Civil Engineering

Construction Project Management
COURSE OBJECTIVE

  • Understanding of construction Project Management Process
  • Understanding of Planning and Scheduling
  • Developing problem solving skills
  • Understanding basics of building maintenance management
  • Identifying different types of rehabilitation methods
  • Understanding simple non-destructive testing
  • Providing an understanding and overview of site management concept and safety and health issues at construction site
  • Introducing Knowledge Management and its importance for construction organizations

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

Academicians, Engineering, Planners, Architects, Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Contractors, Consultants, Researchers, Safety and Health Committee Members, Government Authorities, Students and practitioners in other.

Concrete – Technology Assessment and Repair
INTRODUCTION

Concrete is a structural material made from natural ingredients. It is versatile and simple to use but in practice, the basic rules are sometimes ignored thus result in inferior product. It is therefore very important to those involve in the field of construction to acquire basic knowledge and understanding of the behavior of concrete during fresh and hardened states.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

At the end of this course, the participants are expected to:

  • Understand the basic components of concrete
  • Understand the common concrete deterioration and process of deterioration
  • Learn how to plan and implement a structural evaluation programme
  • Examine the common non-destructive investigation techniques for evaluating concrete in structures
  • Understand the limitations of various NDT techniques and find out how to select the best techniques for a particular problem
  • Understand how to interpret and use NDT results
  • Understand how to repair simple defect of concrete

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

All building industry professionals who are involved in concrete construction, NDT inspection, structural condition assessment, repair and restoration of existing concrete structures including engineers, architects, designers, inspectors, contractors, developers, lecturers, students and researchers.

Agricultural Drainage Technology
COURSE OBJECTIVE

The course is aimed at providing participants with some fundamental aspects of drainage technology for agricultural production, which include theory, design and practice of surface and subsurface drainage of irrigated land. An introduction to the assessment and management of saline and alkaline soils will also be covered. At the end of the course, participants would be able to realize the importance of having proper drainage system for better agricultural farm productivity.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Civil and agricultural engineers
  • Agriculturist
  • Agricultural technicians
  • Commercial farm operators
  • School and college teachers
Micro Irrigation System Design
COURSE OBJECTIVE

The course is aimed at providing participants with some fundamental aspects on irrigation engineering, which include of soilphysics and soil-water plant relationships, which are essential in micro-irrigation system design. At the end of the course, participants would be able to realize the importance of having proper farm irrigation system to ensure better agricultural farm productivity.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Civil and agricultural engineers
  • Agriculturist
  • Agricultural technicians
  • Commercial farm operators
  • School and college teachers
Construction Site Management and Safety Control
INTRODUCTION

The aim of this module is to understand the main aspects involved in the process of preparing tender document for civilengineering projects. Participants will be exposed to measurement techniques, which cover several types of civil engineeringworks such as earthwork and roads, piling and bridges, sewerage and drainage based on the Civil Engineering StandardMethod of Measurement (CESMM3).

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To understand the systematic approaches in measuring the quantities of civil engineering work items.
  • To understand the philosophy of ‘Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement for Building Works’, third edition (CESMM3) in measuring quantities of earthwork, roads, piling, bridges, sewerage and drainage.
  • To prepare tender document for tendering purposes.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Building contractors
  • Developers
  • Consultants
  • Bankers
  • All professionals
Measurement Techniques and Cost Estimating in Civil Engineering Construction
Structural Wind and Earthquake Engineering
COURSE OBJECTIVE

Participants would be able to learn the differences in fundamental, design and analysis aspects of wind and earthquake engineering.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Structural engineers
  • Geotechnical engineers
  • Civil and structural consultants
  • Contractors
  • Developers
Concrete Bridge Design
COURSE OBJECTIVE

The topic of concrete bridge design is very useful to expose our engineers about the current practice in this important area. Itwill highlight the latest requirements set by JKR and other relevant agencies. The experienced engineers will find the coursebeneficial in that they can refresh and update their knowledge.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

Civil / Structural engineers, consultants, contractors, academicians, researchers and others who are involved in civil /structural engineering and construction.

