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Building Construction: Interdisciplinary Capstone Projects

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



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Capstone Courses in Construction

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25.277.1 - 25.277.15

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BUILDING CONSTRUCTION: Interdisciplinary Capstone Projects Jose L. Fernandez-Solis1,ABSTRACTThe past four fall semester, the COSC 440 Interdisciplinary Capstone classes of graduating constructionscience seniors have been teamed up with COSC 663 Sustainable Construction graduate level classesresponding to a real life RFP. The pat spring capstone class was teamed up with a COSC 489 LeanConstruction undergraduate and graduate level class also responding to a real life RFP. This paper laysout the class structure in all classes and compares the results in terms of grades and quality of theresponses from the faculty and the jurors. All classes were asked to keep track of weekly percent plancomplete (PPC) and interestingly those virtual companies that had the best PPC were the ones that wonthe RFP project.1 Texas A&M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station TX 77843-3137, (979) 458-1058, fax: (979) 862-1572,email:

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