Architectural Engineering/ Construction Science and ManagementDavid Fritchen, Head
Professors Bissey, Burton, Goddard, and Hayter; Associate Professors Fritchen, Riblett, Roberts, and Tredway; Assistant Professors Goodman, Hafling, Johnson, Knight, Kramer, Lewis-Smith, and Stephens; Instructors: Logan and Yunk; Emeriti: Professors Dahl, Hodges, Lindley, Mingle, and Thorson; Associate Professor Blackman.
Pre-professional programs admission
Any student who has completed more than 15 credit hours at Kansas State University in any major outside the Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science may change majors into either pre-professional program provided that the student has a resident cumulative GPA of 2.3 or better.
Admission to the professional programs
The pre-professional students must complete the first portion of the program prior to taking any upper-division professional program courses.
An application to the professional program must be submitted to the the Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science by the end of the eighth week of either the spring or fall semester. This submission will be immediately prior to the student's pre-enrollment into any of the upper-division professional program courses. All courses in the lower-division pre-professional program core of the program of application, valid at the time the student entered the university, must be completed and all grade criteria must be met by the end of the semester that the application is submitted. An exception to this rule is the student who expects to complete these criteria during the summer term. Those students should also make application in the spring semester prior to pre-enrollment. All eligible applicants will be allowed to pre-enroll into professional program courses with the understanding that they will be dropped if they do not complete the requirements for admission to the professional program pri
or to the beginning of the subsequent semester. Applications will be reviewed by the department's Academic Affairs Committee and accepted or rejected as soon as possible after semester grades are issued.
1. Achieved a GPA of 2.3 or better in all of the courses in the lower-division pre- professional program core and courses which apply to the professional program, and;
2. Earned a grade of credit (CR) in a departmental seminar for each semester that the applicant was enrolled in the lower- division pre-professional program core, and;
3. Completed the following courses (or equivalent) with grades of C or better:
1. Warning of unsatisfactory progress Regardless of the overall GPA, a student with any D or F grade in any term or who has a term GPA below 2.3 will receive a warning of unsatisfactory progress. This warning will be removed if the student earns C grades or better in at least 12 credit hours of core courses with no D or F grades during the next semester in residence.
A student whose cumulative resident GPA drops below a 2.3 will receive a warning of unsatisfactory progress. This warning will be removed if the student raises his or her cumulative resident GPA to 2.3 or above during the following term.
2. Suspension from the professional program for unsatisfactory progress Regardless of the overall GPA, a student who has received a warning of unsatisfactory progress will be suspended from the professional program for unsatisfactory progress if he or she receives a D or F or earns below a 2.3 semester GPA for the second consecutive term.
A student whose cumulative resident GPA has dropped below 2.3 and has received a warning of unsatisfactory progress will also be suspended from the professional program if he or she does not raise his or her cumulative resident GPA to 2.3 or above during the following semester. A suspended student may not enroll in any Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science courses.
A suspended student must change to the pre-professional program or to another major. A suspended student who intends to appeal for removal of a suspension and reapply to the professional program must change to the pre-professional program. The suspended student may reapply to the professional program after one semester of suspension. The suspended student must take 15 hours of technical courses, to be selected by the Academic Affairs Committee of the department and the student's advisor, and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.5 during the "layout semester" to be eligible to reapply for the professional program.
Any appeal for removal of a suspension may be made by filing an appeal form with the head of the Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science at least one week prior to the first day of fee payment. The department head may reject any application or may submit it to the Academic Affairs Committee for consideration. Any and all actions on applications submitted by the department head will be made by the Academic Affairs Committee of the department in a hearing in which the student will be interviewed.
If a suspended student is readmitted to the professional program, any subsequent grade of D or F during any subsequent term will result in permanent suspension from the professional program.
The warning and suspension referred above are departmental actions that are separate and distinct from the university's academic warning and academic dismissal. Grades earned during an intersession will not be considered in the determination of unsatisfactory academic progress.
As important members of building design teams, they must be able to create designs that will fulfill the economic, safety, and aesthetic requirements of a project.
