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Introduction to the organization and terminology of construction engineering. Overview of technical and management skills required to succeed in the construction engineering profession.
This course is a prerequisite for: CONE 211
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
CONE 206
Engineering EconomicsCrosslisted as BSEN 206
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Introduction to methods of economic comparisons of engineering alternatives: time value of money, depreciation, taxes, concepts of accounting, activity-based costing, ethical principles, civics and stewardship, and their importance to society.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 8
Prereqs:
Business concepts and practices used by construction contractors. The construction industry, management principles, forms of business ownership, company organization, construction contracts, estimating and bidding, business ethics, bonds and insurance, financial statements, cost accounting, equipment management, planning and scheduling, labor relations and personnel management.
This course is a prerequisite for: CONE 414
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
CONE 221/2210
Geometric Control SystemsCrosslisted as CIVE 221
Prereqs:
Introduction to the theory and application of mensuration and geometric information processing in civil engineering. Measurement of distance, direction, elevation, and location using mechanical, electronic, and satellite systems. Collection of field data and error propagation. Elementary geometric data bases for design, construction, operation, and control of civil works.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
(UNO) ISMG 2060.
Characteristics, capabilities, and selection of equipment and methods used in the building construction industry. Estimating job production, equipment production rates, machine operating costs, earth-moving equipment, hoisting equipment, operations analysis, and use of various other construction and methods and equipment.
This course is a prerequisite for: CONE 466
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
CONE 378/3780
Construction EstimatingCrosslisted as CNST 378
Prereqs:
CNST 242 or (UNO) CONE 2420.
Preparation of detailed cost estimates based on contract documents. Identify and analyze cost components to perform a reliable quantity take-off. Recap components in their common trade areas for labor, material, and equipment pricing. Introduction to subcontractor bids and assembly of bid proposal.
This course is a prerequisite for: CONE 466, CONE 485
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing; CONE 211 and 319.
Safety practices in the construction industry and the national safety and health standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The theory of accidents; personal attitudes; statistics and environment; accident occurrence; prevention and inspection in connection with the construction of buildings, highways, and associated heavy facilities. Nationally accepted safety codes and their relationship to accept practices in the industry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Design of structural timber, beams, columns, and connections. Introduction to applicable design philosophies and codes. Overview of materials design. Masonry, aluminum, and contemporary materials such as plastics and fiber reinforced systems and composite material groups. Design considerations, cost and contractibility analysis.
This course is a prerequisite for: CONE 417
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
CONE 417/817
Prereqs:
CONE 416; parallel CIVE 441.
Design of structural timber, beams, columns, and connections. Introduction to applicable design philosophies and codes.  Overview of materials design.  masonry, aluminum, and contemporary materials such as plastics and fiber reinforced systems and composite material groups.  Design considerations, cost and constructability analysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing.
Sustainable construction and its application to the green building industry. LEED certification process, sustainable building site management, efficient waste water applications, optimizing energy performance, indoor environmental issues, performance measurement and/or verification, recycled content and certified renewable materials.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CNST 112 Construction, or Graduate standing in AREN, CIVE, CNST, or CONE.
This course instructs CAD users on the effective use of Building Information Model (BIM) for Integration of design, document and Construction Estimate. Topics include: model-based 3D design, file formats, interoperability, and MEP modeling.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Estimating techniques and strategies for heavy and/or civil construction. Unit pricing, head and civil constructions takeoffs and estimating, equipment analysis, overhead cost and allocations, estimating software and government contracts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
CONE 476
Project Budgets and ControlsCrosslisted as CNST 476
Prereqs:
CONE/CNST 378; ISMG 2060 (UNO).
ACCT 2020 (UNO) may be substituted toward degree requirements for CONE 476. Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of: ACCT 2020 (UNO) and CONE 476.
The basic systems related to revenues and expenses associated with record keeping of construction contracts. Managerial accounting related to planning and control of construction projects.
This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 489
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing; CONE/CNST 241.
The methods and equipment required in the construction of roads and bridges. Methods and equipment necessary for roads and bridges. Substructure and superstructures, precast and cast-in-place segments, and standard and specialized equipment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
CONE 482/882
Heavy and/or Civil ConstructionCrosslisted as CNST 882/482
Prereqs:
Senior or Graduate standing in ARCH, AREN, CIVE, CNST, or CONE.
Application of management principles to the construction of heavy and/or civil projects. History, theory, and methods of planning and constructing heavy and/or civil projects. Emerging equipment and new equipment capabilities. Economical use of equipment and managing costs associated with production.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CONE 483/883
Prereqs:
Senior standing.
The design and placement of excavation supports according to OSHA requirements and industry standards. A variety of routine to moderately complex support systems. Open excavations, heet piling and cofferdams, soil mechanics, lateral loads, hydrology, and pumping methods.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CONE 485/885
Prereqs:
CONE 378/CNST 378; AE 2250 (UNO).
Planning and scheduling a construction project using the critical path methods (CPM) with computer applications. Project pre-planning, logic networks, network construction, time estimates, critical path, float time, crash programs, scheduling, and monitoring project activities.
This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 489, CONE 466
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing.
CONE 489 is to be taken in the term preceding graduation. CONE 489 embodies the cumulative CONE experience in a project format and uses teams to simulate actual construction enterprises operating in cooperative and competitive situations which replicate the construction industry.
An integrated, comprehensive project.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
CONE 498
Prereqs:
Permission.
CONE 498 requires the completion of a final report that presents the study results in a form useful to engineering management.
Individual research on a selected technical, structural, materials or management problem in construction.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Course Format: Independent Study
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
The overall process of hazards risk management (risk identification, risk analysis, risk assessment, risk communication), risk based decision making and risk mitigation. Classification of building stock, defining vulnerability, risk assessment methods, assessing economic losses and cost benefit analysis.  Case studies will be used to demonstrate the application of risk management principles/techniques in practice.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Master of engineering in construction or related discipline and permission.
A signed student-instructor learning contract is required.
Individual or small group investigation of special topics in construction engineering.  Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Master of engineering in construction or related discipline and permission
A signed student-instructor learning contract is required. Individual or small group investigation of special topics in construction engineering. Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture 1
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing.
CONE 96 is required of CONE majors prior to graduation. The work experience must be pre-approved by the faculty adviser in the CONE department.
Work experience in a construction related work area.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Field
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Introduces building and bridge construction using precast concrete components including design, production, and erection challenges with emphasis on precast connection details.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering degree program and permission of the major advisor.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-21
Max credits per degree: 21
Course Format: Lecture
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom