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Discipline: Architecture Degree: AS - Construction Inspection - S0920
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Architectural Materials and Specifications ARCH 142
  • Students will identify key elements of contract documents
  • Students will be able to describe the relationship of the various construction trades in their application of construction specifications.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic materials and methods of construction
  • Students will construct both full- and scale-models of construction assemblies.
  • Students will be able to identify the primary CSI divisions by name and correlated number
  • Students will be able to measure, cut and nail lumber of various length to frame a floor joist system
Building and Zoning Codes ARCH 145
  • Students will be able to use basic zoning and building code requirements with other design criteria in non-complex architectural design and construction documents.
  • Students will be able to follow typical government procedures in obtaining zoning approval and building permits of simulated building project.
  • students will be able to determine occupancy type and occupant load requirements for a specific building design
  • Students will be able to determine the applicable current building and zoning code titles/editions for any given location.
Fundamentals of Construction Inspection ECT 87
  • Students will be able to identify building codes and construction standards applicable for a particular building type and location.
  • Students will be able to verify structural elements in accordance to approved construction drawings and code requirements of a light frame construction.
  • Identify building codes and construction standards applicable for a particular building type and location.
  • Verify structural elements in accordance to approved construction drawings and code requirements of a light frame construction.
  • Identify improper wood framing field practices and defective field connections of steel framing.
  • Document and report results of construction field inspections according to established guidelines.
  • Recommend proper procedures to correct construction field defects.
Legal Aspects of Construction ECT 17
  • Students will be able to describe the function and inter-relationship among the various legal documents used in the construction of a building (include contract, conditions, drawings and specifications).
  • Students will be able to list the state requirements for licensing as a contractor
  • 1. Research and delineate applicable licensing requirements, construction business organizations, legal terminology and legal responsibilities
  • Explain contractual legal relationships among owner, architect contractor and sub-contractors
  • Identify applicable codes, standards and procedures for building permits, material and labor payments, mechanic's lien, inspections and occupancy permits for the completion of a building's construction
  • Identify the function and purpose of construction drawings, specifications, addenda, shop drawings and change orders
  • Evaluate and follow legal contract documents and construction documents for bidding, construction administration, contract modifications