Reinforced-Concrete Structural Design (From Design Office To Site Construction)
COURSE OBJECTIVE

The subject matter of reinforced-concrete structural design has been well established and documented. Numerous Codes of Practice exist to serve and provide guidelines for structural engineers to produce a ‘safe’ and ‘functional’ design. However, within the realms of ‘actual design’, there exists a vague and sometimes contradicting design assumption that leads to questionable design output. The results of such lead to conflicts and inadequacies in detailing of structural members. This course intends to highlight and explore the various ambiguities between design assumptions and its effects on the detailing output and subsequently the problems of site misinterpretation of construction drawings. Emphasis will be placed on commonsite problems related to inadequate or insufficient reinforced detailing such as lap lengths, anchorage lengths, etc.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Civil / Structural engineers
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Academicians
  • Researchers
  • Others who are involved in civil / structural engineering and construction
Fundamentals of Engineering and Technology Management
COURSE OBJECTIVE

The participants will learn and update themselves in the following topics:

  • Application of the principles of management to technical establishment.
  • Engineering/technology management issues.
  • Characteristics of management of innovation and products.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Young executives who are in management of technical/engineering establishment
  • Engineers without specific training in management
Planning and Scheduling with Microsoft Project: Level 1
INTRODUCTION

School of Professional and Continuing Education

Today’s construction environment demands construction on tight schedules and on-time completion. Successful projects M are the results of effective project planning. This course is designed to expose participants with fundamentals of project planning and how to use Microsoft Project in assisting them with their planning and managing project after it has begun. The fundamentals provided in the course will help participants establish an understanding of project planning concepts. The course assumes no previous knowledge of Microsoft Project software.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To expose participants with the fundamentals of project planning.
  • To teach participants how to use Microsoft Project to assist them with their planning and managing project after it has begun.
  • To help participants establish an understanding of project planning concepts.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Project Managers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Contractors, and
  • Those who are involved in planning and scheduling work
Planning and Scheduling with Microsoft Project: Level 2
INTRODUCTION

This two-day course is designed as a follow-up from the Level 1 course and for those who already have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Project. The topics and exercises will cover special application features including Managing Multiple projects;

Managing Project Resources; Resource Leveling; Project Cost Management Analysis; Exporting and Importing Project Data;and Developing Customized Report. The course will guide participants to understand some advanced scheduling techniques, which will enable Microsoft Project to be applied to its fullest.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course will guide participants to understand some advanced scheduling techniques, which will enable Microsoft Project to be applied fully.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Project Managers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Contractors, and
  • Those who are involved in planning and scheduling work
Application of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) in Reinforced Concrete
INTRODUCTION

Concrete structure is known to be versatile, durable and cost effective. However, in service, concrete structures are exposed to all kinds of weather and sometimes, unexpected loading that renders the structure to shorten their service period. Therefore, it is wise to carry out periodical testing on concrete structures so that the current condition of structure is understood and an early repair can be carried out if necessary. This type of testing is best carried out using non-destructive method to minimize defect on the structure.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Civil and structural engineers
  • Construction professionals involved in the design, specification and/or installation of repair of concrete structures
  • Lecturers and students
  • Researchers, and
  • Those interested in NDT of concrete
Project Scheduling using Primavera Project Planner (P3) – Module 1
COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course is designed to provide the basic planning and scheduling knowledge in using P3, especially regarding the use of

Critical Path Method (CPM). It is intended for project participants who would like to learn the fundamentals in the area mentioned. At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Determine basic project properties using CPM
  • Plan and schedule a project using CPM and P3
  • Calculate project progress without considering resources
  • Create and print project progress curve (S-Curve).

TARGET PARTICIPANTS 

  • The course is opened to project managers, contractors, consultants, engineers, academicians and all project participants, especially those who need the basic knowledge and skill of planning and scheduling using P3.
Advanced Planning Techniques using Primavera Project Planner (P3) – Module 2
This course will expose the project participants to the advanced scheduling techniques, which will enable the application of P3 to its fuller extent.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Use Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM).
  • Create Target Schedule and Use Multiple Project Calendars.
  • Apply Fragnets.
  • Develop Project Definition and WBS.
  • Perform Out-of-Sequence Scheduling.
  • Perform Resource and Cost Scheduling/leveling.
  • Measure Project Progress based on Cost.
  • Perform Schedule Compression.
  • Perform a Simple Impact Analysis.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

The course is opened to project managers, contractors, consultants, engineers, academicians and all project participants.

However, fundamental knowledge on project scheduling using P3 is required.

Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composite for Infrastructure Applications
INTRODUCTION

Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites are the latest and advanced construction materials which possess excellent engineering properties. They are potentially to be used in many areas for infrastructure applications. This course is designed for those who wish to learn and understand the basic knowledge on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composite materials, manufacturing process, testing, engineering properties and applications in the construction industry.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

To learn and understand the basic knowledge on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composite materials, manufacturing process, testing, engineering properties and applications in the construction industry.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Engineers
  • Academicians
  • Technicians
  • R&D personnel
Analysis and Design Software in Civil Engineering (STAADPRO)
COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course will provide the training to civil engineers and technicians in analyzing and designing civil structures such as beams, trusses, frames, slabs, etc. using civil engineering software called STAADPro. The design will covers both concrete and steel structures.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

All civil engineers and technicians from consulting, construction and development companies, either from private or government sector.

