Civil Engineering and Architecture
April 20, 2012
This week we took a tour to the Water One water treatment plant. During the tour we were introduced to Jim Wagne, a project manager from Black & Veatch. This week we also surveyed the soccer field and surrounding area. Surveying included recording the distance, degrees, minutes and seconds of the points. From these points we then brought it into AutoCAD to project the points onto a 2d map. While in the field, we also started to do some soil testing. From the soil we dug up from the field - we sifted out the different sizes of dirt into containers. Currently, we are working on separating the clay from the soil. Aside from all the outdoor work we also have been working on the Medical/Health center for Blue Valley employees.
March 9, 2012
During this shortened week, students are finishing their residential lake houses and working on putting together their presentations. On Wednesday, students will be visiting a residential apartment complex on 135th St. and Melrose where there is construction going on. After spring break, students are going to Black and Veatch to present their lake houses.
February 24, 2012
This week in Civil Engineering and Architecture we worked on the lake house project for our clients. Many of us are in the final designing process on Revit and we will be putting the final touches on them this next week. We also had Clint Robinson, the head of the Water Division sector at Black and Veatch, come into class and teach us about waste water treatment, water pressure and how the water goes from the different reservoirs to your house. A few of the students had the opportunity to attend the E-week luncheon. They left school early and went to the Marriott down town to meet with the Eastern Kansas Society of Professional Engineers. They were able to explore the different booths from different engineering companies and listen to Brigadier General John R. McMahon talk about the flooding that happened over the past year.
February 17, 2012
This week in CEA students have been working on Lake House projects where they had met with clients to discuss the house. The students had to come up with several ideas and drawings on the lake house based on the constraints they were given. The students are drawing final drawings of the lake house on paper and on the computer. The students were also given he chance to see Three Sixty Architecture which is a local Architecture business in Kansas. The students toured the facility and got to see some of the projects they are currently working on. This week students were also introduced to some of the LEED things that can be put into houses to make it more environmentally friendly.