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Construction Engineering Students Cognitive Apprenticeship Approach

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

Conference Session

College-Industry Partnerships Division Technical Session 2

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College Industry Partnerships

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11

DOI

10.18260/1-2--32543

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https://peer.asee.org/32543

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Brandon M. Fulk P.E. Purdue University-Main Campus, West Lafayette (College of Engineering)

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Mr. Fulk is the Director of Internship for the Division of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) at Purdue University. His responsibilities not only include the internship program for the Division but in addition he is the academic advisor and lecturer for a host of core CEM courses including Capstone. He received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering in 1998, Professional Engineering License in 2003, and is currently working on his Master’s in Civil Engineering.

Mr. Fulk’s current research and interests reside in the preparation of future leaders of the construction industry. He has spent time evaluating current practices, cataloging industry needs, and reflecting on how students learn by digesting research provided in the field of Engineering Education.

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Seyedali Ghahari Purdue University-Main Campus, West Lafayette (College of Engineering)

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Ali graduated in B.Sc. Railway Engineering from IUST in 2011, and received his M.Sc. in Construction Engineering and Management from AUT in 2013. He received his second M.Sc. in Construction Materials from Purdue in 2016. Ali has been a researcher at the Concrete Technology and Durability Research Center at AUT for 3 years and has served as a research scholar at IUST for 2 years. At Purdue, he has served as a teaching assistant since 2015 and he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Transportation and Infrastructure Systems at Purdue under the supervision of Prof. Samuel Labi. He is performing asset management studies on infrastructure systems. Ali has more than 20 publications on different aspects of civil engineering.

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Kyubyung Kang Purdue University, West Lafayette (Construction Engineering and Management) Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-7293-2171

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Dr. Kyubyung Kang is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Division of Construction Engineering and Management at Purdue University. He holds a BSc. in Civil Engineering from Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea, MSc. in Civil Engineering from University College London (UCL), United Kingdom, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) at Purdue University. His current research interest is disaster risk reduction and mitigation strategies development especially by dealing with infrastructure service supply chain issues in post-disaster situation. In addition, he is very active in K-12 educational outreach and devleoping tools and teaching methodologies to encourage young people to excel in Construction Engineering education.

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Makarand Hastak P.E. Purdue University-Main Campus, West Lafayette (College of Engineering)

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Dr. Hastak is Professor and Head of the Division of Construction Engineering and Management (2007-Present) as well as Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. He has been involved with the construction industry for over 30 years where he has conducted research, taught, and assisted industry in the area of construction engineering and management including disaster risk reduction, infrastructure management, cost control, project management decision-making, risk management, and strategic planning. As a Fellow of the American Council on Education (cohort of 2013-14), he spent one year working closely with the senior leadership at Cornell University to understand the various facets of Hybrid RCM budget, engaged institution, and Public-Private Partnership in academia.
Prof. Hastak is a Professional Engineer (PE) and a Certified Cost Professional (CCP). He has authored over 200 publications and reports in his area of expertise as well as co-authored and edited three widely used books (1) Infrastructure Planning, Engineering, and Economics (McGraw-Hill 2006 and 2015), (2) Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering (AACE 6th Ed. 2015), and (3) CCP Certification Study Guide (AACE 2nd Ed. 2016). He served on the AACE Education Board from 2004-2016. In addition, Prof. Hastak has developed and currently manages several websites as a public service to the construction industry including: (1) Emerging Construction Technologies, (2) Academic Breakthroughs in CEM, (3) Purdue Index for Construction (Pi-C).
Dr. Hastak served as the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering (2009-2015). He is one of the founders and the past chair of the Global Leadership Forum for Construction Engineering and Management programs (GLF-CEM) (http://wpvcemweb01.itap.purdue.edu/glf/default.aspx). Dr. Hastak served as the Chair of the National Consortium of Housing Research Centers (NCHRC) (2008-2010) and was the invited Scholar-in-Residence at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center in 2006. Dr. Hastak received his undergraduate education in India, MSCE degree from the University of Cincinnati, and PhD in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. In addition, he is a trained university planner through SCUP and has received advanced training at Cornell University in Executive Leadership, Financial Management, and Advanced Strategic Human Resource Management. He worked as a Postdoc at Georgia Tech and as a faculty at NYU-Tandon School of Engineering, University of Cincinnati, and currently at Purdue University.

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Abstract

Industry has voiced the need for gap reduction in the experiential and theoretical learning that exists in today’s construction engineering curriculum. Student success is a direct reflection of the priority in the external stakeholders that will be discussed in this paper. Creation of a course that could reduce the gap is the first step in this process to align courses, instructor strengths, and industry needs, while meeting and/or exceeding the expectations of the student. The main objective of this research is to provide solid foundations of construction core courses by discussing importance and needs of Means and Methods in engineering education. The proposed course curriculum would contribute to provide an opportunity to lead by example as well as to provide a model for training instructors in content delivery – promote enduring outcome by using application-based delivery.

Fulk, B. M., & Ghahari, S., & Kang, K., & Hastak, M. (2019, June), Construction Engineering Students Cognitive Apprenticeship Approach Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32543

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