ACT-121: Residential Construction Materials

This course is INACTIVE
Industrial Technology - DNU
Arch Construction-DNU
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Residential Construction Materials
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
77.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
77.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

This is a basic course in which the student studies residential construction materials with reference to geographical location, cost and material selection.  Concrete, masonry, wood, wood windows, doors, insulation, gypsum board and roofing materials are discussed and evaluated.  This course focuses on the methods of material selection in relation to acceptable industry standards.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Wood as Building Material
  2. Plywood and Composition panels
  3. Framing connectors and engineered wood
  4. Poured concrete walls
  5. Concrete block foundation walls
  6. Slabs and flatwork
  7. Brick veneer
  8. Thermal insulation
  9. Roofing materials
  10. Windows and skylights
  11. Exterior doors and frames
  12. Gypsum products
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Discuss standard materials and products used in the residential construction industry.
  2. Explain the properties of standard residential building materials.
  3. * Explain the limitations of various residential building materials.
  4. * Discuss the components and assembly of various residential building systems.
  5. Discuss the selection of specific building systems for specific building requirements.
  6. * Explain the importance of building codes as they relate to residential material selection.
  7. Discuss the relationship between building design and selection of materials.
  8. Discuss current marketing techniques for residential building products.
  9. Explain the role of the architect and builder in material selection.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. Unit Tests.
  2. Assignments.
  3. Attendance.
  4. Final Exam.

All assessment of student achievement is left to the discretion of the individual instructor.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2015
Deactivation Date
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date