Included in the academic program are exercises in many of the courses beginning in the freshman year and continuing through the fifth year to develop skills in the engineering design process. The last course in this sequence is Senior Project, a culmination of all the previous design experiences from the first four and one-half years of the curriculum. Architectural engineers must have a working ability with total building and system design concepts.
Curriculum in architectural engineering (ARE)
Pre-professional program (PARE)
***Complementary electives are to be selected from the approved departmental lists.
Construction science and management
The program prepares graduates to execute the designs created by engineers and architects. Graduates may enter fields of general, commercial, residential, heavy and highway, utility, mechanical, or electrical construction. Their education provides the fundamental engineering and management skills necessary for success in any of the above areas.
Constructors work in many settings. For example, as a principal in a small construction firm, a constructor may engage in many of the activities in management, whereas a constructor in a large firm may concentrate exclusively on only one or two of the activities. Most students in the program intend to enter building, heavy/highway, or utility construction fields. Other roles, such as construction education, will normally require an advanced degree and/or professional experience.
Through construction education, students attain a level of construction knowledge that would otherwise require decades of practical experience to develop. With this level of knowledge, graduates typically move rapidly into upper management positions in construction organizations.
Curriculum in construction science and management (CNSM)
Pre-professional program (PCNSM)
Not considered part of the pre-professional program or professional program.
Humanities and social science electives must be selected from the official College of Engineering list. Advisors should be consulted to assure that the College of Engineering UGE requirements are also met (see University General Education section in the engineering portion of this catalog). The electives need not be taken during the semester shown in the curriculum.
Management electives and professional electives are to be selected from approved departmental lists.
Architectural engineering courses
ARE 100. Architectural Engineering Orientation. (1) I. Introduction to architectural engineering; emphasis on relationship of architectural engineering to the building industry. One hour lec. a week.
ARE 311. CAD in Engineering and Construction. (2) I, II. On sufficient demand. Basics of CAD and the applications to the engineering and construction industry. Two hours lecture and six hours lab a week (7 week course). Pr.: CNS 210.
ARE 411. Architectural Engineering Design. (3) I, II. Principles and elements of design; synthesis of structural, mechanical, electrical, lighting, sanitary, and construction systems, considering interrelationship in performance and economics. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: ART 100, 190, CNS 325.
ARE 499. Honors Research in Architectural Engineering. (Var.) I, II. Individual research problem selected with approval of faculty advisor. Open to students in the College of Engineering honors program. A report is presented orally and in writing during the last semester.
ARE 523. Timber Structures. (2) I, II. Determination of loads, including wind and seismic. Includes discussion of load probabilities. Analysis and design of timber structures using solid and laminated materials. Two hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 537.
ARE 524. Theory of Structures II. (3) I, II. Analysis and design of steel structures following the AISC/LRFD Specifications for buildings. Includes background on the probability-based LRFD method. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 537.
ARE 528. Theory of Structures III. (3) I, II. Design of reinforced concrete building frames; footings, columns and floor systems, attention being given to costs and economical design. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 537.
ARE 533. Building Electrical Systems. (3) I, II. Study of basic design of building electrical systems including circuit design, power distribution and service equipment. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: EECE 519.
ARE 534. Thermal Systems. (3) I, II. Study of man's physiological needs, principles of heat transfer, principles of building thermal balance, comfort systems, and space- use relationships involving heating, ventilating, and cooling as integral parts of architectural engineering design. Three hours a week. Pr.: PHYS 214 and CNS 321.
ARE 536. Plumbing/Fire Protection Systems Design. (3) I, II. Sewage disposal systems, building plumbing and fire protection systems, space relationships, equipment requirements as related to architectural design, structural systems, construction materials, and techniques. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: PHYS 213 and CNS 321.
ARE 537. Acoustic Systems. (2) I, II. Hearing and the ear, sound generation, acoustical correction, noise reduction, and sound transmission all as integral parts of architectural design. Two hours rec. a week. Pr.: PHYS 113 or 213.
