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BLD 20 - Introduction to Plumbing
Presents an introduction to the principles and practices of plumbing as related to light construction. Enables students to plan, prepare for, and install supply and waste lines, and install kitchen and bath fixtures.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
BLD 39 - Building Code for Carpenters
Introduces the purpose and interpretation of local, state, and national building codes applicable to carpenters.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 101 - Construction Management I
Presents overviews of all phases of construction project management. Introduces students to philosophy, responsibilities, methodology, and techniques of the construction process. Introduces topics related to the construction and design industries, organizations, construction contracts, bidding procedures, insurance, taxes, bonding, cost accounting, business methods, including basic computer usage, safety and general project management procedures.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 102 - Construction Management II
Emphasizes advanced management techniques and methodology. Includes engineering economics, accounting principles, life cycle costing, value engineering, systems analysis with computer applications, work improvement, quality control, and a broad overview of the construction management profession.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 103 - Principles of Residential Building Construction Inspect
Introduces general principles of residential building inspection including materials, foundations, framing, finishing, and building codes. Use local pre/co-requisites.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 105 - Shop Practices and Procedures
Introduces basic hand and power tools with emphasis on proper care and safety practices. Introduces materials used in building trades including metals, plastics, and woods with stress placed on the processing techniques of each. Emphasizes fasteners such as screws, rivets, and glues as well as brazed, soldered, and welded joints.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
BLD 108 - Construction Leadership and Motivation
Includes the role of the construction supervisor; helping employees perform better; training, motivating and leading others; teams and team building; leadership skills in action. This course does not meet general education requirements.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
BLD 109 - Understanding and Managing Project Costs
Includes construction estimates, who controls project costs, labor cost control, reporting and analyzing actual costs, loss prevention, cost control strategies, and post-project evaluation.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
BLD 110 - Introduction to Construction
Covers basic knowledge and requirements needed in the construction trades. Introduces use of tools and equipment, with emphasis on construction safety, including personal and tool safety. Provides a working introduction to basic blueprint reading and fundamentals of construction mathematics.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 111 - Blueprint Reading and the Building Code
Introduces reading and interpreting various kinds of blueprints and working drawings with reference to local, state, and national building codes.
Lecture 2 hours.Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 115 - Building Codes
Examines the building codes and standards applicable to building construction and inspection processes. Covers how to search, interpret and implement the Virginia Uniform State Wide Building Code.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 117 - Contract Documents and Construction Law
Covers contractual relationships; contract forms and documents; managing general conditions; good documentation processes; differing site conditions; time impacts; negotiation of resolutions.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
BLD 118 - Problem Solving and Decision Making
Covers the problem identification process; solving human performance problems; the decision-making process; labor costs and subcontractors; problem prevention; risk, emergencies and crisis.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
BLD 120 - Applied Construction Mathematics
Presents a review of mathematic principles and concepts necessary for typical construction applications. Includes: while numbers, order of operations, fractions, decimals, weights, measures and conversions, ratio and proportions, percentages, angles and perimeters, volume and surface area solids, board measure, lumber pricing, computations for preparing footing, foundations and slabs, beams and framing roofs systems and stairs. Covers basic estimation and working from construction plans. This course is not intended to satisfy general education requirements. Prerequisite: MTH 02.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 122 - Green Building Practices
Introduces techniques that reduce the environmental impact of building construction and operation. Uses the analysis of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system.
