CCOG for BCT 206 Summer 2024

Course Number:
BCT 206
Course Title:
Sustainable Construction Practices
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Course Description

Introduces the environmental, economical, and human consequences resulting from conventional building practices and the need for sustainable design and construction. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • To practice the efficient use of natural and man-made resources in both commercial and residential building construction.
  • To understand how the design and construction of a building impacts the regional environment and the health and safety of the constructors and its end users.
  • To use construction materials and methods that support and contribute to the strengthening of their local economy.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Students will individually interview a professional who is currently involved in Sustainable Design or Construction using questions developed by the learner.
  • Students will perform an environmental assessment of their own home or office space and present it to the class.
  • Student teams will perform mini-ecocharettes on instructor provided construction projects and present their findings and improvement suggestions to the class.
  • Students will complete homework assignments, quizzes and tests (mid-term & final) that will assess their understanding of the concepts discussed.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Issues & Concepts:

  • Internet
  • Email
  • Sustainable Design
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Sustainable Methods
  • Waste Management
  • Scheduling
  • Estimating
  • Procurement
  • Quality
  • Durability
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability
  • Quality Control
  • Environmental Stewardship

Process Skills:

  • Research
  • Interviewing
  • Persuasion
  • Teamwork
  • Evaluation
  • Critique
  • Improvement
  • Awareness
  • Questioning
  • Presentation
  • Organization
  • Thinking “outside of the box”