Construction Engineering Courses

CONE 211 - Statics
Hours: 3
General principles of mechanics; concurrent force systems; statics of particles; equivalent force/moment systems; centroids and center of gravity; equilibrium of rigid bodies; trusses, frames, internal forces in structural members; friction; second moments of areas. Prerequisites: PHYS 2425.

CONE 212 - Dynamics
Hours: 3
Kinematics and kinetics of individual particles and systems of particles utilizing Newton’s Laws of Motion, the Principle of Work and Energy, and the Principle of Impulse and Momentum; steady and variable mass flow. Prerequisites: MATH 192.

CONE 221 - Building Construction
Hours: 3
A study of the construction materials and methods used in commercial building projects. Students will examine the selection, acquisition, and utilization of concrete, steel, masonry and wood in a variety of building projects. The course will include introduction to blueprint reading, quantity takeoff, mechanical and electrical systems of building projects. Prerequisites: ENGR 210 or PHYS 2425.

CONE 321 - Construction Estimating
Hours: 3
Study of the principles and application of construction estimating including quantity takeoff, pricing of materials, classification of work, labor, overhead, specifications, bid procedures, and project scheduling. Students will be introduced to computerized estimating and scheduling software. Prerequisites: CONE 221 and ENGR 207.

CONE 322 - Construction Planning and Scheduling
Hours: 3
A study of planning and scheduling of time, costs, and other resources for a construction project. Computerized scheduling software will be introduced. Prerequisites: CONE 321.

CONE 331 - Mechanics of Materials
Hours: 3
Applications of conservation principles and stress/deformation relationships for continuous media to structural members; axially loaded members; thin-walled pressure vessels; torsional and flexural members; shear; moment; deflection of members; combined loadings; stability of columns; nonsymmetrical bending, shear center; indeterminate members; elastic foundations. Prerequisites: CONE 211 and CONE 221.

CONE 332 - Structural Analysis and Design
Hours: 3
Functions of structure, design loads, reactions and force systems; analysis of statically determinate structures including beams, trusses and arches; energy methods of determining deflections of structures; influence lines and criteria for moving loads; analysis of statically indeterminate structures including continuous beams and frames. Prerequisites: CONE 331.

CONE 341 - Engineering Hydrology & Hydraulics
Hours: 3
Design of water distribution systems and open channels; selection of pumps and turbines; hydraulics of wells; basic engineering hydrology including precipitation, infiltration, runoff, flood routing, fluid flow in pipe, statistical measures and water resources planning. Prerequisites: CONE 331.

CONE 351 - Surveying for Construction
Hours: 3
Surveying techniques and procedures used in engineering projects. Surveying instruments, topographic maps, building site layout, route surveying, precision, significant figures, errors, and closure. Prerequisites: MATH 315.

CONE 411 - Steel & Concrete Design
Hours: 3
Planning and field engineering for concrete and steel construction. Structural mechanics of concrete beams, slabs, columns, walls and footings. Steel structures including tension members, compression members, flexural members, connections, and building codes. Prerequisites: CONE 332 with a minimum grade of C.

CONE 413 - Design and Construction of Steel Structures
Hours: 3
Design and construction of steel structures including tension members, compression members, flexural members, and connections utilizing the building codes. Prerequisites: CONE 332 with a minimum of C.

CONE 414 - Design and Construction of Concrete Structures
Hours: 3
Design and construction of concrete structures including reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns, walls and footings utilizing the building codes Prerequisites: CONE 332 with a minimum grade of C.

CONE 421 - Construction Safety
Hours: 3
Safety and loss control concepts, practices, and skills to improve construction job site safety; OSHA regulations, accidents, documentation, safety policies and procedures, safe work environments, crisis management, risk management, and other safety related topics.

CONE 422 - Construction Project Management
Hours: 3
This course includes project scope management; project time management; project cost management; project human resource management; project communications management; project risk management; and project procurement management Prerequisites: CONE 322.

CONE 423 - Contracts & Specifications
Hours: 3
This course will examine the legal and contractual aspects of construction, types of construction contracts, contractual relationships among different parties, construction administration, construction insurance, concepts in value engineering, professional ethics, and construction safety issues. Prerequisites: CONE 422.

CONE 424 - Construction Accounting and Financial Management
Hours: 3
Students will have an integrated overview of finance, costs, revenues, and expenditures at the construction company and project level. Prerequisites: CONE 422.

CONE 431 - Sustainable Construction Methods and Processes
Hours: 3
Sustainable construction materials and methodologies related to commercial construction, including LEED/Green certifications. Prerequisites: CONE 422.

CONE 432 - Design and Construction of Foundations
Hours: 3
Determination of civil engineering properties of soil and their behavior, identification, grain size analysis, compaction, permeability, consolidation, and shear strength. Attention is given to foundation system selection, design, and construction methods Prerequisites: CONE 332.

CONE 441 - Highway and Heavy Construction
Hours: 3
Highway planning, driver characteristics, geometric design, traffic flow and control, highway materials, pavement design, and how highways are constructed, maintained, and upgraded. Students will apply the knowledge of estimating and scheduling to heavy construction projects such as highways, bridges, approaches, pipelines, or related structures. Prerequisites: CONE 321 and CONE 351.

CONE 470 - Preparation for Construction Engineering Capstone Project
Hours: 3
All phases of the capstone project are developed as a team, including preliminary engineering design process, construction constraints, interaction with clients, identification of engineering problems, developments of proposal, identification of design criteria, cost estimating, planning and scheduling, application of codes and standards, development of alternatives and selection of best alternative. All deliverables are identified. Prerequisites: Department Approval.

CONE 471 - Construction Engineering Capstone Project
Hours: 3
Application of team design concepts to the capstone project Prerequisite:Department approval.

CONE 491 - H Ind Honors Reading
Hours: 3
Individual Honors Reading.