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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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BCT 245 - Carpentry II

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 4 lab periods

Continuation of BCT 145 . Includes techniques for reading construction drawings and specifications, site layout, measurement, and leveling, concrete materials and concrete reinforcement materials, construction of forms for footings and on-grade slabs, and concrete forms.

Prerequisite(s): BCT 145  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe techniques for reading and interpreting construction drawings.
  2. Describe principles, equipment, and methods used in site layout.
  3. Explain the properties of concrete and reinforcing materials.
  4. Construct forms for continuous, stepped continuous, pier, grade beam, and edge forms.
  5. Explain the applications and construction of concrete forms used for various types of job built forms, including wall, column, slab-and-beam, and stair forms.

  1. Techniques for Reading Construction Drawings and Specifications
    1. Read and interpret construction drawings
    2. Purpose of written specifications
      1. Symbols
      2. Lines
      3. Elevations
      4. Schedules
      5. Abbreviations
      6. Takeoffs
      7. Sections
  2. Site Layout, Measurement, and Leveling
    1. Principles and methods
    2. Equipment
      1. Builders Level
      2. Transit
    3. Layout responsibilities of surveyors, field engineers, and carpenters
    4. Site and plot plan drawings
      1. Convert measurements with equivalent measurements, feet to inches, decimal feet or fractions of feet or inches or vice versa
      2. Using taping and chaining equipment
      3. Pacing distances
      4. Builders level or transit and differential leveling procedures
      5. 3-4-5 rule for 90 degree angles
  3. Concrete Materials and Concrete Reinforcement Materials
    1. Properties, characteristics, and uses of various types of cement, aggregates, and other additives
    2. Procedures for concrete volume estimates and testing of freshly mixed concrete
    3. Reinforcement materials used in concrete
      1. Various types of cement and their uses
      2. Slump testing
      3. Aggregates
      4. Casting
      5. Reinforcement
  4. Construction of Forms for Footings and On-grade Slabs
    1. Forming terms and parts of forms
    2. Procedures for constructing basic footings and edge forms
      1. Various kinds of footings
      2. Parts of footings and their purpose
      3. Parts of pier forms and their purpose
      4. Lay out and construct selected footing forms
      5. Strip forms
      6. Screeds
      7. Edge forms
      8. Continuous and step continuous forms
      9. Grade beam forms
  5. Concrete Forms
    1. Components of each type of form
    2. Erect, plumb, and brace concrete forms
      1. Basic, wall form with walers, and strongbacks
      2. Ganged wall form
      3. Radius wall form
      4. Column form
      5. Beam form and shoring
      6. Stair form
      7. Slab and beam forms

Effective Term:
Summer 2015

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