Construction engineering technicians work with home builders and general contractors, bid for construction work and organize and supervise the participation of various trades involved in a construction project. This two-year Construction Engineering Technician diploma program provides the technical skills and knowledge required to assist in the management of all phases of residential, small commercial and industrial construction projects, emphasizing sustainable construction practices.
Construction Engineering Technician
2 years (4 semesters)
Ontario College Diploma
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Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management Programs PDF
The Construction Engineering Technician program studies the characteristics of various building types with an appreciation for the latest energy and environmental technologies. The program also focuses on areas that include:
- Interpretation of construction documents
- On-site building engineering and safety
- Quantity surveying (estimating labour, materials and equipment required for a project)
- Building codes and construction contracts
- Site management practices
Laboratory courses provide practical building layout surveys and quality control testing of various building materials. You will also gain extensive computer experience, working with general business and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and specialized construction management and estimating software.
*If you enrol in the program in January, you are required to complete semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year in order to continue into semester 3 in the fall.
Part Time Study Options
Part-time study options are not available for this program; however, our Continuing Education department offers evening courses and part-time certificate programs in Building/Construction Technologies. See coned.georgebrown.ca
Your Field Study options
Purpose and Definition of Field Experience
Field experience combines classroom learning with hands-on work experience structured to meet specific curricular outcomes. This approach to education relies upon a three-way partnership: the student, the institution and industry. Success depends upon the co-operative efforts of each party. It forms the basis for students’ experiential learning which is achieved when the cycle of experience, reflection, and learning is completed. It is a mandatory component of the T161 Construction Engineering Technician program. Field experience positions can be paid or unpaid. Both fulfill the academic requirement as well as strengthen students’ resumes, positioning them more effectively for future employment.
The field experience requires students to accumulate 100 hours of construction industry-related experience over the course of their third and fourth semesters. The field experience is facilitated through the Angelo DelZotto (ADZ) School of Construction Management, via collaborative efforts from the academic supervisors, program coordinators and the chair.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Develop and use strategies to enhance professional growth and ongoing learning in the construction engineering field.
- Comply with workplace health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
- Complete duties in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the construction engineering field.
- Carry out sustainability practices in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.
- Collaborate with and facilitate communication among project stakeholders to support construction projects.
- Collect, process and interpret technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents.
- Contribute to the collecting, interpreting and applying of survey/geomatics and layout information to implement construction projects.
- Identify and use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support the design and construction of projects.
- Contribute to the resolution of technical problems related to the design and implementation of construction projects by applying engineering concepts, basic technical mathematics and building science.
- Assist in the scheduling and monitoring of the progression of construction projects by applying principles of construction project management.
- Assist in the preparation of accurate estimates of time, cost, quality and quantity, tenders and bids.
- Perform quality control testing and monitoring of equipment, materials and methods involved in the implementation and completion of construction projects.
- Apply teamwork, leadership and interpersonal skills when working individually or within multidisciplinary teams to complete work on construction projects.
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Printable Curriculum Planner 2017-2018
|BLDG1025||Construction Field Practices|
|BLDG1026||Introduction to Residential Construction|
|BLDG1074||Fundamentals of Building Architecture|
|GSCI1022||Building Science and the Environment|
|MATH1136||Mathematics for Building Technologies 1|
|BLDG1042||Construction Materials and Methods|
|BLDG1073||Construction Materials Testing|
|BLDG1076||Building Code 1|
|BLDG1077||Construction Health and Safety|
|BLDG1078||Introduction to 3D Modeling|
|GHUM1106||History of Architecture|
|MATH1146||Mathematics for Building Technologies 2|
|BLDG1084||Timber Construction Technology|
|BLDG1165||Introduction to Building Science|
|BLDG1202||Field Experience 1|
|BLDG2076||Building Code 2|
|BLDG2019||Estimating – Small Buildings|
|BLDG2045||Construction Site Management, Supervision and Inspection|
|COMM1113||Professional Communications for Building Technologies|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|BLDG2021||Construction Planning and Scheduling|
|BLDG2090||Principles of Construction Law|
|BLDG2091||Steel Construction Technology|
|BLDG2130||Field Experience 2|
|BLDG3004||Pricing Construction Works|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
**Based on the results of your placement test, you may be required to take COMM1003 (English Skills) or CESL1003 (English Skills – ESL) before progressing to COMM1007. COMM1003/CESL1003 does not count as a course required for graduation, and you will be charged for this extra course. Please visit http://assessment.georgebrown.ca for more information.
Detailed course outlines
General Education Electives
According to the 2015 Build Force Canada report 420,000 workers in the 34 core construction and trades occupations will be needed to replace existing workers and meet new labour market demand between now and 2024.
Graduates find employment in a variety of jobs leading to supervisory positions in the construction industry. Opportunities may be found with:
- Home builders
- General contracting firms
- Consulting firms
- Sales roles with manufacturing and supply companies (related to the building industry)
- Government agencies
Future Study Options
Pathways to the Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) degree program are also available after completing the three-year Construction Engineering Technology program.
For more information, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide.
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