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Scott Wolcott

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

585-475-6647
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Scott Wolcott

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

Education

BS, MS, State University of New York at Buffalo; PE

585-475-6647

Currently Teaching

CVET-181
1 Credits
The purpose of this course is to provide students with hands on learning of fundamental and innovative tools in the area of civil engineering graphics. Students will apply information from the co-requisite course to understand how construction drawing sets and drawing components are organized and generated. Spreadsheet methods will be used to solve design problems and building information modeling software will be introduced in the DDL computer lab.
CVET-424
3 Credits
The primary objective of the Revit course is to teach students the concepts of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology and introduce the tools for parametric building design and documentation using Revit Architecture. Students will be able to create full 3D architectural project models and generate working drawings. The course focuses on design development tools - building the 3D model with foundation, walls, windows, doors, floors, roofs, stairs, creating reflected ceiling plans and furniture plans. Students will add views and annotation to the sheets to create a set of construction documents.
CVET-250
3 Credits
A study of the principle physical properties of liquids, hydrostatic pressure and forces, buoyancy and flotation, Bernoulli's Law, Conservation of Energy and Mass, and the concept of momentum. These fundamentals are applied in the analysis and design of closed conduit systems, open channel flow, pumps and pump selection and storage facilities. Rainfall runoff relationships and applications to stormwater management are also introduced.
CVET-450
3 Credits
An introduction to water and wastewater treatment, interpretation of analyzed physical, chemical, and biological aqueous characteristics associated with the design and operation of treatment processes. Fundamental principles and applications of physical, chemical, and biological processes employed in the treatment of drinking water and sanitary wastewater will be covered. Fundamental components and design procedures for gravity sewer systems will be introduced.
CVET-453
3 Credits
This course focuses on the fundamental design concepts of surface water hydrology and how these concepts are applied to the management of stormwater for municipal and development projects. Topics include rainfall/runoff relationships, groundwater hydrology, hydrographs, soil erosion and sediment control, storm sewer design, and green infrastructure. Practical engineering procedures, using desktop and state-of-the-practice hydraulic and hydrologic software, are introduced to analyze existing conditions and design new solutions.
CVET-451
3 Credits
Hydraulic, biological, and chemical principles of water and wastewater treatment processes are applied to the design of municipal treatment works. Process, plant design, and construction elements are stressed.
CVET-452
3 Credits
Groundwater movement analysis and engineering design applications. Topics include construction dewatering, groundwater remediation, flow-net analysis, flow analysis to wells and trenches, design of groundwater collection systems, pump selection, and groundwater's interaction with engineered structures. Application of groundwater computer software.

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Provisional Patent
Wolcott, Scott, et al. "Green (aka living) Wall Pretreatment Process for Wastewater Generated by Food and Beverage Manufacturers." U.S. Provisional Patent Application 62651791. 3 Apr. 2018.
Journal Paper
Wolcott, Scott, et al. "Performance of Green Wall Treatment of Brewery Wastewater." Environment Protection Engineering 42. 4 (2016): 147-159. Web.
M.A.A., Faruque, and Wolcott, S., Goldowitz, J., & Wolcott, T. "Open Channel Flow Velocity Profiles for Different Reynolds Numbers and Roughness Conditions." International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology. 3. 1 (2014): 400-405. Web.
Wolcott, Scott B. and Michael E. Long. "Use of Agent Based Modeling in an Ecological Conservation Context." RIThink Multidisciplinary Online Journal 2. (2012): 28-32. Web.
Published Conference Proceedings
Morgan, Brandon, Colin Huber, and Keegan Pedersen. "Rain-on-Snow Project." Proceedings of the The National Conference On Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2016, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina April 7-9, 2016. Ed. Mila Lemaster. Asheville, NC: n.p., Web.
Cooke, Harry G., G. T. Dunn, and Scott B. Wolcott. "Preparedness of Civil Engineering Technology Graduates for Design Careers." Proceedings of the 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Ed. Unknown. Atlanta, Georgia: n.p., 2014. Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Wolcott, Scott. "PERFORMANCE OF GREEN WALL TREATMENT OF BREWERY WASTEWATER." International Conference on Living Walls and Ecosystem Services. Department of Architecture and Landscape, University of Greenwich. London, UK, United Kingdom. 6-8 Jul. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Hochgraf, Clark and Scott Wolcott. "Internationalization of Curriculum at Rochester Institute of Technology." Internationalisation: Myths, Realities, Challenges & Opportunities. Dublin Institute of Technology. Dublin, Ireland. 29 Sep. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Wolcott, Scott. "Treatment of High Strength Organic Wastewater Using Green Walls." 10th International Phytotechnology Conference. SUNY ESF/International Phytotechnology Society. Syracuse, NY. 2 Oct. 2013. Conference Presentation.