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10-Week ONLINE Course: Construction Materials and Processes

January 11, 2021 8:00 AM - March 21, 2021 8:00 PM (EST)

Description

This is a 10-week course that runs from January 11, 2021 – March 21, 2021. This construction materials and processes online course will give the student an overall understanding of materials and methods. Each week we will study one specific material category, one specific construction process, and an overall construction system. The student will have the opportunity to expand the studies to include materials and processes which are normally encountered by the student in his/her work place. In addition the student is expected to research and report on the session materials and processes with respect to sustainable or “green” construction.


Class Organization and Grading:

The following table lists the learning modules, the maximum value in points a student can receive within each module, and the time in which the modules must be finished.

Module

Point Value

By End of Week

0. Student Orientation

0

Before start

1. Learning to Build

25

1

2. Wood, Lumber, and Wood Products

25

2

3. Constructing With Wood

25

3

4. Brick Masonry

25

4

5. Stone and Concrete Masonry

25

5

6. Steel and Other Metals

25

6

7. Concrete the Material

25

7

8. Concrete Construction

25

8

9. Roofing and Finishes

25

9

10. Finishes and Course Wrap up

25

10

Total Points

250

 


Learning Objectives:

By the end of this construction materials and processes online class you should:

  • Be able to recognize quality control procedures for various materials
  • Be familiar with material manufacturing processes
  • Understand the physical limitations of the materials we are studying
  • Understand how the materials we are studying are used in construction
  • Know where to find information about materials when needed
  • Understand the regulatory environment under which materials are manufactured and incorporated into new structures
  • Know the relevant history of each material
  • Know the important aspects of how each material is used in construction processes

Participants will be provided with a text book, that they may keep. Text books will be mailed out prior to class starting. Fundamentals of Building Construction, 7th Edition by Edward Allen and Joseph Iano. Once you complete your registration, please email mginsberg@gbca.com to confirm your shipping address.

Time

This is a 10-week course that runs from January 11, 2021 – March 21, 2021.

Location

ONLINE

United States

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Students should expect to spend 3-5 hours per week on course work.

It is important that the student keep up with the class and not fall behind. Course modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week.  Class work must be completed by the following Monday.  Students will not be able to work ahead of the class although reading assignments will be made available in advance.  Actual dates that modules will become available will be posted in advance on the course calendar.

Participants will be provided with a text book, that they may keep. Text books will be mailed out prior to class starting. Fundamentals of Building Construction, 7th Edition by Edward Allen and Joseph Iano. Once you complete your registration, please email mginsberg@gbca.com to confirm your shipping address.

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