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A Project-Based Integrated Work/Review Cycle (PBIWR) for Design and Learning of Accelerated Construction Monitoring

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Conference

2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Novel Methods of Construction Education

Tagged Division

Construction

Page Count

12

Page Numbers

23.92.1 - 23.92.12

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https://peer.asee.org/19106

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17

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Don Chen University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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Dr. Don Chen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He worked as a structural engineer and a field engineer for commercial projects. His research interests include Building Information Modeling (BIM), Pavement Management System (PMS), and accelerated construction technologies.

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Shen-En Chen University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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Dr. Shen-En Chen is associate professor at UNC Charlotte. He received his BS, MS, PhD from West Virginia University. His research activities are in carbon sequestration, enhanced oil production, shock and vibration, geophysical testing, structural health monitoring and nondestructive evaluation.

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Gary Bruce Gehrig P.E. University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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Dr. Gehrig is Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.His professional background includes experience as a civil engineer and construction manager in the public, private and international sectors specializing in underground infrastructure systems.

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Abstract

A Project-Based Integrated Work/Review Cycle (PBIWR) for Design and Learning of Accelerated Construction Monitoring AbstractTo minimize impact due to travel delay, the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) hasbeen pushing for Accelerated Construction (AC) techniques for public transportationconstruction. In contrast to traditional construction techniques, the AC technology is envisionedby this federal agency to have the potential to generate great savings for the nation byeliminating unnecessary traffic jams. This change in construction philosophy provides a greatopportunity to introduce the advanced concept of full monitoring of construction processes viaembedded sensing technologies. Since this involves both inspection techniques and constructionmanagement, this paper presents an integrated learning and reviewing approach that was appliedto a design project-oriented course content that was offered in both Construction Managementand Structural Monitoring courses. This approach enabled undergraduate students fromEngineering Technology and graduate students from Civil Engineering Departments work andreview each other’s project papers separately, but produce one project outcome. A learningexperience survey was distributed to participated students. The results indicated that the majorityof students had positive interdisciplinary learning experience, and about 18% of studentsexpressed their interests in participating in future research projects. Once implemented, thisproject-based integrated work/review cycle can establish a potentially creative and synergisticenvironment for student learning through interactions between multi-discipline teams. 1

Chen, D., & Chen, S., & Gehrig, G. B. (2013, June), A Project-Based Integrated Work/Review Cycle (PBIWR) for Design and Learning of Accelerated Construction Monitoring Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19106

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