• Overview - 2019/2020

    Successful major construction projects, efficiently and safely built and turning a profit, are a result of the work and collaboration of construction managers and superintendents. If you're hungry for a career that puts you in charge, or if you're eager to unleash your true earning potential, the Construction Engineering Technology program will open the doors to a satisfying career. Although we've changed the program name, Management is still the game.

    You'll develop the technical knowledge and skills required to oversee the construction of residential, industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings - from planning through to completion. You'll learn to estimate material requirements and costs, schedule and manage construction projects, perform on-site field engineering and coordination. In addition to all of the skills required to be an effective and respected leader. Plus, you'll get incredible hands on experience with the opportunity of twelve full months of paid co-op work.

    As a graduate, your career choices will be as varied as your highly developed skills. Work as a building developer, general contractor, subcontractor, superintendent, field coordinator, expeditor, quantity surveyor, estimator, inspector, scheduler or contract manager. If you've been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, during your career, you may wish to start your own construction company. Your career in construction management is waiting.

    CMY2 program progression

    Fall (September) start date:

    Fall Winter Summer
    Start Level 1 Level 2 Co-op
    Level 3 Level 4 Co-op
    Co-op Level 5 Level 6

     

     

    Program coordinator:

    David Parsons
    Phone: 519-452-4414

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
    - Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
    - Mathematics ONE OF:
        -Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) (preferred)
        -Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
        -Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
        -Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
        -Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics* (C) (Note: minimum final grade required is 60)
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) 
    OR
    Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
    - Mathematics ONE OF:
        -Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) (preferred)
        -Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
        -Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
        -Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
        -Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics* (C) (Note: minimum final grade required is 60)
    OR
    Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grades stated above

    Note:
    • Applicants who lack required courses may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading.
    • *Students entering with Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C) may be required to take additional preparatory mathematics as part of their program of study.

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Construction Engineering Technology (C)
    • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course

    Recommended Personal Preparation

    • Summer employment in construction or related activity

    Advanced Standing

    • Credit for any course in the program will be given to students who can demonstrate mastery of the course learning objectives.

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
    Note:
    • Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Construction Engineering Technology program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Construction Engineering Technology program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Construction Engineering Technology program.
  • Courses

    Construction Engineering Technology-2019/2020

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    COMP-1327Computer Applications3
    This course will provide a study of word processing and spreadsheet functions as utilized by the construction industry. This study will be applied to the efficient creation of reports and to the utilization of spreadsheets to produce construction project related data.
    MATH-1036Mathematics in Technology 13
    Students explore the following topics: scientific notation, estimation, basic algebra, trigonometry and radian measure applications solutions of right triangles and carry out mathematical applications in Architectural, Civil and Construction Technology.
    SFTY-1029Health & Safety3
    People who go to work should feel confident that they will end their work day uninjured and healthy, both mentally and physically. Working conditions have not always been as safe as they are today, and remain unsafe in many parts of the world. Terms such as 'mad as a hatter' and 'canary in a coal mine' reflect historical exposure to toxic chemicals as a result of deficiencies in workplace health and safety. Ontario's current policies and legislation are the result of a long history of workers striving for better and safer working conditions. Workplace safety can be divided into physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial factors. Students need to be aware of these to ensure a healthy, safe and productive work environment. Through discussions, lectures, videos and hands-on training, students will learn to understand and appreciate the evolution of workplace safety, health policies and practices in place today. This course will provide students with knowledge of the legislation, policies, procedures, agencies, organizations and committees whose purpose is to protect workers against health and safety hazards on the job. This course addresses physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial factors related to ensuring a healthy, safe and productive work environment. The student will be trained in Fall Protection and WHMIS.
    COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
    This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.
    MATS-1028Methods & Materials 15
    This course will introduce students to various types of commercial construction and associated materials. Investigations will include: soil excavations, below-grade concrete formwork and placement, and masonry.
    WRIT-1039Reason & Writing 1-Technology3
    This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
    CONS-1059Quantity Surveying 13
    This is an introductory course for the quantity surveying of simple commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings on a level site. Students will learn to apply the principles and rules for take-off, calculation of material areas and volumes, including the measurement of concrete quantities, and blueprint reading.
    SURV-1010Construction Surveying 13
    This course is an introduction to surveying basics and will enable the student to use the fundamental survey equipment required for construction site work. Exercises in level operation, distance measurement, angle layout and measurement, and note keeping will be undertaken on field sites.

