AutoCAD Civil 3D:
The AutoCAD Civil 3D software is a solution that creates civil engineering design and documentation that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows. With the implementation of AutoCAD Civil 3D, it is better to understand project performance, maintain consistency in processes and data, and give a faster response to changes.
Modern CAD and BIM software like Revit provides more than just the resources to manage a construction project. The 3D and virtual recreation capabilities are valuable for sales and marketing, for maintenance planning, and it still provides excellent tools for creating architectural drafts and blueprints.The virtual reality and modeling functions of Revit increase profitability mainly through increasing the value of the project to investors and other interested parties. Rather than pitching the points of a building, a management team can actually walk interested parties through a fully functional virtual mock-up of the building.
Modern Construction Materials:
The course will cover the fundamentals of materials science including the formation of chemical bonds, the properties of the states of matter, the development and the basic characteristics of the structure of materials, phase diagrams, concepts of rheology, mechanical behavior and simple failure models, deterministic and stochastic fracture mechanics, and the treatment of composites. The construction materials treated in the course will include bricks and stone, metals and alloys, wood and wood products, concrete and other cement-based materials, and asphalt. In this course you will learn that microstructure controls properties and processing controls microstructure, and, through processing, the properties of materials can be engineered for different applications. You will apply this knowledge to solve simple problems by conducting tests, interpreting results and selecting materials based on performance indices to suit design specifications.
Castal Engineering :
This course aims to develop an appreciation of theory of periodic waves in coastal waters, wave growth, refraction, diffraction, shoaling and breaking processes, and to introduce aspects of the measurement, analysis and prediction of waves. Coastal and beach processes are introduced, including tides, storms, currents and elevated water levels, beach morphology, coastal hazards and onshore/alongshore sediment transport. The course will also provide students with theory of wave forces on coastal and ocean structures, with hands-on application to practical engineering design of breakwaters, seawalls, piles, decks, and marinas.
Building Control Surveyor :
Building Surveying is a wide-ranging professional discipline embracing many areas of property and construction, particularly in relation to existing buildings. Building surveyors have specialist skills and knowledge relating to all aspects of buildings, from inception, feasibility, design and construction to their strategic and tactical management, repair, refurbishment, conversion and conservation. In addition many are experts in compliance and implementation of Building Regulations and other statutory controls, acquisition and condition surveys, diagnosis of building defects together with the specification and supervision of repair work, implementing and managing maintenance work, and negotiations with adjacent property owners when building works affect adjacent property owners' legal rights. Provide students with knowledge and understanding of the context, core concepts and theories relevant to Building Surveying in the design, creation and maintenance of a sustainable built environment. Develop transferable skills which students will be able to apply both within an academic context and in their professional careers. Develop cognitive skills which students will be able to apply in reaching professional judgments, solving problems and making decisions. Develop practical and technical skills relevant to Building Surveying, which students will be able to apply in their professional careers. Foster an environment in which learning experiences are shared by students on various parallel construction-related courses, thereby promoting the inter-disciplinary nature of the construction industry.
Design of Lightweight Structures:
Weight reduction is a key factor in the development of materials and components for use in many industries. Lightweight structures are widely used for this purpose. However, these structures present challenges: they need to be light but also safe, durable and easy to maintain. How can this be done. This course provides an introduction to lightweight structures, starting with the "trinity" - the interaction between shape design, base material and manufacturing. The evidence gained from both successes and failures demonstrates that the interaction between these three elements is crucial for successful designs and end products. The course covers the design principles of lightweight structures; durability and fatigue; testing; manufacturing methods and mechanics. The main focus is on structures made with composites but use of metals will be addressed as well. This course is for practicing engineers and managers in industries and engineering disciplines who are involved in the design process of lightweight structures or components. It will also act as a valuable refresher course for experienced engineers. This course uses videos created with Video Scribe software, so it has more impact on the viewer than traditional filmed material. Alongside the videos, readings are given to reinforce your knowledge. Complex mathematical expressions often hinder students' progress in gaining a real understanding of the problem and from developing a "gut feeling" for the topic. So, the math is kept to the minimum necessary to calculate and analyze the materials and the structural designs proposed.