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The Third Edition of the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge: An Update and Overview

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Educational & Professional Issues of Strategic Importance to the Civil Engineering Profession and ASCE

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Civil Engineering

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27

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Kenneth J. Fridley University of Alabama

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Kenneth J. Fridley is the Senior Associate Dean for the College of Engineering at The University of Alabama. Prior to his current appointment, Fridley served as Professor and Head of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama. Dr. Fridley has been recognized as a dedicated educator throughout his career and has received several awards for his teaching efforts, including the ExCEEd (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education) Leadership Award in 2010. At the University of Alabama, Fridley has led efforts to establish several new programs including new undergraduate degree programs in construction engineering, architectural engineering and environmental engineering, a departmental Scholars program allowing highly qualified students an accelerated program to earn their MSCE in addition to their BS degree, the interdisciplinary "Cube" promoting innovation in engineering, and the cross-disciplinary MSCE/MBA and MSCE/JD dual-degree programs.

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Decker B. Hains Western Michigan University

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Dr. Decker B. Hains is a Master Faculty Specialist in the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Western Michigan University. He is a retired US Army Officer serving 22 years on active duty with the US Army Corps of Engineers and taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA). He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from USMA in 1994, Master of Science degrees from the University of Alaska Anchorage in Arctic Engineering in 1998 and Missouri University Science & Technology in Civil Engineering in 1999, and a PhD in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University in 2004. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Michigan.

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Brock E. Barry P.E. United States Military Academy

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Dr. Brock E. Barry, P.E. is an Associate Professor and Mechanics Group Director in the Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. Dr. Barry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree from University of Colorado at Boulder, and a PhD from Purdue University. Prior to pursuing a career in academics, Dr. Barry spent 10-years as a senior geotechnical engineer and project manager on projects throughout the United States. He is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states. Dr. Barry’s areas of research include assessment of professional ethics, teaching and learning in engineering education, nonverbal communication in the classroom, and learning through historical engineering accomplishments. He has authored and co-authored a significant number of journal articles and book chapters on these topics.

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Kristen L. Sanford Bernhardt Lafayette College Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-7115-0119

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Dr. Kristen Sanford Bernhardt is chair of the Engineering Studies program and associate professor of Civil
and Environmental Engineering at Lafayette College. Her expertise is in sustainable civil infrastructure
management and transportation systems. She teaches a variety of courses including sustainability of built
systems, transportation systems, transportation planning, civil infrastructure management, and Lafayette’s
introductory first year engineering course. Dr. Sanford Bernhardt serves on the American Society of Civil
Engineers’ Committees on Education and Faculty Development and the Transportation Research Board
Committee on Education and Training. She previously has served as vice-chair of the ASCE Infrastructure
Systems Committee, chair of the ASEE’s Civil Engineering Division, and a member of the Transportation
Research Board committees on Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing, Asset Management, and
Emerging Technology for Design and Construction. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. from Carnegie
Mellon University, and her B.S.E. from Duke University.

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Leslie Nolen CAE American Society of Civil Engineers

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Leslie Nolen, CAE, serves as director, educational activities for the American Society of Civil Engineers. She brings over 20 years of association management experience to her work with ASCE's Committee on Education on issues of importance to the undergraduate and graduate level education of civil engineers.

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Abstract

In October, 2016, The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) launched the Body of Knowledge 3 Task Committee (BOK3TC), and in 2017 an update on the task committee’s work was reported at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Columbus, OH. That presentation and paper provided a summary of the findings of the committee following critical reviews of published literature and an initial survey of constituents. Based on these findings, the BOK3TC determined that a Third Edition of the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge (BOK3) was warranted and outlined a series of next steps to develop the BOK3.

The primary purpose of this paper is to once again update the civil engineering community on the progress of the BOK3TC and to present a first draft of the BOK3 outcomes. The paper will summarize the five-phase process the committee is following. The first phase, which focused on reviewing available literature and conducting a survey of constituents, was reported in the 2017 paper referenced above. The second and third phases will be the focus of this paper. The second phase involved developing possible new outcomes and revising existing BOK2 outcomes based on information from the first phase, conducting an internal survey of all BOK3TC members (full and corresponding), and developing pre-draft outcome rubrics for the BOK3. The third phase, which is currently underway, focuses on critically assessing the pre-draft BOK3 outcome rubrics, including a second survey of constituents. A first draft of the BOK3 outcomes and expected level of achievement for each outcome will be available at the conclusion of the third phase and will be presented in this paper.

COORDINATING NOTE:  This abstract is submitted at the specific invitation and request of Tom Lenox, the coordinator of the ASCE Liaison Committee’s session(s) for the CE Division of ASEE in 2018.  It should be considered for inclusion in the sessions on “Educational & Professional Issues of Strategic Importance to the Civil Engineering Profession – and ASCE.” that the ASCE Liaison Committee is organizing.

Fridley, K. J., & Hains, D. B., & Barry, B. E., & Sanford Bernhardt, K. L., & Nolen, L. (2018, June), The Third Edition of the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge: An Update and Overview Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/31128

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