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Building Construction Illustrated, Sixth EditionThe #1 visual guide to building construction principles, updated with the latest materials, methods, and systems.For over four decades, Building Construction Illustrated has been the leading visual guide to the principles of building construction. Filled with rich illustrations and in-depth content by renowned author Francis D.K. Ching, it offers students and practicing professionals the information needed to understand concepts in residential and commercial construction, architecture, and structural engineering.
For more than fifty years, Olin's Construction has been the cornerstone reference in the field for architecture and construction professionals and students. This new edition is an invaluable resource that will provide in-depth coverage for decades to come. You'll find the most up-to-date principles, materials, methods, codes, and standards used in the design and construction of contemporary concrete, steel, masonry, and wood buildings for residential, commercial, and institutional use.
2024: CONSTRUCTION PRINCIPLES II Continuation of the fundamentals of construction technology and process emphasizing materials, methods, techniques and sequences for the construction of buildings using Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Divisions 01, 06-14, 21. Interpretation of construction details relevant to a construction project. Cost impact of building codes and inspections. Development of presentation skills using project-based learning. Planning, scheduling, labor needs, and quantity surveying for the management of construction resources. Development of safety and quality assurance plans, including building systems for fire suppression. Pre: 2014. Co: 2064. (3H,3C)
2044: BUILDINGS & MATERIALS Introduction to the theory and applications of building materials. Properties, composition, and characteristics of building materials with particular focus on ferrous and non ferrous metals, concrete, bricks and blocks, timber, glass and plastics. Emphasis on physical behavior of materials under load, including thermal loads, compatibility deformations and material behavior requirements, interaction among different materials, non- destructive/destructive methods for evaluation and testing of construction materials, basic analysis and design applications of major structural components. Pre: 2214 or CEM 2104. (2H,3L,3C)
2354: RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES Identify and evaluate conventional construction materials, methods, building systems, and products to less-familiar, innovative technological alternatives for a specific residential construction project. Compare innovative technological alternatives with material and cost estimates. Overview of conventional materials, equipment, designs, and processes in residential construction. Investigate recent literature on emerging technologies to determine best practices. Strengthen understanding of the primary building systems in residential construction applications. Pre: 2014. (3H,3C)
3014: BUILDING PHYSICS & ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS Theory and analysis methods relative to performance of envelope systems and the design and integration of mechanical and electrical building systems. Topics covered include: envelope systems and performance metrics, conceptual and technical design theory, operational principles, and maintenance issues, all necessary for determining the selection of passive and active environmental control systems within a building including: envelope system, heating, active environmental control systems within a building including: envelope system, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, and acoustical systems. Pre: PHYS 2305. (2H,3L,3C)
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to: 1. Describe the principles and methods of construction and how they relate to life and fire safety;2. Compare the characteristics and types of materials used in the construction of buildings and how they react in fire conditions;3. Analyze how building and fire codes interact with building construction and fire protection;4. Distinguish between the advantages and disadvantages of building construction principles, methods and types, and how they relate to fire safety;5. Differentiate between types of drawings and recognize various lines, symbols and abbreviations found on construction industry drawings;6. Interpret a blueprint to obtain information from the drawings and relate information to another drawing;7. Demonstrate how to measure drawing with scales, gather data with tape measure and set the scale of a drawing;8. Demonstrate how to sketch an engineering drawing to scale.
