Civil Infrastructure and Structural Design

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This program emphasizes practical hands-on infrastructure and building design in civil and structural engineering. All aspects of design, drafting, detailing and construction methods are taught in lecture format augmented by on-site field visits. Instruction in the current building code, construction practices, civil infrastructure and structural design standards and current computer drafting technologies ensure students will have the knowledge, skills and competency to enter this labor force immediately upon graduation.

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British Columbia


Brighton College

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Program Duration

31 Weeks

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StudentAid BC, Line Of Credit, Grants

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the diploma in Civil Engineering Design Technology, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

Use AutoCAD effectively to create working drawings
Use AutoCAD as a tool to work on architectural and structural drawings
Apply local building code standards to architectural drawings
Layout buildings in civil land development subdivision plans
Perform geometric design for roadway systems
Apply TAC (Transportation Association of Canada) design standards to road infrastructure design
Understand civil infrastructure road pavement design and construction standards
Understand civil roadworks inspection techniques
Apply hydraulic principles and engineering formulas to design municipal sewer and water piping services
Use Civil 3D to create land development subdivision and infrastructure drawings
Analyze and design wood structures
Analyze and design steel structures and create structural details
Design and analyze reinforced concrete foundation systems
Design and detail reinforced concrete structures
Create a working drawing portfolio for presentation during interviews

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