hour introductory course will provide the student with the general knowledge and skills required to build and/or supervise the construction of small and intermediate size buildings. Construction methods as they relate to building foundations, structural frames of masonry and wood, as well as interior and exterior finishes of buildings, will be investigated.

    CONS-1006 -  Construction Technology

    This methods course will provide students with the general knowledge and basic skills required for the advanced courses in the construction engineering techology program. Construction methods as they relate to wood and steel frame construction, placing and handling of concrete, formwork for site cast concrete, precast concrete structures, roofing, exterior and interior finishing will be investigated.

    CONS-1009 -  Quantity Surveying
    In this course, students are introduced to the quantity surveying of simple commercial, institutional, or industrial buildings on a level site. Included will be the application of principles and rules for take-off, calculation of areas and volumes, blueprint reading, measurement of concrete, and earthworks quantities.

    CONS-1010 -  Quantity Surveying & Estimating

    In this course, students will prepare quantity surveys for residential and commercial projects. Quantities for concrete and formwork to foundations including stepped footings, column footings, and pilasters will be studied as well as concrete and formwork quantities for columns, beams, and suspended slabs. Takeoff of unit masonry construction and rough carpentry will be introduced.

    CONS-3003 -  Construction Technology

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to certain aspects of heavy construction including the reinforcing of concrete structures, how reinforcing steel is detailed, tagged, shipped and delivered to the jobsite as well as the placement and operation of vertical lift equipment as related to heavy construction operations.

    CONS-3005 -  Construction Technology

    This course builds on what was learned in CONS-1004 and CONS-1006. The student will investigate the properties of formwork materials and the selection of formwork for horizontal and vertical concrete surfaces. The use of flying forms for multi-storey buildings, slipform construction for horizontal and vertical operations as well as typical formwork for precast concrete units will be investigated.

    CONS-3010 -  Building Science
    In this course, students will examine current building science issues and concerns. Topics will include air barriers, vapour barriers, building envelope design and installation, sound transmission and attenuation, heat flow and transfer, radon detection and control, corrosion and protection of metals, fire ratings, and sick building syndrome. Testing and sampling procedures will be reviewed as well as the establishment of codes and standards.

    CONS-3012 -  Quantity Surveying & Estimating
    The purpose of this course is to continue to develop the Construction Technology student's knowledge of quantity surveying and the various techniques involved in completing an accurate quantity survey of an industrial/commercial/ institutional type of building project typically seen in the construction industry today.

    CONS-3013 -  Heavy Construction Quantity Surveying

    This is an introductory course for quantity surveying of Civil projects. Students will learn to apply the principles and rules for takeoff, calculate areas and volumes, and measure quantities for Civil structures and designs such as retaining walls, concrete culverts, bridges and water treatment and supply for the following divisions - sitework and concrete. Students will also learn the basics of material and equipment costing for sitework items.

    CONS-3015 -  Quantity Surveying & Estimating

    In this course, students will take-off and/or prepare unit price calculations for medium sized ICI sector projects. Included will be the application of principles and rules for take-off, calculation of areas and volumes, and measuring quantities for the several trade divisions of the master format. Divisions may include concrete, metals, thermal and moisture protection, and finishes. Costing for division three items will be introduced for material, labour and equipment components.

    CONS-5004 -  Quantity Surveying & Estimating

    In this course, students will prepare a complete estimate for a medium size commercial or industrial building. Emphasis will be placed on quantity take-off and pricing in the following trade areas: concrete and formwork, masonry, metals and carpentry. In addition, pricing of project general expenses, estimate summarization and tender document preparation will be reviewed.

    CONS-5005 -  Mechanical Estimating (Plumbing)
    This course deals with the introduction to the basics of plumbing estimating. It includes topics such as plumbing and/or hot water heating materials and pricing selection from a common trade source. Specific methodology is used to conform with trade related procedure.

    CONS-5006 -  Mechanical Estimating (HVAC)

    This course will provide the student with an introduction to estimating materials and labour for sheet metal work and duct systems for heating and ventilating systems. Specific estimating handbooks for mechanical contractors will be used.

