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Todd Dunn

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-2900
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RIT Civil Engineering Tech 78 Lomb Memorial Dr.

Todd Dunn

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BS, Dartmouth College; MSCE, University of California; PE

585-475-2900

Currently Teaching

CVET-230
3 Credits
Applications of the principles of statics and strength of materials to the analysis and design of basic structural elements in buildings such as beams, T-beams, columns, slabs, and footings. Topics include analysis of gravity loads in buildings, along with analysis and design of both structural steel and reinforced concrete members found in buildings. The Allowable Stress Design approach (AISC) is used for steel, while the ACI code is used for concrete. Design and analysis of steel connections are covered also.
CVET-461
3 Credits
An introduction to direct cost estimating for construction projects. The estimating techniques covered include quantity take-off, labor productivity, and pricing (labor, material, and equipment). Drawings, sketches, and specifications are used as a basis for developing quantities involving site work, concrete, masonry, steel, carpentry, and finishes. Students also use software tools to aid in developing takeoff quantities. Different estimate structures and various types of estimates are examined. Direct and indirect construction costs are explored along with approaches for estimating overhead costs and profit.
CVET-140
2 Credits
A study of common construction materials in civil engineering with particular emphasis on Portland cement concrete and asphalt cement concrete. Aggregates, Portland cement, and asphalt cement (each an ingredient in the concretes) are studied extensively. Mass-volume relationships are explored in relation to these materials. An overview of laboratory testing procedures for evaluating these materials is provided. Important properties of masonry, steel, and wood products are also discussed.

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Journal Paper
Dunn, Todd, Jennifer L. Schneider, and Richard Zigenfus. "Comparison of Thirty Green Building Projects Across the U.S.: Common Elements." International Journal of Facility Management 3. 1 (2012): 1-16. Web.