Geographical Information System Application for Civil Engineers (Part I)
COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course exposes Civil Engineers to the Geographical Information System, which is a sophisticated information system M that is capable of connecting geographical data with attributes data. Considering computer and the information technology are the present day culture, it is timely that the Geographical Information System takes over the outdated procedure which is conventionally being used, especially in the field of civil engineering.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

Those who are involved directly in civil engineering and information technology.

Geographical Information System Application for Civil Engineers (Part II)
COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course will provide advance exposure to the use of SMG in the real world, where participants will make SMG manipulation and analysis using the available software. Emphasis will be given on the SMG Management System Database and space analysis.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

Those who are involved directly with civil engineering and information technology and have completed the Geographical

Information System Application for Civil Engineers (Part I)

AUTOCAD (Level 1)
INTRODUCTION

Information Technology Unit of Civil Engineering (ITUCE) is a sub-unit in the Civil Engineering Faculty, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The unit was established in 1993 with the objective of providing information technology facilities to the faculty.

The role of this unit was later expanded to include offering subjects of information technology to students at degree and master level in the Civil Engineering Faculty.

Based on these experiences, ITUCE hopes to share the expertise by offering related courses with the objective of increasing the use of multimedia among lecturers.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the course are to:

  • Expose the participants to the basic elements of AutoCAD Software
  • Provide the techniques of using the software, menu bar and basic command.
  • Provide hands-on AutoCAD Software skills.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • University students
  • Lecturers
  • Teachers or those involved in digital technical drawing.
Laboratory Testing & Characterisation of Rock Sample
INTRODUCTION

Rock is not made to specification. Therefore, in rock engineering, where rock itself is both the construction and the structure, its properties and strength have to be established through testing. Rock testing forms an essential part in designing rock engineering structures for they provide numerical indices on the mechanical properties of the rock.

In designing a structure, the approach can be empirical, and/or complex physical and computer modelling. The confidence on design output partly depends on correct and reliable input data, which are acquired through testing. Reliable test data however, could only be acquired through appropriate sample preparation, testing procedures and processing of raw data.

The objective of measuring rock properties varies with the structure to be constructed and there is no standardized package of tests. Depending on the types of laboratory test, cost per test may vary from RM10 up to more than RM2000. The cost does not include acquiring rock samples on site. The quantity and types of test to be undertaken depend on the types of input parameter required for the design. Thus, cost and justifications for testing on rock samples are important aspect to be considered. Knowledge on the relevancy of various rock properties to specific rock engineering structures allows one to decide on the appropriateness of particular test and consequently, helps in minimizing cost on laboratory test. With regard to laboratory testing, there are a number of essential tests on rock samples that are undertaken to provide data for design of rock structure:

Index and basic property test: Simple and indirect tests that provide numerical index on rock material properties. Tests include Slake’s Durability, Point-load, Rebound Hammer and Brazilian.

Direct strength and engineering properties test: Elaborate tests that provide fundamental rock material properties.

Tests include uni-axial compression with strains measurement, multiple-stage tri-axial compression and shear test on rock discontinuities.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the short-course are to expose participants to the relevant knowledge on rock testing that include:

  • Fundamental properties of rock and their relevancy to civil engineering structures.
  • Types of tests, related sample preparation and testing procedure.
  • Processing of raw test data and typical presentation of processed data.
  • Interpretation of test data based on state of sample and mode of failure.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

Geotechnical and civil engineer, Geologist and engineering geologist, Laboratory engineer, Technical sale person dealing with rock testing equipment’s and Lecturer in civil engineering.

Structural Analysis for Lecturers and Trainers
INTRODUCTION

The course focuses on the analysis of two-dimensional structures using a matrix operational method and computer applications. The matrix operational method is also suitable to be programmed in computers as the solutions adopt the matrix concept. The course consists of flexibility method, stiffness method, concept from solving matrices, introduction to finite element method and structural modelling using existing software.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To introduce and apply the concepts of structural analysis of determinate and indeterminate systems using numerical and computer techniques to solve problems related to Civil Engineering.

Environmental Engineering for Non-Environmental Engineers
INTRODUCTION

Human activities, if not controlled, may cause damage to the environment and cause ill effects to human himself. In relation to that, environmental engineering is a branch of engineering which is concerned with protecting the environment from potentially deleterious effects of human activity, protecting human populations from the effects of adverse environmental factors and improving the environmental quality for human health and well-being. Various technologies are available to minimize pollution from industrialization and urbanization.

