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Development Of A Multi Use Construction Engineering And Management Classroom/Laboratory

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

End Date

June 25, 2003



Conference Session

Construction Engineering Advances II

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8.419.1 - 8.419.7



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Charles McIntyre

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Session 1621


Charles McIntyre and Gary Smith

Civil Engineering and Construction North Dakota State University

Introduction and Overview

Engineering education requires a combination of classroom training, hands-on experience, and industry participation. In addition, students must become fairly well versed in the use of the technological tools of the trade. In order to accomplish these goals, engineering programs must develop innovation use of space and provided state-of-the-art technologies that can be used by both the students and the instructional staff. Traditional classrooms are usually configured for lecture-based instruction and are limited in their functionality for group work. The Division of Construction Management and Engineering (CME) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) has developed a reconfigurable multi-use classroom / laboratory that is the primary meeting space for most CME courses.

The Department of Civil Engineering and Construction at North Dakota State University consists of two divisions, the Division of Construction Management and Engineering and the Division of Civil Engineering. The Construction Management and Engineering (CME) Division has accredited degree programs in construction engineering and construction management. Based on our most recent Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) accreditation reviews, it was recommended that the CME Division acquire additional space dedicated primarily for construction education, i.e., a construction classroom / laboratory (CCL). Based on this recommendation we developed a plan to acquire additional space for the dedicated CCL.

The contents of this paper describe: 1) the overall conceptual plan of the CCL, 2) the required technology systems, 3) the phased construction schedule, 4) the funding mechanisms used to construct the classroom/laboratory, and 5) student and faculty assessments concerning the overall use classroom/laboratory.

“Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education”

McIntyre, C. (2003, June), Development Of A Multi Use Construction Engineering And Management Classroom/Laboratory Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--12302

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