    Level 2Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    ENVR-1017Sustainability in the Built Environment3
    This is an introductory course that investigates sustainability in the built environment. Students will explore the topic as it applies to environmental stewardship, professional practices, and certifications as well as investigate sustainable building design, construction, and maintenance approaches and practices.
    PLUM-1025Plumbing 12.5
    The construction technologist must be able to work effectively with all of the trades on a construction project. This introductory level course will provide a basic understanding of ICI (Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional) plumbing systems.
    CONS-1060Quantity Surveying 24
    In this course, students will prepare quantity surveys for residential and commercial projects. Quantities for concrete and formwork to foundations including stepped footings, column footings, and pilasters will be studied as well as concrete and formwork quantities for columns, beams, and suspended slabs. Takeoff of unit masonry construction and rough carpentry will be introduced.
    SURV-3017Construction Surveying 22
    Information from survey field notes is used to determine the design and layout of proposed buildings and related infrastructure. In this course, the student will use field notes to estimate excavation quantities and to calculate layout data. The calculated data will then be used in the field to layout a proposed building site applying the survey skills developed in the first semester.
    MATH-1196Mathematics in Technology 22
    This course reviews the fundamental arithmetic of percentages and covers the topics of simple and compound interest, annuities, amortization, sinking funds and depreciation. This course will also cover the fundamentals of descriptive statistics and introduction to probability.
    MATS-1029Methods & Materials 25
    This course will continue to expose students to the various methods of commercial construction and related materials. Above-grade concrete, structural steel and wood frames, exterior cladding including roofing, and interior finishes will be explored.
    CADD-1076AutoCAD2
    This course will provide an introduction to the basic concepts of computer-aided design and drafting as utilized by commercial constructors.
    ENGR-1027Statics & Mechanics4
    This structural theory course will provide the student with the fundamentals for basic structural design. Design loads, properties of cross-sectional shapes and materials, shear force and bending moments, in addition to simple beam and column design will be studies.

    Level 3Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    CONS-3013Heavy Construction Quantity Surveying4
    This is an introductory course for quantity surveying of civil projects. Students will learn to apply the principles and rules for takeoff, calculate areas and volumes, and measure quantities for civil structures and designs such as retaining walls, concrete culverts, bridges and water treatment and supply for the following divisions - sitework and concrete.
    LAWS-1030Contracts in Society3
    This course will provide the student with an understanding of contractual rights and responsibilities in Canadian Society, as well as an historical understanding of the development of legal principles of contract law in Canada. This course will also focus on understanding the individual's relationship with others in society as governed by contract law.
    CONS-3025Formwork Systems3
    This course builds on the concepts presented in two previous technology courses. The student will investigate the properties of formwork materials and the selection of formwork for horizontal and vertical concrete surfaces. The use of knock-down formwork, gang forms, flying forms, slipform, and tilt up construction for horizontal and vertical operations will be examined.
    ELEC-1139Electrical 12
    This electrical course will give the students a basic understanding of electrical installation requirements and electrical terminology as it applies to the construction trades.
    ENGR-1028HVAC 12
    The construction technologist must be able to work effectively with all of the trades on a construction project. This introductory level course will provide a basic understanding of ICI (Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional) H.V.A.C. systems.
    CONS-3026Quantity Surveying & Estimating 14
    The purpose of this course is to continue to develop the Construction Technology student's knowledge of quantity surveying and the various techniques involved in completing an accurate quantity survey of an industrial/commercial/ institutional type of building project typically seen in the construction industry today.
    ENGR-3017Wood Design3.5
    This course introduces students to common wood frame construction methods currently in use in the building industry in Ontario. Traditional framing methods as prescribed in Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code are examined, in addition to the use of engineered wood products and pre-fabricated wood trusses. The importance of fasteners and bracing systems is considered.

