Buildings are complex constructs containing many materials, components, assemblies, and components. There are many different types of structural systems, exterior envelopes, and internal systems available for use in buildings. It is important that a construction manager have a basic understanding of these building construction technologies to be effective in constructing a building. This introductory class explores the various kinds of building components, systems, and assemblies that are typically used in building projects from residential to highrise. Students will be able to recognize basic building structural systems, building operating systems, and related building assemblies.
- Identify normal site and environmental issues for a building project.
- Identify typical structural systems and building envelopes used for construction.
- Explore various building systems for mechanical, fire, plumbing, electrical, and communications.
- Review typical building materials, assemblies, components, equipment, and special construction.
Required Materials: Building Construction Illustrated, Current Ed., Francis D. K. Ching, John Wiley & Sons