Courses back to top U = for undergraduate credit only. R after the credit indicates the course may be repeated for credit to the maximum indicated after the R. Building Maintenance Engineering U 120T Electricity I 3 cr. Offered autumn. The electrical laws and principles pertaining to DC and AC circuits. Includes current, voltage, resistance, power, inductance, capacitance, and transformers. Introduction to wiring methods and materials in conformance with the National Electric Code (NEC). Includes installation and replacement of light fixtures, heaters, GFCIs, switches, receptacles, and electrical thermostats. U 121T Electricity II 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., BME 120T. Continuation of wiring methods and materials in conformance with the National Electric Code (NEC). Presents fundamentals of mechanical and electrical installations, with emphasis on tool use and material selection. Includes fundamental 120v single phase and 240v single and three phase alternating current, design wiring techniques, advanced lighting principles, generators, and motors. U 124T Construction Basics I 4 cr. Offered autumn. Application of plumbing, masonry, roofing, and flooring principles and the identification and safe uses of associated tools and materials. U 125T Construction Basics II 3 cr. Offered spring. Application of carpentry, painting, and glazing principles and techniques. Emphasis is placed on developing skills commonly used in maintaining commercial buildings; for example, door hanging, window glass repair, and installing sheetrock, ceilings, hardware, paneling, and cabinets. U 126T Ancillary Services 4 cr. Offered autumn. Maintenance principles pertaining to lawns, ground covers, trees, swimming pools, and building cleaning. Emphasis is placed on safe application of chemicals and maintenance frequency. U 129T Heating and Air Conditioning I 4 cr. Offered spring. The fundamentals of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. Covers heating and refrigeration cycles, refrigerants, and components used in associated systems. Introduces the basic mechanical service procedures used in the industry. U 221T Blueprint Reading 2 cr. Offered autumn. The fundamental working drawings used in the trades and crafts. Emphasizes recognition of various types of drawings and the development of interpretation skills. Introduction to drafting equipment, lettering techniques, sketching, basic dimensioning, scale reading, and geometric construction. U 222T Building Construction 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., BME 125T. The design and construction of foundation, floor, wall, ceiling, and roof systems. Includes platform and balloon framing, headers, joists, studs, rafters, sheathing, trusses, and roof types. Includes an overview of Uniform Building Code. U 223T Basic Motors and Controls 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., BME 121T, BME 129T. A survey of the various types of motors and protective devices. Included are single phase capacitor start, capacitor start and run, shaded pole tap wound, permanent split capacitor, and three phase motors. Emphasis is placed on motor control problems and protective devices. U 224T Pumps and Piping 2 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., BME 124T. Overview of the Uniform Plumbing Code. Discussion of plumbing installation tools, safety, materials, fittings, sizing, fixtures, and basic design. Covers centrifugal, rotary, reciprocating, and special service pumps. Includes single and multistage pumps, cavitation, balancing, bearings, packings, clearances, mechanical seals, and problem troubleshooting. The piping section covers hot water, cold water, gas, compressed air, fire protection, waste, drain, and specialty piping. U 227T HVAC Control Systems 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., BME 129T, SCN 117T. Introduction to bimetallic, bourdon tube, remote bulb, CAB, thermocouple, thermistor, RTD, and thermopile measuring devices. Temperature and pressure control devices are related to the operation of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment. Two position and proportional pneumatic control systems are presented, as well as pneumatic transmission. Computerized management systems for energy conservation are discussed. U 228T Machine and Equipment Installation 2 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., SCN 117T, SCN 118T. Tools and procedures for installing, leveling, and aligning equipment and machinery. Mechanical advantage formulas presented in physics are demonstrated. Included are safe loads for ropes, jacks, slings, and blocks and tackles. Skills pertaining to the proper use of ladders, scaffolds, safety belts, and life nets used in maintenance work are discussed. U 229T Heating and Air Conditioning II 5 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., BME 129T. Advanced study of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning principles. Includes refrigeration process, heat flow, temperature measurements, gas laws, system evacuation and charging, cooling towers, and chilled water systems. Includes overview of Uniform Mechanical Code. U 230T Preventive Maintenance 1 cr. Offered spring. Concepts of equipment maintenance to prevent breakdowns and unscheduled downtime. Includes equipment