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Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology

Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
0025
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
CA
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

This dynamic three-year program gives the student broad and thorough training in all phases of the building industry. The training is directly related to industry standards and working conditions, with challenging projects encompassing building design, building performance, working drawings, building systems, estimating, building-code analysis, specifications, and building information modeling (BIM). Founded on project-based learning principles, the program uses discussion groups, seminars, field trips and practical assignments. Sustainable design and construction practices form the core of this program and cover such topics as structure, building envelope, whole building and universal design, building science, indoor environment systems, building economics, sustainability, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Faculty are highly qualified specialists with current and relevant field experience. The local industry actively supports this program and is used as a teaching resource.

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) conditionally recognizes this program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) category.

For more information contact the Program Coordinator at acet@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - September/2016 (Waitlist) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 90

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology - Program # 0025

Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50
Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50
Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology - Program # 0025


Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates have a wide choice of career opportunities with engineering, architectural, building envelope and LEED/energy efficiency consulting offices, as well as with general and sub-contractors, estimators and building departments.

97% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $42,866.

The following associations accept graduates for professional standing with no further academic requirements:
  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians&Technologists (OACETT).
  • Heating, Refrigeration&Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI).
  • Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA).
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) - Student member.
  • Registered Specifications Writer (RSW), Construction Specifications Canada.

    Graduates are also eligible for admission to the one-year Construction Project Management graduate certificate and for advanced standing admission to the 4-year Bachelor of Technology - Architecture-Project and Facility Management degree programs at Conestoga College.


For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ARCH1020 Architectural Graphics

Description: This is an introductory course to the architectural graphics employed in the production of construction drawings. The student is introduced to drawing conventions including line weights, line types and hatching. Development of sketching skills will be the focus while completing simple drawings for small scale residential projects. Accurate field measuring and information gathering techniques are introduced and applied to assignments.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH1170 Architectural CAD I

Description: This course introduces the student to CAD software and its use in the production of Architectural Design and Construction Drawings. The course includes the preparation, organization and management of a drawing file as well as the commands and techniques necessary to prepare drawings efficiently and accurately. These skills will be applied in subsequent areas of study and future CAD/BIM courses.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CIVL1080 Statics

Description: This course applies the mathematics of trigonometry and vectors to the analysis of statically determinant building structures. Students utilize Newtonian physics and the mechanics of rigid bodies to develop the concepts of static equilibrium and the free body diagram. These are used to analyze two-dimensional structural building elements, and their connections. The structural elements are idealized as simple beams, frames, cantilevered beams and trusses carrying point, uniformly distributed and linearly varying loads.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS1160 Construction Materials I

Description: This course introduces the student to the basic materials, methods and concepts used in the building industry.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1085 Mathematics I

Description: Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 Mathematics (General Level)

This course provides an extensive review and upgrading of some of the topics taken by students in high school. Its purpose is to ensure that the student has a fluent background in algebra and trigonometry in order to succeed in subsequent work in technology. The material covered includes fundamental arithmetic and algebraic operations, geometry, trigonometry and vectors. Functional notation and the graphical representation of a variety of functions are discussed. As well, the solution of systems of linear equations by algebraic methods and the solving of quadratic equations using examples and problems relating to the building industry are also discussed.
Please note: This course is restircted to students attending a full-tim engineering or Information Technology program.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PHYS1041 Concepts in Classical Physics

Description: This course traces developments in science including improvements in the standards of units of measurement, development of causal relationships in nature and the understanding of the molecular behaviour responsible for common physical phenomenon. The course examines in detail the classical physics of thermal energy, heat transfer, thermal dynamics, psychrometry and fluid mechanics. Emphasis is placed on integrating the knowledge of physical scientific concepts with their application to practical construction problems.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SURV1020 Surveying I

Description: This course introduces the student to land surveying as it applies to the building construction industry. Student teams learn to use the surveyor's level, transit and tape to measure field conditions. Teams record this data then take this information and produce drawings of profiles, contours and boundary surveys. The Total Station Survey instrument is introduced.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
ARCH1060 Principles of Design