    Level 4Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    LAWS-3001Construction Contracts & Specifications4
    This course will introduce the student of Construction Technology to various types of construction contracts and specifications thus finalizing the process covered in LAWS1030. The student will examine, interpret and analyze numerous construction contract documents. The student will understand the contract documents and roles of the various parties to a construction contract, and in each case, the parties' rights and obligations under various contractual arrangements.
    ENGR-3018HVAC 22
    This mechanical course is a continuation of HVAC 1 which will provide the student with an understanding of the design and installation of mechanical systems and equipment used in commercial projects.
    CONS-3027Quantity Surveying & Estimating 24
    In this course, students will take-off and/or prepare unit price calculations for medium sized ICI sector projects. Included will be the application of principles and rules for take-off, calculation of areas and volumes, and measuring quantities for the several trade divisions of the master format. Divisions may include concrete, metals, thermal and moisture protection, and finishes. Costing for division three items will be introduced for material, labour and equipment components.
    ENGR-3019Concrete Design3.5
    This course will cover the design and analysis of reinforced concrete structures and structural members such as footings, columns, beams, and one-way floor slabs. Use of the concrete reinforcing steel handbook, building code, and related reference material is part of this course.
    CONS-3024Site Logistics3
    This course will develop site planning skills with an emphasis on efficiency and safety. Topics will include: locating on-site equipment, material delivery restrictions and storage, site and weather conditions, staging areas, as well as security.
    ECON-1022Building Economics 14
    The design and construction of buildings does not occur without considering feasibility and investment aspects. This course will provide the student with the fundamentals of real estate transactions and financing, property rights, and investment analysis. Title searches, the legal system, mortgage calculations, and preliminary budget estimates will also be studied.

    Level 5Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    CONS-3010Building Science2
    In this course, students will examine current building science issues and concerns. Topics will include air barriers, vapour barriers, building envelope design and installation, sound transmission and attenuation, heat flow and transfer, radon detection and control, corrosion and protection of metals, fire ratings, and sick building syndrome. Testing and sampling procedures will be reviewed as well as the establishment of codes and standards.
    MGMT-3080Construction Management 14
    In this course, students will build upon concepts taught in previous terms to examine the principles and techniques required to successfully manage the construction of a commercial/industrial building. Company/project organization structures, prime contracts, subcontracts, job site set up, insurance, bonding, materials handling, labour relations, sub trade co-ordination and shop drawings will be studied. Scheduling including CPM networks, Gantt charts, manpower allocation and cash flow projections will be reviewed.
    COMM-5005Technical Report Prod for Bldg Tech'y2
    This course requires the student to perform primary and secondary research in the production and presentation of various types of formal reports. The presentation includes designing a persuasive oral presentation.
    ELEC-5041Electrical Estimating2
    This is a cumulative course building upon concepts taught in Electrical 1 and other courses in previous levels. This course will give the student an understanding of how these various concepts relate to electrical installation requirements and electrical terminology as it applies to construction, and especially as it applies to commercial and industrial electrical installations.
    CONS-5019Quantity Surveying & Estimating 34
    In this course, students will prepare a complete estimate for a medium size commercial or industrial building. Emphasis will be placed on quantity take-off and pricing in the following trade areas: concrete and formwork, masonry, metals and carpentry. In addition, pricing of project general expenses, estimate summarization and tender document preparation will be reviewed.
    COMP-1500Computer Estimating 11
    This course is an introduction to "WinEst' estimating software. Students will prepare complete estimates for small projects using the software package.
    ENGR-5014Steel Design3
    The student will study the Ontario Building Code and its use in building construction and design. Retaining wall structures and rigid frame structures will be analyzed.
    ECON-5005Building Economics 24
    This course will provide the student with the skills and tools required to analyze cost, forecast cost and develop budgets for building development and construction projects as related to various phases of preliminary design.