inspection, maintenance scheduling, and nondestructive testing methods. Diesel Equipment Technology back to top U 120T Electrical Systems 8 cr. Offered spring. The theory of AC/DC electricity including Ohm's Law, magnetism, wiring diagrams, and circuit analysis. Starting, charging, and related systems are covered in depth using test equipment commonly found in heavy equipment repair facilities. Electronic systems are reviewed and tested using common electronic test equipment. U 128T Engine Service I 4 cr. Offered autumn. Introduction to the construction and operation of internal combustion engines with the diesel engine being examined in detail. The use of measuring tools and related special tools is covered extensively along with common manufacture rebuild procedures. Start up and running practices are demonstrated on various running diesel engines. U 135T Power Trains 7 cr. Offered autumn. Chassis and drive train components used in light and heavy duty trucks and other equipment. Clutches, manual transmissions, differentials, and final drives are covered. U 196T Independent Study Variable cr. (R-6) Offered every term. U 221T Brakes, Suspension, and Undercarriage 6 cr. Offered autumn. Air brake design, construction, and operating principles including an in depth study of diagnostic procedures for troubleshooting and repairing brake systems. Suspension systems and undercarriage design and repair are covered along with common axle alignment procedures found in industry. U 225T Hydraulics 6 cr. Offered autumn. Theory and application of hydraulics relative to mobile construction equipment and industrial hydraulic systems. Includes valves, pumps, motors, actuators, and related hydraulic components, system maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. U 229T Engine Service II 7 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., DET 128T. A continuation of Engine Service I with a major emphasis placed on the rebuilding of a diesel engine. Engine components repair and failure analysis are reviewed along with tune up and running of diesel engines commonly found in the heavy equipment trade. Shop flat rate procedures, work order procedures, and warranty requirements are covered. U 230T Air Conditioning 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., DET 120T, DET 225T. Principles, theories, and the hazards of working with R 12 and R 34, including laws governing these refrigerants. An in depth study of the components of an air conditioning system including hands on practice. Discharging and charging principles are discussed, including leakage testing and other general diagnostic principles found in the field. U 231T Fuel Systems 5 cr. Offered spring. A comprehensive study of diesel fuel injection systems to include: Cummins, Roosa Master, Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, and Bosch. Disassembly and repair of these systems are covered in depth along with calibration practices. Installation, timing, and on engine adjustments are made on diesel engines. On engine diagnosis of the fuel systems using special diesel engine diagnostic tools is reviewed. U 235T Advanced Power Trains 2 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., DET 135T. A continuation of DET 135T with an emphasis on heavy automatic transmission, torque converters, and powershift transmission. In depth coverage of component review troubleshooting and repair. Heavy Equipment Operation back to top U 140T Basic Surveying 2 cr. Offered autumn. Basic principles of surveying and the use of surveying equipment. Calculation of angles and distances to determine grade elevations. Introduction to Global Positioning Systems, lasers and their relationship to the heavy equipment operator. U 142T Basic Surveying II 1 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., HEO 140T. Students plan and layout projects undertaken by the program within the community. The students participate in staking and controlling the project by using skills acquired in HEO 140T. Emphasis is on earthwork surveying. U 146T Safety and Basic Controls 5 cr. Offered autumn. Orientation to the safe operation and basic control of crawler tractors, scrapers, front end loaders, motor graders, backhoes, trucks, and other heavy equipment units. Sufficient time is allowed for the development of basic machine operational skills. U 148T Operational Skill Building 5 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., HEO 146T. Advancement of basic skills. Proper understanding and operation of heavy equipment is pursued. Time is allowed for development of proper operational techniques. U 150T Job Simulation 6 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., HEO 146T, HEO 148T. Incorporates learned skills into entry level, industrial situations. Emphasis is on advanced equipment usage, problem definition and resolution, project type earth moving assignments, proper equipment, and safety regulations. Course may allow participation in cooperative project efforts within the community. U 151T Service and Maintenance 2 cr. Offered autumn. Different types of lubricants and their applications, scheduled and preventive maintenance procedures, and importance of periodic services and maintenance. Also included are safety procedures and regulations. U 153T Construction Theory and Specialized