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Construction Lab


TECH 161
Heavy machinery in the lab

Heavy machinery in the lab

The Construction Laboratory is equipped with high-tech machines such as: Table Saw, Band Saw, Planer/jointer, and a Radial Arm Saw. These pieces of equipment will be used to give students hands-on experiences in residential house construction and cabinet-making. Students will learn the proper use and care of high-tech power equipment and understand appropriate use of construction materials in the industry. Students will learn basic house wiring and HVAC installation in residential structures. In addition, students will be trained to produce scaled models of residential and commercial structures.

Construction lab setting

Construction lab setting

Students majoring in Construction Technology will receive state-of-the-art training in construction processes and procedures demonstrated in this laboratory. Students will receive coursework in construction materials and methods, framing principles, models and presentations, and concrete technology. The Department encourages students to take advantage of co-op and internship opportunities to obtain experience prior to graduation. Graduates are expected to seek management-oriented positions in high-tech manufacturing environments such as construction project managers, estimators, and inspectors.

Construction Lab

Construction Lab

Students trained in the construction laboratory will be prepared to produce physical presentations of structures approved through appropriate research. The construction laboratory will serve to enhance research opportunities initiated within the Department of Industrial Technology.

  • Construction Methods Construction Materials Framing Principles
  • Models and Presentations
  • Concrete Technology
Construction models

Construction models

Computer Aided Design Lab II


TECH 160

AutoCAD class

Students taking classes in this lab will be trained in advanced piping facility design, architectural rendering, and machine design. The laboratory is equipped with the latest high-tech graphic producing computers and printers. These computers are loaded with the latest AVEVA 3D Piping System Design software along with AutoCAD. Students will be trained in CAD courses ranging from beginner to advanced where emphasis will be placed on geometrical construction, along with orthographic and axonometric projection. Students will also be exposed to design of machine components such as thread and gear creation. Training will be provided relative to architectural artistic requirements such as perspectives, shapes, shadows, and color presentations. Students will learn piping terminology, piping equipment, fittings, and instruments. Modeling and drafting of concrete, steel, and wooden structures will be discussed. In addition, design evaluation of building and structural integrity with respect to bending and compressive loads will be presented.

Graduates in the design program are expected to seek job opportunities such as: Piping Designer, Structural Detailer, and Technical Specialist in a high-tech manufacturing environment.

Student work portfolios will greatly enhance employment opportunities for design graduates.
Materials necessary in producing technical product brochures, advanced piping illustrations, and plans for residential and light commercial construction can be produced in this laboratory.

Students working on computer aided design projects

Computer Aided Design Lab I


TECH 158

Students enrolled in classes in this lab will be exposed to advanced technical graphics. The laboratory is equipped with the latest high-tech graphics producing computers, plotters, and printers. These computers are loaded with the latest 2D and 3D graphics software packages such as:

  • Unigraphics NX
  • Solid Edge
  • AutoCAD

Students will be trained in CAD courses ranging from beginner to advanced in architectural, mechanical, and engineering Design. Students will be exposed to descriptive geometry applications such as folding line relationships and notations, angles between plane revolutions and intersections. Students will also learn to develop working drawings for residential and light commercial buildings along with space planning and design in buildings with code requirements. Also, students will be exposed to solid modeling of mechanical and electrical/electronic components and assemblies. In addition,
students will be required to produce and maintain portfolios of their completed work for Departmental presentations and prospective job interviews.
Graduates receiving training in this laboratory will be equipped with not only application skills but management-oriented technical skills required in the design industry. Students will acquire
problem-solving skills and develop teamwork attributes in completing graphic problems. In addition, graduates in the design program are expected to seek job opportunities such as: CAD Section Leader, Project Lead Designer, and Technical Illustrator in a high-tech manufacturing environment. Student work portfolios will greatly enhance employment opportunities for design graduates.
The equipment and software available in the computer-aided design laboratory will provide students conducting research to enhance presentations requiring quality graphics. Materials such as book illustrations, product brochures, 2D and 3D architectural and engineering graphics can be produced in this laboratory.