Description: This course introduces the student to the role of the designer in society. It leads the student through the process of design problem solving, effective development and communication of a design idea, and the recognition of the impact the built environment has on society. As a vehicle of learning, various drawing exercises as well as small scale and residential oriented architectural design problems (which incorporate sustainability, renewable energy and responsible design practices) will be the focus.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH1185 Building Information Modeling I

Description: In this course the student will be introduced to the concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and will use BIM software to create an intelligent 3 Dimensional Information Model of a multi-storey building.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH2030 Construction Drawings (Residential)

Description: In this course the student is introduced to light wood frame construction by exploring construction techniques for a single family residential house. Each student will produce a partial set of Construction Drawings for a single family house from a specific presentation design provided.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH1020, ARCH1170
CoRequisites:

CIVL2130 Mechanics of Materials

Description: This course introduces the concept of mechanical stress and strain in materials. Students utilize the theory of mechanics to determine the stress and strain caused by load, failure capacities and deformations of axially loaded structural elements and bending members. The mechanical behaviour of materials, material failure mechanisms and structural stability are explored.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: CIVL1080
CoRequisites:

CODE2010 Building Code (Residential)

Description: This course offers an extensive examination of Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code as applied to house construction. Topics covered include soils, footings, foundations, drainage, wood frame construction, thermal insulation, vapour and air barriers, drywall, roofing, siding and masonry veneer.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS1170 Building Science

Description: This course explores concepts in physics utilized in the construction industry and introduces the student into the field of Building Sciences. The student is further introduced to specific studies of fire, sound, and building science. These topics form the basis for later technical study in the program. Emphasis is placed on integrating the knowledge of physical scientific concepts with their application to practical construction problems and to applicable building code requirements.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1140 Mathematics II (Construction)

Description: This course is a continuation of Mathematics I. Students study a variety of algebraic techniques for solving problems in architecture and construction applications. It includes the following topics: ratio and variation, plane analytic geometry, determinants for solving linear equations, matrices, approximate methods for area calculations, properties of geometric sections found in the construction industry, probability and statistics, and linear regression.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MATH1085 or MATH1130
CoRequisites:

Level 3
ARCH1030 Construction Drawings (Small Commercial)

Description: In this course, the student expands their knowledge of Construction Drawings by exploring construction techniques for small commercial structures. Emphasis is placed on detailing specific building elements and building systems as they relate to masonry construction. A partial set of Construction Drawings is prepared for a small commercial building.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH2030
CoRequisites: ARCH2040

ARCH2040 Architectural Design I

Description: This course requires the student to develop a design solution for a small industrial/commercial building incorporating sustainable and responsible design practices. It takes the student through the various stages of the design process in order to gain an understanding for the complexities of developing a project on a specific site, to suit a detailed and specific set of owner requirements, and to meet defined construction and cost constraints. The student must research, analyze and bring together the major building components into a coordinated and complete set of design drawings, renderings, and a virtual or physical model.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH1060, ARCH1180 or ARCH1185
CoRequisites: ARCH1030

ARCH2105 Building Information Modeling II

Description: This course builds on the concepts learned in Building Information Modeling I by developing a 3 Dimensional Information Model that will be used to create construction documents, as well as coordinate the multiple disciplines involved in industrial, commercial and institutional projects. The student will also explore the use of visualization software to create photo-realistic presentation graphics of the building model.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH1185
CoRequisites:

CIVL2200 Structural Design (Steel)

Description: This course explores the use of structural steel in building framing. Students calculate the structural capcities of steel components. Students apply the principles of economical framing to design framing and prepare framing drawings.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CIVL2130
CoRequisites:

CODE1030 Building Code (Legal & Introduction to Large Buildings)

Description: This course introduces the student to the Ontario Building Code Act and the Regulation. Requirements of Part 3 Div. B respecting occupancy classification, fire separations, safety within floor areas, occupant load calculation, health requirements and exits are thoroughly covered.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS2040 Building Services I

Description: This course introduces typical heating and cooling systems for buildings. Design concepts and system selection are examined including spatial requirements and capital/operating costs. Energy conserving strategies are introduced and evaluated in the context of overall building energy consumption and sustainability. Heat loss and heat gain calculations for residential buildings are conducted for sizing of heating/cooling equipment and H.R.A.I. (Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute) certification for Residential Heat Gain/Loss may be attained. Septic system design requirements and procedures are studied and sample layouts completed in compliance with Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
ARCH2050 Construction Drawings (Multi-Use)

