SRJC Course Outlines

2/22/2024 7:29:44 PMCONS 103 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 103Title:  CONST MAT, MET & EQPT  
Full Title:  Construction Materials, Methods and Equipment
Last Reviewed:9/11/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.506 min.Lab Scheduled78.75
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will explore the materials, methods of construction, tools, and equipment used in construction. Areas covered will include construction site organization, materials handling and staging, materials and product physical properties, suitable applications for different materials, manufacturing, and service life expectations. Included will be common construction methods and building component detailing to create functioning systems. Additionally, students will be introduced to the variety of tools and equipment typically utilized to incorporate the specific materials into the construction product. The course shall discuss proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safe work practices. Field trips will be required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A (or ESL 10) or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
In this course, students will explore the materials, methods of construction, tools, and equipment used in construction. Areas covered will include construction site organization, materials handling and staging, materials and product physical properties, suitable applications for different materials, manufacturing, and service life expectations. Included will be common construction methods and building component detailing to create functioning systems. Additionally, students will be introduced to the variety of tools and equipment typically utilized to incorporate the specific materials into the construction product. The course shall discuss proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safe work practices. Field trips will be required.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A (or ESL 10) or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
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CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
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CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. State standard units of measure for all major construction materials.
2. Identify the differences between the properties of and the use of construction raw materials and finish materials.
3. List the typical variety of materials and products that are commonly used in construction projects.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Study the physical properties and proper applications of construction materials.
2. Describe the relationship between material properties and structural form.
3. Research relevant manufacturing processes and availability of various materials.
4. Develop an understanding of material delivery logistics, including product lead time, on the construction site.
5. Explain the basic safe use of equipment and tools.
6. Research the selection of materials based on availability, suitability, and costs.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Overview of Materials and Construction and Building Types
    A.  Variety of construction materials and uses
    B.  Factors affecting choice of materials and structural form
    C.  Material fundamentals in physical properties, durability, sustainability, strength, and structural performance
II.  Construction Materials: Manufacturing, Properties, Comparative Performance, Applications in Construction, Associated Equipment, and Placement
    A.  Temporary construction components
         1.  Scaffolding
         2.  Shoring
         3.  Fencing
         4.  Construction facilities
         5.  Vehicular access and parking
         6.  Barriers and enclosures
         7.  Cleaning, sorting, and waste management
         8.  Stormwater pollution prevention program (SWPPP) and erosion control
    B.  Soil and aggregates
         1.  Soil types
              a.  Soil characteristics
              b.  Moisture, density, and strength
              c.  Testing
         2.  Soil stabilization
              a.  Overexcavation and recompaction
              b.  Chemical additives
              c.  Geotextile fabrics
              d.  Retaining walls
              e.  Soil nails and piles
         3.  Manufactured aggregates
              a.  Select fill
              b.  Aggregate base
              c.  Specialty aggregate mixes
    C.  Surfacing and pavement
         1.  Asphaltic-concrete
         2.  Concrete
         3.  Permeable surfaces
              a.  Grass pavers
              b.  Decomposed granite
              c.  Asphalts
              d.  Concrete
         4.  Roadway surfacing
              a.  Seal coat
              b.  Slurry seal
              c.  Chip seal
         5.  Striping, signage, and markings
    D.  Underground utilities
         1.  Sewer
         2.  Storm drains
         3.  Water and fire protection systems
         4.  Joint trench
         5.  Utility structure components
              a.  Vaults
              b.  Manholes
              c.  Inlets
              d.  Pump stations and mechanical systems
    E.  Landscaping and irrigation
         1.  Planting
         2.  Irrigation systems
    F.  Fencing and outdoor specialty equipment
    G.  Concrete
         1.  Site concrete versus building concrete
         2.  Concrete mix and additives
         3.  Testing
         4.  Formwork
         5.  Concrete finishes
         6.  Construction and control joints
         7.  Concrete accessories and embedments
         8.  Concrete reinforcing
              a.  Steel bars
              b.  Welded wire mesh
              c.  Stressed tendons
         9.  Precast concrete
         10. Lightweight concrete
    H.  Masonry
         1.  Concrete masonry units (CMU)
         2.  Brick
         3.  Stone
         4.  Mortar
         5.  Accessories
         6.  Grouting
    I.  Metals
         1.  Structural steel
