Introduces residential construction materials and proper installation methods with reference to geographical location, cost, and material selection. Focuses on reading and working from blueprints, and working with traditional hand and power tools. Covers building layout procedures using the level and transit as well as foundation, floor, wall framing materials, and systems. Lab work includes small-scale concrete construction and rough frame construction of a wood frame house in a controlled environment. Utilizes software to research building materials and building codes.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Hand and power tools
- Site and building layout
- Concrete and concrete block
- Foundation design and materials
- Framing methods and materials
- Floor framing
- Wall framing
- Sheathing and engineered panel products
- Traditional lumber
- Engineered lumber
- Rafters and trusses
- Discuss the materials used in residential construction and how they apply to stages of construction and building codes
- Discuss the relationship between building design and selection of materials
- Explain the properties of and limitations of various residential construction materials *
- Establish a proficiency in reading and working from sketches
- Establish a proficiency in reading and working from construction documents
- Establish carpentry skills necessary to function in the residential building trades
- Explain typical layout procedures used in structural framing *
- Explain rough framing techniques and how they apply to building codes
- Demonstrate the safe use of power tools
Demonstrate site and building layout procedures *
Assessment and Requirements
All assessment of student achievement is left to the discretion of the individual instructor.
- Unit tests
- Construction projects
- Group assignments
- Final exam
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
- Provide, in writing, a request to the department indicating the proposed rationale for requesting credit and describing (via portfolio) the type of college level learning upon which the request is based.
- Completion of the final exam with a minimum score of 75%.
- Schedule an interview with the appropriate instructor(s) to discuss the request and exam.
Upon review of the request, portfolio, and documentation, the department will make a determination whether credit will be granted.