VCE 195 Construction Procedures

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.

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ): NA
  • Prerequisite Courses: VSP 153a
  • A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
    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.

    B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - 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 for construction and describe their desirable and undesirable characteristics.
    4. Identify the common types of materials used in steel construction.
    5. Outline the steps in reinforced concrete construction.
    6. Identify and define practices and procedures involved in pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete construction.
    7. Describe the steps required to carry out a complete construction project.

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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. Describe the process of emplacing the foundation of a structure.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 Describe the uses of foundations.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    1.2 List types of foundations.

    1.3 List and describe the steps necessary to emplace the foundation of a structure.

    1.4 Analyze the steps for emplacing the foundation of a structure.

    General SLO 2. Describe the methods required for masonry construction.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 Define masonry construction.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    2.2 List and describe types of masonry construction.

    2.3 List and describe techniques used in masonry construction.

    2.4 Demonstrate proper techniques required for the different types of masonry construction.

    General SLO 3. Identify the types of wood materials for construction and describe their desirable and undesirable characteristics.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 List types of lumbers used in the construction industry.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    3.2 Describe the two types of wood.

    3.3 Describe the two kinds of seasoning lumbers.

    3.4 List and describe each of the common wood defects.

    3.5 List the ways of handling and storing lumbers.

    General SLO 4. Identify the common types of materials used in steel construction.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 Define steel construction.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    4.2. List and describe the kinds of steel used.

    4.3. Describe the ways of working with steel.

    4.4 Describe the ways of handling and storing steel.

    General SLO 5. Outline the steps in reinforced concrete construction.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 Define reinforcement.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    5.2 List the kinds and the sizes of reinforcement used in concrete construction.

    5.3 List and describe the proper steps in reinforced concrete.

    General SLO 6. Identify and define practices and procedures involved in pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete construction.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    6.1 Define pre-cast concrete.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    6.2 Define pre-stressed concrete.

    6.3 List and describe the difference between pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete.

    6.4 Describe the procedures for pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete.

    General SLO 7. Describe the steps required to carry out a complete construction project.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    7.1 List and describe each step in chronological order.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    7.2 Construct forms for concrete projects.

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Structural Foundation
    2. Masonry Construction
    3. Wood Construction
    4. Steel Construction
    5. Reinforced Concrete Construction
    6. Pre-cast and Pre-stressed Concrete
    7. Steps for a complete construction project

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

    F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
    Allen, E. (1990), Fundamentals of Building Construction- materials and methods. Massachusetts: John Wiley & Sons. (or most recent edition)

    G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
    Hepler, D. E., Hepler, D. J., & Wallach, P. R. (1998), Architecture Drafting and Design. Seventh edition. New York: McGraw-Hill. (or most recent edition) Hardware and manufacturers manuals

    H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
    None

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

    J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
    None

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