VCE 195 Construction Procedures

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title: VCE195 Construction Procedures

Campus: Pohnpei

Initiator: Xavier Yarofmal

Date: 03/20/15

Course description: This course is an introductory study on the selection of appropriate materials, and the assembly of those materials to erect a structure. The course covers building projects from ground breaking through the laying down of foundations and the accepted construction procedures for wooden, masonry, concrete and steel structures.

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

   

Hours per Week

 

No. of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

1.5

x

16

x

24

=

1.5

Laboratory

   

x

 

x

 

=

 

Workshop

   

x

 

x

 

=

 
         

Total Semester

Credits

 

1.5

                     

PURPOSE OF COURSE:

[ ] Degree requirement

[ ] Degree elective

[x] Certificate

[ ] Other

 

PREREQUISITES: ESL050 or SS100

 

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:

PSLO#

Program

3

Cabinetmaking/Furniture Making

CAC Chair signatures:_______________ Date recommended:_______________

VPIA signature::___________________ Date approved:___________________

 

1) INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (Check all that apply)

[ ]

1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

[ ]

2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[ ]

3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[ ]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

[ ]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

[X]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[X]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning : purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

[ ]

8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

2) PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able to:

  1. Identify safety and occupational health requirements in the Carpentry trade.
  2. Use competently specified hand and power tools.
  3. Perform basic hand skills in constructing projects to given specifications.
  4. Interpret construction information from blueprint drawings.
  5. Participate in the construction industry.

3) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs)(General): The student will be able to:

  1. Describe the process of emplacing the foundation of a structure.
  2. Describe the methods required for masonry construction.
  3. Identify the types of wood materials and wood defects, and ways of handling and storing.
  4. Identify the common types of materials used in steel construction.
  5. Outline the steps in making and placing concrete in a complete construction project.

COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be able to:

CSLO (General) 1: Describe the process of emplacing the foundation of a structure.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Describe the main purpose of a foundation of a structure.

6*,7

3,4

Students will describe the steps of constructing a foundation through class-works, homework, and quizzes.

1.2 Describe types/shapes commonly used foundations (t-shape, L-shape, battered, and rectangular).

6, 7

3, 4

Students will list and describe each type commonly used foundation through class-works, homework, and quizzes.

1.3 Describe the steps (from laying out to pouring of concrete) necessary to emplace the foundation of a structure.

6, 7*

3, 4

Students will eplain each step of making concrete for foundations during class-works and homework exercises, and quizzes.

Students will explain the importance of following the steps of making concrete for foundations during the midterm exam and final exam, and practical project.

Students will be given a practical project to actually layout the forms and pour concrete to come up with a type of foundation.

Students’ performances will be assessed based on a checklist or rubric.

CSLO (General) 2: Describe the methods required for masonry construction.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Define masonry construction.

6, 7

3, 4

Students will orally define masonry construction during lecture periods as their class-work exercises.

Students will explain some advantages and disadvantages of masonry construction during midterm exam and final exam.

2.2 Describe types of masonry construction (stone & rock, block, brick, glass, and tile).

6, 7

3, 4

Students will explain each of these types of masonry construction through class-works and homework.

Students will explain when it is appropriate to use each type of masonry construction and why it is appropriate through midterm exam and final exam.

2.3 Describe techniques (laying blocks, plastering, and mortar mixing) used in masonry construction.

6, 7

3, 4

Students will explain how to lay blocks, plaster, and mix mortar through class-works, homework, and quizzes.

Students will explain better techniques in laying blocks, plastering, and mixing mortar through class-works, homework, and quizzes.

Students will actually lay blocks, plastering, and mixing mortar during practical projects.

Students’ performances will be assessed based on a checklist or rubric.

CSLO (General) 3: Identify the types of wood materials and wood defect, and ways of handling and storing.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Describe the two types of wood (hard and soft wood).

6, 7

3, 4

Students will describe which kind of trees do hard and soft woods are cut from during class-works, homework, and quizzes.

Students will be able to identify which kind of wood will be suitable for a specific project during final practical project.

