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Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Section 71.50

Please note that the current version of the Undergraduate Calendar is up to date as of February 2020.

Faculty

Chair
ASHUTOSH BAGCHI, PhD Carleton University, PEng; Professor

Associate Chair
HUA GE, PhD Concordia University, APEG (B.C.); Associate Professor

Professors
HASHEM AKBARI, PhD University of California, Berkeley
ANDREAS K. ATHIENITIS, PhD University of Waterloo, ing.; Provost’s Distinction
ZHI CHEN, PhD University of Regina, APEGS
URSULA EICKER, PhD Heriot Watt University
MARIA ELEKTOROWICZ, PhD Warsaw Technical University, ing.; Provost’s Distinction
KHALED GALAL, PhD McMaster University, PEng
KINH H. HA, DEng Sir George Williams University, ing.
FARIBORZ HAGHIGHAT, PhD University of Waterloo, PEng; Provost’s Distinction
ADEL M. HANNA, PhD Technical University of Nova Scotia, ing.; Provost’s Distinction
SAMUEL LI, PhD Norwegian Institute of Technology, APEG (B.C.)
OSAMA MOSELHI, PhD Concordia University, ing.; Provost’s Distinction
CATHERINE MULLIGAN, PhD McGill University, ing.; Provost’s Distinction
MICHELLE NOKKEN, PhD University of Toronto, PEng; Provost’s Distinction
THEODORE STATHOPOULOS, PhD University of Western Ontario, ing.; Provost’s Distinction
MOHAMMED ZAHEERUDDIN, PhD University of Alberta, PEng
RADU G. ZMEUREANU, PhD Concordia University, ing.

Distinguished Professors Emeriti
DOREL FELDMAN, PhD University of Iasi
RICHARD W. GUY, PhD University of Liverpool, PEng
OSCAR A. PEKAU, PhD University of Waterloo, ing.; Provost’s Distinction
AMRUTHUR S. RAMAMURTHY, PhD Purdue University, ing.; Provost’s Distinction

Professors Emeriti
SABAH TOMA ALKASS, PhD Loughborough University, PEng; Provost’s Distinction
BALA ASHTAKALA, PhD University of Waterloo
HORMOZ B. POOROOSHASB, PhD University of Cambridge

Associate Professors
CIPRIAN ALECSANDRU, PhD Louisiana State University, PEng
LUIS AMADOR, PhD University of New Brunswick, PEng
ANJAN BHOWMICK, PhD University of Alberta, APPEGA
LAN LIN, PhD University of Ottawa
FUZHAN NASIRI, PhD University of Regina, APEGS
MD. SAIFUR RAHAMAN, PhD University of British Columbia
LUCIA TIRCA, PhD Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, ing.
LIANGZHU WANG, PhD Purdue University
ATTILA M. ZSAKI, PhD University of Toronto, PEng

Assistant Professors
CHUNJIANG AN, PhD University of Regina, APEGS         
REBECCA DZIEDZIC, PhD University of Toronto
EMRE ERKMEN, PhD University of Ottawa, PEng
SANG HYEOK HAN, PhD University of Alberta
BRUNO LEE, PhD Eindhoven University of Technology, PEng
JOONHEE LEE, PhD University of Nebraska
BIAO LI, PhD University of Calgary
ALI NAZEMI, PhD University of Birmingham
MAZDAK NIK‑BAKHT, PhD University of Toronto, PEng
MOHAMED OUF, PhD University of Manitoba, PEng
AHMED SOLIMAN, PhD Western University, PEng

Extended Term Appointments
JASSIM HASSAN, PhD University of Calgary
SHAHIN KARIMIDORABATI, PhD University of Waterloo

Affiliate Professor
KENNETH LEE, PhD University of Toronto
MOHAMED MARZOUK, PhD Concordia University

Affiliate Associate Professors
ALI BAHLOUL, PhD Université du Havre
JOSÉ AGUSTIN CANDANEDO, PhD Concordia University
LALEH YERUSHALMI, PhD McGill University
ZHENHUA ZHU, PhD Georgia Institute of Technology

Affiliate Assistant Professors
ANNAMARIA BUONOMANO, PhD University of Palermo, Italy
KATHERINE D’AVIGNON, PhD École Polytechnique de Montréal
SHAMEEN JAUFFUR, PhD McGill University
FERESHTEH MAFAKHERI, PhD HEC Montréal, Université de Montréal
 
For the complete list of faculty members, please consult the Department website.


