A broad survey of materials and products used in the building industry, their nature, characteristics,
variety, and uses. Concrete, masonry, wood, metals, conveying systems,
electrical and mechanical systems, and other topics based
on the CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) format. Emphasis on materials and construction in Hawaii. An interactive internet
course -- not a CAD or project-based course.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
|Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to...|
- IIdentify, explain, or compare the common construction materials, products, and systems presented in the course – their sources, properties, uses, or methods of installation.
- Roughly define the common terms and concepts associated with the topics of the course.
- Demonstrate model-building and drawing layout proficiencies in the completion of course construction and graphic communication projects related to topics of the course.
- Participate regularly and appropriately in online group discussions about class material, and seek the help of others as needed.
TYPICAL COURSE CONTENT
Thermal and Moisture Protection
Doors and Windows
|Plaster and Drywall
Paints and Other Coatings
Furnishings and Special Construction
Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling
- Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, or placement in ENG 100 or higher.
- The course is open to all majors.
- This is an internet course where students complete assigned work at home and come to the college only to take exams.
- Roughly five hours of reading, participating online, etc. per week. Classes are posted weekly in a simulated Tuesday-Thursday format.
- The course is typically offered in both the fall and spring terms.
- Typically a textbook is not required, but students need to purchase materials for a small construction project.
- View a condensed version of the first class (essentially a course synopsis) by clicking here. It explains how the class works, contains a typical day-by-day schedule, etc.