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credits
BLD 125 - Introduction to Carpentry Trades
Introduces entry-level students to the carpentry trade(s), the Wheels of Learning apprenticeship programs, various types of fasteners, and the wide variety of building materials. Prerequisite: BLD 110.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 126 - Basic Carpentry Principles
Introduces students to basic floor and wall construction. Prerequisite: BLD 125.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 131 - Carpentry Framing I
Presents an introduction to carpentry with emphasis on residential construction. Covers safety on the job, appropriate use of power tools, basic construction techniques, an introduction to working drawings, and the team approach to residential buildings. Presents an introduction to selection and use of ladders and scaffolds, basic form removal and demolition, and use of basic first aid. Includes the concepts of carpentry framing for floors, walls, ceilings, porches and decks. Includes theoretical and practical application as well as the concepts of carpentry framing for roof, truss installation and door and window installation. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
5 credits
BLD 132 - Carpentry Framing II
Presents an introduction to carpentry with emphasis on residential construction. Covers safety on the job, appropriate use of power tools, basic construction techniques, an introduction to working drawings, and the team approach to residential buildings. Presents an introduction to selection and use of ladders and scaffolds, basic form removal and demolition, and use of basic first aid. Includes the concepts of carpentry framing for floors, walls, ceilings, porches and decks. Includes theoretical and practical application as well as the concepts of carpentry framing for roof, truss installation and door and window installation. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
5 credits
BLD 133 - Carpentry Framing III
Continues the study of carpentry with emphasis on residential construction. Covers safety on the job, appropriate use of power tools, basic construction techniques, an introduction to working drawings, and the team approach to residential buildings. Continues the study of selection and use of ladders and scaffolds, basic form removal and demolition, and use of basic first aid. Includes the concepts of carpentry framing for floors, walls, ceilings, porches and decks. Includes theoretical and practical application as well as the concepts of carpentry framing for roof, truss installation and door and window installation. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
5 credits
BLD 134 - Carpentry Framing IV
Continues the study of carpentry with emphasis on residential construction. Covers safety on the job, appropriate use of power tools, basic construction techniques, an introduction to working drawings, and the team approach to residential buildings. Continues the study of selection and use of ladders and scaffolds, basic form removal and demolition, and use of basic first aid. Includes the concepts of carpentry framing for floors, walls, ceilings, porches and decks. Includes theoretical and practical application as well as the concepts of carpentry framing for roof, truss installation and door and window installation. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
5 credits
BLD 135 - Building Construction Carpentry
Presents woodworking technologies in carpentry. Introduces types of framing and building materials and equipment used in residential and light commercial construction. Emphasizes the development of skills in the safe use of hand and machine woodworking tools and development of construction terminology. Includes laboratory involvement in wall framing and carpentry practices.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
BLD 140 - Principles of Plumbing Trade I
Studies the plumbing trade, the structure of the plumbing trade, apprenticeship standards, job safety, tools of the trade, the approved installation of plumbing materials, types of sanitary drainage pipe and piping layout of sanitary piping.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 141 - Principles of Plumbing Trade II
Studies the sizing of sanitary drainage and vent piping for single family dwelling, two-story, single-family dwellings, duplex residence, apartment building, and multi-story building.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 142 - Principles of Plumbing Trade III
Studies sizing of water piping and control valves, piping materials, piping layout, and the proper installation of water piping. Explains how to identify cross control and the critical levels of contamination, means of protection against back flow, installing back flow preventers, and back flow preventive testing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 143 - Plumbing Blueprint Reading
Focuses on blueprint reading, plan reviews, schematic drawing, isometric view drawing and architectural blueprint reading on single-, two-family and multi-story dwelling for drainage, vents and water piping design.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 144 - Plumbing Code and Certification Preparation
Teaches the use of the plumbing code standard book (BOCA), references standards, the reading and use of charts and tables, and preparation for the journeyman's certification and the cross-connection control certification test.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 146 - Form Work and Concrete Theory
Introduces the proper terminology and jargon of form construction, the installation of reinforcement material, and the make-up and placement of concrete. Prerequisite: BLD 126.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 147 - Principles of Block and Bricklaying
Presents fundamentals of masonry practices. Includes foundations, block laying skills, mortar mixing, measuring, and introduction to bricklaying techniques. Emphasizes hands-on applications of block and brick techniques.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 148 - Principles of Block and Bricklaying II
Studies skills involved in block and bricklaying, including corners, windows, arches, and decorative work. Emphasizes developing speed and accuracy with materials.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 149 - Carpentry I
