Smart Sustainable Infrastructure
M/W 2:30 - 3:45pm
Students learn to leverage technologies and data during the design, construction, and operation of infrastructure systems to better meet societal needs. The course begins with why smart sustainable infrastructure is needed and outlines both concepts and barriers for a more sustainable future. Students then design their own process to engage infrastructure stakeholders (local officials, planners, community groups, and the public) and explore cutting-edge technologies for design and construction. Students learn basic data science techniques and practice with large, real-world existing infrastructure data. The course also offers students an opportunity to explore a specific topic related to smart sustainable infrastructure more deeply through an individual project.
M/W 2:30 - 3:45pm
The course uses case-based learning to teach students the process of infrastructure development that has transformative positive effects on communities and the environment. Students explore the complex decision-making behind these projects, including unique institutional factors, collaborating across disciplinary boundaries, techniques to engage the public and private stakeholders, framing risk and uncertainty based on stakeholder interests, and leveraging multiple funding streams. The infrastructure projects discussed in the course address the technical, financial, social, political, and behavioral challenges students will face in their professional careers planning and designing infrastructure.
Estimating, Production, and Cost Engineering
M/W 4 - 5:15pm
The course is designed for you to develop an understanding of the estimating process from the initial conceptual design phase of a project through to the preparation of the final bid estimate, as well as the bid itself.