Equipment 5 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., MAT 110T. Study of construction principles, specialized equipment, production estimates, and various related subjects. Metals Processes U 112T Related Metals Processes 1 cr. Offered spring. Use of hand tools and machines which relate to the repair of heavy equipment. Instruction covers fasteners, layout, bench metal, threads and threading, drills and drilling, and tool sharpening. U 114T Related Metals Processes 3 cr. Offered autumn. Instruction and use of drills, files, threads and threading processes, basic lathe, drill press, and band saw operation, including precision measuring instruments. Fasteners, layout procedures, and basic hand tools are covered. U 115T Related Metals Processes 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. A basic metalworking course covering fasteners, layout, bench metal, heat treating, threads and threading, drills and drilling, basic machining, and tool sharpening. U 214T Advanced Related Metals Processes 3 cr. Offered autumn. Advanced skill development using machine tools such as milling machines, lathes, surface grinders, and drill presses, emphasizing safety and providing greater complexity than provided in MPR 114T. Welding and machining are used together demonstrating how sequencing work improves quality and productivity. U 196T Independent Study Variable cr. (R-6) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Small Engine Technology back to top U 160T Basic Electricity 3 cr. Offered autumn. The theory of AC/DC electricity including Ohm's Law, magnetism, series circuits, parallel circuits, the use of meters, and electrical test equipment. Includes electrical symbols, soldering, storage batteries, cranking motors, and electrical safety. U 176T Motorcycle/ATV Engines, Suspension, and Chassis 3 cr. Offered autumn. Study of the design and function of several types of engines, transmissions, suspension, and brake systems. U 177T Motorcycle/ATV Electrical and Fuel Systems 4 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., SET 160T. Principles of ignition, charging, and cranking systems. Design and function of carburetor, fuel injection, and lubrication systems. Hands-on diagnosis of problems and testing of systems. U 178T Marine Electrical and Fuel Systems 5 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., SET 160T. Theory of and testing and troubleshooting of problems with ignition, charging, and cranking systems. Includes the design, testing, and troubleshooting of marine carburetion and fuel injection systems. U 179T Marine Powerheads and Lower Units 6 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., SET 178T. Theory of design, function and components of outboard motor powerheads and lower units. Includes basic rigging, power trim and tilt, propping, and personal watercraft design, function, and maintenance. U 180T Snowmobile Maintenance and Repair I 2 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., SET 177T. The repair and maintenance of air cooled and liquid cooled engines. Includes clutch, track, and rear suspension service and maintenance. U 181T Snowmobile Maintenance and Repair II 2 cr. Offered spring.Prereq., SET 180T. Principles and theory of snowmobile electrical, fuel, front suspension, and brake systems. U 182T Computer Applications for Motorsports Professionals 1 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CRT 101. Use of recreational power equipment software for parts retrieval, invoicing and payment methods. Students build, query, and create reports using database software, and create a business plan for a hypothetical dealership. U 195T Special Topics 1-6 cr. (R-6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics. U 196T Independent Study Variable cr. (R-6) Offered intermittently. Truck Driving U 106T Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Training 1 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Individual schedule. Truck safety, operation, and maintenance review. Schedule and obtain Class A Commerical Driver's License (CDL). Welding back to top U 111T Welding 2 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Basic and intermediate processes of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and oxyacetylene welding are covered in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions in a variety of joint configurations. Instruction in the oxyacetylene cutting process. U 139T Welding Maintenance and Repair 2 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., MPR115T, WEL 111T. Combines the skills gained in welding and machine shop for practical applications such as repairing a broken cylinder block. Major emphasis is placed on repair techniques. Common repair procedures using machine shop and welding equipment is demonstrated. U 180T Welding Metallurgy 4 cr. Offered autumn. Covers the manufacturing of iron and steel. Examination of physical and mechanical properties. Phase changes with the application of heating and cooling cycles. Ferrous crystal types and properties. Suggested welding procedures for low, medium, and high carbon steels, alloy steels, and cast iron. U 181T Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Plate) and Thermal Cutting 4 cr. Offered autumn. Theory and safe operation of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) of