Location

Sir George Williams Campus
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex, Room: EV 006.139
514‑848‑2424, ext. 3200
514‑848‑2424, ext. 7800


Objectives

Building Engineering, as a discipline, encompasses the body of knowledge which pertains to all phases in the life‑cycle of a constructed facility, namely conception, planning, design, construction, operation, and disposal.
Concordia has a unique undergraduate program leading to a BEng in Building Engineering designed to meet the needs of the construction industry for engineers familiar with the overall design of built facilities.
In addition to the basic engineering sciences, the program emphasizes the fundamentals of building materials, structural analysis and design, building services (acoustical, heating, lighting, air conditioning), economics, and project management. The student also has available certain electives which will be of use in the design of various phases of a building.
Students who complete all but one of their 200‑ and 300‑level courses with a sufficiently high standing may apply through the Associate Dean, Student Academic Services to enter a combined program leading to the joint award of both a BEng and an MEng degree in Building Engineering. It is expected that those who aspire to leadership roles within the building industry will enter such a combined program. The combined program requires a further 12 months of full‑time study, after which graduates will not only have obtained further grounding in the basics, but will also have specialized in one of four branches: Building Science, Building Environment, Building Structures, Construction Management. For details of the graduate component, refer to the School of Graduate Studies Calendar.


71.50.1    Course Requirements (BEng in Building Engineering)

The program in Building Engineering consists of the Engineering Core, the Building Engineering Core, and one of the options listed below. The normal length of the program is 119 credits.

Engineering Core for Building Engineering (29 credits)*
See §71.20.5. Students in BEng (Bldg) must successfully complete BLDG 482 instead of ENGR 392.
*Note: The Engineering Core credits for students in the Building Engineering program are reduced from 30.5 credits to 29 credits since Building Engineering students are not required to take ENGR 202 (1.5 credits) in their program.

Building Engineering Core Credits
BCEE 231
Structured Programming and Applications for
      Building and Civil Engineers
3.00
BCEE 342
Structural Analysis I
3.00
BCEE 344
Structural Design of Steel and Wood Elements
3.00
BCEE 345
Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete Elements
3.00
BCEE 371*
Surveying
3.00
BCEE 451
Construction Engineering
3.00
BLDG 212
Building Engineering Drawing and Introduction to Design
3.00
BLDG 341
Building Engineering Systems
3.00
BLDG 365
Building Science
3.50
BLDG 371
Building Service Systems
3.50
BLDG 390
Building Engineering Design Project
3.50
BLDG 432
Geology and Soil Mechanics
3.50
BLDG 463
Building Envelope Design
3.00
BLDG 471
HVAC System Design
4.00
BLDG 476
Thermal Analysis of Buildings
3.00
BLDG 490
Capstone Building Engineering Design Project**
4.00
CIVI 321
Engineering Materials
3.75
ENGR 242
Statics
3.00
ENGR 243
Dynamics
3.00
ENGR 244
Mechanics of Materials
3.75
ENGR 251
Thermodynamics I
3.00
ENGR 311
Transform Calculus and Partial Differential Equations
3.00
ENGR 361
Fluid Mechanics I
3.00
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    74.50

*Summer course to be taken before entering second year of BEng program.
**Note: Students may replace BLDG 490 with ENGR 490 if they are interested in a multidisciplinary project that requires collaboration with students from other engineering departments. In order for students to register in ENGR 490, their projects must be approved by the Department and the ENGR 490 Design Committee before the start of the fall term.

Option Course Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 15.5 credits from one of the following options: A or B. Option A is designed for students interested in careers in building energy efficiency, HVAC systems and indoor environment. Option B is tailored for students wishing to pursue careers in building design, building structures, and construction engineering and management.

1. Option A — Building Energy and Environment
Students must complete a minimum of 15.5 credits from the Option Electives.

 

Option A – Electives

Credits
BLDG 366 Acoustics and Lighting 3.50
BLDG 465 Fire and Smoke Control in Buildings 3.00
BLDG 472 Building Energy Conservation Technologies 3.00
BLDG 473 Building Acoustics 3.00
BLDG 474 Building Illumination and Daylighting 3.00
BLDG 475 Indoor Air Quality 3.00
BLDG 477 Control Systems in Buildings 3.00
BLDG 479 Commissioning of HVAC Systems in Buildings 3.00
BLDG 483 Integrated Solar Systems: Design and Operation 3.00
BLDG 484 Diagnostics and Rehabilitation of Building Envelope 3.00
BLDG 498 Topics in Building Engineering 3.00
ENGR 411 Special Technical Report 1.00
ENGR 412 Honours Research Project 3.00

Note: Students from Option A may choose one course from Option B electives.

2. Option B — Building Structures and Construction
Students must complete a minimum of 15.5 credits from the Option Electives.

  Option B – Electives Credits
BCEE 343 Structural Analysis III 3.00
BCEE 455 Introduction to Structural Dynamics 3.00
BCEE 478 Project Management for Construction 3.00
BCEE 492 Construction Processes 3.00
BLDG 462 Modern Building Materials 3.00
BLDG 480 Building Information Modelling in Construction 3.00
BLDG 481 Fundamentals of Facility Management 3.00
BLDG 498 Topics in Building Engineering 3.00
CIVI 435 Foundation Design 3.00
CIVI 453 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 3.50
CIVI 454 Design of Steel Structures 3.50
ENGR 411 Special Technical Report 1.00
ENGR 412 Honours Research Project 3.00

Note: Students from Option B may choose one course from Option A electives.
 