3.2 Describe the two kinds of seasoning lumbers (kiln drying and air drying).

6, 7

3, 4

Students will explain the difference between these two kinds of drying lumbers through class-works, homework, and quizzes.

3.3 Describe each of the common wood defects (check, decay, knot, pitch, shake, stain, split, wane, warp, bow, crook, and cup).

6, 7

3, 4

Students will explain each kind of the wood defects through class-works, homework, and quizzes.

3.4 Explain the proper ways of handling and storing lumbers.

6, 7

3, 4

Students will explain the proper way of handling and storing lumbers through class-works, homework, and quizzes.

Students will explain the reasons why lumbers need proper handling and storing through midterm exam and final exam.

CSLO (General) 4: Identify the types of materials used in steel constructions.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Define steel construction.

6, 7

3, 4

Students will be asked to define steel construction through class-works, homework, and quizzes.

Students will explain the advantages and disadvantages of steel construction through midterm exam and final exam.

4.2 Describe the kinds of steel (mild steel, cast iron, wrought iron, and ferrous/iron based metal) used in the construction industry.

6, 7

3, 4

Students will describe the difference between these kinds of steel during class-works, homework, and quizzes.

Students will explain when it is appropriate to use which kind of steel on a structure during midterm exam, and final exam.

4.3 Describe the proper ways of working with steel.

6, 7

3, 4

Students will explain the safest and proper ways of working with steel through class-work, homework, and quizzes.

Students will explain some possible results if not following the proper ways when working with steel through midterm exam and final exam

4.4 Describe the proper ways of handling and storing steel.

6, 7

3, 4

Students will explain the safest and proper ways of handling and storing steel through class-works, homework, and quizzes.

Students will explain some possible results if not following the proper ways when handling and storing steel through midterm exam and final exam.

CSLO (General) 5:Outline the steps in making and placing concrete on complete construction project.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Describe the steps of constructing a formwork from layout to pouring of concrete.

6, 7

3, 4

Students will list the steps of a complete formwork during class-work and homework exercises.

5.2 Describe the proper steps in reinforced concrete.

6, 7

3, 4

Students will define reinforced concrete through class-works, homework, and quizzes.

Students will explain how to assemble or prepare reinforcement for a concrete work through midterm exam and final exam.

5.3 Describe the steps in constructing a complete concrete construction project.

6, 7

3, 4

Students will explain each step in working with a complete concrete construction project through class-works, homework, and quizzes.

Students will explain the importance of the steps, why these steps must be followed through midterm exam and final exam.

*ISLO 7 will be assess in CSLO 1.3

5) COURSE CONTENT:

  1. Structural foundation
  2. Masonry construction
  3. Wood construction
  4. Steel construction
  5. Concrete construction

 

6) METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

[X] Lecture [ ] Cooperative learning groups

[ ] Laboratory [X] In-class exercises

[X] Audio visual [X] Demonstrations

[ ] Other

7) REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

  • Allen, E. (1990), Fundamentals of Building Construction-materials and methods. Massachusetts: John Wiley & Sons. "Or most recent edition".
  • Lumbers, plywood, sand, gravel, Portland cement, and tool kit

8) REFERENCE MATERIALS:

  • Helper, D. E., Helper, D. J., & Wallach, P. R (1998), Architecture Drafting and Design. Seventh edition. New York: McGraw-Hill." Or most recent edition".
  • Hardware and manufacturers manuals

9) INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS: none

10) EVALUATION:

  • Students majored in the carpentry program must achieve 70% mastery or a “C” to pass this course. If a student got a “D”, he/she must retake this course.
  • Summative assessment will be assessed through midterm exam, final exam, and final practical project.

11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION: none

VCE 195 Endorsed by CC: 11/25/21
 

Approved by VPIA: 11/25/21

This website and all COM-FSM Internet based services are best viewed with Firefox 3.0 or better.
© Copyright 2020 College of Micronesia-FSM | Site Disclaimer
P. O. Box 159, Kolonia, Pohnpei, 96941 - (691) 320-2480
College of Micronesia-FSM is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges,
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Bldv., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234,
an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org