VBM 103 Building Maintenance III

Course Description: Provides the students with practical opportunities to service and maintain plumbing and drainage systems using a variety of hand and power tools. This course will also provide the student with knowledge and hands-on experience in general servicing and maintenance of air-conditioning units.

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ): NA
  • Prerequisite Courses: VSP 153a Industrial Safety
  • 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. Explain the meaning of terms commonly used in the building maintenance plumbing trade.
    2. Describe the safety precautions to be observed when performing plumbing and drainage work.
    3. Identify, select, use, maintain and store hand tools and equipment used in building maintenance plumbing.
    4. List and describe the application of various materials and supplies used in plumbing maintenance.
    5. Select, fit and correctly install the water supply and drainage system to various fixtures.
    6. Interpret plumbing installation plans from various architecture drawings and draw an isometric sketch of a water supply and drainage system.
    7. Perform selected maintenance and repair on plumbing systems.
    8. Explain the principles of air-conditioning.
    9. Recognize the refrigeration tools and materials.
    10. Perform servicing and maintenance of air conditioning system.
    11. Analyze the wiring diagram of air conditioning units.
    12. Repair mechanical and electrical defects of split type air conditioning system.

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

    General SLO 1. Explain the meaning of terms commonly used in the building maintenance plumbing trade.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 State clearly the meaning of terms commonly used to identify plumbing fixtures and components used for plumbing.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    1.2 Identify the roles of specified personnel and professions in the industry such as: Architecture, engineers, project managers and sub-contractor.

    General SLO 2. Describe the safety precautions to be observed when performing plumbing and drainage work


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 List the general safety rules and procedures relating to: shop safety, fire safety, individual safety and trenches.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    2.2 Explain the necessity to develop safe working practice.

    General SLO 3. Describe the importance of hand tools and equipment used in building maintenance plumbing.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 Identify hand tools commonly used in building maintenance plumbing.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects
    Short answer questions
    Practical Exercises/Test

    3.2 Select hand tools and equipment for specified plumbing maintenance tasks.

    3.3 Demonstrate the safe use of hand tools and equipment in the workplace when completing specified tasks.

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

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

    General SLO 4. Describe the application of various materials and supplies used in plumbing maintenance.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 List various supplies and components used in plumbing maintenance.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    4.2. Identify different materials used in the manufacture of the above components.

    4.3. Describe the application of the various pipes and fitting

    General SLO 5. Explain the procedures of installing the water supply and drainage system to various fixtures.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 List the various types of fixtures such as: hand basin, toilet cistern and hot water heater.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    5.2 Demonstrate the proper installation procedures for each fixture.

    5.3 Demonstrate the correct procedure for installing water supply and drainage connection for each fixture.

    General SLO 6. Interpret plumbing installation plans from various architecture drawings and draw an isometric sketch of a water supply and drainage system.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    6.1 Recognize plumbing symbols and abbreviations used in architectural drawings.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    6.2 List the different types of plans and their use.

    6.3 Draw an isometric sketch of a water supply and drainage system to a specified fixture.

    General SLO 7. Describe the importance of maintenance and repair on plumbing systems.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    7.1 Locate and repair leaks on a water supply system.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    7.2 Locate and repair leaks on a drain-waste-system.

    7.3 Repair or replace leaking water faucets or valves.

    7.4 Repair and/or replace flush valves on water closets.

    7.5 Locate and remove an obstruction in drain lines using a manual or electric snake.

    7.6 Replace electric water heater element.

    General SLO 8. Explain the principles of air conditioning.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    8.1 Discuss the principles of air conditioning

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    8.2 Discuss the different designs of air conditioning unit

    8.3 List the classification of air conditioning units

    8.4 Describe the operation and application of air conditioning unit

    General SLO 9. Recognize refrigeration tools and materials.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    9.1 Identify refrigeration supplies and materials

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    9.2 Determine the hand tools and equipment

    9.3 Manipulate hand tools and equipment

    9.4 Observe safety in handling materials, tools and equipment

    General SLO 10. Perform servicing and maintaining air conditioning units.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    10.1 Analyze mechanical parts and electrical controls operation

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    10.2 Perform general cleaning of the system

    10.3 Demonstrate checking of refrigerant charge

    10.4 Follow personal safety in servicing air conditioning unit

    General SLO 11. Analyze the wiring diagram of air conditioning units.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    11.1 Identify the electrical symbols used in air conditioning circuits.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    11.2 Discuss the flow of current in the circuit.

    11.3 Draw the wiring diagrams of window type room air conditioners.

    11.4 Connect the wirings of window type room air conditioners.

    11.5 Follow personal and equipment safety in working with electrical circuit.

    General SLO 12. Repair mechanical and electrical defects of split type air conditioning units.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    12.1 Evaluate system operating condition.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    12.2 Analyze a lack of refrigerant in the system.

    12.3 Demonstrate replacement of mechanical parts of the system.

    12.4 Analyze electrical diagrams.

    12.5 Test electrical components.

    12.6 Replace defective electrical components

    12.7 Follow safety precautions in repairing split type air conditioning unit.

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Plumbing terms.
    2. Safety, tools and equipment.
    3. Materials and fittings.
    4. Plumbing plans and isometric sketch.
    5. Plumbing repair.
    6. Fundamentals of air conditioning.
    7. Trade tools, instrument and equipment.
    8. Service and maintain split type air conditioning unit.
    9. Wiring diagrams of window type room air conditioning unit.
    10. Repair split type air conditioning unit.

    E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

    1. Computer Aided Instruction.
    2. Practical/Experimentation.
    3. Lecture/Demonstration

    F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
    Ripka, L.V. (2001). Plumbing Design Installation. Second edition. Illinois: American Technical Publishers, Inc. (or most recent edition).
    Althouse, A., Turnquist, C., & Bracciano, A. (2004). Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 18th Edition. Tinley Park, IL: The Goodheart-Wilcox Co., Inc. (or most recent edition).

    G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
    Library resources National Center for Construction Education and Research, Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey Columbus, Ohio, USA. Prentice Hall. Robert P. Scaringe, Environmentally Safe Refrigerant Service Techniques for the Next Generation. Rockledge, Florida, USA. Mainstream Engineering Corporation.

    H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
    None

    I. EVALUATION
    The student must achieve a grade of "C" to pass the course.

    J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
    None

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