Architectural Engineering

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Architectural Engineering: ARE

ARE 381E. Design of Energy Efficient and Healthy Buildings.

Design of buildings for low energy use and optimal indoor air quality. Includes ventilation, energy efficiency, moisture problems, and prevention by design. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in engineering or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ARE 382. Independent Studies in Architectural Engineering.

Investigation of problems in building construction, selected by the student with approval of the graduate adviser. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in architectural engineering and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Construction and Project Management. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.
Topic 2: Structures. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.
Topic 3: Materials and Methods. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.
Topic 4: Environmental Engineering. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.
Topic 5: Design Principles and Procedures. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

ARE 383. Research Studies in Architectural Engineering.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or the equivalent in conference hours, or as stated for the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Construction and Project Management.
Topic 2: Structures.
Topic 3: Materials and Methods.
Topic 4: Forensic Engineering: Materials and Structures. Same as Civil Engineering 397F. Methods of forensic analysis; role of the expert witness; methods of dispute resolution; case studies; term project. Two lecture hours a week for one semester, with three laboratory hours a week for presentation of case studies.
Topic 5: Advanced Masonry Engineering. Properties of masonry, differential movement, construction operations, bearing wall systems, and case histories of failures.

ARE 389H. HVAC Design.

Design of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and three of the following courses: Architectural Engineering 346N, Civil Engineering 319F, Mechanical Engineering 320, 326, 330, 339.

ARE 389T. Indoor Air Quality: Transport and Control.

Transport and control of indoor pollutants. Includes particulate removal and pollutant transport into and within indoor environments. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in architectural or civil engineering.

ARE 389U. Energy Simulation in Building Design.

Restricted to architectural engineering or civil engineering graduate students. Fundamentals of building energy simulations including basic analytical models for heat transfer in building elements and general numerical methods for solving system of equations. Use of energy simulation tools for building design analyses including parametric studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Architectural Engineering 383 (Topic: Energy Simulation in Building Design), 389U, Civil Engineering 397 (Topic: Energy Simulation in Building Design). Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Mechanical Engineering 320 or three semester hours of equivalent upper-division coursework in thermodynamics.

ARE 389V. Modeling of Air and Pollutant Flows in Buildings.

Same as Civil Engineering 389V. Restricted to architectural engineering or civil engineering graduate students. Fundamentals of indoor airflow modeling, use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for air quality and thermal comfort analyses, application of CFD for analysis of air velocity, temperature, humidity, and contaminant distributions with different ventilation systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Architectural Engineering 383 (Topic: Modeling of Air and Pollutant Flows in Buildings), 389V, Civil Engineering 389V, 397 (Topic: Modeling of Air and Pollutant Flows in Buildings). Prerequisite: Graduate standing; for architectural engineering and civil engineering majors, three semester hours of coursework in fluid dynamics; for others, consent of instructor.

ARE 395P. Project Automation.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Some topics may require additional hours; these are identified in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Advanced CAD Procedures. Same as Civil Engineering 395P (Topic 1: Advanced CAD Procedures). Introduction to advanced CAD procedures and CAD systems, and their influence on building design and construction. Nine hours of lecture and laboratory a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: An introductory CAD course.
Topic 2: Introduction to Construction Automation and Integration. Same as Civil Engineering 395P (Topic 2: Introduction to Construction Automation and Integration). Construction automation and integration activities, methods for opportunity identification and financial analysis of systems, and tools from several disciplines that are used in construction automation and integration; students prepare a project that synthesizes this information.

ARE 395Q. Project Controls.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Some topics require two lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week; these are identified in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ARE 395R. Project Information Systems.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Data Mining. Same as Civil Engineering 395R (Topic 5: Data Mining). Fundamentals of data mining. Techniques for data classification, prediction, clustering, and association rules mining. Data mining as an advanced data analysis method in engineering and construction. Implementation issues.

ARE 395S. Project Organization.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Project Management. Same as Civil Engineering 395S (Topic 4: Project Management). Overall aspects of project and portfolio management from inception to successful operation: project selection and feasibility, contracting methods, project scheduling, cost control systems, project communications, project scope and quality management, human resource management, partner selection and management, project leadership, project closeout, and global project management.

ARE 395T. Project Technology.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ARE 395U. General Topics in Construction Engineering and Project Management.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Advanced Legal Concepts. Same as Civil Engineering 395U (Topic 3: Advanced Legal Concepts). Contracts, documentation requirements, claims avoidance, and settlement of claims by alternative dispute resolution. Students conduct and present in-depth studies of the most frequent causes of claims (delay, disruption, acceleration, soil conditions, and changes) and consider the way the court establishes causation and determines damages.

ARE 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in architectural engineering and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Architectural Engineering 698A.

ARE 398D. Departmental Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the Master of Science in Engineering degree under the departmental report option. Individual instruction. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in architectural engineering and consent of the supervising professor and the graduate adviser.

ARE 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the Graduate School report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in architectural engineering and consent of the supervising professor and the graduate adviser.