Dr Arnold Yuan teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses.  From time to time, he also offers industrial training courses in industrial statistics and risk and reliability analysis.

Undergraduate Courses

  • CVL609 Civil Engineering System

Systems concept, general process of civil engineering projects, linear programming, integer programming, network programming, multiple-objective decision making, data analysis and statistical modeling, decision making under uncertainty, Monte Carlo simulation, probabilistic design, life-cycle infrastructure management

  • CVL742 Project Management

Basic framework of PMBOK, project delivery systems, construction contracts, budget and cost estimation, project planning, scheduling, budgeting and controlling,  resource management, CPM, PERT, EVA, project risk management, quality, health and safety

  • CVL312 Computer-Aided Structural Analysis

Force and displacement methods, matrix method for 1-D structures, beam, truss, frame, and composite structures, introduction to plane stress and strain problems, formulation of triangular elements


Graduate Courses

  • CVL8102  Advanced Construction Management

Review of PMBOK framework, review of critical path method, resource-constrained scheduling, project risk management, game theory and its application to bidding and contract administration, contingency management, project evaluation

  • CV8107  Infrastructure Asset Management (First offer: Fall 2015)

Infrastructure system analysis, life cycle costing, decision making under uncertainty, demand forecasting, performance measure and monitoring, inspection technologies, condition assessment, deterioration modeling and lifetime prediction, maintenance and rehabilitation optimization, prioritization and programming, innovative project delivery, project and program management, and case studies on provincial and municipal infrastructure asset management

  • CV8311 Risk and Reliability for Engineers

Basic notions of risk and reliability, review of probability concepts and statistical techniques, structural reliability methods, reliability data analysis, deterioration modeling, system safety and reliability analysis, decision theory, life-cycle infrastructure management

2 Responses to Teaching

  1. Hamid Abbasi says:

    It is with great pleasure that I send you an application for a PhD or MSc Degree in construction management Education.
    I’d like to inform you, my aim is PhD Degree in field of construction management but because of concern about my academic background, I’ve mentioned MSc. Degree (for conformity with the graduate admission guidelines)
    As you can find in my linkedin profile(https://www.linkedin.com/pub/hamid-abbasi/96/b44/7b1). ,Although my education is in the field of earthquake engineering at Iran university of science and technology, but one of my emphasis in the area of my experience has been construction management ( construction law, …).
    I believe the missing links in construction and technical system are management and technology especially in Iran, And a good Degree in this field as an interdisciplinary science offers me the greatest opportunity to expand my education in some very meaningful areas of interest. My career with my interests lead me towards projects management, official expertise ( Expert witness) in judicial system, etc. I want to be very involved in these aspects and I also think you and your department will help me attain my goals,

    and I bring to the table all of the skills that you want and require.
    I am a newcomer in Canada as a immigrant and we have come in Toronto since 16/1/2015 , now I’m not very good with English and usage and have some trouble but I decide to improve my language .
    I think if you accept me as a student (with a typical research assistantship), I can manage my family system and study/if you accept me, my family will come near border in canada for my convenience.
    I thank you for the opportunity to submit this application for your consideration.
    I look forward to discussing my qualifications further (AND COMPLETE RECORD) and can be reached by email at hamid555abbasi@gmail.com or by phone at 416.916.4662 OR Viber: +98(912) 8150751
    Please contact me if there is anything else I need to provide (like recommendation letters). I look forward to communicating with you in the near future.
    Thank you so much for your time.
    Best regards,
    Hamid Abbasi

    • arnold.yuan says:

      Dear Hamid,

      I am sorry for the delayed response as I don’t check the blog comments in a regular basis. Since you are in Toronto, you can google my name and find my contact information online. If you are interested in doing research with me, you are encouraged to set up an appointment with me to discuss the details. Meanwhile, you do need to improve your English as you have realized.

      All the best,

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