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Building Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment
Course: CON252

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Comprehensive study of construction methods, materials, codes, and equipment used in building construction.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe the purposes and types of public and private agencies that regulate, guide, and coordinate construction projects. (I)
2. Define site work, and explain various methods of accomplishing site work. (II)
3. Define foundation, settlement, soil, excavation, retaining wall, and related building codes. (III)
4. Explain the history of wood products and their treatment, types of construction, and finishes. (IV)
5. Describe various window and door systems. (V)
6. Define various types of floor, wall, and ceiling finishes. (VI)
7. Explain the history of masonry, mortar, types of masonry, bearing wall construction, and related terminology. (VII)
8. Explain the history of steel as a construction material, process, fireproofing, composite, industrial systems, and related building codes. (VIII)
9. Explain the history of concrete as a building material, cement and concrete, making and placing it, formwork, reinforcing, and pre-stressing. (IX)
10. Explain the methods used for damp-proofing, waterproofing, insulating, roofing, and related building codes. (X)
11. Define various specialties in construction and their applications. (XI)
12. Explain the history of glass and glazing, material, energy, and related building codes. (XII)
13. Describe various equipment and systems for moving supplies and/or people in both vertical and horizontal construction. (XIII, XIV)
14. Describe various equipment and systems for supplying and disposing of liquids and heat. (XV)
15. Describe the generation, distribution, and consumption of electricity in construction. (XVI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Agencies that regulate, guide, and coordinate construction
   A. Public/government
      1. Purposes
      2. Types
   B. Private
      1. Purposes
      2. Types
II. Sitework
   A. Definition
   B. Method
   C. Applications
III. Foundation
   A. Load
   B. Settlement
   C. Soils
   D. Excavation
   E. Types
   F. Underpinning
   G. Waterproofing and drainage
   H. Related building codes
IV. Wood in construction
   A. Trees and lumber
   B. Wood products
   C. Wood treatments and insulation
      1. Damp-proofing
      2. Waterproofing
      3. Thermal insulation
      4. Roofing systems
   D. Wood fasteners
   E. Manufactured vs. natural wood
      1. Properties
      2. Uses
   F. Components
V. Window and door systems
   A. Types
   B. Parts
   C. Applications
VI. Floor, wall, and ceiling finishes
   A. Types
   B. Applications
VII. Masonry in construction
   A. History
   B. Mortar
   C. Types
      1. Brick
      2. Stone
      3. Concrete
      4. Other types of masonry units
   D. Masonry bearing wall construction
   E. Production and application
VIII. Steel in construction
   A. History
   B. Characteristics
   C. Details
   D. The construction process
   E. Industrialized systems
   F. Steel and building codes
IX. Concrete in construction
   A. History
   B. Cement and concrete
   C. Production
   D. Formwork
   E. Reinforcing
   F. Pre-stressing
   G. Site-casting of concrete
X. Waterproofing, insulation, roofing, and building codes
XI. Specialties in construction
   A. Types
   B. Applications
XII. Glass and glazing
   A. History
   B. Characteristics
   C. Glazing
   D. Glass and energy
XIII. Equipment
   A. Types
   B. Responsibility
   C. Installation
XIV. Systems for moving people and materials
   A. Vertical
      1. Definition
      2. Types
   B. Horizontal
      1. Definition
      2. Types
XV. Systems for supplying and disposing of liquids and heat
   A. Supplying of liquid
   B. Disposal of waste liquid
   C. Fire sprinkler systems
   D. Heating, ventilating, and cooling
XVI. Electricity
   A. Generation
   B. Distribution
   C. Consumption
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 1, 2018

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