This is the first phase of the capstone design project that is a continual project over two semesters, and involves number of students working as one team tackling different aspects of the civil engineering works. This phase introduces knowledge of ethical responsibilities, public policies, administration, leadership, and contemporary issues related to Civil Engineering practice. It also includes project selection, data collection, identification of real-life constraints (e.g. economy, environmental, global, and contemporary issues), generation of possible design alternatives considering client needs, selection of the preferred alternative, and preparation of a work plan for implementing and completing the project. All work conducted during the semester must be compiled in a final report and orally presented to the examining committee.