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Morris, Matthew R.

Teaching Professor and Nicholas R. Petry Professor



courses taught

  • AREN 2050 - Building Materials and Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Covers the broad subject of building materials and systems. Includes a practical approach to assembly details, methods of construction, codes, foundations, steel, concrete, masonry, cladding, doors and windows, interiors, finishes, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, life safety and conveyance. Includes investigation of an existing facility along with a team presentation trends in commercial building construction.
  • AREN 4606 - Construction Project Execution and Control
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Integrates project execution and control techniques for construction scope, cost and schedule. Includes progress measurement, resource planning, earned value methods, productivity, risk management methods and key contract clauses.
  • CVEN 3246 - Introduction to Construction
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Provides a broad view of concerns, activities, and objectives of people involved in construction: the owner, architect/engineer, contractor, labor and inspector. Interactive gaming situation relates these people to the construction contract, plans/specifications, estimates/bids, scheduling, law and financial management. Students with a Business School Real Estate emphasis may be considered for this course.
  • CVEN 4899 - Civil Engineering Senior Project Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Provides a simulated real world design and construction planning experience where teams integrate across multiple civil engineering sub-disciplines to create a solution that satisfies multiple constraints, including design, client requirements, budget, schedule, technical, regulatory, and societal. Final deliverables include: detailed design drawings, specifications, cost estimate, project schedule, construction plan, oral and written presentation.
  • CVEN 5006 - Construction Engineering and Management Fundamentals
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Provides an overview of the construction industry to establish a foundation for subsequent graduate courses in construction engineering and management. Students will be exposed to projects of varying funding sources, contracts, scope and complexity. Project phases will be established including planning, funding, design, construction, turnover, operation and maintenance. The course will focus on fundamental construction cost estimating, scheduling, delivery systems, contractual relationships, key contract clauses, risk allocation, building materials/systems and project controls. Previously offered as a special topics course.
  • CVEN 5836 - Special Topics for Seniors/Grads
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Supervised study of special topics of interest to students under instructor guidance. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department consent required.


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