Construction Technology

3 High School Credits per semester


Instructors: James Hoover

jhoover@hcc.k12.in.us

(260) 563-7481

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Overview:

Construction Technology I involves the formation, installation, maintenance, and repair of buildings, homes, and other structures.  This course provides instruction in reading technical drawings and transforming those drawings into physical structures.

 

 

Learning Objectives:

 

  • • Comply with OSHA-10 training requirements. Explain the safety obligations of workers, supervisors, and managers to ensure a safe workplace. Discuss the causes and results of accidents and the impact of accident costs. Define safe work procedures, proper use of personal protective equipment, and working with hazardous chemicals. Identify other potential construction hazards, including hazardous material exposures, welding and cutting hazards and confined spaces.
  • • Review basic mathematical functions and explain their applications to the construction trades. Explain how to use and read various length measurement tools, including standard and metric rulers and tape measures, and the architect’s and engineer’s scales. Explain decimal-fraction conversions and the metric system, using practical examples. Review basic geometry as applied to common shapes and forms.
  • • Identify hand tools that are widely used in the construction industry, such as hammers, saws, levels, pullers, and clamps. Explain the specific applications of each tool and show how to use them properly. Discuss important safety and maintenance issues related to hand tools.
  • • Provide detailed descriptions of commonly used power tools, such as drills, saws, grinders, and sanders. Review applications, proper use, safety, and maintenance. Demonstrate power tool use in on-the-job settings.
  • • Discuss basic terms for construction drawings, components, and symbols. Explain the different types of drawings (civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing/piping, electrical, and fire protection) and interpret and use drawing dimensions.
  • • Explain how ropes, chains, hoists, loaders, and cranes are used move material and equipment from one location to another on a job site. Describe inspection techniques and load-handling safety practices. Demonstrate American National Standards Institute (ANSI) hand signals.
  • • Practice techniques for communicating effectively with co-workers and supervisors. List examples that emphasize the importance of verbal and written information and instructions on the job. Discuss effective telephone and e-mail communication skills.
  • • Identify the roles of individuals and companies in the construction industry. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills and computer systems and their industry applications. Review effective relationship skills, effective self-presentation, and key workplace issues such as sexual harassment, stress, and substance abuse.
  • • Recognize hazards associated with materials handling and explain proper materials handling techniques and procedures. Describe materials handling equipment, and identify appropriate equipment for common job-site tasks.
  • • Attain readiness to take NCCER CORE curriculum certification exams.

 

Additional Supplies:

16 or 20 ounce hammer.

Nail Pouch or apron, lather or cloth

25 ft. Steel Tape Measure

Pencil at all times

Speed Square

Hammer Holster

Chalk Line

 

Ivy Tech Dual Credits

 

Certifications:

NCCER Construction Certification

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OSHA 10 Certification  - (Optional) $25 Charge to Student





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Overview:

Construction Technology II builds on the formation, installation, maintenance, and repair skills learned in Construction Technology I. Information on materials, occupations, and professional organizations within the industry will be covered. Students will develop basic knowledge, skills, and awareness of interior trim and the installation of drywall, moldings, interior doors, kitchen cabinets, and baseboard moldings. Students will also develop exterior finishing competencies. The course includes instruction on the installation of cornices, windows, doors and various types of sidings currently used in industry. Studies will also focus on the design and construction of roof systems and the use of framing squares for traditional rafter and truss roofing.

 

 

Learning Objectives:

 

  • Review the history of the trade, describe the apprentice program, identify career opportunities for carpentry and construction workers, and list the skills, responsibilities, and characteristics a worker should possess. Discuss the importance of safety in the construction industry.
  • Categorize the building materials used in construction work, including lumber, sheet materials, engineered wood products, structural concrete, and structural steel. Describe the fasteners and adhesives used in construction work. Discuss the methods of squaring a building.
  • Provide descriptions of hand tools and power tools used by carpenters. Demonstrate safe and proper operation, as well as care and maintenance.
  • Apply the techniques for reading and using construction drawings and specifications with an emphasis on drawings and information relevant to the carpentry trade. Generate quantity takeoffs.
  • Examine framing basics and the procedures for laying out and constructing a wood floor using common lumber.
  • Describe procedures for laying out and framing walls, including roughing-in door and window openings, constructing corners, partition Ts, and bracing walls. Follow the procedure to estimate the materials required to frame walls.
  • Describe types of roofs and list instructions for laying out rafters for gable roofs, hip roofs, and valley intersections. Compare stick-built and truss-built roofs. List the basics of roof sheathing installation.
  • Investigate the concept of the building envelope and explain its components. Describe types of windows, skylights, and exterior doors, and list instructions for installation.
  • Compare types of stairs and common building code requirements related to stairs. Examine techniques for measuring and calculating rise, run, and stairwell openings, laying out stringers, and fabricating basic stairways.
  • Attain readiness to take the second half of NCCER Carpentry Level 1 certification exams.

 

Additional Supplies:

16 or 20 ounce hammer

Nail Pouch or apron, lather or cloth

25 ft. Steel Tape Measure

Pencil at all times

Speed Square

Hammer Holster

Chalk Line

 

 

Ivy Tech Dual Credits

 

 

Certifications:

NCCER Construction Certification

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OSHA 10 Certification  - (Optional) $25 Charge to Student

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