              a.  American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) shapes and sizing
              b.  Connections
         2.  Metal framing
         3.  Metal fabrications
         4.  Metal decking
         5.  Non-ferrous metals
    J.  Wood
         1.  Rough carpentry
              a.  Heavy timber
                   i.  Species
                   ii.  Moisture content
                   iii.  Lumber grading
                   iv.  Sizes
              b.  Dimensional lumber
                   i.  Species
                   ii.  Moisture content
                   iii.  Lumber grading
                   iv.  Sizes
              c.  Prefabricated structural components
                   i.  Glulam beams
                   ii.  Structural composite lumber
                   iii.  I-joist
                   iv.  Trusses
                   v.  Structural insulated panels (SIP)
              d.  Sheathing products
                   i.  Plywood
                   ii.  Other sheathing products
              e.  Fasteners, hardware, and adhesives
                   i.  Nail types
                   ii.  Staples
                   iii.  Screws
                   iv.  Prefabricated connectors
                   v.  Adhesives
         2.  Finish carpentry
              a.  Exterior finish carpentry
              b.  Interior finish carpentry
              c.  Cabinetry and casework
    K.  Thermal and moisture protection
         1.  Waterproofing
              a.  Membrane waterproofing
              b.  Sheet-applied
              c.  Fluid-applied
         2.  Sealants
              a.  Joint fillers
              b.  Expansive
              c.  Acoustical
              d.  Fire and smoke sealants
         3.  Insulation types
              a.  Fibrous insulation
              b.  Sound insulation
              c.  Batt insulation
              d.  Rigid insulation
              e.  Foam-in-place insulation
              f.  Fire-proofing insulation
    L.  Roofing
         1.  Membrane systems
              a.  Built-up systems
              b.  Single ply systems
         2.  Shingle systems
         3.  Metal roofing
         4.  Foam roofing
         5.  Insulation
         6.  Specialty roofs
    M.  Sheet metal
         1.  Flashing: roof, door and window, caps, and parapets
         2.  Gutters and downspouts
         3.  Louvers
    N.  Doors and door hardware
         1.  Function and styles
              a.  Fire ratings
              b.  Accessibility requirement
         2.  Metal doors and frames
         3.  Wood doors
         4.  Specialty doors
         5.  Door hardware
    O.  Windows and glass
         1.  Function and styles
         2.  Frame and sash materials
         3.  Aluminum storefront
         4.  Curtain wall
         5.  Glass and mirror
    P.  Lath and plaster
         1.  Furring and lath
         2.  Cement plaster
         3.  Plaster accessories
         4.  Finish
    Q.  Gypsum wallboard
         1.  Wallboard types
         2.  Wallboard accessories
         3.  Cementitious backer panels
         4.  Finish
    R.  Tile
         1.  Ceramic
         2.  Stone
         3.  Stone slab
    S.  Flooring
         1.  Carpet
         2.  Engineered
         3.  Wood
         4.  Liquid and emulsion applied flooring
         5.  Resilient flooring and base
         6.  Terrazzo
    T.  Ceilings
         1.  Suspended ceiling systems
         2.  Other
    U.  Painting and staining
         1.  Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
         2.  Exterior and interior uses
         3.  Special Coatings
    V.  Specialties
         1.  Site furnishings
         2.  Toilet partitions and restroom accessories
         3.  Food Service and refrigeration
         4.  Kitchen appliances
         5.  Laboratory/medical
         6.  Fire extinguishing equipment
         7.  Lockers and benches
         8.  Postal specialties
         9.  Wardrobes and closets
         10.  Flagpoles
         11.  Wayfaring devices
         12.  Signage
         13.  Loading dock equipment
         14.  Unit kitchens
    W.  Furnishings
    X.  Window Coverings
    Y.  Fixed seating
    Z.  Special Construction
         1.  Pre-engineered buildings
         2.  Manufactured units
         3.  Swimming pools
         4.  Solar energy systems
              a.  Passive systems
              b.  Photovoltaic (PV) systems
    AA.  Conveying systems
         1.  Elevators
         2.  Moving stairs and walks
         3.  Accessibility lifts
    BB.  Plumbing and piping
         1.  Cold water distribution
         2.  Hot water distribution
         3.  Fixtures
          4.  Process piping
         5.  Gas piping distribution
         6.  Water supply and treatment
         7.  Fluid waste disposal and treatment
    CC.  Fire protection
         1.  Chemical suppression
         2.  Fluid suppression
    DD.  Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
         1.  Heating systems
         2.  Cooling systems
         3.  Air Distribution
    EE.  Control systems
    FF.  Electrical
         1.  Power generation
         2.  Power transmission
         3.  Distribution
         4.  Lighting
         5.  Low voltage systems
    GG.  Alternative building materials and processes

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments (10-20 pages per week)
2. Study question sets (1-3 weekly)
3. Field Reports (6-12)
4. Quiz(zes) (1-4)
5. Midterm exam
6. Final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Field reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 50%
Study question sets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Quiz(zes) and exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods. 7th edition. Allen, Edward and Iano, Joseph. Wiley. 2019
Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods. 9th edition. Peurifoy, Robert L., Schexnayder, Clifford, Schmitt, Robert, and Shapira, Aviad. McGraw Hill. 2018
Instructor prepared materials

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