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Yi Su

Visiting Lecturer

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

585-475-6978
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Yi Su

Visiting Lecturer

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

585-475-6978

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Journal Paper
Lucko, Gunnar, Yi Su, and Richard C. Thompson Jr. "Theoretical quantification of ripple effect of delays in network schedules via activity cruciality." Automation in Construction 129. (2021): 103789. Web.
Katsuragawa, Clara Mariana, et al. "Fuzzy Linear and Repetitive Scheduling for Construction Projects." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 147. 3 (2021): 4021002. Print.
Su, Yi, Gunnar Lucko, and Richard C. Thompson Jr. "Apportioning Contract Float with Voting Methods to Correlated Activities in Network Schedules to Protect Construction Projects from Delays." Automation in Construction 118. (2020): 103263. Print.
Su, Yi, Shabtai Isaac, and Gunnar Lucko. "Integrated Temporal-Spatial Model for Construction Plans with Boolean Logic Operators." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 144. 4 (2018): 4018009. Print.
Su, Yi, Gunnar Lucko, and Richard C. Thompson Jr. "Application of Voting Theory to the Float Ownership Problem." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 144. 1 (2018): 4017094. Print.
Lucko, Gunnar and Yi Su. "Precedence Pattern Permutations Creating Criticality Constellations: Exploring a Conjecture on Non-linear Activities with Continuous Links." Procedia Engineering 196. (2017): 714-722. Print.
Hajdu, Miklós, Gunnar Lucko, and Yi Su. "Singularity functions for continuous precedence relations and nonlinear activity-time-production functions." Automation in Construction 79. (2017): 31-38. Print.
Isaac, Shabtai, et al. "Work-Path Modeling and Spatial Scheduling with Singularity Functions." Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering 31. 4 (2017): 4017008. Print.
Su, Yi and Gunnar Lucko. "Linear scheduling with multiple crews based on line-of-balance and productivity scheduling method with singularity functions." Automation in Construction 70. (2016): 38-50. Print.
Su, Yi and Gunnar Lucko. "Optimum Present Value Scheduling Based on Synthetic Cash Flow Model with Singularity Functions." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 141. 11 (2015): 4015036. Print.
Su, Yi and Gunnar Lucko. "Synthetic cash flow model with singularity functions for unbalanced bidding scenarios." Construction Management and Economics 33. 1 (2015): 35-54. Print.
Su, Yi and Gunnar Lucko. "Synthetic Cash Flow Model with Singularity Functions. I: Theory for Periodic Phenomena and Time Value of Money." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 141. 3 (2015): 4014078. Print.
Su, Yi and Gunnar Lucko. "Synthetic Cash Flow Model with Singularity Functions. II: Feasible Prompt Payment Discount Scenarios." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 141. 3 (2015): 4014079. Print.

Currently Teaching

CONM-661
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. Topics include a logistical study of pre-construction cost analysis and construction management procedures, including conceptual estimating, project cost analysis and control, value engineering, life-cycle costing, feasibility studies, project financial and economic modeling, and quantitative risk analysis techniques. Students may receive credit for only this course or CVET-561, not both.
CONM-795
0 Credits
A written comprehensive exam is one of the non-thesis methodologies for completion of the MS degree. This course will provide a forum for independent review of the main concepts of the program core subject areas. The student will take a written examination at the conclusion of the course and must receive a passing grade of at least 80% to be successful. Students will have one additional opportunity to pass this examination if their initial attempt is unsuccessful.
CONM-797
3 Credits
This course provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their capabilities developed through their course of study to design, develop and/or evaluate a construction management related project culminating in a written report or manuscript and presentation.
CVET-170
3 Credits
Elements and details of building construction, both residential and commercial, are explored. The course does not focus on design, but rather on specific building components, and on how these components work together to create a functional building. Some of the topics include foundations, wood light frame, heavy timber frame, steel, concrete, masonry, glass, roofing, cladding systems, and interior finishes. The role of building codes in design and construction is introduced. Sustainable building materials and systems are also introduced.
CVET-180
2 Credits
The objective of this course is to develop in the student an understanding of plans and drawings in civil engineering projects such as site development, structures, hydraulic structures, water and wastewater transport and treatment facilities, and transportation facilities. Students will also understand how related disciplines—architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering, and landscape architecture—are incorporated into construction drawings. Students develop an understanding of the technical and legal purpose of plans and how to assemble them.
CVET-465
3 Credits
This course includes a fundamental overview of contract law, followed by the application of this material in the contracts for construction. Subsequently, the student is exposed to construction specifications. Substantial use is made of actual documents such as those of the New York State Department of Transportation, The Construction Specification Institute, Engineers Joint Contract Committee (EJCDC), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associated General Contractors (AGC) and trade standards such as ANSI, ASTM, and others. Students are required to develop and assemble a mock-up set of contract documents and develop agreements/contracts. Arbitration, design-build, and partnering are discussed.
CVET-500
3 Credits
A capstone course in civil engineering technology. This course builds on and integrates the engineering concepts developed in prior course work into the complete design of a major civil engineering project. The course will require a written and an oral presentation of the completed design to include, where appropriate, plans and specifications.
CVET-561
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. A logistical study of Project Cost Management and Cost Control & Forecasting methods, including Earned Value Method. This course may be cross-listed with CONM-661; BSMS program students are advised to enroll in the graduate level course.