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CON 333 - Materials/Construction Theory

Credits: 5
Lecture Hours: 5
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
An introduction to the materials used in the construction industry and the methods involved in the application of these building materials.
Competencies
  1. Identify appropriate wood materials to be used for a construction project
    1. Identify the softwood lumber grading system
    2. List the standard fire-plywood grades by face veneer
    3. Identify the grading stamp used for construction panels
    4. List the major methods of sawing lumber
    5. List the major methods of drying lumber
    6. Identify common lumber defects
    7. Identify the lumber stamp
  2. Identify appropriate fastening systems used for a construction project
    1. Identify the lengths and the pennyweights of nails used by the carpenter
    2. Name coatings for nails
    3. Identify types of screws
    4. Identify types of bolts
    5. List types of glues and mastics
  3. Identify the appropriate materials to be used for a construction project
    1. Identify the components used to construct the metal stud wall
    2. Identify the length of the standard stud
    3. Identify types of wood trusses
    4. Identify the types of roof coverings
    5. Identify types of roof felts and flashings
    6. Identify types of cornices
    7. Identify types of roof trim
    8. Identify types of exterior siding
    9. Identify types of insulation
    10. Identify types of interior wall finish
    11. Identify types of ceiling tiles
    12. Identify types of interior doors
    13. Identify types of flooring materials
    14. Identify types of counter tops
    15. Identify basic stair terminology
  4. Describe the application of various building materials
    1. Identify types of dormers
    2. Identify the process to apply roof sheathing
    3. Describe the application of various insulating materials
    4. Identify the correct application of gypsum wallboard
    5. Identify the proper order to install a suspended ceiling system
    6. Identify the application of interior trim
  5. Specify building material requirements as they apply to building codes
    1. Identify types of footings
    2. Identify types of foundations
    3. Identify minimum depth of foundation to protect against frost
    4. Identify the proper nailing sequence for the placement of the box sill
    5. Identify the rules that govern a cantilevered joist
    6. Identify types of corner blocks and receiving blocks
    7. Identify types of wind bracing used in wall framing
    8. Determine the proper ceiling joist size
  6. Demonstrate the ability to make appropriate computations for construction framing problem
    1. Compute board feet
    2. Determine proper girder size for safe use.
    3. Determine proper floor joist size for ordinary load conditions
    4. Identify the rough opening dimension for windows and exterior doors
    5. Calculate the rough opening for interior doors
    6. Calculate the header lengths for windows and doors
  7. Describe the use of the transit to layout a construction site
    1. Identify the different types of levels used in site layout
    2. Identify the fundamental parts of a transit
    3. Identify the hand motions used by the instrument person to guide the target person
    4. Read the leveling rod



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