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BCT 102 - Building Materials

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Construction standards and specific types of building materials used in commercial, industrial, residential and private construction projects. Includes beginning construction standards, site work, concrete, masonry, metals, wood and wood products, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishings, special construction, conveying systems, mechanical systems, and electrical systems.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the ability to converse, relate and follow construction industry standards.
  2. Discuss the process commonly used in the construction of site work.
  3. Describe the components of concrete construction and differentiate masonry construction methods and materials.
  4. Interpret designations used for metals and discuss wood construction and pertinent code requirements.
  5. Discuss common methods and applications of thermal and moisture protection and explain door and window assemblies used in construction.
  6. Discuss commonly used finishes in a variety of residential and commercial applications and discuss selection criteria for furnishings used in construction design.
  7. Explain and discuss specialty options used on building projects.
  8. Communicate the importance and implications of selecting pneumatics and tool service on construction projects and Demonstrate awareness of conveying system options used in construction projects.
  9. Determine best choice usage of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and plumbing systems and discuss material selections for electrical systems.

  1. Construction Standards
    1. Industry standards
    2. Local standards
  2. Sitework
    1. Soils
    2. Paving
    3. Drainage
    4. Landscape materials
  3. Concrete
    1. Mix designs
    2. Accessories
  4. Masonry
    1. Wall types
    2. Accessories
  5. Metals
    1. Structural steel
    2. Connections
    3. Constructural metals
  6. Wood and Wood Products
    1. Material characteristics
    2. Uses
  7. Thermal and Moisture Protection
    1. Insulation
    2. Roofing materials
    3. Damp-proofing and waterproofing
  8. Doors and Windows
    1. Door choices
    2. Window options
  9. Finishes
    1. Paints
    2. Plastics
  10. Specialties
    1. Grilles and screens
    2. Partitions
    3. Accessories
  11. Equipment
    1. Pneumatic equipment
    2. Food service equipment
  12. Furnishings
    1. Casework
    2. Furniture
  13. Special Construction
    1. Acoustic Facilities
    2. Solar energy systems
  14. Conveying Systems
    1. Elevators
    2. Material handling systems
  15. Mechanical Systems
    1. Heating, vacuum, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
    2. Plumbing systems
    3. Fire protection systems
  16. Electrical Systems
    1. Power systems
    2. Lighting systems
    3. Communications systems

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019-2020