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CNST 1150 - Commercial Construction

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: None

(formerly ATBC 1150)

Study of blueprints of commercial, industrial, or institutional structures. Special emphasis on interpretation of details as they relate to construction problems.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify symbols used on working drawings related to commercial construction.

Objectives:

  1. Given a typical set of commercial construction documents, the student will identify material symbols and partition symbols.
  2. Given a typical set of commercial construction documents, the student will identify electrical outlets and switch outlets.
  3. Given a typical set of commercial construction documents, the student will identify plumbing symbols.
  4. Given a typical set of commercial construction documents, the student will identify HVAC symbols.
  5. Given a typical set of commercial construction documents, the student will identify weld symbols.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the structural members of steel-frame construction.

Objectives:

  1. Given a typical set of commercial construction documents, the student will identify wide-flange beams.
  2. Given a typical set of commercial construction documents, the student will identify S-section beams.
  3. Given a typical set of commercial construction documents, the student will identify channels, angles, and tees.
  4. Given a typical set of commercial construction documents, the student will identify tube steel.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the types of blocks used in masonry construction.

Objectives:

  1. Given a typical set of commercial construction documents, the student will identify stretcher block.
  2. Given a typical set of commercial construction documents, the student will identify concrete masonry units.
  3. Given a typical set of commercial construction documents, the student will identify lintel blocks.
  4. Given a typical set of commercial construction documents, the student will identify bond beam blocks.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify different foundation support systems related to commercial construction.

Objectives:

  1. Given drawings with text support, the student will identify footings.
  2. Given drawings with text support, the student will identify foundation walls.
  3. Given drawings with text support, the student will identify grade beams.
  4. Given drawings with text support, the student will identify piles and caissons.
  5. Given a drawing with text support, the student will identify a slab on grade.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Introduction to the course
  2. Architectural abbreviations, architectural calculations, formulas
  3. Section symbols and site plans
  4. Building foundations, reinforced - concrete construction
  5. Steel-frame construction and steel trusses
  6. Structural steel shop drawings
  7. Schedules Stairs and Elevators
  8. Masonry construction
  9. Pre-stressed concrete construction, pre-cast concrete construction, and lift-slab and tilt-up construction
  10. Fire protection and reading drawings for a steel-frame building
  11. Reading drawings for a reinforced concrete building
  12. Reading drawings for a commercial building

Primary Faculty
Grant, Janice
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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