Designing for Hazard Control in Construction
CEE 4064/5064
Design of construction projects and systems to control inherent hazards to the health and safety of construction workers, inhabitants of the built environment, and the general public. The course will provide students with in-depth knowledge of the regulatory and legal drivers pertinent to construction, the chemical and physical health hazards, the major classes of safety hazards, the design processes and specifications to control safety and health hazards, system engineering risk analysis tools, and safety management processes. Format of the course will involve lecture and participatory activities. (3H, 3C) Fall Semesters
Indoor Environmental Quality and Facilities Sustainability
CEE 4054/5034
An overview of indoor environmental quality factors and associated sustainable design methods and approaches. The course will cover air contaminant sources, emission and dispersion patterns, health impacts, and control solutions. Students will learn to design for improved IEQ through material, sustainability and ventilation solutions. Applicable regulatory requirements and sustainability organization recommendations will be reviewed. (3H, 3C). Spring Semesters
Systems Engineering of Construction Processes
CNST/CEE 4984/5984
The Construction Industry Institute and leaders in the field of Construction Engineering and Management recognize the need to apply systems engineering tools and processes to the construction industry, in order for the industry to remain responsive to challenges in labor and raw materials shortages. This course will provide the students with working knowledge of major industrial and system systems engineering concepts and tools, with an application to construction management processes and problems. (3H, 3C)
Principles of Industrial Hygiene
ISE 4654 (1999-2006)
Introduction to the foundations of the field of Industrial Hygiene: that discipline devoted to the anticipation, recognition, measurement, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards. Occupational health hazards addressed will include biological (e.g. microbial agents, allergens), chemical (e.g. solvents, dusts), and physical (e.g. radiation, temperature). Course will provide overview of control of health hazards, such as personal protective equipment, administrative controls, and engineering controls. Format of the course will involve lecture and participatory "case-study" activities. Course will provide ample opportunity for hands-on use of monitoring equipment, protective equipment and controls testing devices. (3H, 3C)
Occupational Safety and Hazard Control
ISE 4644
An introduction to occupational and systems safety: safety hazard classes, hazard analysis techniques, and hazard management strategies. (3H, 3C)
Building Systems Technology I
BC 4004
An introduction to the science and engineering principles of the design of electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling, lighting, and acoustic technologies and systems in buildings. Emphasis for the course is to be on the underlying scientific principles and conceptual design of systems. Maintenance and technical operations factors are reviewed, as they apply to design decision (3H, 2L, 4C).