Computer Aided Design class

Lewis, J. Jonathan

Education and Training

Ed.D., Urban/ITEC Education, 1988, Texas Southern University, Houston

M.S., Transportation Planning and Management, 1996

M.S., Industrial Technology, 1986. Texas Southern University, Houston,

*B.B.A., Cum Laude, Dean*=s List, Business Administration, 1980 Jones
College, Orlando, FL

A.A., Deans List, Liberal Arts, 1976. Kingsboro College, Brooklyn, NY

Technical Training

Elearning TEGRITY, 2004, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

Elearning, 2003, University of Texas at Austin, TX

Estimating and Project Management, 2003, Las Vegas, NV

Small Contractors training, 2003, Swinerton Builders, Houston, TX

Project Management, 2002, Timberline, Portland, OR**

UNI-GRAPHIC S, 2000, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX**


GETTING STARTED WITH SAP R/3, 1999, College of Continuing Ed, TSU,
Houston, TX**

VENTURE DEVELOPER & MANAGER, 1999, CHS Development Co., Houston, TX**

UNI-GRAPHICS SOLUTIONS, 1999, San Jacinto Community College, Houston,

SOLID EDGE BASICS, 1999, Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View,


EDUCATORS TRAINING, 1994 Present (annually), Timberline Corp.,
Beaverton, OR**

AUTOCAD – AutoLISP, 1995, Houston Community College, Houston, TX**



MUNICIPAL INSPECTORS, 1993, Texas A & M, College Station, TX**

Civil Engineering Tech, 1994, San Jacinto Community College, Houston,

Architectural Blue Print Reading,

Structural Blue Print Reading, 1980, Mid-Florida Technical Institute,
Orlando, FL

Building Estimating, 1973

Architectural Drafting, 1972, Manhattan Technical Institute, New York,


Distance Education Delivery (DED)

Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

Certified Senior Industrial Technologist (CSIT)

Texas Drug & Alcohol Driving Awareness (TeDADA)

Driver Training Instructor (DSI)

Competent Person: Excavation and Trench Safety

Dissertation title

/Effects of Coordinated Vocational Academic Education on Academic
Performance and Standardized Test Achievement of Urban Students/



Experience in curriculum development and teaching both on the undergraduate
and graduate levels; educational administration as assistant dean,
educational specialist, department chair, manager, distance education,
technology transfer/multi-media program offering. Project management;
including such major projects as EPCOT Center/Disney World with
responsibilities in estimating, scheduling, cost-control, coordinating,
personnel management and motivation, and labor relations and arbitration.


Stabilized declining enrollment in first year and brought about an increase
of 300% the second year; completed negotiations and established scholarship
program that grew to over $25,000.00 ; Integrated computer applications in
program with awards totaling over $2,400,000 from industry partners.
Authored early admission policy for university; assisted with negotiations
to establish high school within college walls; and was successful in
hosting national conferences in Houston. Lead author for university=s
distance learning plan; moved up from rank of Coordinator of program to
Department Chair in 15 months, and received coveted TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Award in thirty months. Member of University Curriculum Committee that
realigned program offerings and lead evaluator of program. Chaired
University Senate Budget Committee; faculty participation in technology
transfer increased by over 50% while serving as chair of University Faculty
Development and Sabbatical Committee and Educational Specialist. Recipient
of several awards from Faculty Development body to participate in
Specialized Training. Technical Education Consultant to University
College and Belize Technical Institute in Belize, Central America –
developed bachelors program offerings in Industrial Education for

Technical advisor to Governor’s Weatherization Program, Consultant to
local, private construction firm, and MHMRA, Houston. Pioneered Planning
Inspection in country and developed Building Inspection procedures. Land
Development Control Authority has been operating continuously ever since.
Coordinated staggering work hours for project employing over 10,000.
Production increased approximately 10% while door-to-door travel time was
reduced for workers. Scheduled projects, with more than 50 contractors at
EPCOT Center/Disney World, to ensure efficient coordination and
minimization of lost time. Brought all in on schedule. Overcame initial
resistance of some contractors to first minority Code Enforcement Officer
in Florida community. Initial complaints disappeared; cooperation ensued.


