SRJC Course Outlines

4/14/2024 4:32:26 AMCONS 71A Course Outline as of Spring 2003

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 71ATitle:  MATERIALS & METHODS  
Full Title:  Materials and Methods of Construction
Last Reviewed:10/8/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
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Catalog Description:
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An investigation of foundation systems, heavy timber construction, wood light frame and metal light gauge construction, roofing systems, windows and doors. Includes applications requiring calculations and sketching.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CONS 60 ( or CONS 270 or CONS 370 or CONS 82) OR Course Completion of ARCH 80A and Course Completion of APTECH 90B ( or CET 90B)


Recommended Preparation:
ENGL 100 OR ESL 100; MATH 27.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Foundation systems, heavy timber construction, wood light frame and metal light guage construction, roofing systems, windows and doors systems. Includes calculations and sketching.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CONS 60 ( or CONS 270 or CONS 370 or CONS 82) OR Course Completion of ARCH 80A and Course Completion of APTECH 90B ( or CET 90B)
Recommended:ENGL 100 OR ESL 100; MATH 27.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2003Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Evaluate the major constraints involved in choosing building systems
including Code restrictions.
2.  Analyze the function of foundations for buildings and determine
appropriate foundation system for different building loads and soil
types.
3.  Compare characteristics of different wood species and the results of
the seasoning process in the production of lumber and the manufacture
of wood products.
4.  Evaluate attributes of platform framing and balloon framing and apply
the logic of wood light framing to building frame design.
5.  Evaluate attributes of light gauge steel framing and apply the logic
of light gauge steel framing to building frame design.
6.  Analyze the role of vapor retarders and insulation in building
assemblies and apply to wood light and steel light gauge framing
systems.
7.  Analyze exterior siding systems and materials and apply to wood light
and steel light gauge framing systems.
8.  Analyze low slope and steep roof systems and materials and evaluate
roofing options for large and small roofs.
9.  Analyze door and window systems and materials and evaluate options for
wood light and steel light gauge framing systems.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Building process and Codes
a.  Design and building process participants
b.  Choosing building systems - constraints and information sources
c.  Organization of the Code by building Type
d.  Interpreting common Code information about building uses and fire
resistance levels required for different building Types.
2.  Soils and Foundations
a.  Function of a foundation
b.  Identifying loads
   c.  Soil types and characteristics
   d.  Excavation alternatives - shoring and bracing options
   e.  Logic of shallow foundation systems - examples
   f.  Logic of deep foundation systems - examples
   g.  Retaining wall systems - avoiding common problems
   h.  Waterproofing the foundation system
   i.  Drainage options for foundation systems
3.  Wood
   a.  Growth characteristics of wood species
   b.  How lumber is made - sawing, seasoning, surfacing, grading
   c.  Common panel products - plywood, OSB, ect.,
   d.  Glued and laminated lumber products
   e.  Wood fasteners
   f.  Wood manufactured building components
   g.  Types of wood construction
4.  Wood light frame construction
   a.  History of use
   b.  Balloon frame characteristics
   c.  Platform frame characteristics
   d.  The logic of the light wood frame system
   e.  Elements of the system and their connections
   f.  Common problems of wood light frame system
   g.  Unique characteristics of wood light frame system
   h.  Building Code concerns
5.  Light gauge steel frame construction
   a.  History of use
   b.  The logic of light gauge steel frame system
   c.  Elements of the system and their connections
   d.  Common problems of light gauge steel frame system
   e.  Unique characteristics if light gauge steel frame system
   f.  Building Code concerns
6.  Exterior finishes for wood light frame and steel light gauge frame
systems
   a.  Roofing materials and installation
   b.  Windows and doors and installation
   c.  Exterior siding materials and installation
   d.  Residential exterior construction and finishes
7.  Interior finishes for wood light frame and steel light gauge frame
systems
   a.  Thermal insulation materials and installation
   b.  How vapor retarders work
   c.  Wall and ceiling finishes and installation
8.  Roofing
   a.  History of roofing systems
   b.  The logic of low slope roofing systems
   c.  Elements of low slope roof systems and their connection
   d.  Large area low slope roof systems
   e.  Common problems of low slope roofing systems
   f.  The logic of steep slope roofing systems
   g.  Elements of steep slope roof systems and their connection
   i.  Common problems of steep slope roofing systems
   j.  Building Code concerns
9.  Glass and glazing
   a.  History of use
   b.  The glass making process
   c.  The theory of glazing
   d.  Other materials of glazing - plastics
   e.  Special treatments for glass
   f.  Energy performance of glazing units
   g.  Building Code concerns
10. Windows and Doors
   a.  Types of windows and frames and their installation
   b.  The logic of window frame design
   c.  Glazing in the frame for wood light and steel light gauge framing
       systems.
   d.  Installing windows
   e.  Types of doors and frames and their installation.

Assignments:
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1.  Readings in text (30 pages per week) and outlines of chapters.
2.  Interpreting working drawing content.
3.  Exercises to apply information to specific situations, including
   sketches and calculations.
4.  Research and preparation of a 3-5 page paper on a material or method
   of construction.
5.  Written assignments involving analysis and synthesis of course
   material.

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
20 - 35%
Written homework, Term papers, Chapter Outlines.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 50%
Homework problems, Application of exerecises, including calculations.
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
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Sketches.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 5%
Class Participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION by Allen. 3rd edition, 1999.

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