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Challenges and Experiences in Teaching a Concrete Problems Diagnosis and Repair Course

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Conference

2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Innovative Course Developments in Construction

Tagged Division

Construction

Page Count

13

Page Numbers

25.292.1 - 25.292.13

DOI

10.18260/1-2--21050

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https://peer.asee.org/21050

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Jiong Hu Texas State University-San Marcos

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Dr. Jiong Hu an Assistant Professor in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at Texas State University – San Marcos, United States. Dr. Hu received his BS and MS in 1996 and 1999 from Southeast University, China, respectively, and his PhD from Iowa State University in 2005. He is teaching construction and concrete related courses including Construction Materials and Processes, Concrete Construction Methods, Management of Concrete Products and Concrete Problems: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Dispute Resolution. His research interests include concrete materials and construction, engineering and technology education and problem-based learning.

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Vedaraman Sriraman Texas State University, San Marcos

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Vedaraman Sriraman is Foundry Educational Foundation Key Professor and Interim Director of the Concrete Industry Management program at Texas State University. His research interests are in engineering education, sustainability and applied statistics. In the past, he has received several grants from the NSF and SME-EF. He has also received teaching awards at Texas State.

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Yaoling Wang Texas State University, San Marcos

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Yaoling Wang is currently a User Services Consultant at Texas State University, San Marcos. Wang received her B.S. from Nanjing Normal University, China, in 1998, and M.S. from Iowa State University in 2006. Her interests are instructional technology assisted learning, problem-based learning, and instructional design and development. Wang has been working with university faculty on a variety of projects: ePortfolio, Classroom Response System, a learning management system, and a content management system.

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Abstract

Challenges and experiences in teaching a concrete problems diagnosis and repair courseIn 2008, a new industry oriented technology degree called Concrete Industry Management wasestablished at State University. This program is one of only five such across the nation. A uniqueaspect of this program is the inclusion of a senior level course that focuses on problem solving inthe area of concrete products. Students are exposed to methods for recognizing and diagnosingconcrete problems and the measures that may be employed for the resolution of the problems.The course is integrative in nature and requires background material from several sophomore andjunior level concrete material-related courses. The course is challenging from the instructor’sstandpoint in that the technical content covered may come across to the students as being dry,multiple topics need to be covered and the time presents a significant constraint as well.However, the knowledge and skills that are acquired in this course would be very valuable to thegraduates as they embark on professional careers in the industry. The paper details the design ofthe course, the issues involved in teaching this problem solving course and the strategies thatwere employed to resolve the issues.

Hu, J., & Sriraman, V., & Wang, Y. (2012, June), Challenges and Experiences in Teaching a Concrete Problems Diagnosis and Repair Course Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21050

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