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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management

Courses - CEM Lower Division

121. Construction Drawing I (2) F

An introduction to conventional and computer aided drafting techniques in the relation of drawings for construction. Interpretation of details in construction drawings/blueprints and reference materials. Laboratory: Drafting plans for a residential building using the techniques introduced in the course.
(Lecture 1 hr, laboratory 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

125. Fundamentals of Construction (3)

Survey of the professional activities and environments of Construction Education. Overview of residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, and heavy civil construction and associated codes, standards, and ethical boundaries. Areas of focus to include type of foundations, materials, contract documents, working drawings and vocabulary.
(Lecture-Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

200. Concrete Construction (1)

Prerequisite: CEM 125 with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite: CEM 200L.
Concrete composition, Concrete mix design technology, physical properties of concrete, use of admixtures, concrete batching, curing, testing. Includes physical testing of designed mixes. Modern concepts as fundamental solution to concrete construction challenges. New developments in concrete chemistry and strength theory.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in CEM 235. (Lecture-Discussion 1 hour)

200L. Concrete Construction Laboratory (1)

Corequisite: CEM 200.
Laboratory exercises in support of CEM 200, Concrete Construction. Develop concrete mix designs and prepare concrete samples for testing, such as compressive strength, slump and air entrainment, and aggregate testing.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in CEM 235L.

201. Cost Accounting for Construction Engineering (3)

Theoretical Practical and concepts of cost accounting. Variable and fixed costs, break-even point, interrelationships of cost, volume and profits; job-order accounting, general and flexible budgeting, standard costs; product costing methods; cost allocation; inventory planning; control and valuation; joint product.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

202. Probability and Statistics for Construction Engineering Management (3)

Prerequisite: High School Algebra.
Statistics and probability theories, sampling, correlation, regression applied to Construction Engineering Management. Laboratory. (Simulation using statistical packages)
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

204. Applied Mechanics–Statics (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 122 and PHYS 100A all with a grade of "C" or better.
Provides an overview of the principles of statics as it relates to building structures and machines. Equilibrium of forces. Free body diagrams. Force components. Bending moments. U.S. and S.I. units of measurements.
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

205. Computer Systems and Programming (2)

Overview of computer systems, Hardware topics include: Updated coverage of the central processing unit and memory, input/output devices, and storage mechanism. Software topics include: operating systems, and systems analysis. For laboratory exercises objected oriented programming is used to solve problems.
(Lecture - Discussion 1 hour and Laboratory 3 hrs). Letter grade only (A-F).

225. Residential and Light Commercial Construction Practices and Estimating (3)

Prerequisites: CEM 121, 125 with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisites: CEM 200, 200L.
An introductory course in planning, design, and construction of residential and light commercial buildings including materials, equipment, construction/assembly methods, quantity take-off, and building codes/standards. Field trips or visual presentation is required.
(Seminar 2 hours and Activity 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

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