2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AECT 310 - Residential Building Systems II

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): CNST 110  

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course is designed to give the student a broader based understanding of residential framing and building principles learned up to this point. Topics include mathematical aspects of framing problems, principles of truss constructions, specific “real life” framing examples, residential framing member sizing, sustainable construction techniques and alternative construction methods.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Students will accurately solve various building problems utilizing mathematical concepts.
  2. Given a plan, the student will correctly calculate various rafter lengths, ridge lengths and ridge post heights.
  3. Students will accurately identify methods to minimize lumber usage without compromising structural integrity.
  4. Students will demonstrate understanding of the design and function of basic trusses.
  5. Students will view case studies and /or blueprints and be able to accurately answer questions related to building construction.
  6. Students will research and report on a residential construction technique that is considered to be non-standard.