ARE 539. Architectural Engineering Management. (3) I, II. General business and management procedures. Drawings, specifications, and conceptual estimating. Contracts, bonds, liability, arbitration, and insurance. Project financing. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: ME 560. Must be taken conc. with ARE 690.
ARE 590. Integrated Building System Design. (3) I, II. Methods for integration and coordination of structural, mechanical, electrical and lighting systems in the building architectural design process. Two hours rec., four hours lab per week. Pr.: ARE 411, 532, 533, 536, and 640. Must be taken the semester immediately prior to ARE 690 Senior Project.
ARE 620. Problems in Architectural Engineering. (Var.) I, II, S. A study of specific design problems under the direct supervision of a member of the architectural engineering faculty. Pr.: Approval of the department head.
ARE 640. Building Mechanical Systems. (3) I, II. Study of heat gain using computers, pump laws, fan laws, various types of HVAC air systems, chilled water systems, heat pump systems, refrigeration, introduction to mechanical system controls. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ARE 534 and ME 513.
ARE 690. Senior Project. (3) I, II. Student working individually with laboratory support will prepare and present a project of appropriate scope and complexity with emphasis on structural, mechanical, acoustical, electrical and lighting requirements. Nine hours lab a week. Pr.: ARE 523, 524, 528, 532, 537, and 590. Must be taken conc. with ARE 539 Architectural Engineering Management.
ARE 710. Building Energy Analysis. (V) I. Study of building energy consumption and current modeling techniques to analyze overall energy usage including: auditing of existing buildings, economic evaluation and energy efficient system selection for new construction. Two or three rec. hours a week. Pr.: ARE 534.
ARE 731. Advanced Lighting Design. (3) II. Lighting modeling and analysis used in lighting design practice, and computer-assisted lighting analysis. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ARE 532.
ARE 734. Building Thermal Systems Design. (3) II. Design and specifications of selected thermal and mechanical systems for structures. The course uses all the modern techniques of thermal/mechanical system design for buildings. Students are required to develop term research design projects. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: ARE 640.
ARE 735. Electrical Systems Design. (3) I. Complete design and specifications of electrical systems for a selected structure. The course uses the National Electrical Code in conjunction with all the modern techniques of electrical systems design for buildings. Students are required to develop term research design projects. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: ARE 533.
ARE 740. Environmental Control Systems in Buildings. (3) II. Electric, electronic, and pneumatic control systems to optimize energy usage and environmental comfort in buildings. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: ARE 640 and EECE 519.
ARE 741. Building Communications Systems. (3) I. Detailed design and analysis of special electrical systems for buildings including fire alarm and communications systems. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: ARE 533.
ARE 760. Masonry Structural Design. (3) II. Introduction to masonry materials, specifications, testing and construction methods. The design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry structures according to applicable building codes. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: ARE 528 or equivalent first course in reinforced concrete design.
ARE 780. Theory of Structures IV. (3) II. Continuation of Theory II and III, with special emphasis on the complete problem of the structure as a whole. Three hours a week. Pr.: CE 537 and ARE 523, 524, and 528.
ARE 890. Problems in Architectural Engineering. (Var.) I, II, S. A study of a specific problem under the direct supervision of a member of the architectural engineering faculty. Pr.: Approval of major professor. May be repeated.
ARE 898. Master's Report. (Var.) I, II, S. Topics selected with approval of a major professor and department head.
ARE 899. Master's Thesis. (Var.) I, II, S. Topics selected with approval of major professor and department head.
Construction science and management courses
CNS 100. Construction Science and Management Orientation. (1) I. Introduction to construction science and management; emphasis on the relationship of the program to the construction industry. One hour lec. a week.
CNS 210. Introduction to Construction Computer Programming. (3) I, II. Computer operating systems, presentations, scheduling, flowcharting, spreadsheets, macros, and fundamental programming for engineering and construction applications. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: MATH 150.
CNS 330. Site Construction. (3) I, II. Study of site construction problems and procedures, site survey and investigations, review of site plans, construction layouts, earthwork calculation, excavation/shoring methods, computer applications. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CE 212, CNS 210, ENVD 206, PHYS 113.
