PME240 - Civil Infrastructure

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Subject Title
Civil Infrastructure

Subject Description
This course introduces various aspects of infrastructure management including analytical methods, available technologies, financial frameworks, and politics involved in the decision making process surrounding civil infrastructure management. The material will have a specific focus on sustainability and strategic environmental assessment for infrastructure.  Elements presented will include roads, buildings, water networks, and sewer networks. The course will emphasize the use of emerging technologies, information systems, and decision making tools that support the various elements of the asset management framework.

Credit Status
One subject credit towards the graduate certificate in Project Management - Environmental.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate fundamental principles of project management such as scheduling, contracts and legislation in relation to infrastructure management;
  2. Demonstrate in written form the implementation of the tender process with respect to civil infrastructure projects;
  3. Prepare a civil infrastructure contract based on an understanding of construction industry standards, procedures and codes;
  4. Interpret basic feasibility requirements for a project.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to define the role of various industries, councils and professional associations as they relate to asset and infrastructure management.
  6. Analyse specific civil infrastructure to identity deficiencies using appropriate tools and technologies.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.