IEDM 601: BIM Standards and Applications

What is BIM; Theoretical background; Fundamentals of BIM; Advantages of a building information modeling to architects, engineers, contractors, and owners; Introduction to virtual design and construction; Create a basic building information model; Interoperability; Overview of BIM application; BIM-based project management;  Scheduling, Quantity takeoff; Visualization and documentation; Clash detection; project control; Use building information modeling to identify design errors and to improve construction process; BIM and facility management; Case studies.

IEDM 602: Integrated Project Delivery

Project objectives and constraints;  stakeholders; types of project delivery methods, structure and contracting; Intelligent building ideas; Intelligent philosophies; Design-Bid-Build Delivery;  Design-Build Delivery;  Integrated Project Delivery;  Risk, Legality for Various Project Delivery Methods; Project Delivery Use in Public & Private Sector Projects; Case studies.

IEDM 603: Green BIM

Green construction ideas; philosophies; architectural designs, concepts, and trends, Influence of BIM on green construction ideas on the final building envelope (internally and externally); Components of a green construction System, tools and processes; Smart technologies and their applications in green building design; Case studies.

IEDM 611: BIM for Facility Management

Definition of facility management; facility lifecycle; strategic plans; implementation plans; procurement plans; integrating BIM in with organizations plans; BIM throughout the lifecycle of the facility, value of information to the owner’s business operations; managing data and documentation for facilities; Case studies.

IEDM 612: Infrastructure and Asset Management

Definition of asset management;  Asset inventory;  Condition assessment;  Deterioration modeling; Valuation; Risk management; Performance measures; Levels of service; Budget allocation;  Infrastructures systems; Roads, Buildings, Water networks, and Sewer networks; Decision-making tools and analysis; Prioritization; Case studies.

IEDM 613: BIM Applications in Integrated Design

Major innovations in building technologies and structural, enclosure, telecommunications, mechanical, lighting, and interior systems; Relationships, opportunities and conflicts of these mandates and the comprehension and integration of building systems necessary to achieve performance in all areas; Different work methodologies and design aspects of different electro-mechanical systems in buildings; Critical analysis of information and choice of argumentation in smart buildings and long term integrity of integrated systems.

IEDM 614: Lean Construction

Lean Project Delivery; Integrated Lean Project Delivery; Value Stream Mapping; Last Planner System; Policy Deployment; Lean Thinking and Principles; Concepts of Value, Flow, Variability, Overburden, and Wastes; Just in Time, A3 Reporting, and Visual Controls.

IEDM 615: Sustainable Urban Systems

Complex cities; urban metabolism; sustainable urbanism; resource flows in cities, resource-efficient cities and quality of life. Spatial analysis tools, approaches, and techniques; applications to promote ecocities; case studies.

IEDM 616: BIM-based Structural Engineering

BIM basic concepts, interoperability, and standard data models; Object-oriented programming; Industry Foundation Classes, object model, usage, schema, and extensions; BIM-based structural engineering, traditional structural engineering, architectural model versus structural model, structural BIM tools, interoperability, and pain points; Case studies.

IEDM 617: Claims and Alternative Disputes Resolution

Definition and Classification of Claims, Generation of Claims, Different Types of Claims, Claim presentation, Delays and Time analysis, Quantification of Claim Costs, Mediation, Disputes Adjudication, Arbitration, Presentations and Case studies.

IEDM 618: Risk Management in Engineering Projects

Important Axioms for Effective Risk Management Terminology; Systems Thinking Applied to Risk Management; Systems Life-cycle and its Time-Related Risks; Risk Analysis Tools; Quantitative Risk Management; Risk Control; Psychological and Social Aspects of Risks: Prediction of At-Risk Persons & Groups. Applications: The special cases of Environment, and Natural Risk; Case Studies.

IEDM 619: BIM and GIS Integration

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Building Information Model (BIM) scientific and technological terms;  Integration of BIM and GIS to work collaboratively; Supply chain management, analysis, design, re-engineering with the support GIS and BIM tools combined. Workflows with the support of both GIS and BIM to allow consistency in coordinating changes and allow advanced visualization shall be experienced.

IEDM 620: Construction Economics and Financial Strategies

Foundations of engineering economy; Factors: How time and interest affect money? Combing factors; Nominal and effective interest rates; Present worth analysis; Annual worth analysis; Rate of return analysis: single alternative; Rate of return analysis: multiple alternatives; Benefit/cost Analysis; Replacement and retention decisions; Breakeven analysis; Depreciation methods; Effects of Inflation.

IEDM 621: Information and Knowledge Networks

Different network analysis, measures and modelling techniques; Advanced modeling techniques; sematic networks; Selected application of network analysis in the built environment; knowledge management, modelling and representation; process modelling; case studies.

IEDM 622: Principals of Remote Sensing

Basic Concepts of Remote Sensing; concepts and trends; Electromagnetic Radiation Spectrum; Remote Sensing Systems; Satellites and Orbits; Spatial and spectral Resolutions; Features of the Remote Sensing Satellites; Digital Image Processing; common methods used to avoid error propagation and atmospheric correction; Processing-Image Enhancement: Concept of color; Contrast stretching; Filtering and edge enhancement; Image classification; Image transformations (Change detection); Image processing software; Digital Elevation Model; Remote sensing applications in Civil Engineering.

IEDM 623: Big Data Analytics

Introduction to big data; Big data concepts and applications; Big data and construction engineering; Big data processing frameworks (Hadoop, Spark, Storm, etc.); Using the cloud for big data analytics; In-class student presentations and discussions of research papers about big data analytics.

IEDM 624: Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Applications 

Basics of Artificial Intelligence and domains, including a description of formal tasks, mundane tasks, and expert tasks. Artificial Intelligence applications in various fields (with focus on Engineering discipline); using a myriad of Artificial Intelligence branches, including Neural Networks, Evolutionary Algorithms, and Reinforcement Learning.

IEDM 625: Urban Operations Research

Quantitative methods and techniques for the analysis and modeling of urban service systems; Applications of the following into the urban service systems: probabilistic modeling, stochastic and deterministic queuing models, network models, facility location, mathematical programming, and network programming.