Covers the design and construction of residential projects, such as wood decks/patios, sheds, garages, or other community service-related projects. Evaluates the influence and structural characteristics of various materials along with functional, aesthetic, climatic, and cost considerations. Students participate in the actual construction of a typical project at a predetermined residential site.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Functional and Aesthetic Guidelines
- Terrain, Climate, and Cost Considerations
- Planning Related Landscaping Needs
- Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Design Options.
- Structural Characteristics of Materials: Including Strength and Durability
- Strength, Durability, Fastening Details, Load Restrictions, and sizes for various materials
- Developing a Site Plan
- Site Measurement
- Drawing Plans and Details for Residential Construction
- Preparing Supplementary Notations
- Building Codes Relating to Residential Construction
- The Construction Sequence
- Explain the advantages of the various materials used for residential structures.
- Identify the carpentry skills required to complete various residential projects.
- Analyze the fundamentals for residential cost estimating.
- Discuss the planning process.
- Translate working drawings.
- Discuss building codes.
- Analyze the structural plan for a residential project.*
- Discuss the construction sequence.
- Discuss establishing good relationships between client and contractor.
- Explain the permit process.
- Identify tool and site safety.
Assessment and Requirements
- Work assignments.
- Class participation.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
- Provide, in writing, a request to the department indicating the proposed rationale for requesting credit and describing the type of college-level learning upon which the request is based.
- Submit a portfolio of work and documentation to substantiate the request.
- Schedule an interview with the appropriate instructor(s) to discuss the request and portfolio.