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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 2017.

Faculty

Chair
MOHAMMED ZAHEERUDDIN, PhD University of Alberta, PEng; Professor

Associate Chair
KHALED GALAL, PhD McMaster University, PEng; Professor

Professors
HASHEM AKBARI, PhD University of California, Berkeley
ANDREAS K. ATHIENITIS, PhD University of Waterloo, ing.; Provost’s Distinction
ASHUTOSH BAGCHI, PhD Carleton University, PEng
ZHI CHEN, PhD University of Regina, APEGS
MARIA ELEKTOROWICZ, PhD Warsaw Technical University, ing.; Provost’s Distinction
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
OSAMA MOSELHI, PhD Concordia University, ing.; Provost’s Distinction
CATHERINE MULLIGAN, PhD McGill University, ing.
OSCAR A. PEKAU, PhD University of Waterloo, ing.; Provost’s Distinction
AMRUTHUR S. RAMAMURTHY, PhD Purdue University, ing.; Provost’s Distinction
THEODORE STATHOPOULOS, PhD University of Western Ontario, ing.; Provost’s Distinction
TAREK ZAYED, PhD Purdue University, 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

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
HUA GE, PhD Concordia University, APEG (B.C.)
SAMUEL LI, PhD Norwegian Institute of Technology, APEG (B.C.)
LAN LIN, PhD University of Ottawa
MICHELLE NOKKEN, PhD University of Toronto, PEng
LUCIA TIRCA, PhD Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, ing.
LIANGZHU WANG, PhD Purdue University
ZHENHUA ZHU, PhD Georgia Institute of Technology
ATTILA M. ZSAKI, PhD University of Toronto, PEng

Assistant Professors
SANG HYEOK HAN, PhD University of Alberta
BRUNO LEE, PhD Eindhoven University of Technology
BIAO LI, PhD University of Calgary
FUZHAN NASIRI, PhD University of Regina
ALI NAZEMI, PhD University of Birmingham
MAZDAK NIK-BAKHT, PhD University of Toronto
MD. SAIFUR RAHAMAN, PhD University of British Columbia
AHMED SOLIMAN, PhD Western University, PEng

Extended Term Appointments
JASSIM HASSAN, PhD University of Calgary
SHAHIN KARIMIDORABATI, PhD University of Waterloo
Affiliate Professors
SUZELLE BARRINGTON, PhD McGill University, ing., Agr.
KENNETH LEE, PhD University of Toronto
ROBERT REIMERS, PhD Vanderbilt University

Affiliate Associate Professors
ALI BAHLOUL, PhD Université du Havre
LALEH YERUSHALMI, PhD McGill University

Affiliate Assistant Professor
JOSÉ AGUSTIN CANDANEDO, PhD Concordia University

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 231Structured Programming and Applications for Building and Civil Engineers 3.00
BCEE 342Structural Analysis I 3.00
BCEE 344Structural Design I 3.00
BCEE 345Structural Design II 3.00
BCEE 371*Surveying 3.00
BCEE 451Construction Engineering 3.00
BLDG 212Building Engineering Drawing and Introduction to Design 3.00
BLDG 341Building Engineering Systems 3.00
BLDG 365Building Science 3.50
BLDG 366Acoustics and Lighting 3.50
BLDG 371Building Service Systems 3.50
BLDG 390Building Engineering Design Project 3.50
BLDG 463Building Envelope Design 3.00
BLDG 471HVAC System Design 4.00
BLDG 476Thermal Analysis of Buildings 3.00
CIVI 321Engineering Materials 3.75
CIVI 432Soil Mechanics 3.50
ENGR 242Statics 3.00
ENGR 243Dynamics 3.00
ENGR 244Mechanics of Materials 3.75
ENGR 251Thermodynamics I 3.00
ENGR 311Transform Calculus and Partial Differential Equations 3.00
ENGR 361Fluid Mechanics I 3.00
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74.00

*Summer course to be taken before entering second year of BEng program.

Option Course Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 16 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 the following compulsory course from the Option Core and a minimum of 12 credits from the Option Electives.