Energy Efficient Building Association (EEBA)

Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI)

American Institute of Building Designers (AIBD)

Texas Institute of Building Designers (TIBD)

Texas Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (TEDSEA)

National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT)

Institute of Transportation Engineers, Texas (TexITE)

North American Autodesk User Group (AUGI)

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Professional organizations

National HBCU Faculty Development Network, Tougaloo, MS


Graduate Faculty, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

Graduate Faculty, Indiana State University, Indiana

American Institute of Building Design (AIBD

Texas Institute of Building Design (TIBD)

Texas Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (TEDSEA)

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

North American Autodesk User Group (AUGI)

Greater Houston Builder Association (GHBA)

Community organizations

Pathfinder Clubs of North America, Director

Sagemont Civic Association

Sagemont Homeowners

International Student Organization, Sponsor

International Programs Council


GHBA Playhouse Competition, 3^rd Place, 1996

GHBA Playhouse Competition, 1st Place 1995

Outstanding Instructor and Friend Award, 1995

Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, 1991

Academic Scholar, 1985 – 1988

Outstanding Service to International Affairs, 1988

Outstanding Service to the Graduate Program, 1988

Outstanding Service to the Graduate Program, 1987

Certificate of Appreciation, Technology Education Association, Houston, TX


Current research involvement includes a study of the curriculum and
technology in the program. The study entitled “Technology Curriculum: An
Assessment” is redefining whether training received by students were
meeting the needs of industry, whether our students having difficulty in
perusing their careers in the field for which they were trained. Are they
able to compete both in industry and in furthering their education? What
programmatic changes need to be made to allow for greater flexibility with
newer and emerging technologies.

Materials in construction and the energy efficiency of buildings is also
one of my concerns. A few years ago I received funding to develop methods
and usage of formed steel in residential construction. Steel-framing was
used to conduct construction procedures and instruction/information in real
time. Project is on-going and an assessment is warranted to determine
outcomes and involvement. This interest covers the areas of quality,
performance, and productivity in education involving human and natural

Research Interests

Field 1, Field 2, Field 3

Research/Scholarly Activities


Recent Publications

Teaching Materials Developed

Lewis, J. Jonathan, Technical Writing: e-Learning Course Packet

Lewis, J. Jonathan and Elizabeth S. Hartwell, Guide to classroom

Lewis, J. Jonathan and Elizabeth S. Hartwell, Principles of Driver

Developed computer aided teaching materials which are now being used in
Construction Technology program.

Developed new courses for the undergraduate and graduate programs

Multi-media materials developed for program and school.


Lewis, J. Jonathan and Elizabeth S. Hartwell Guide to Classroom
Manuscript developed and used in classroom for ongoing
certification exercises (1994/2000).

Lewis, J. Jonathan and Elizabeth S. Hartwell Principles of Driver
. Manuscript developed and tested in classroom for ongoing
training exercises (1994/2000).

Lewis, J. Jonathan, Editor, The Foundation Program Newsletter, (1995 –

Wickliff, A. Martin, J. Jonathan Lewis, and Richard Carlson. Employee vs
Management: Discrimination in the Workplace
, Consultancy Report for
MHMRA, Houston. May 1993

Lewis, J. Jonathan and Perkins, Iris. 3 + 1: BTC and University College
of Belize,
Consultancy Report for the Belize Technical College (BTC) in
corporation with the Ministry of Education and USAID, Belize City, Belize

Lewis, J. Jonathan and Michael Price. Terticery Education: A Joint
Consultancy Report for the Commission on Education,
Government of Belize/USAID, Belize City, Belize >91

Technical Presentations

Jones, Dorothy L. R., M. Shelly Hunter, and J. Jonathan Lewis (2004),
/Teaching and Learning with Teachnology: Creating Successful
E-Portfolios,/ National HBCU Faculty Development Symposium, Miami, FL.