Description: This course is designed to familiarize the student with the nature of light industrial construction utilizing a structural steel skeleton with an insulated steel wall assembly. The student will take the design developed in the "Architectural Design I" course and develop the building systems and details required to construct the building on a specific site. The student will organize this information and present it in clear and concise manner in the form of a set of construction drawings.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH1030, ARCH2040
CoRequisites:

CIVL2190 Structural Design (Concrete)

Description: This course explores the materials and construction practices utilized by the concrete construction industry. The student is introduced to the principles of structural design of plain and reinforced concrete elements including footings, foundation walls and piers, slabs and beams. The student learns accepted practice and the code requirements of concrete materials, mix design, and construction methods and procedures. The preparation of shop drawings and bar lists is discussed.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: CIVL2130
CoRequisites:

CODE2020 Building Code (Code Analysis - Large Buidlings)

Description: This course identifies building code requirements that have major construction cost implication for large commercial, industrial and residential projects. Regulations respecting interconnected floor spaces, sprinklers, standpipe and hose systems, fire-fighting provisions, fire alarm systems and spatial separation and exposure are covered.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CODE1030
CoRequisites:

CONS2020 Contracts And Specifications

Description: This is an introduction to contract law and a detailed analysis of the function of written specifications as part of contract documents. Students will gain experience using project specifications to extract and record construction information.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS2030 Building Services II

Description: This course examines HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) systems for residential and small commercial buildings. Principles of air movement are introduced and used to design efficient duct systems for heating, cooling and ventilation. The effect of building design, orientation, shading, etc. on the overall systems is analyzed. Certification for HRAI (Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute) – Air System Design (Residential) and ASHRAE student membership may be attained. Mechanical equipment such as high efficiency furnaces, air conditioners and domestic water heaters is also studied.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CONS2040
CoRequisites:

CONS2050 Estimating I

Description: This course introduces the student to cost estimating as it relates to the building construction industry. The students are introduced to the estimating profession, and gain an appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of an estimator. Estimating fundamentals and skills are gained through completing detailed quantity surveying and take off for a small residential building.. Student teams obtain project scheduling experience by monitoring the progress of a construction project, and preparing site progress reports and in-class presentations.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites: CONS2020

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 5
ARCH3020 Construction Drawings (Detailing and Analysis)

Description: In this course, the student will analyze and develop details for a series of critical issues related to design development & construction documentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH2050
CoRequisites:

ARCH3030 Architectural Team Design

Description: The student participates in a team to develop a "Design/Build" proposal for a multi-storey building. The project is taken through the stages of research, analysis and synthesis to develop a rational, coordinated and complete design solution incorporating green and sustainable initiatives suitable for this building type. Professional quality drawings and renderings, together with detailed and sound justification and analysis, will be developed to represent the design solution which will subsequently be presented in a public forum.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH2040, ARCH2050
CoRequisites: ARCH3020

ARCH3050 Building Performance Studies

Description: This course presents a comprehensive study of the building enclosure and its reaction to the Environment in the Canadian climate. Further concepts in moisture, heat and air management are explored. A technical report is prepared on a typical building envelope problem(s), which identifies the causes, provides a technical analysis and makes practical recommendations for repairs. Findings of the report are also presented in-class.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CONS1170
CoRequisites:

CODE3040 Building Code (Fire Performance)

Description: This course covers code regulations concerning non-combustible construction, fire-resistance ratings, flame-spread ratings, barrier free design, high buildings and building inspection requirements.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CODE1030
CoRequisites:

CONS3010 Mechanical Design

Description: Important building systems, such as water supply, DWV (drain/waste/vent) components and design fundamentals using Part 7 of the Ontario Building Code (Plumbing Code) are examined, along with implications for environmental impact and sustainability. Students complete the design of a water supply and DWV system for a multi-storey student residence building in conjunction with the Architectural Team Design course. Principle of water supply, pressure piping, valving, backflow prevention and hot water supply are used in design applications for typical residential and office/commercial buildings. Elevator systems are introduced in the context of options available. Design considerations and sample designs are carried out. Requirements and calculations for storm water drainage are also analyzed.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CONS2030
CoRequisites: ARCH3030

