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CNST 1100 - Builder’s Pre-License 1-Residential Construction

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: None

(formerly ATBC 1100)

A course designed to provide a means for the student to interpret prints of existing residences, and to relate construction problems with general mathematics; further, this course will expand to cover some specific items imposed by inspection authorities. Contains material that will help the student prepare to take the Michigan Residential Builders License Examination.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to construct and solve math problems related to information needed for construction.

Objectives:

  1. Given a picture of a standard rule, the student will read 3 marked dimensions, to an accuracy of 67%.
  2. Given 3 sets of fractional dimensions, the student will add these dimensions, to an accuracy of 67%.
  3. Given 3 sets of fractional dimensions, the student will subtract these dimensions, to an accuracy of 67%.
  4. Given 3 fractional dimensions in inches, the student will convert these dimensions to feet and inches, to an accuracy of 67%.
  5. Given 3 fractional dimensions in feet and inches, the student will convert these dimensions to inches, to an accuracy of 67%.
  6. Given the run and the rise, the student will calculate the length of the rafter using the Pythagorean Theorem, to an accuracy of 100%.
  7. Given the diameter and height, the student will calculate the volume of a cylinder, to an accuracy of 100%.
  8. Given the dimensions of a house, the student will calculate the floor area, to an accuracy of 100%.
  9. Given a lumber size and quantity, the student will calculate the board feet, to an accuracy of 100%.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify abbreviations and symbols used on construction working drawings.

Objectives:

  1. Given a set of symbols, the student will identify wood siding, brick, glass, concrete, and insulation, to an accuracy of 70%.
  2. Given a set of symbols, the student will identify light fixtures, electrical plugs, plumbing fixtures, and kitchen appliances, to an accuracy of 70%.
  3. Given a set of pictures, the student will identify the footings, studs, headers, joists, and rafters, to an accuracy of 70%.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply the proper terminology in building construction.

Objectives:

  1. Given a set of questions, the student will identify the cripple, collar beam, area way, batten, cant board, to an accuracy of 70%.
  2. Given a set of questions, the student will identify the gusset, hearth, grounds, dead load, fenestration, and frieze, to an accuracy of 70%.
  3. Given a set of questions, the student will identify the soffit, ridge, truss, mullion, pilaster, rake, and purlin, to an accuracy of 70%.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to interpret dimensions and dimension symbols on working drawings.

Objectives:

  1. Given a set of working drawings, the student will identify the overall sizes of a house, to an accuracy of 100%.
  2. Given a set of working drawings, the student will identify the size and spacing of the ceiling joists, to an accuracy of 100%.
  3. Given a set of working drawings, the student will identify the types and sizes of the windows and doors, to an accuracy of 100%.
  4. Given a set of working drawings, the student will identify the slope of the roof areas, to an accuracy of 100%.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the construction components of a roof overhang detail.

Objectives:

  1. Given the cross section of a roof overhang detail, the student will identify the rafter, fascia, soffit, vent, lookout, ceiling joist, and frieze board, to an accuracy of 70%.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe a functional and safe fireplace with a chimney.

Objectives:

  1. Given the cross section of a fireplace detail, the student will identify the smoke shelf, flue lining, mantle, damper, throat, combustion chamber, and hearth, to an accuracy of 70%.
  2. Given a fireplace opening size, the student will calculate the cross sectional area of the flue, to an accuracy of 100%.
  3. Given a fireplace opening size, the student will calculate the height and size of the hearth, to an accuracy of 100%.

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:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Introduction to the course reading scales and dimensions
  2. Review of Construction Math Meaning of Lines on Drawings
  3. Symbols used on working drawings abbreviations used on working drawings
  4. Plot plans foundation plans
  5. Floor plans
  6. Frame construction
  7. Elevations, windows and doors sections and details
  8. Fireplace, stairs and trim details
  9. Finish schedules interior elevations
  10. Electrical plans plumbing plans
  11. Roof framing (conventional)
  12. Roof Framing (Trusses)
  13. Heating and cooling plans
  14. Specifications

Primary Faculty
Grant, Janice
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



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



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