    CONS-5007 -  Quantity Surveying and Estimating

    In this course, students will prepare a complete estimate for a commercial residential building. Emphasis will be placed on quantity take-off and pricing for all trade divisions, subtrade quotation review and analysis will be discussed. In addition, pricing of project general expenses, estimate summarization, and tender document preparation will be performed.

    ECON-1007 -  Building Economics

    The design and construction of buildings does not occur without considering feasibility and investment aspects. This course will provide the student with the fundamentals of real estate transactions and financing, property rights, and investment analysis. Title searches, the legal system, mortgage calculations, and preliminary budget estimates will also be studied.

    ECON-5001 -  Building Economics

    This course will provide the student with the skills and tools required to forecast the cost and develop budgets for building development and construction projects as related to various phases of preliminary design.

    ENGR-1002 -  Environmental Engineering - Plumbing

    The construction technologist must be able to work effectively with all of the trades on a construction project. This introductory level course will provide a basic understanding of ICI (Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional) plumbing systems.

    ENGR-1003 -  Environmental Engineering-Electrical 1
    This electrical course will give Construction Technicians and Construction Technologists a basic understanding of electrical installation requirements and electrical terminology as it applies to the construction trades.

    ENGR-1005 -  Environmental Engineering (HVAC)

    The construction technologist must be able to work effectively with all of the trades on a construction project. This introductory level course will provide a basic understanding of ICI (Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional) H.V.A.C. systems.

    ENGR-3004 -  Environmental Engineering(Electrical 2)
    This electrical course will give the Construction Technologist an understanding of electrical installation requirements and electrical terminology as it applies to construction, especially as it applies to commercial and industrial electrical installations.

    ENGR-3006 -  Structural Design

    This course introduces the student of Construction Technology to the analysis and design of simple structures. A timber design manual will be used to develop the procedure for the design of beams, columns and connections. A design project will be completed which incorporates all the timber structural elements.

    ENGR-3008 -  Structural Design
    This course will cover the design and analysis of reinforced concrete structures and structural members such as footings, columns, beams, and one-way floor slabs. Use of the concrete reinforcing steel handbook, building code, and related reference material is part of this course.

    ENGR-5006 -  Structural Design

    The student will study the Ontario Building Code and its use in building construction and design. Retaining wall structures and rigid frame structures will be analyzed.

    ENGR-5008 -  Structural Design
    This structural course considers masonry design and soils investigation. The student will apply current masonry design practices to various construction problems. Soil subgrade conditions, aggregate properties and uses, and testing will also be studied.

    ENVR-1018 -  Sustainability in Construction

    In this course, the students will be introduced to sustainable construction and the role of the contractor. Students will explore the topic as it applies to environmental stewardship and professional practices, and will examine the various sustainable/green certification programs, as well as the analysis of various construction scenarios.

    LAWS-1030 -  Contracts in Society
    This course will provide the student with an understanding of contractual rights and responsibilities in Canadian Society, as well as an historical understanding of the development of legal principles of contract law in Canada. This course will also focus on understanding the individual's relationship with others in society as governed by contract law.

    LAWS-3001 -  Construction Contracts & Specifications

    This course will introduce the student of Construction Technology to various types of construction contracts and specifications thus finalizing the process covered in LAWS1030. The student will examine, interpret and analyze numerous construction contract documents. The student will understand the contract documents and roles of the various parties to a construction contract, and in each case, the parties' rights and obligations under various contractual arrangements.

    MATH-1023 -  Mathematics
    This course introduces the students to solving technical problems at a post-secondary level using the mathematical tools of measured data, fundamental algebra, trigonometric functions, radian measure, plane geometry and the solution of right-angled and oblique triangles.

    MATH-1027 -  Mathematics

    This course continues with solutions of technical problems including the following topics: the mathematical tools involved in the solution of linear equations and variation problems; factoring, fractions and fractional equations; quadratic equations; exponents, logarithms and related equations.

    MATH-1062 -  Statics
    Structural design is an integral component of the construction program. This fundamental structural theory course will provide the student with the basic knowledge and skills to determine and resolve loading conditions. Force applications, force transfer calculations, and the properties of cross-sectional shapes will be studied.