 

Option A – Core

Credits
BLDG 490A Capstone Building Engineering Design Project 4.00

 

Option A – Electives

Credits
BLDG 465Fire and Smoke Control in Buildings 3.00
BLDG 472Building Energy Conservation Technologies 3.00
BLDG 473Building Acoustics 3.00
BLDG 474Building Illumination and Daylighting 3.00
BLDG 475Indoor Air Quality 3.00
BLDG 477Control Systems in Buildings 3.00
BLDG 498Topics in Building Engineering 3.00
ENGR 411Special Technical Report 1.00
ENGR 412Honours 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 the following compulsory course from the Option Core and a minimum of 12 credits from the Option Electives.
 

 

Option B – Core

Credits
BLDG 490B Capstone Building Engineering Design Project 4.00

 

Option B – Electives

Credits
BCEE 343Structural Analysis II 3.00
BLDG 462Modern Building Materials 3.00
BLDG 478Project Management in Construction 3.00
BLDG 492Construction Processes 3.00
BLDG 498Topics in Building Engineering 3.00
CIVI 435Foundation Design 3.00
CIVI 453Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 3.50
CIVI 454Design of Steel Structures 3.50
ENGR 411Special Technical Report 1.00
ENGR 412Honours 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 CoreCredits
BCEE 231Structured Programming and Applications for Building and Civil Engineers 3.00
BCEE 342Structural Analysis I 3.00
BCEE 343Structural Analysis II 3.00
BCEE 344Structural Design I 3.00
BCEE 345Structural Design II 3.00
BCEE 371*Surveying 3.00
BCEE 451Construction Engineering 3.00
CIVI 212Civil Engineering Drawing and Introduction to Design 3.00
CIVI 231Geology for Civil Engineers 3.00
CIVI 321Engineering Materials 3.75
CIVI 341Civil Engineering Systems 3.00
CIVI 361Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3.50
CIVI 372Transportation Engineering 3.00
CIVI 381Hydraulics 3.50
CIVI 390Civil Engineering Design Project 3.50
CIVI 432Soil Mechanics 3.50
CIVI 490Capstone Civil Engineering Design Project 4.00
ENGR 242Statics 3.00
ENGR 243Dynamics 3.00
ENGR 244Mechanics of Materials 3.75
ENGR 251Thermodynamics I 3.00
ENGR 311Transform Calculus and Partial Differential Equations 3.00
ENGR 361Fluid Mechanics I 3.00
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73.50

*Summer course to be taken before entering second year of BEng program.

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 452Matrix Analysis of Structures3.00
BCEE 455Introduction to Structural Dynamics3.00
CIVI 435Foundation Design3.00
CIVI 437*Advanced Geotechnical Engineering3.00
CIVI 453Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures3.50
CIVI 454Design of Steel Structures3.50
CIVI 471Highway and Pavement Design3.00
CIVI 474*Transportation Planning and Design3.00
CIVI 498Topics in Civil Engineering3.00
ENGR 411Special Technical Report1.00
ENGR 412Honours Research Project3.00
Note: Students may choose one course marked with * from Option B or C.
 
 

Option B – Environmental

Credits
CIVI 382*Water Resources Engineering3.50
CIVI 464*Environmental Impact Assessment3.00
CIVI 465Water Pollution and Control3.50
CIVI 466Engineering Aspects of Chemical and Biological Processes3.00
CIVI 467*Air Pollution and Emission Control3.00
CIVI 468Waste Management3.00
CIVI 469*Geo‑Environmental Engineering3.50
CIVI 483*Hydrology3.00
CIVI 484*Hydraulic Engineering3.50
CIVI 498Topics in Civil Engineering3.00
ENGR 411Special Technical Report1.00
ENGR 412Honours Research Project3.00
Note: Students may choose one course marked with * from Option A or C.

 

Option C – Construction Engineering and
Management (CEM)

Credits
 
BCEE 464Project Cost Estimating3.00
BCEE 465Construction Planning and Control3.00
BCEE 466Simulations and Design of Construction Operations3.00
BLDG 478*Project Management for Construction3.00
BLDG 491Labour and Industrial Relations in Construction3.00
BLDG 492Construction Processes3.00
BLDG 493Legal Issues in Construction3.00
CIVI 440*Computer Applications in Civil Engineering Practice3.00
CIVI 498Topics in Civil Engineering3.00
ENGR 411Special Technical Report1.00
ENGR 412Honours Research Project3.00
Note: Students may choose one course marked with * from Option A or B.
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