CCOG for BCT 211 Summer 2024

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BCT 211
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Course Description

Presents residential remodeling construction strategies and processes commonly encountered by remodelers. Covers obtaining building permits, as well as hands-on remodeling projects involving (but not limited to) framing, concrete, interior and exterior finish, and basic electrical, plumbing and mechanical ventilation. Prerequisites: BCT 102, BCT 104 and BCT 106 or instructor approval. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  1. Evaluate structural and mechanical building systems to apply such knowledge to Remodeling projects
  2. Develop effective demolition and construction strategies to keep jobsites clean and safe
  3. Safely and effectively apply carpentry skills to remodeling tasks and projects
  4. Assemble materials and labor costs for remodeling projects to complete accurate estimates
  5. Use organizational and communication skills to take remodeling projects from initial concept to completion.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Students will work collaboratively to create a comprehensive checklist to help maintain a clean and safe work site, and to provide barriers and caution indicators to all workers, visitors and pedestrians in or near the site.
  • Students will complete a reference manual for obtaining building permits from their local building department. The manual will contain pertinent information such as when permits are necessary, proper procedures for obtaining permits, address, telephone number and contact persons at the building department, the costs for obtaining a permit and the necessary inspections.
  • Students will design working drawings for a remodeling project, with a materials list, a time of completion estimate and a cost estimate.  Students will examine each others drawings for accuracy of details and measurements and conformity to code requirements.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Job Site Safety
Building Permits
When they are necessary
What is required of the permittee  How they are obtained
Where they are obtained
Associated fees and costs
Building Codes
   Uniform Building Code
   International One and Two Family Structural Code
Contractors Licenses
    What is required
    Associated expenses
Tools of the Trade
    Tool selection
     Tool Safety
 Print Reading
Site analysis
     Change orders
     Working drawings
 Operating a remodeling business
    Total Marketing   
    Effective Advertising
    Name recognition
    Customer surveys
     Record keeping
    Keeping customers happy during and after the remodel      
Graphic Presentations
Demolition Strategies
   Tying in to existing
Finish Work
   Tying in to existing
     Replicating existing
Exterior & Interior Design and Construction
    Recognizing American house styles
    Remodeling so no one knows
Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical