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Civil Engineering Courses

Description: Strength limits; modes of failure; flexural and inclined cracking strength; crack propagation; crack width; deformation; biaxial and multiaxial strength of concrete; ultimate strength in flexure; ultimate strength in diagonal splitting; ultimate strength of columns; current research progress and modelling for finite element analysis; new code regulations. A project is required.

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Description: Prefabrication and prestressing concepts; segmental and modular structures and connections; composite and pre-and post-tensioned structures; analysis and design of determinate and indeterminate systems; design codes. A project is required.

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Description: Influence of constituent materials (cements, aggregates and admixtures) on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete. Chemistry and hydration reactions of cement and alternate cementing materials. Development of pore structure and its influence on transport and deterioration mechanisms, durability testing. Concrete mixture design and optimization for high performance and other speciality concrete types. Climatic loads affecting durability and performance. Performance vs. prescriptive specifications. A project is required.

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Description: Seismic rehabilitation requirements and performance objectives. Evolution of codes, standards and regulations. Selection of retrofit design methodology. General strategies to develop rehabilitation schemes: add stiffness, damping, and/or mass reduction. Seismic assessment of existing steel structures. Behaviour and design of structures equipped with energy dissipation devices. Case studies and a project are required.

Component(s): Lecture

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  • Students who have taken CIVI 691 Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of Structures may not take this course for credit.

Description: Problems in the design of industrial structures in steel, reinforced concrete, masonry, and timber; rejuvenation and expansion of existing plant facilities; design of bracing systems, foundations, silos and liquid storage tanks; connections, standard details and codes. A case study and project.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: Review of the current state of infrastructure including bridges, dams, pipelines as well as buildings. Components of civil infrastructure including smart and innovative structures. Structural Health Monitoring (SHM): principles, techniques, implementation, interdisciplinary approach, advantages and challenges. SHM systems: component and system design, sensors and instrumentation, data acquisition, data management, interpretation of SHM data, assessment of structural condition, and decision making. Damage detection methods: local and global, analytical and experimental, non-destructive evaluation, vibration based damage identification. Field applications. A project is required.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: Topics of this course include design principles of ductile building structures; fundamentals of stability theory, frame stability; concept, methods and applications of plastic analysis; design for local and global stability of braced frames, moment-resisting frames and structures equipped with passive supplemental damping systems: hysteretic, yielding and self-centring dampers; design strategies for enhanced seismic stability; computer applications. A project is required.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for CIVI 691 may not take this course for credit.

Description: History and development of bridges; basic parameters; material, system and geometry; selection of location and optimum proportioning of different structural types; selection and design of steel and concrete highway and railway bridge structures based on requirements of economics; maintenance, aesthetics and safety; modern trends in bridge design and construction; analysis of existing bridges; numerical examples. A project is required.

Component(s): Lecture

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  • Students who have completed CIVI 498 under the same course title may not take this course for credit

Description: Weather elements; precipitation, stage-discharge relations; evapo-transpiration; ground water flow, method of images; streamflow hydrograph, unit hydrograph and its applications, synthetic hydrographs; laminar flow; hydrologic routing; instantaneous hydrography; hydraulic routing, method of characteristics, kinematic routing; statistical analysis, confidence intervals, stochastic generator, auto-regressive model; applications of hydrology. A case study and a project are required.

Component(s): Lecture

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  • This course is cross-listed with undergraduate course CIVI 483. This course cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed CIVI 483.

Description: Development of surface water resources; basic measurements in hydraulic engineering; storage reservoirs; practical problems; run-off characteristics of natural streams; control structures; economic analysis; energy dissipators; sediment transportation; transitions; elements of river engineering; navigation; control of floods. A case study and a project are required.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • This is a cross-listed course. Students who have received credit for CIVI 484 may not take this course for credit.

Description: Design of storage dams; characteristics of spillways and other outlet works; design of control structures; principles and design of flow measuring structures; special topics. A project is required.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: Aspects of probability and statistics as applied to transportation; network theory; system operations and safety management; applications of optimization and decision theory to selection of alternative systems and facility location; evaluation of traffic control devices; signal timing plans and management strategies. A project is required.

Component(s): Lecture

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  • This is a cross-listed course. Students who have taken CIVI 474 may not take this course for credit.

Description: Forecasting future travel patterns; travel characteristics; systems approach to transportation planning process; land use data collection and demand analysis; trip generation; trip distribution; model and root assignment; transportation of commodities; environmental impact analysis. Computer modelling. A project is required.

Component(s): Lecture

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  • This course is cross-listed with undergraduate course CIVI 474. Students who have completed CIVI 494 may not take this course for credit.

Description: Analysis of existing traffic flow conditions; study of traffic characteristics; volume and speed surveys; capacity-performance relations for urban streets and intersections; signal timing and coordination; traffic and environmental management; computer applications in incident detection and control; analysis and management of safety. A project is required.

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Description: Components of pavement systems; materials, tests and specifications; granular and treated bases, subgrade and drainage; earthwork and soil stabilization; mechanistic-empirical theory for pavements; damage accumulation; axle loads and stresses in pavements; design methods for flexible and rigid pavements of highways and airports; design of pavement overlays; economic requirements; design projects and computer applications. A project is required.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: Topics include introduction to pavement systems; strategic, tactical and operational planning for sustainable pavements; preservation, rehabilitation, upgrading and expansion; pavement damage assessment; data collection; decision making; performance modelling; pavement deterioration; coordination and scheduling of interventions. A project is required.

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Description: Industrial ecology and sustainable engineering concepts, characterization and sources of industrial waste, toxicological and risk aspects of waste management; environmental impact, material flow analysis, energy balance and recovery, management of water and resources use, material minimization, storage, physical, chemical and biological transformations, recycling, reuse and disposal, life cycle assessment, regulations, ISO certification. A project is required.

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Description: Physico-chemical characteristics of subsurface; soil biology; introduction to subsurface transport of contaminants; site assessment techniques; bioremediation principles and techniques; physico-chemical remediation; thermal removal; in-situ and ex-situ groundwater techniques; natural attenuation; case studies; lab demonstrations. A project is required.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • This course is cross-listed with undergraduate equivalent course CIVI 469. Students who have completed CIVI 469 may not take this course for credit.

Description: Theoretical development of bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations, settlement analyses, design of retaining walls, sheet piles, tiebacks and caissons, dynamic analyses of pile foundations, design of machine foundations, foundations on difficult soils, construction and performance of foundations, computer applications, case histories. A project is required.

Component(s): Lecture

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  • This is a cross-listed course. Students who have completed CIVI 435 may not take this course for credit.

Description: Design and construction of earth and rockfill dams. Seepage problems, flow nets, seepage control, soil compaction and stabilization. Computer analysis of slope stability, factor of safety. Measures taken to limit and accommodate settlements. Case studies

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Description: Drained and undrained shear strength of soils, stress-strain relationships, two and three dimensional stress paths. Pore water pressure coefficients in saturated and partially saturated clays. One and three dimensional consolidation theories, design of sand drains, and applications. Special geotechnical problems. A project is required.

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Description: Measurement and evaluation of soil consolidation, strength, and pore water pressure characteristics by means of consolidation, triaxial and direct shear tests. Application of test results to design and research problems. A project is required.

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Description: Continuous and discrete forms of conservation laws: mass, momentum and energy, numerical methods (finite differences, implicit and explicit schemes, finite elements). Transport of contaminants and moisture in buildings and contaminants in the environment. Modelling and measuring sources and sinks of pollutants. Computer applications to building and environmental engineering. A case study and project.

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Description: Introduction to waste water treatment and control; stream pollution and control; ground water pollution; air pollution; acid rain, meteorological aspects. Noise pollution; hazardous waste disposal; solid waste management. A case study and a project are required.

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Description: Introduction to aerobic/anaerobic microbial processes, design of aerobic and anaerobic systems for biological treatment of municipal, industrial and agricultural water and air pollution, design and modelling of activated sludge reactors, trickling filters, plug flow reactors, lagoons, nutrient removal, constructed wetlands, phytoremediation, biofilters, bioscrubbers, management of biosolids, lab demonstration. A case study and project.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: Characterization and sources of hazardous materials, accidental release of hazardous material, toxicological aspects of hazardous material; risk analysis, legal issues, management of hazardous material after catastrophic events, storage, treatments, recycling, reuse and exchange of hazardous materials, life cycle analysis, attenuation of accidental release of hazardous materials, transportation and environmental systems interface, transportation network, minimum-risk route models, determination of safe truck routes and management. A project is required.

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Description: Physical and chemical principles underlying coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, sorption, reverse osmosis, electrodialysis, ion exchange and sludge dewatering. Design and scale-up equations for clarifiers, absorption columns, filters, centrifuges, electrodialysis stacks, air components and demineralization units, lab demonstration. A case study and a project are required.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • This is a cross-listed course. Students who have completed CIVI 466 may not take this course for credit.

Description: Physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water, water quality standards, reaction kinetics and material balances, eutrophication. Containment of reactive contaminants. Natural purification processes in water system, adsorption, absorption; diffusion and dispersion, oxidation. Large-scale transport of contaminants, single and multiple source models; modelling of transport processes, computer simulation, introduction to groundwater pollution, sea-water intrusion. A case study and a project are required.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • This is a cross-listed course. Students who have completed CIVI 465 may not take this course for credit.

Description: Engineering activities and the environment; environmental ethics. Prediction and estimation, statistical analysis of impact on air, water, soil quality and biological, socio-economic, cultural environments. Water and air pollution law, solid and hazardous waste laws. Applications of GIS, Environmental inventories, assessment preparation and review. Federal and provincial laws and regulations on environmental assessment. Strategies for environmental compliance, resolution of environmental conflicts. Case studies and project.

Component(s): Lecture

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  • This course is cross-listed with undergraduate course CIVI 464. Students who have completed CIVI 464 may not take this course for credit.

Description: This course provides a broad understanding on the climate change phenomenon and its implications on engineering practice and design. By focusing on the emerging needs in various engineering areas related to built-environment, infrastructure, food, water and energy systems, various data sources and modeling tools are introduced for quantifying the effects of climate change across various spatial and temporal scales. Formal approaches to climate change impact assessment and quantifying the associated risk, exposure and vulnerability are reviewed with a critical evaluation of their pros and cons. Real-world engineering implications of climate change are highlighted in several real-world case studies taken from Canada and beyond. A project is required.

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  • This course is equivalent to CIVI 691 Climate Change and Water Resources and ENGR 691 Climate Change and Engineering Practice. Students that have taken CIVI 691 Climate Change and Water Resources or ENGR 691 Climate Change and Engineering Practice may not take this course for credit.

Description: Physical and chemical properties of organic and inorganic contaminants, air-soil-water-cycle and contaminant interactions, adsorption/desorption models, soil components in contaminant transport, influence of groundwater composition, advective flow, diffusion transport, diffusion and dispersion coefficients, partition coefficients, mechanisms and modelling of contaminant transport in soil and groundwater, environmental fate of contaminants Case studies concerning landfills, greenhouse effects, soil and groundwater interactions, nuclear waste disposal. A project is required.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: Topics include basic concepts of nanoscience and nanotechnology; characterization of nanomaterials; nanoscience and public policy aspects; nanoparticle transport and fate in the environment; nanohazard assessment and nanotoxicology; environmental engineering applications of nanotechnology: pollutants sensing, monitoring, control and remediation. A project is required.

