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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
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ARC 172 - Materials & Assemblies III

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General

A deeper investigation into building materials and assemblies through the Construction Specification Institute’s MasterFormat accounting and management system.
Prerequisite:    with a C or better or Instructor Approval.
1. Examine Wood Light Frame Construction

1. Describe the evolution of Wood Light Frame Construction

2. Explain Contemporary Wood Light Frame as it relates to Platform Framing

3. Discuss framing configurations and spacing of members

4. Illustrate the essentials of Wall and Floor Framing

5. Make sense of Roof Types and Roof Slopes

6. Paraphrase the essentials of Roof Framing

7. Explain Sheathing

8. Summarize Exterior Wall Finishes

9. Explain characteristics and installation of Horizontal Siding

10. Graphically construct an Eave, Rake, and Ridge

11. Summarize the makeup and installation of Gypsum Board

12. Identify the Fire-Resistance Ratings of Wood Light Frame Assemblies


2. Summarize Structural Insulated Panels

1. Describe the construction of a Structural Insulated Panel

2. Recall the methods of fastening Structural Insulated Panels


3. Characterize Steel and Structural Steel Components

1. Summarize the making of modern Steel

2. Give examples of the Skeletal Frame

3. Describe the various Structural Steel shapes

4. Classify Steel Roof Deck from Floor Deck

5. Give examples of corrosion protection of Steel

6. Give examples of fire protection of Steel


4. Report on Structural Steel Construction

1. Summarize the preliminary layout of Framing Members

2. Discuss the differences between bolted and welded connections

3. Illustrate connections between framing members

4. Review what Steel Detailing and Fabrication are

5. Explain Steel Erection and how it differs from Fabrication


5. Demonstrate aspects of Cold-Formed (Light-Gauge) Steel Construction

1. Identify Cold Formed Steel framing members

2. Explain the components in CFS Framing in Gypsum Board Interior Partitions

3. Explain the use of CFS Framing for Exterior Walls

4. Explain the classification of CFS Buildings as Type V(B) construction

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