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Design and Implementation of an Experiential Learning Exercise for Mechanical Piping Systems to Enhance Construction Engineering and Management Education

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Topics in Construction Education

Tagged Division

Construction

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

9

Page Numbers

26.455.1 - 26.455.9

DOI

10.18260/p.23793

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https://strategy.asee.org/23793

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265

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Thomas Michael Korman P.E. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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Dr. Thomas M. Korman, P.E., P.L.S. has over 15 years of experience in design and construction industry. He is an Associate Professor at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. He is a licensed professional engineer and land surveyor in the State of California and holds several certifications from the American Concrete Institute. His doctoral work at Stanford University in Construction Engineering and Management focused on design-construction integration. With teaching responsibilities in both the civil engineering and construction management departments, Dr. Korman has instructed courses on Construction Drawings & Specifications, Concrete Technology and Formwork, Heavy Civil Construction Methods, Residential Construction Methods, and Building Systems. He has work worked for several public agencies, consulting engineering firms, and construction companies before joining the faculty at Cal Poly in 2005. He has designed civil infrastructure projects with an emphasis on capital improvement projects for roadways, parks and recreation facilities, and water and sewer infrastructure.

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Abstract

 Design and Implementation of an Experiential Learning Exercise for a Mechanical Piping Systems to Enhance Construction Engineering and Management Education *** *** ***AbstractOver the past several years, the building codes that govern commercial building constructionhave become increasingly prescriptive in nature, specifying detailed information related to thedesign and installation of the systems, while offering no reasoning behind their prescriptivemeasures. For example, mechanical piping systems commonly found in commercial andindustrial facilities are used for a variety of building systems. Students now read and studyconstruction details about piping system and installation methods in textbooks, and usingpublished productivity rates, they perform in-class exercises estimating quantities and schedulingtheir installation, but they lack the experience working with the material and understanding thechallenges trade workers face in the field during installation. This paper describes the design andimplementation of experiential learning exercises that allows construction management studentsto perform “hands-on” fit-up exercises of mechanical piping systems.Key Words: Commercial Building Construction, Experiential Learning, Construction Education

Korman, T. M. (2015, June), Design and Implementation of an Experiential Learning Exercise for Mechanical Piping Systems to Enhance Construction Engineering and Management Education Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23793

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