CNS 499. Honors Research in Construction Science. (Var.) I, II. Individual research problem selected with approval of faculty advisor. Open to students in the College of Engineering honors program. A report is presented orally and in writing during the last semester.
CNS 510. Computer Applications in Construction Science. (V) I, II. On sufficient demand. Applications of specialized computer techniques to the solution of problems in construction science. By appointment. Pr.: CNS 210.
CNS 522. Theory of Structures. (3) I, II. The elastic analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures. Emphasis on equilibrium equations, shear and moment diagrams, and solving forces in trusses. Includes solutions of indeterminate structures by moment distribution and matrix stiffness method with microcomputer applications. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 331.
CNS 534. Heating and Air Conditioning. (3) I, II. Principles of designing, applying, installing, and estimating heating and air conditioning systems for buildings. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: PHYS 113 and CNS 321.
CNS 535. Electrical Service and Installation. (3) II. Basic design and construction of building electrical, lighting, and distribution systems with emphasis on the National Electrical Code and installation. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: PHYS 114 and CNS 321.
CNS 536. Water Supply and Plumbing. (3) I, II. Principles and practices of plumbing and fire protection systems in buildings including code requirements and estimating. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: PHYS 113 and CNS 321.
CNS 540. Construction Methods and Equipment. (3) I, II. Operations, costs, productivity of construction equipment. Investments/life cycle costing of the equipment. Equipment selection criteria and analysis. Construction methods. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CNS 321 and 330. Pr. or conc.: CNS 522.
CNS 544. Problems in Construction Science. (Var.) I, II, S. A study of specific design problems under the direct supervision of a member of the construction science faculty. Pr.: Junior standing.
CNS 545. Heavy Construction Methods. (3) I. Principles of asphalt, asphalt and concrete paving operations, concrete batch plant operations, heavy construction equipment, and applications. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CNS 325 and 540.
CNS 634. Building Systems Installation and Commissioning. (3) I, on sufficient demand. Principles and methods for proper installation, commissioning and maintaining of efficient performance of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, and lighting systems in buildings. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CNS 534, 535, and 536.
CNS 640. Construction Operations. (3) I, II. Shop drawing and submittal processes, field and office practices, change orders, construction safety standards and practice, pre-construction planning, expediting, short-interval planning. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CNS 325 and 540. Conc.: CNS 641.
CNS 641. Construction Estimating. (3) I, II. Understanding estimating procedures, quantity surveying, specification reviews, pricing of an estimate, market analysis, subcontractor and supplier solicitation, and risk management, following the CSI format. Nine hours lab a week. Pr.: CNS 325 and 540.
CNS 642. Construction Management. (3) I, II. An introduction to the business of construction; study of legal considerations, contract documents, bonds and insurance. Evaluation of the characteristics of the construction firm, organization structure, and financial performance. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CNS 540.
CNS 644. Topics in Construction Management. (V) I, II. On sufficient demand. Topical material of importance in the management of construction such as marketing, ethics, personnel management, etc. Pr. or conc.: CNS 642.
CNS 645. Construction Scheduling and Cost Control. (2) I, II. Construction cost reporting and control. Construction planning, both long-term and short-interval, construction scheduling, monitoring, and controlling. Computer applications. One hour rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: CNS 640, 641, and 642.
CNS 650. Construction Safety. (2) I, II. Introduction to safety and safety programs, workers' compensation, OSHA organization and structure, safety policies and record keeping, safety standards. Emphasis will be on communication and job-site safety management. On-site safety inspections will be required with in class presentations and written reports to be submitted. Two hours rec. a week. Pr. or conc.: CNS 535 and 540.
CNS 738. Mechanical and Electrical Estimating. (2) II. Techniques of mechanical and electrical building systems estimating. Procedure for evaluating relative costs of different systems. Development of computer-aided finite and conceptual estimating techniques. Two three-hour labs a week. Pr.: ARE 534 or CNS 534, ARE 536 or CNS 536, and Pr. or conc.: ARE 533 or CNS 535.