CCOG for BCT 133 Summer 2024

Course Number:
BCT 133
Course Title:
Commercial Materials and Methods
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Course Description

Introduces function and performance characteristics of basic building materials, components, sequences and methods in the construction process. Emphasizes commercial construction. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to: 

  • Make informed decisions by critically examining resources to identify appropriate materials and methods for commercial construction projects.
  • Appraise materials for function, utility, substitutions, and cost effective performance for construction projects.
  • Recognize and employ C.S.I. classifications for finding information for materials and methods on construction projects.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Collaboratively research and compile a written report on a commercial construction material and/or its assembly.
  • Student teams will present a demonstration on a specific building material of interest.
  • Students will review current articles in construction periodicals relevant to themes, issues and concepts covered in the class.
  • Students will meet and hear from experts in industry on their particular materials and the methods of its use on commercial construction job sites.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, issues and concepts:

  • Concrete
  • Wood 
  • Metals
  • Properties of Materials
  • Site conditions
  • Synthetic products
  • Foundation types
  • Cladding types including glass curtain wall
  • C S I Master Format
  • Roofing 
  • Masonry
  • New Technologies

Process skills:

  • Research including Internet resources
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Networking
  • Teamwork