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2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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AE 4712 - Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Design-Build Senior Project I

1 lecture hours 2 lab hours 2 credits
Course Description
This course is the first part of a three-part series in designing a building for a real life client using the design build project delivery method. The course concentrates on preparing and developing the required “program” a designer must complete in order to understand the client’s building and design goals and requirements. The students must understand spatial relationships, building users, building codes and budget constraints in the development of the final program. The program is then used in the follow-on senior project courses in subsequent quarters, as the basis of the design for the building. Other topics include team organization, team building, client interviewing skills, LEED and sustainable development, space analysis, building code review, building type research, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD. Note: BSAE students should register for AE 4712; BSCM students should register for CM 4712 ; five-year two-degree BSAE/BSCM students should register for AE 4712 in their fourth year and CM 4712  in their fifth year. Students must take this course in consecutive terms with AE 4721 /CM 4721 , followed by AE 4731 /CM 4731  and AE 4733 . (prereq: senior standing or fifth year standing in BSAE/BSCM five-year program, successful completion of all junior level AE design specialty courses, major GPA of at least 2.0) (coreq: AE 4311 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Formulate the space requirements of a building based on client interviews and research
  • Generate appropriate plans based on the required spatial relationships
  • Identify appropriate LEED and sustainable design features
  • Determine appropriate Building Code regulations that apply to their project
  • Analyze budget constraints
  • Research appropriate building type examples for their project
  • Facilitate team organization and team building

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Team Building
  • Design Build Delivery System
  • Programming
  • Space analysis
  • Research and Data Collection
  • LEED
  • Interviewing
  • Building Code Review
  • Conceptual Estimating
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Laboratory Topics
  • All topics will be covered throughout the fall quarter, the actual lecture sequence of topics will be based on individual assignments/design problems

Michael McGeen

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