VBM 101 Building Maintenance I

Course Description: Provides the students with the opportunity to correctly use a range of hand & power tools more commonly used by building maintenance personnel. This course will also provide the student with knowledge and hands-on experience in blueprint reading, surface preparation and finishing and trim work.

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ): 2, 3, & 4 of the Carpentry Program.
  • Prerequisite Courses: VSP 153a
  • A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
    The student will be able to:

    1. Identify safety and occupational health requirements in the Building industry.
    2. Use competently specified hand and power tools for air-conditioning, carpentry, electrical, landscaping, and plumbing trades.
    3. Perform basic hand skills in maintaining air-conditioning, electrical and plumbing systems to given specifications.
    4. Perform basic hand skills in maintaining buildings and grounds.
    5. Interpret information from blueprint drawings.
    6. Participate in the building maintenance profession.

    B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
    The student will be able to:

    1. Identify hand tools and equipment used in building maintenance.
    2. Manufacture a range of timber construction joints.
    3. Explain the benefits of scheduling practices in building maintenance.
    4. Identify and interpret types of plans symbols, extract and communicate basic information needed for everyday requirements from plans and specifications.
    5. Identify defects in timber surfaces required for finishing.
    6. Demonstrate the skills required to be able to apply specified paint coatings to selected surfaces.
    7. Demonstrate the skills required to be able to install a window and door with finishing hardware.
    8. Identify different types of trim molding.
    9. Identify various insulation, flashing, and siding used in building construction and describe their use.

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    I = Introduced
    D = Demonstrated
    M = Mastered

    C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC:
    The student will be able to:

    General SLO 1. Identify hand tools and equipment used in building maintenance.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 List hand tools commonly used in building maintenance.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    1.2 Select hand tools for specified construction tasks.

    1.3 Demonstrate the safe use of hand tools in the workplace while constructing specified joints.

    1.4 Demonstrate the safe cleaning and maintenance of tools and equipment specified.

    1.5 Select and fit relevant personal protective equipment required to be worn when operating and handling basic hand tools.

    General SLO 2. Manufacture a range of timber construction joints.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 Use hand and power tools to safely manufacture six (6) of the following construction joints, without error.

    • “T” half lap
    • Cross halving/half/lap
    • Stopped housing
    • Stopped rebate
    • Flat miter
    • Edge miter
    • Dowel-butt and mitered
    • “T” and corner bridle
    • Through single dovetail
    • Plate jointed-butt and mitered (biscuit)

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    General SLO 3. Explain the benefits of scheduling practices in building maintenance.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 Write down the function of scheduling

    Written tests and projects

    3.2 Explain the principle of “Just in Time” management.

    3.3 List effects of poor quality control.

    General SLO 4. Identify and interpret types of plans and symbols, extract and communicate basic information needed for everyday requirements from plans and specifications.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 Draw various symbols used in plans.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    4.2 List the types of plans.

    4.3 List the basic symbols and abbreviations.

    4.4 Extract basic information from a given specification.

    General SLO 5. Identify defects in timber surfaces required for finishing.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 List steps of removing defects including:

    • Bruises
    • Cross sanding marks, Glue
    • Grease
    • Machine marks, Scratches
    • Shakes, Knots, Splits

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    5.2 Remove defects including:

    • Bruises
    • Cross sanding marks, Glue
    • Grease
    • Machine marks
    • Pencil marks, Scratches

    General SLO 6. Demonstrate the skills required to be able to apply specified paint coatings to selected surfaces.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    6.1 Select surface fillers, abrasives and equipment, suitable for the preparation of surfaces for finishing with full gloss acrylic paint.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    6.2 Prepare a surface suitable for finishing with full gloss acrylic.

    6.3 Demonstrate application and finishing of full gloss acrylic paint by brush and roller coater.

    General SLO 7. Demonstrate the skills required to be able to install a window and door with finishing hardware.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    7.1 List various types and members of fixed, sliding and swinging windows.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    7.2. List the common types of exterior doors and explain how they are constructed.

    7.3. List different types of fittings used in the installation of doors and windows.

    7.4 Demonstrate the correct procedure of installing a standard door in a timber frame with proper clearances.

    7.5 Demonstrate the correct procedure of installing a sliding window into a timber frame.

    7.6 Demonstrate the correct procedure of installing an entrance lock set.

    General SLO 8. Identify different types of trim molding.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    8.1 Install the different types of standard moldings.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    8.2 Make square and miter cuts using a miter saw.

    8.3 Make coped joint cuts using a miter saw.

    8.4 Install interior trim including:

    • Door trim
    • Window trim
    • Base trim
    • Ceiling trim

    8.5 Estimate the quantities of different trim materials required for selected rooms.

    General SLO 9. Identify various insulations, flashing and siding used in building construction and describe their use.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    9.1 Describe the purpose of wall insulation and flashing.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    9.2 List the types and applications of common wood and fiber cement sidings.

    9.3 Demonstrate the installation of selected types of siding material.

    9.4 List the types and applications of masonry veneer finishes.

    9.5 List the types and styles of gutters and downspouts and their accessories.

    9.6 Demonstrate the installation of metal or vinyl gutters and downspouts.

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Hand tools, and equipment
    2. Construction joints
    3. Planning and scheduling
    4. Plan and symbol reading
    5. Finishing work

    E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
    Practical/Hands-on experience Lectures/Demonstration, group discussion, and application

    F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
    NCCER, Carpentry Fundamentals level one. Trainee guide. 4th Edition. Ohio: Prentice Hall. (or most recent edition).
    Lumbers and plywood.

    G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
    Freirer, J. L., Freirer, M. D., & Hutchings, G. R. (1997), Carpentry and Building Construction. Fifth edition. New York: Glencoe McGraw-Hill. (or most recent edition).
    Hardware and manufacturers manuals

    H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
    None

    I. EVALUATION
    Students majored in the building maintenance & repair program must achieve 70% mastery or a “C” to pass this course.

    J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
    None

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