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    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  Feb 25, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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AE 4731 - Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Design-Build Senior Project III

1 lecture hours 3 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This is the final course in the senior project series, a continuation of the team taught senior project. Emphasis is on the design-build process and the interdisciplinary team of students to utilize their respective engineering design specialty courses or construction management expertise. This course emphasizes the engineering design and construction project management work begun in AE 4721  /CM 4721  . The topics in this course include (1) analysis and calculations for all engineering systems; (2) continued constructability analysis and value engineering; (3) life cycle cost analysis; (4) construction quality control systems; (5) project scheduling, estimating; (6) ongoing project management; and (7) project startup procedures. Students also make a presentation to industrialists in defense of their engineering design or CM project analysis. Note: Four-year BSAE students must register for AE 4731; four-year BSCM students must register for CM 4731 ; five-year BSAE/BSCM two-degree students must register for AE 4731 in year four and for CM 4731   in year five of their programs. The three-course sequence, 4712/4721/4731, must be taken in consecutive quarters during the same academic year. (prereq: senior standing, AE 4721 ) (coreq: AE 4733 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Develop an entire design-build project from conceptualization to final design. Factors evaluated will be design, architectural and engineering systems and analysis, construction feasibility, selection of methods for construction, schedule, budget, logistics, and economics
  • Reinforce the students’ knowledge of their (a) specialty area(s) in Architectural Engineering or (b) Construction Management
  • Continue to develop presentation and communication skills
  • Develop pseudo industry work relationships using the student and faculty team approach
  • Reinforcement of team approach in a design-build project environment
  • Individual specialty outcomes:
  • Structural
  • Determine structural systems compatible with architectural design and other engineering disciplines
  • Identify structural loadings and other structural design criteria
  • Explain lateral force resisting systems
  • Knowledge of structural design evident in structural plans
  • Knowledge of structural design evident in structural details
  • Appropriate use and knowledge of structural analysis by hand
  • Appropriate use and knowledge of structural analysis by computer programs
  • Appropriate use and knowledge of structural design calculations
  • Explain structural design and behavior issues in meetings and presentations
  • Electrical
  • Develop electrical power systems to be compatible with architectural design and other engineering disciplines
  • Explain electrical lighting systems and daylighting considerations
  • Explain building sustainability issues with respect to electrical design
  • Explain emergency systems, egress lighting, exit signs, and fire alarm systems/pumps
  • Explain auxiliary electrical systems, telephone, data, CATV, central clock, and PA/intercom systems
  • Calculate building power requirements by hand
  • Calculate power requirements and lighting levels by computer software
  • Appropriate use and knowledge of electrical design calculations
  • Summarize electrical power and lighting design issues in meetings and presentations
  • HVAC
  • Calculate building and occupant loads for heating and cooling
  • Determine size and select HVAC equipment according to building and occupant loads for heating and cooling
  • Explain sustainable and energy conscious design provided in architectural and engineering details
  • Explain HVAC cost ramifications
  • Explain HVAC engineering alternatives
  • Knowledge of HVAC design evident in the details
  • Demonstrate an awareness of clients’ program in the HVAC design
  • Appropriate application of computer design
  • Plumbing and Fire Protection
  • Develop plumbing and fire protection systems that are compatible with architectural design requirements and other engineering disciplines
  • Analyze and where appropriate, incorporate LEED qualified design principles into the plumbing systems design
  • Develop appropriate plumbing and fire suppression systems drawings and specifications to indicate the impact of all of the buildings’ attributes on the systems design and utility connections to the building and property. Appropriate detailed drawings in selected areas to indicate knowledge of how a final contract document should represent the intended system design
  • Knowledge of plumbing systems design principles, including site drainage, building water supply, wastewater disposal, and storm water systems is evident in the plumbing plans and details
  • Knowledge of fire suppression systems design principles is evident in fire suppression plans and details
  • Calculate and analyze the sizing of supply and drainage piping and the sizing and selection of equipment for plumbing system components
  • Calculate and analyze the sizing of fire sprinkler piping and the sizing and selection of fire suppression components
  • Demonstrate an ability to reflect on prerequisite course material and to research other resources and to apply that knowledge to resolve project design issues
  • Explain plumbing and fire suppression system design options and circumstantial building design issues in a professional and intellectual manner
  • Construction Management
  • Formulate effective site mobilization and project safety
  • Formulate project cash flow requirements
  • Knowledge of construction scheduling evident
  • Formulate complete line item and summary construction costs
  • Devise Management Information Systems plan that is effective and project appropriate
  • Appropriate application of computer tools
  • Applications of value engineering and constructability principles is evident

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Completion of all lower level technical specialty course topics

Course Topics
  • Analysis and calculations for all engineering systems
  • Continued constructability analysis and value engineering
  • Life cycle cost analysis
  • Construction quality control systems
  • Project scheduling, estimating
  • Ongoing project management
  • Project startup procedures, students also make a presentation to industrialists in defense of their engineering design or CM project analysis

Laboratory Topics
  • See course topics-lab is integrated into design studio work

Michael McGeen

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