VCT 163 Concrete Form Construction

Course Description: This course is designed to teach the student construction terms, materials, and methods in concrete form construction for residential and commercial buildings. The course also introduces the care and maintenance of leveling and sighting instruments.

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ):2 & 4 of the Building Maintenance & Repair Program.
  • Prerequisite Courses: VSP 153
  • 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 steps to layout the building lines of a structure.
    2. Explain the importance of a continuous footing form.
    3. Describe the steps of creating model forms for piers and columns.
    4. Describe the steps of making solid wall forms of a structure.
    5. Describe how to fix forms for window openings and door opening for a structure.
    6. Describe the process to make step forms for a given structure.
    7. Describe the procedures of making a roof form for a given structure.

    SLO

    PLO1

    PLO2

    PLO3

    PLO4

    PLO5

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    ID

    DM

     

    2

     

    I

    IDM

    D

     

    3

     

    D

    D

    D

     

    4

     

    D

    D

     

    D

    5

     

    D

    D

     

    D

    6

     

    D

    D

    D

     

    7

     

    D

    D

    D

     

    I = Introduced
    D = Demonstrated
    M = Mastered

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

    General SLO 1. Properly layout the building lines of a structure from a blueprint or a sketch drawing.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 Competently use tape measure or other measuring devises.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    1.2 Build and install batter boards.

    1.3 Insure accurate right angles for the layout.

    1.4 Stake out project.

    General SLO 2. Explain the importance of a continuous footing form.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 Explain the importance of a continuous footing form.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    2.2 Excavate trench to accommodate forms.

    2.3 Construct footing forms.

    2.4 Cut, bend, and install reinforcing bars based on plan design specifications using appropriate tools.

    2.5 Correctly use tie wire.

     

    General SLO 3. Describe the steps of creating model forms for piers and columns.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 Select appropriate materials for project.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    3.2 Select appropriate tools for project.

    3.3 Build sample forms based on plan specifications.

    General SLO 4. Describe the steps of making solid wall forms of a structure.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 Describe the steps of making solid wall forms of a structure.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    4.2 Describe the steps of making solid wall forms of a structure.

    4.3 Build sample forms based on plan specifications.

    General SLO 5. Describe how to fix forms for window openings and door opening for a structure.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 Select appropriate materials for project.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    5.2 Select appropriate tools for project.

    5.3 Build sample forms based on plan specifications.

    General SLO 6. Describe the process to make step forms for a given structure.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    6.1 Select appropriate materials for project.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    6.2 Select appropriate tools for project.

    6.3 Build sample forms based on plan specifications.

    General SLO 7. Describe the procedures of making a roof form for a given structure.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    7.1 Select appropriate materials for project.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    7.2 Select appropriate tools for project.

    7.3 Build sample forms based on plan specifications.

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Concrete building practices
    2. Building site preparation
    3. Constructing forms for footings, piers, columns, and walls
    4. Constructing forms for stairs and walkways
    5. Construct forms for solid concrete roofs

    E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

    1. Practical/Hands-on experience
    2. Lectures/Demonstration, group discussion, and application
    3. Team work on projects

    F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE 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). Lumbers and plywood.

    G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
    Allen, E. (1990), Fundamentals of Building Construction- materials and methods. Massachusetts: John Wiley & Sons. (or most recent edition).
    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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