Lewis, J. Jonathan (2003) Community Development – Mental Health Summit

Rozman, Stephen L. and J. Jonathan Lewis (1998) Alcohol and Other Drug
Prevention at HBCU=s: Faculty Roles. The Higher Education Center on
Alcohol and other Drug Prevention Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland

Lewis, J. Jonathan, Jessie Silverglate, and Ellis (1997) Technology
Transfer, National HBCU Faculty Development Symposium, Memphis, TN.**

Lewis, J. Jonathan (1995) “Who’s Driving Whom?” Driver and Traffic Safety
Education Conference, Houston, Texas

Lewis, J. Jonathan and O=Neal, Van (1994) “Bill of Rights on the
Roadway.” Traffic Safety Conference, Houston, Texas

Lewis, J. Jonathan and Price, Michael (1991). Terticery Education: A
Joint Partnership. Commission on Education, Government of Belize/USAID,
Belize City, Belize



Fannie Mae Foundation Community Development Leadership Program (CDLP)**

SATOP Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program**

Texas Parks and Wildlife Urban Programs

Scheduling With Primavera, Primavera Systems (2000)

Project Estimating, Timberline (2000)

Project Management, Primavera, $4,500.00 (1999)

Estimating, Cost Accounting, and Management, Timberline (1999)

Expedition: Project Control, Primavera, $40,900.00 (1998)

Technology Systems – HISD, $9,000.00 (1998)

Cold-Formed Steel in Residential Construction, NAHB/AISI/RTI, $40,000.00

Project Scheduling (LAN Package), Primavera. (1996)

Perusing Excellence in Teaching: Multi-media Teaching/Learning. Office of
The Provost: Enhancing Teaching and Learning. $1,500 (1995)

Technology Curriculum: An Assessment. University Organized Research.
$3850.00 (1994)

Project Management and Scheduling, (Software Package), Primavera. $4,000.00

Program Computerization, Timberline Software Corporation, Oregon. $9,770.00

Design of Baccalaureate Program: Belize Technical College. Government of
Belize/USAID/TSU. $1,720.00 (1993)

A Study of the Feasibility of a Dual Degree Program with The University
College of Belize and the Belize Technical College. Government of
Belize/USAID/TSU. $1,720 (1991)

Osakue, Edward

Education and Training

  • Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), 1999, University of New Brunswick, Canada//
  • M.Eng. (Production engineering), 1990, University of Benin, Nigeria
  • B. Eng. (Production Engineering: /First Class Honors/), 1983, University of Benin, Nigeria /


  • GibbsCam, Texas Online; Houston, Texas, June 25 29, 2007
  • PDMS Equipment and Piping Design Modules, AVEV A Group Plc, Houston, TX, Nov. 2004
  • Pipe Stress Analysis: ASME, Sept. 2001
  • 3D Modeling with AutoCAD R14, CAD/CAM, Houston, Texas, Feb. 1999


Services: Texas Southern University:

COST Faculty Evaluation Committee – Member – Sept. 2009 Present
COST Research Committee – Member – Sept. 2009 Present
COST Events Committee – Member – Sept. 2009 Present
COST Enrollment Committee – Member – Sept. 2011 Present
COST Curriculum Committee – Member – Sept. 2009 Present
COST Student Complaint Committee – Member – Sept. 2009 Aug. 2010
University Curriculum Committee – Member – Sept. 2008 Aug. 2009

