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Course Number:
BCT 222
Course Title:
Engineering for Constructors
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Course Description

Presents the fundamentals of analysis and design of structural systems used in buildings to students with limited technical training. Introduces basic contemporary structural systems in masonry, steel, concrete and wood. Covers determination of support forces, bending moments, shear, strengths, properties of materials, loads and dimensional properties. Prerequisites: BCT 104, 102 or instructor approval. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively and collaborate on a constructio project
  • Identify potential loads and forces acting on a building.
  • Identify structural systems and members represented on construction documents.
  • Recognize bending moments, shear, deflection buckling, and how they determine the size and configuration of structural members.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Students will work collaboratively in small groups to design and build a simple truss that will then be loaded until failure.
  • Individual class projects that show effective use of knowledge.
  • Individually Maintain a journal on design calculations

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, issues and concepts:

  • Basic contemporary structural systems in:
    • Masonry
    • Steel
    • Wood
  • Determination of support forces
  • Design Considerations of:
    • Bending
    • Shear
    • Moment
    • Deflection
    • Buckling
  • Strengths and properties of materials
  • Loads
  • Dimensional properties
  • Deck design
  • Types of Structures
  • Forces Structures must resist
    • Live Load
    • Dead Load
    • Snow Loads
    • Lateral Loads
    • Seismic Loads
    • Wind Loads

Process Skills:

  1. Draw Shear & Moment Diagrams
  2. Load Tracing
  3. Apply and Understand Structural Building code requirements
  4. Apply knowledge of building materials and methods
  5. Know how to use Manufacturers Design guides when selecting structural members
  6. Record Keeping of Design; Design Calculations, Charts & Tables used, Experts consulted
  7. Need to know when to call for engineering support and when they can size members themselves.
  8. Understand the purpose and use of Engineered Lumber
  9. Identify design considerations and structural forces