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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 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
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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
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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