Services: Public

Osakue, E. E., (2013), ETD (Engineering Technology Division) Session Moderator, ASEE National Conference, Atlanta, June 23-26.
Reviewed several ETD (Engineering Technology Division) papers for ASEE National Conference, Atlanta, June 23-26.
Osakue, E. E., (2011), Education Advantage, Urban Camp Ministries, Camp 2011, July 3 6, Brenham, Texas. /Presentation /Osakue, E. E., (2011),
Education in America, Urban Camp Ministries, Camp 2011, July 3 6, Brenham, Texas. /Presentation /HCCS (Drafting and Design Technology): Advisory Board Member, Sept. 2008 – Present
Society of Piping Engineers and Designers Educational Consortium:Member, March 2006 – Present
Urban Camp Ministries – Huddle Leader July 3 6, 2011
Katrina Evacuee Rehabilitation: Volunteer 2005

Professional Organizations

Society of Manufacturing Engineers: Senior Member
American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Member
America Society for Quality: Member
American Society for Engineering Education: Member


Canadian Commonwealth/Scholarship Award: 1993 – 1997
Silver Jubilee Design Competition Joint Winner (1984)
Honorable Mention, Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE)
Best Student, 4th Year Degree Examination, Prod. Eng. Dept. Uniben, Nigeria

Research Interests

Research/Scholarly Activities

Recent Publications (out of a total of xxx)

Osakue, E. E. (2013), /Probabilistic Design with Gerber Fatigue Model/, Mechanical Engineering Research, Vol. 1, pp. 99 -117, doi:10.5539/mer.v3n1p99.

Osakue, E. E. (2012), , International Journal of Modern Engineering, Vol. 12, No 1, p. 64 – 72./A Linearized Gerber Fatigue Model

Osakue, E. E., Anetor, L. and Odetunde, C., (2012), , Machine Design, Vol. 4, ISSN 1821-1259, p. 1-10./A Generalized Linearized Gerber Fatigue Model/Anetor, L., Osakue, E., and Odetunde, C, (2012), /Reduced Mechanisms Approach of Modeling Premixed Propane-Air Mixture Using ANSYS Fluent/, Engineering Journal, Vol. 16, Issue 1, p. 67 86.

Anetor, L., Odetunde, C., and Osakue, E. (2012), , Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Special Issue/Experimental Studies of Flow Fields in Internal Combustion Engines/

Osakue, E. E. and Thomas G, (2011), /Students Perception of Project Assisted Learning, /Latin American and Caribbean Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 12 -17.

Thesis and Projects

Study of Friction During Low-Velocity Impact, Ph.D. Dissertation, (1999), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada Design, Fabrication, and Testing of a Power Sawing Machine, M.Eng.Thesis, (1990), University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria Detail Design of a 6-Speed Floor Type Drilling Machine, B.Eng. Senior Project, (1983), University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

Journal/Conference Paper Reviews

Advances in Engineering SoftwareAmerican Journal of Engineering Education
American Society for Engineering Education Conferences


2011/2012 Seed Grant Application, Influence of Project-Based Learning on Students Competence
Submitted a proposal for STEM Summer Program in Spring 2011 jointly with Dr. Odetunde.
Contributed to submitted Zero-Gravity proposal with Dr. R. Thomas (PI) in Fall, 2007.
Contributed to submitted proposal Center for Computing and Optimization Studies in Applied Sciences (C^2OSAS) with Dr. C. R. Handy (PI) in Spring, 2006.

Nasser, Lulueua

Lott, Carl B

Education and Training

  • Doctorate of Education (Ed.D), 1993 TEXASSOUTHERN UNIVERSITY,Houston,TX Higher Education Administration Dissertations Title: /An Analysis of the Influence of Size and Geographic Location on the //Opinion of Physical Plant Administrators Regarding Cost Reduction Initiatives at //Community/Junior Colleges./
  • Diploma, 1992 LIFETIMECAREERSCHOOLS,Archibald,PA Major: Modern Landscaping
  • Master of Science (MS) May 1977 TEXASSOUTHERN UNIVERSITY,Houston,TX Major: Industrial Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), 1973 TEXASSOUTHERN UNIVERSITY,Houston,TX Major: Building Construction
  • Diploma, 1968 LASALLEUNIVERSITY,Chicago,IL Major: Architectural Drafting and Design

Research Interests