carbon steel on plate and structural components in all positions to industry standards. Visual inspection and destructive testing used to determine acceptability based upon industry standards (American Welding Society Structural Welding Code-Steel). Power sources and electrodes are covered in depth. Materials are prepared using mechanical plate shears and thermal cutting techniques. Thermal cutting techniques are examined relative to theory of operation and safe practices. Processes used are oxy-fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, and air carbon arc cutting. Theory and operation of oxyacetylene welding examined.. U 182T Blueprint Reading and Development 3 cr. Offered spring. Practical experience in reading and drawing orthographic projections, interpreting dimensions, notes, scales, and welding symbols. Isometric projection (pictorial), sections, and auxiliary views with practical experience using conventional drafting tools and computer aided drafting (CAD). U 183T Layout Techniques 2 cr. Offered spring. Encompasses layout on material of various shapes using blueprints and practical layout techniques on pipe and structural steel. Use of contour markers and a review of geometric construction. Computation of approximate costs is included. U 184T OSHA Rules and Regulations 1 cr. Offered spring. Study of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules and regulations that affect the welding and construction industries. U 185T Flux Core Arc Welding 4 cr. Offered spring. Theory, practice, and safe operation of flux core arc welding equipment. Coupons are welded in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions to industry standards using a variety of welding electrodes, diameters, and power sources, which prepare students for welding qualification to the American Welding Society Structural Welding Code specifications. U 189T Metal Fabrication I 4 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., MPR 114T; WEL 181T, 182T, 185T, 194T. Conception, design, and construction of a metal structure to industry standards using shears, presses, and other machine tools common to the welding industry. Skills are developed in the areas of shielded metal arc welding and flux core arc welding, oxyacetylene cutting, plasma arc cutting, and air carbon arc cutting. U 195T Special Topics 1-6 cr. (R-6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics. U 196T Independent Study Variable cr. (R-6) Offered intermittently. U 280T Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 4 cr. Offered autumn. The theory and safe operation of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Examination of power source controls and operation along with associated consumables such as gasses, electrode filler materials for carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Welding skill development according to industry standards using these materials in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. U 281T Metal Fabrication II 4 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., MPR 114T, MPR 214T; WEL 181T, 185T, 182T, 183T, 280T, 283T.Students combine all knowledge and skills developed in the welding program to design and draw a full set of plans (blueprints) for an instructor-approved project using extensive welding, metal fabrication equipment, machining processes and automation. High quality performance, consistent with business and industry required. U 282T Pipe Welding-SMAW and GTAW 4 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., WEL 181T, WEL 280T. Emphasis on skill development in the welding of pipe sections to extremely high quality levels as required by national codes and standards. Pipe welding using GTAW for the root pass and SMAW for the remaining passes in all positions. Visual inspection and destructive testing used to evaluate work according to industry standards. U 283T Gas Metal Arc Welding 4 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., WEL 185T. Theory and safe operation of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Theory of flux core arc welding applied to GMAW. Primary focus on application, practical skill development, and producing welds that meet industry standards. Metals welded are low carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Short circuit arc and spray arc transfer used. Examination of gas and electrode selection. U 285T Automation in Welding 3 cr. Offered spring. Application of the welding process to automation. Examination of simple automation techniques such as tools, clamping, and fixturing to aid in the rapid joining of production runs. Increasing complexity is examined leading into equipment that carries the welding gun, tractors, and carriages by fully-automated systems with the student performing set-up and troubleshooting (Submerged Arc Welding) and automated parts processing (optical tracer torch). Programmable controllers are investigated and used. The use of industrial robots studied. U 286T Welding Certification and Codes 2 cr. Offered spring. Fundamental concepts and requirements of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Welding Society (AWS) are examined. Through laboratory experience students are provided the opportunity to qualify (certify) under the two codes mentioned above. 2b1af7f3a8