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Description: Topics include physiochemical characteristics of greenhouse gas (GHG) species; GHG emissions, inventories, quantification and management; international and regional standards, protocols, regulations and schemes; GHG information management systems; GHG reuse, recycling, and sequestration; GHG emissions modelling and control planning; available and emerging technologies for reducing GHG emissions. A project is required.

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Description: Topics include fundamentals of the infrastructure asset management process; strategic planning, location of underground assets, condition assessment and performance indicators, deterioration models, and development of community driven levels of service; life-cycle analysis, integrated infrastructure modelling, optimized intervention plans and budget allocation, asset management software systems. A project is required.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: This course explores the design and operational considerations in urban infrastructure systems and how modeling and simulation assist in efficient, effective and sustainable management of them. Particular attention is given to the analysis of urban infrastructure as complex interdependent systems with respect to reliability and resilience perspectives. A project is required.

Notes:
  • Students who have taken CIVI 691 under the course title Sustainable Cities Infrastructure Modelling and Simulation cannot take this course for credit.

Description: This multi-disciplinary course will introduce various urban infrastructure sectors (transportation and mobility, buildings and housing, water distribution, sewer disposal, and urban energy systems) and explains how to solve such problems in action through digitalization and city big-data analytics. Topics covered include: socio-technical model of infrastructure; applications of Internet of Things (IoT) in construction and operation of urban infrastructure; big/open city data; data mining techniques for managing smart urban transportation; energy systems; buildings; water and wastewater. A project is required.

Notes:
  • Students who have taken CIVI 691 under the same course title cannot take this course for credit.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students may re-register for this course, providing that the course content has changed. Changes in content will be indicated by changes to the course title in the graduate class schedule.

Description: This course covers the following topics: state of Canadian urban infrastructure; rehabilitation techniques as applicable to steel and concrete structures, degradation mechanisms, detection and classification of defects; evaluation and assessment of the conditions of buildings and bridges; rehabilitation materials and methods; codes and guidelines; case studies.

Component(s): Lecture

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  • This course is equivalent to BLDG 6931. Students who have taken BLDG 6931 may not take this course for
    credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: ENGR 6581.

Description: Earthquake ground motion characteristics; behaviour of buildings, bridges, etc., methods and principles of structural dynamics; inelastic action and concept of energy absorption; evaluation of damage; soil structure interaction problems; design methods and code requirements; current research. A project is required.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: CIVI 6101.

Description: Hybrid, post-stressed and composite plate girders and trusses; delta type girders; orthotropic, shell types and tubular bridges, cable-stayed and stiffened cable bridges; optimization of bridge systems; vibrations and damping capacity; aerodynamics and seismic stability; concept of safety; fatigue and carrying capacity; use of models; application of computers. A project is required.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: ENCS 6021.

Description: Description Groundwater storage and supply; storage in confined aquifers; water table fluctuation; aquifers; steady groundwater hydraulics; aquifer tests and pumping. Groundwater flow equations; conservative and reactive contaminant transport of groundwater systems; analytical and numerical solutions of contaminant transport equations; flow and solute transport in fractured porous media; assessment of environmental impact of waste disposal operations, model implementation strategies. A project is required.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: Notes: Subject matter will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for these courses, providing that the course content has changed. Changes in content will be indicated by the letter following the course number. e.g. CIVI 691A, CIVI 691B, etc.

Notes:
  • Students may re-register for this course, providing that the course content has changed. Changes in content will be indicated by changes to the course title in the graduate class schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed at least 20 credits in the Environmental Engineering program prior to enrolling.

Permission of the Department Graduate Program Director is required.

Description: This is a research project to be completed under the supervision of a full-time faculty member from the Department. The research topic must be in the field of environmental engineering, and should be selected in consultation and with the approval of a faculty supervisor. The course is graded on the basis of the student’s performance during the work period, which includes a technical report that is assessed by two faculty members in the area.

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