ACT-224: Construction Systems 2

This course is INACTIVE
Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Building Sciences
Architecture/Construction Tech
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Construction Systems 2
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

Focuses on residential construction materials with reference to geographic location, cost, and proper installation techniques. Topics include reading and evaluating blueprints, and working with traditional hand and power tools. Also covers roof shingle selection and installation, proper insulation techniques, selection and installation of interior finishes, and finish carpentry skills. Lab activities examine roofing, drywall, insulation, door and window installation, and finish flooring. Course utilizes digital resources to research materials and building codes.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Safety
  2. Hand and power tools
  3. Common, hip, and jack rafters
  4. Roof trusses
  5. Roof sheathing
  6. Roof material selection and application
  7. Exterior wall finishes
  8. Brick veneer
  9. Thermal and acoustic insulation
  10. Interior and exterior doors
  11. Windows and skylights
  12. Interior finishes
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Discuss the materials used in residential construction and how they apply to stages of rough framing
  2. Establish a proficiency in reading and working from sketches
  3. Establish a proficiency in reading and working from construction documents
  4. Explain the limitations of various building materials *
  5. Discuss the components and assembly of various residential building systems
  6. Explain the importance of building codes as they relate to residential material selection
  7. Discuss the relationship between building design and the selection  and installation of materials
  8. Select and install doors, windows, exterior siding, drywall, finish flooring, and insulation *
  9. Explain the role of the architect and builder in material selection *

Discuss current marketing techniques for residential building materials

General Information

This course is being deactivated as part of the catalog cleanup project in 23/WI. It is not part of any active program and has not been offered in 3 or more years.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

All assessment of student achievement is left to the discretion of the individual instructor, but may include the following:

  1. Unit tests
  2. Construction projects
  3. Group assignments
  4. Attendance
  5. Final exam.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details
  1. 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.
  2. Completion of the final exam with a minimum score of 75%.
  3. 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.

Effective Term
Summer 2024