109 Practical Applications of Civil Construction,ENGR 044
This 109 Civil Construction online course focuses on understanding civil construction materials and methods. This includes civil site preparation and grading, excavation, back fill, compaction, trenching, paving, and de-watering. Discussions on the proper methods of determining earthwork quantities, estimating civil construction costs and safety implications will take place throughout the course.
By the end of this online class on you will:
- Understand standard terminology and units of measurement used in heavy construction
- Explain the properties of civil construction materials
- Perform basic quantity take-offs and estimating for heavy civil construction
- Calculate quantities and costs for site work, utilities and paving
- Develop an awareness of construction safety related to earth moving operations
- Explain and discuss a variety of storm water and run off methods
- Understand the procedures and processes of civil site work construction
Class Organization and Grading
The following table lists the learning modules, the maximum point value a student can receive within each module and the week in which the modules must be finished.
|Module||Topic||Point value||Complete by end of week|
|0||Student orientation||0||Before start|
|1||Calculations, bunching, and mass diagrams||30||1|
|2||Earthmoving and compaction||30||2|
|3||Rock removal and crushing||30||3|
|4||Soil stabilization and dewatering||30||4|
|5||Trenching and pipework||30||5|
|6||Casing, jacking, and tunneling||30||6|
|7||Paving and rehabilitation I||30||7|
|8||Paving and rehabilitation II||30||8|
|9||Piles and vertical concrete||30||9|
|10||Manholes and conclusion||30||10|
Graded assignments will consist of one homework, one quiz and participation in at least two class discussions for each module. Each quiz will count 10 points, each homework 10 points, and class discussions will count 10 points per module. Students should provide at least 3 contributions to the class discussions each week to gain the maximum points. Grades will be posted on a weekly basis. You will have full access to your grade sheet and can keep track of how you are doing at all times. Your overall grade in the course will be determined by the total number of points you have accumulated on quizzes and assignments. The grading scale is as follows.
- A 270 to 300 points
- B 240 to 269 points
- C 210 to 239 points
- D 180 to 209 points
- Anything less will be considered either failure or an unauthorized withdrawal from the course
You will be given more information about the grading and other course matters in the Orientation Module.
109 Practical Applications of Civil Construction Textbook
Caterpillar Performance Handbook, 43rd Edition. Caterpillar, Inc., 2013
I can actually participate more in meetings and understand the jargon in the engineering department! It was truly a perfect course for the construction industry. R. Seereeram.
Troy Dunow is a very supportive teacher for this course. He was always more than willing to assist. I really enjoyed learning every topic of this course and I look forward to taking more courses offered by this university.
I think the course does an excellent job in challenging applicable methods of research and calculation that we will continue to see in our careers. S. Nolen
I like how the modules were structured and how we knew what to expect each week. K., Bucher