CONS3020 Estimating II

Description: This course builds on the estimating fundamentals taught in Estimating I, and will expand the student's quantity surveying and take off skills through the estimating of a larger commercial project. The student will participate as a team member in completing the estimating for all concrete and masonry sections of work relevant to a specific commercial project. The student will apply both manual and digital quantity takeoff methods while utilizing both Excel spreadsheet and WinEst estimating computer software. Student team research and develop a preliminary budge estimate for their 3rd Year Team Design project.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: CONS2050
CoRequisites: ARCH3030

ELEC3100 Electrical Design I

Description: This course initially investigates electrical power from generation to utilization (building systems). The student is introduced to the basics of electrical theory and its laws such as, Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws. Practical applications of this theory are applied to conductors, resistors (loads), series circuits, parallel circuits and series-parallel circuits. A basic familiarization of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) is practised. Electrical Theories are then related to the CEC with design specifications in mind. Various applications of conductors, cables, conduits and raceways are discussed relative to pertinent code rules. Grounding and bonding requirements are discussed with respect to safety and the CEC. A basic single phase residential service is designed in accordance with CEC demand factors and rules. The design of a complete electrical system for a residential property is performed relative to the CEC.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 6
ARCH3040 Team Project Documentation

Description: In this course the student works as part of a team to develop a set of construction documents for a project designed in Architectural Team Design. The student must cooperate in the production of Architectural and Structural construction drawings as well as engineering notes and an outline specification for the project.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH3020, ARCH3030
CoRequisites:

ARCH3070 Building Environment Design

Description: HVAC systems and associated design principles are applied to the building industry, with special attention to sustainable development strategies. Large central station air-conditioning systems and their individual components are examined with respect to suitability, performance and related energy criteria, including air stream mixing for dehumidification, cooling and ventilation. Hot water heating systems (hydronic) are analyzed and designs completed for typical buildings. Geothermal heat pumps and closed-loop, water source commercial heat pump systems are designed for specific building applications along with representative capital and operating costs. Operation and design principles of fire protection and sprinkler systems for building projects are used in typical designs.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CONS3010
CoRequisites:

ARCH3150 Build it Green

Description: This course reviews Green Building Rating Systems. It explores the goals, structure and participants involved within the various phases of the development of green projects, with an emphasis placed on the Contractor and the construction phase. The many issues, concerns and benefits of green and responsible design and development will be discussed. Students will review rating document structure, specific Credits and/or Points, and the various Standards and Acts used within rating systems. Students will review real world projects achieving certification and apply that knowledge to their own design projects completed in earlier courses.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: ARCH3030
CoRequisites:

CIVL2150 Structural Design (Wood)

Description: Utilizing knowledge gained from the prerequisite Structural Loads course, students proceed to design timber and Glulam structural members. This includes stud walls, beams, columns and trusses.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CIVL2130
CoRequisites:

CONS3030 Estimating III

Description: This course will see the student work in a team, in competition with other student teams from the program to prepare and close a competitive bid for a medium sized construction project. Each team will work with their own mentor, a professional in the cost estimating industry. The teams will work under simulated bid closing conditions. This course includes a thorough review of the project tender documents, contractor bonding, insurance requirements, and resulting costs and premiums. The estimating profession will be promoted through the use of guest speakers and field trips.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: CONS3020
CoRequisites:

ELEC3110 Electrical Design II

Description: This course builds on the knowledge gained in Electrical Design 1. The student is introduced to the concept of Alternating Current (AC) in single phase and 3 phase connections. Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws are applied to AC circuits containing resistance, inductance and capacitance. Power factor and its correction are discussed and calculated. The basic theory of transformers, motors and other common electrical devices is investigated and applied to the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC). The basics of designing a complete electrical system for a complex commercial/residential building are discussed relative to the CEC. The student applies this knowledge when designing the electrical system for their "third year team design project". The course then investigates lighting systems, lighting sources in exterior and interior applications. An emphasis is placed on lighting levels and quality of light.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ELEC3100
CoRequisites: ARCH3040

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

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