This course intends to introduce non-environmental engineers to the various aspects of environmental engineering. Apart from lectures and discussions, the course will also include practical sessions, which involve analysis of water and wastewater in the laboratory.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To explain the importance and needs of a clean environment.
  • To provide better understanding on environmental related legislations.
  • To introduce participants to available pollution control technologies.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Safety Officers, Chemical Engineers, Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Chemist, Managers, Architects, Academicians, Planning Officers, Officers in Municipalities, and interested individuals.
Design of Multi-Storey Braced and Unbraced Steel Frame
INTRODUCTION

In general, the designer of a structure will either adopt Simple design (in which it is assumed the connections are nominally pinned, i.e. no significant moments are transferred across the joint) or Continuous design (in which it is assumed the connections are rigid and transfer moment between members). In some cases, the designer may use Semi-continuous design assuming that the connections are semi-rigid, but this is relatively unusual. The assumptions made about connection behavior during the frame analysis must be consistent with the final connection details. Common types of connection have been analyzed and the capacity tabulated for easy reference and the design of connections can be very much simplified by the use of these capacity tables.

Building frames generally comprise an assembly of beams and columns. The connections between the beams and columns are commonly assumed to be pinned and not to transmit significant moments. In this case, resistance to lateral force is provided by vertical bracing, shear wall or concrete core. Alternatively, it may be assumed that the connections are rigid and moment-resisting and analyzed assuming full continuity. Frames designed on this basis are called continuous (or rigid) frames. Continuous frames assume that joints are rigid and that no relative rotation of connected members would occur whatever the applied moment. When a steel frame is not braced, an established technique is to rely on the rotational stiffness of the connections to provide resistance to wind, even though such restraint is ignored under the action of gravity loads. This approach is termed the “wind moment” or “wind connection” method. The advantages of the method are its simplicity. As the frame is rendered and statically determined, internal moments and forces are not dependent on the relative stiffness of the members.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Provide complementary guides on the design of connection for multi-storey frame.
  • Introduce design rules for the wind moment connections which are consistent with BS 5950: Part 1:2000.
  • Provide work example which illustrates the design of a typical braced frame.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Civil / Structural engineers
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Academicians and Researchers who are involved in civil / structural engineering and construction
Steel Work Design to BS 5950: 2000
INTRODUCTION

BS 5950-1: 2000 supersedes BS 5950-1: 1990, which is now withdrawn. The new Standard includes technical changes from the previous Standard. However, it does not constitute a full revision.  The new Standard takes account of a number of new related standards adopting European or International standards for materials and processes, along with revisions to standards for loading. It also reflects the transfer of the design of cold-formed structural hollow sections from BS 5950-5 to BS 5950-1:2000.

The clauses that have been updated technically include those for sway stability, resistance to brittle fracture, local buckling, lateral-torsional buckling, shear resistance, stiffeners, and members subjected to combined axial force and bending moment, joints, connections and testing. The reason for the changes to the recommendations is one of structural safety. However, where possible, some adjustments based on improved knowledge have also been made to the recommendations to offset potential reductions in economy.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Provide guidance on the design code for steelwork in buildings (BS 5950-1:2000).
  • Explanations of how the Code clauses should be applied under certain situations.
  • Expose to design of all the main structural forms and their components.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Civil / Structural engineers
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Academicians and Researchers who are involved in civil / structural engineering and construction
Design of Composite Beams and Columns
INTRODUCTION

Composite beams comprise steel beams, usually consisting of 1 section which is designed to act compositely with concrete or composite slabs by the use of shear connectors. Composite construction is the generic title given to the use of composit beams and slabs in buildings. Composite construction has proved to be popular in recent years and has largely accounted for the dominance of steel frames in commercial building sector in Malaysia. The main economy sought in constructing buildings is the speed of construction, and for this reason, slab and beams are usually designed not to be propped during the,construction stage.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Present a method of design for simply supported composite beams as used in buildings consistent with BS 5950:Part 1 and Part 3.1
  • Introduce a design method based on plastic analysis of the composite section at ultimate loads and elastic analysisat serviceability loads.
  • Provide work example to illustrate the design of typical composite beam.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Civil / Structural engineers
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Academicians and Researchers who are involved in civil / structural engineering and construction

 

Planning and Scheduling with Microsoft Project: Level 2
INTRODUCTION

This two-day course is designed as a follow-up from the Level 1 course and for those who already have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Project. The topics and exercises will cover special application features including Managing Multiple projects;

Managing Project Resources; Resource Leveling; Project Cost Management Analysis; Exporting and Importing Project Data;and Developing Customized Report. The course will guide participants to understand some advanced scheduling techniques, which will enable Microsoft Project to be applied to its fullest.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course will guide participants to understand some advanced scheduling techniques, which will enable Microsoft Project to be applied fully.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Project Managers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Contractors, and
  • Those who are involved in planning and scheduling work