Objectives

Civil Engineering is concerned with the creation of systems of constructed facilities which play an important role in sound economic growth of society. It is also concerned with the development of technologies to combat pollution of air, water, and soil. Civil engineers are responsible for the design of foundations and superstructures of common structures such as buildings, bridges, dams, tunnels, wharves, as well as many unusual structures such as rocket installations, containment vessels for nuclear reactors, supports for radio telescopes, frameworks for aircraft. In addition, they are concerned with the engineering aspects of water resources; transportation facilities; planning metropolitan areas, and conducting and managing their public facilities. In dealing with environmental problems, civil engineers perform vital functions such as monitoring and controlling air, water, and soil quality, assessing the impact of technological changes on the environment, and developing innovative waste reduction technologies.


71.50.2    Course Requirements (BEng in Civil Engineering)

The program in Civil Engineering consists of the Engineering Core, the Civil Engineering Core, and one of the options listed below. The normal length of the program is 119 credits.

Engineering Core (30.5 credits)

Civil Engineering Core Credits
BCEE 231 Structured Programming and Applications for
      Building and Civil Engineers

3.00
BCEE 342 Structural Analysis I 3.00
BCEE 343 Structural Analysis II 3.00
BCEE 344 Structural Design of Steel and Wood Elements 3.00
BCEE 345 Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete Elements 3.00
BCEE 371* Surveying 3.00
BCEE 451 Construction Engineering 3.00
CIVI 212 Civil Engineering Drawing and Introduction to Design 3.00
CIVI 231 Geology for Civil Engineers 3.00
CIVI 321 Engineering Materials 3.75
CIVI 341 Civil Engineering Systems 3.00
CIVI 361 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3.50
CIVI 372 Transportation Engineering 3.00
CIVI 381 Hydraulics 3.50
CIVI 390 Civil Engineering Design Project 3.50
CIVI 432 Soil Mechanics 3.50
CIVI 490 Capstone Civil Engineering Design Project** 4.00
ENGR 242 Statics 3.00
ENGR 243 Dynamics 3.00
ENGR 244 Mechanics of Materials 3.75
ENGR 251 Thermodynamics I 3.00
ENGR 311 Transform Calculus and Partial Differential Equations 3.00
ENGR 361 Fluid Mechanics I 3.00
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    73.50

*Summer course to be taken before entering second year of BEng program.
**Note: Students may replace CIVI 490 with ENGR 490 if they are interested in a multidisciplinary project that requires collaboration with students from other engineering departments. In order for students to register in ENGR 490, their projects must be approved by the Department and the ENGR 490 Design Committee before the start of the fall term.

Option Course Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 15 credits from one of the following options: A, B or C. Option A is designed for students interested in careers in structural, geotechnical, and transportation engineering. Option B is tailored for students wishing to pursue careers in environmental engineering. Option C is designed for students interested in construction engineering and management.

 

Option A – Civil Infrastructure

Credits
BCEE 452 Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis of Structures 3.00
BCEE 455 Introduction to Structural Dynamics 3.00
CIVI 435 Foundation Design 3.00
CIVI 437* Advanced Geotechnical Engineering 3.00
CIVI 453 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 3.50
CIVI 454 Design of Steel Structures 3.50
CIVI 471 Highway and Pavement Design 3.00
CIVI 474* Transportation Planning and Design 3.00
CIVI 498 Topics in Civil Engineering 3.00
ENGR 411 Special Technical Report 1.00
ENGR 412 Honours Research Project 3.00

Note: Students may choose one course marked with * from Option B or C.

  Option B – Environmental Credits
CIVI 382* Water Resources Engineering 3.50
CIVI 464* Environmental Impact Assessment 3.00
CIVI 465 Water Pollution and Control 3.50
CIVI 466 Engineering Aspects of Chemical and Biological Processes 3.00
CIVI 467* Air Pollution and Emission Control 3.00
CIVI 468 Waste Management 3.00
CIVI 469* Geo‑Environmental Engineering 3.50
CIVI 483* Hydrology 3.00
CIVI 484* Hydraulic Engineering 3.50
CIVI 498 Topics in Civil Engineering 3.00
ENGR 411 Special Technical Report 1.00
ENGR 412 Honours Research Project 3.00

Note: Students may choose one course marked with * from Option A or C.
                                

 

Option C – Construction Engineering and Management (CEM)

Credits
BCEE 464 Project Cost Estimating 3.00
BCEE 465 Construction Planning and Control 3.00
BCEE 466 Simulations and Design of Construction Operations 3.00
BCEE 478* Project Management for Construction 3.00
BCEE 491 Labour and Industrial Relations in Construction 3.00
BCEE 492 Construction Processes 3.00
BCEE 493 Legal Issues in Construction 3.00
CIVI 440* Computer Applications in Civil Engineering Practice 3.00
CIVI 498 Topics in Civil Engineering 3.00
ENGR 411 Special Technical Report 1.00
ENGR 412 Honours Research Project 3.00

Note: Students may choose one course marked with * from Option A or B.
 


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