    MATH-5002 -  Mathematics
    This course reviews the fundamental arithmetic of percentages and covers the topics of simple and compound interest, annuities, amortization, sinking funds and depreciation.This course will also cover the fundamentals of descriptive statistics and introduction to probability.

    MATS-1001 -  Construction Materials

    The production, physical characteristics and application of construction materials will be studied. The course will include soils, concrete, steel and masonry products. Laboratory experiment for above materials will be conducted by students. Further materials discussed in the course are roofing materials, natural stone, adhesives, insulation materials, moisture and vapour barriers.

    MATS-1006 -  Mechanics of Materials

    Mechanics of Materials merges the principles of statics and the characteristics of materials from the first term to form the basis of structural design. This course will provide the student with the fundamentals of beam and column design. Stress, strain, properties of materials, shear force and bending moment theory, in addition to simple beam and column design, will be studied.

    MATS-3002 -  Construction Materials
    In this course, students are introduced to the production, physical characteristics and application of various construction materials. The materials discussed are wood and timber products, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, glass and glazing systems, plastic, thermal and moisture protection products such as insulation types and roofing materials and acoustical materials. A research paper evaluating the properties of one selected material will be prepared by the student.

    MECH-3030 -  Environmental Engineering-Mechanical
    This mechanical course is a continuation of ENGR-1005 which will provide the student with an understanding of the design and installation of mechanical systems and equipment used in commercial projects.

    MGMT-3018 -  Construction Management
    In this course, students will examine the principles and techniques required to successfully manage the construction of a commercial/industrial building. Company/project organization structures, prime contracts, subcontracts, job site set up, insurance, bonding, materials handling, labour relations, sub trade co-ordination and shop drawings will be studied. Scheduling including CPM networks, Gantt charts, manpower allocation and cash flow projections will be reviewed.

    MGMT-5009 -  Construction Management

    In this course, students will further examine construction management principles and techniques. Change notices, progress billings, inspections/testing, claims/disputes, cost controls and project close out procedures will be studied. Students will also be introduced to the "Microsoft Project" scheduling software package.

    SFTY-1029 -  Health & Safety

    People who go to work should feel confident that they will end their work day uninjured and healthy, both mentally and physically. Working conditions have not always been as safe as they are today, and remain unsafe in many parts of the world. Terms such as "mad as a hatter" and "canary in a coal mine" reflect historical exposure to toxic chemicals as a result of deficiencies in workplace health and safety. Ontario's current policies and legislation are the result of a long history of workers striving for better and safer working conditions.Workplace safety can be divided into two broad categories: physical and psychosocial. Students need to be aware of both to ensure a healthy, safe and productive work environment. Through discussions, lectures and films covering a variety of topics such as historical workplace conditions, disasters and resulting injuries in Canada and elsewhere in the world, students will learn to understand and appreciate the evolution of workplace safety, health policies and practices in place today.This course will provide students with knowledge of the legislation, policies, procedures, agencies, organizations and committees whose purpose is to protect workers against health and safety hazards on the job. Topics will include the history of health and safety in Canada and around the world, federal and provincial legislation, hazard classification systems, fire prevention, air quality, ergonomics and the cause and prevention of workplace violence.This course addresses both physical and psychosocial factors related to ensuring a healthy, safe and productive work enviromnent.

    SURV-1001 -  Construction Surveying

    This course is an introduction to surveying basics and will enable the student to use basic survey equipment as required for construction site work. Exercises in level operation, distance measurement, angle layout and measurement and note keeping will be undertaken on field sites.

    SURV-3001 -  Construction Surveying
    Information from survey field notes is used to determine the design and layout of proposed buildings and related infrastructure. In this course, the student will use field notes to estimate excavation quantities and to calculate layout data. The calculated data will then be used in the field to layout a proposed building site applying the survey skills developed in the first semester.

    SURV-5003 -  Construction Surveying

    This course reviews the three basic plane surveying methods of measurement: chaining distances, angle measurement using theodolites, and elevation measurement using automatic levels. New theoretical material includes line direction, error and accuracy of closed traverse, coordinate geometry, layout of horizontal curves and setting of grades. Related field exercises will encompass review and new material.

    WRIT-1039 -  Reason & Writing 1-Technology
    This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. This course will also introduce students to selected issues and terms in technology.

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