    Level 6Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MGMT-5085Construction Management 23
    In this course, students will further examine construction management principles and techniques. Change notices, progress billings, inspections/testing, claims/disputes, cost controls and project close out procedures will be studied. Students will also use the "Microsoft Project" scheduling software package.
    PLUM-5009Plumbing Estimating2
    This is a cumulative course building upon concepts taught in Plumbing 1 and other courses in previous levels. This course teaches the student how these various concepts come together for plumbing estimating. Topics include plumbing and/or hot water heating materials, and pricing selection from a common trade source. Specific methodology is used to conform with trade related procedure.
    ENGR-5015HVAC Estimating2
    This course will provide the student with an introduction to estimating materials and labour for sheet metal work and duct systems for heating and ventilating systems. Specific estimating handbooks for mechanical contractors will be used.
    COMP-5067Computer Estimating 22
    This course will provide a study of construction database organization and its components including; headings, items of work, labour and material costs, assemblies, and applicable formulas. This study will be applied to a construction database and estimate for a medium-sized commercial project.
    SURV-5006Construction Surveying 32
    This course reviews the three basic plane surveying applications of measurement: measuring or establishing distances, angle measurements using a theodolite and determining elevations using an automatic level and laser level. Exercises will also be assigned to introduce coordinate trigonometry, the application of the Total Station and the calculation of angles and distances for building layouts.
    CONS-5018Building Information Modelling3
    This course will provide an overview of the role of BIM from the constructors' perspective. Students will be exposed to the process of applying techniques to projects using BIM enabled technologies. BIM models will be used to verify construction data and prepare construction documentation.
    CONS-5020Quantity Surveying & Estimating 44
    In this course, students will prepare a complete estimate for a commercial residential building. Emphasis will be placed on quantity take-off and pricing for all trade divisions, subtrade quotation review and analysis will be discussed. In addition, pricing of project general expenses, estimate summarization, and tender document preparation will be performed.

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 6 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Levels 3 and 4

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 35 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2019/2020

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the program will find employment with general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, building developers and government departments as superintendents, field engineers, expeditors, quantity surveyors, estimators, inspectors, schedulers, or contract and project managers. The opportunity to start a contracting or consulting firm or to assume an existing company also exists.
  • More Information - 2019/2020

    A Co-operative Education Program
    A Three-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma Program
    Program Code: CMY2
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
    September Admission
    15 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology: 519-452-4414

    Program Description

    The program provides the technical knowledge and skills required to manage the construction of industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings from the planning stage through to completion. Studies include construction materials and methods, construction equipment, surveying, project management, scheduling, estimating, building economics, and construction contracts. Twelve months of co-operative work experience is an integral part of the program.

    Other Information

    • The program is fully accredited by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. Partial accreditation has been awarded by the Canadian Construction Association's Gold Seal Program and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.

    Co-operative Education

    This three-year program has three co-operative work terms.  Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a Co-op Endorsed Diploma.  More information about Co-operative Education can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/co-op.
    Learning Outcomes 
    1. develop and use strategies to enhance professional growth and ongoing learning in the construction engineering field.
    2. comply with workplace health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
    3. complete duties and assist in monitoring that work is performed in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the construction engineering field.
    4. promote and carry out sustainability practices* in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.
    5. facilitate the collaboration and interaction among project stakeholders* to support construction engineering projects*.
    6. collect, process, analyze and coordinate technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents.
    7. coordinate and facilitate the collecting, processing, interpreting and application of survey/geomatics and layout information* to implement construction projects*.
    8. select and use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support the design and construction of projects.
    9. analyze and solve technical problems related to the design and implementation of construction projects* by applying engineering concepts, technical mathematics* and building science*.
    10. schedule, coordinate and monitor the progression of construction projects* by applying principles of construction project management.
    11. prepare estimates of time, cost, quality and quantity, tenders and bids.
    12. perform, coordinate and facilitate quality control* testing and monitoring of equipment, materials and methods involved in the implementation and completion of construction projects*.
    13. apply teamwork, leadership, supervision and interpersonal skills when working individually or within multidisciplinary teams to complete work on construction projects*.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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