Presents an introduction to carpentry, with an emphasis on residential/light construction. Introduces basic carpentry terminology. Covers identification and proper sue of hand and power tools common to the industry, construction materials, construction techniques, safety precautions, working drawings and the team approach to construction.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 159 - Mechanical Code and Certification Preparation
Discusses local, state, and national building codes as they relate to the installation, maintenance and repair of mechanical systems in residential and commercial buildings. Includes gas and oil burners, venting, flues and sizing of systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 165 - Construction Field Operations
Introduces areas of construction field management which relate directly to on-the-job requirements of construction operations viewed from the construction superintendent's standpoint. Includes theories of project management and field supervision; utilization of equipment, labor and material; construction site development; requirements of field scheduling; management input requirements; job recording and documentation; supervision responsibility.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
BLD 181 - Introduction to Concrete Construction
Introduces basic form building, special floor systems, and tilt-up wall systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 184 - Interior and Exterior Finishes
Introduces the student to interior wall framing with wood and/or metal studs, layout of walls, and the steps required to successfully complete interior framing. Also covers the steps used for exterior finishes, such as siding, cornice work, and gutters.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 187 - Structure Completion
Introduces the finishing techniques required in new construction, such as wall finishes. floor finishes, ceiling systems, interior trim, cabinet installation, and stairs. Also includes types of tools used for these techniques.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 188 - Introduction to Construction Supervision
Teaches an appreciation for the demanding job of construction supervision, covering such topics as scheduling, motivation, poor and subordinate relations, and working with other trades.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
BLD 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 200 - Sustainable Construction
Teaches students the specialized construction management best practices that must be utilized when managing a sustainable project. Includes industry standards for green construction as identified by popular building rating systems.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
BLD 210 - Building Structures
Introduces analysis and design of steel, wood, and reinforced concrete structural members including loads, reactions, bending moments, stresses, and deflection for selection of beam and column sizes. Considers bolted and welded connections in steel design. Introduces determination of reinforcing steel sizes and arrangements in concrete embers. Use local prerequisites.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 215 - OSHA 30 Construction Safety
Covers all topics included in the OSHA 30-hour course. Prerequisite: OSHA 10 Certification.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
BLD 217 - Managing the Construction Project
Introduces project delivery systems; managing and understanding risk; planning the work; working the plan; managing methods and materials; understanding finances; working with project partners; understanding people involved in the process. Prerequisites: BLD 247 and BLD 109.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
BLD 231 - Construction Estimating I
Focuses on materials take-off and computing quantities from working drawings and specifications. Includes methods for computing quantities of concrete, steel, masonry, roofing, excavation. Deals with pricing building components, materials and processes, as well as transportation and handling costs, mark-up discount procedures, equipment cost and labor rates.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 232 - Construction Estimating II
Presents an introduction to computer programs for construction estimating. Produces a cost estimate for a major project with the aid of a computer program. Use local prerequisites.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 241 - Construction Management III
Presents fundamentals of construction supervision including responsibilities of the construction superintendent, operations manager, general superintendent and project engineer, with factors relating to their work and that of their subordinates, aspects of job leadership and effective human relations as related to efficient supervision.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 242 - Construction Management IV
Presents a comprehensive overview of all aspects of construction law and labor relation, exposing the students to responsibilities and requirements. Includes history of labor relations in the United States, trade unionism, federal labor laws and their direct effect on construction, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) laws and regulations that apply.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 247 - Construction Planning and Scheduling
Introduces principles of planning and scheduling of a construction project. Includes sequence of events and processes on a construction site. Studies scheduling techniques including the critical path method.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 249 - Carpentry II
Presents advanced concepts of carpentry as they relate to residential/light construction, including theoretical and practical applications. Covers advanced framing techniques, finish and trim systems, and calculations commonly required in all phases of light construction. Prerequisite: BLD 149.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BLD 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits
BLD 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BLD 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits