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Building Construction Technology Lake Land College - Mattoon Illinois

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Building Construction Technology - BCT
Post Frame Construction
BCT 041

This course is designed to teach the students proper building construction techniques using a combination of lecture and hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed on job-site safety, framing techniques, window & door installation, roof installation, and siding.

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Construction Surveying Layout
BCT 064

This course will focus on the fundamentals of building layout, grade staking, topographic surveying, the use of a laser level, cut and fill calculations, checking square, and will further develop the leveling and angular measurement skills learned in Surveying I. (Repeatable 3 times).


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Plans and Specifications
BCT 045

Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


Prerequisites: TEC 045


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Construction Materials
BCT 050

Designed to give the student a basic understanding of the properties, uses and limitations of construction materials. Emphasis is placed on concrete, steel and wood. Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.

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Architectural Drafting II
BCT 062

Emphasis is placed on residential and small commercial design. Problems presented have varied materials and structural systems. Some emphasis is placed on building code requirements. CAD Incorporated. Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


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Construction Management
BCT 070

Designed to give the student an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the construction manager. Emphasis placed on cost control, scheduling, construction documents and reports. Site visits when possible, computer incorporated. Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


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Architectural Drafting III
BCT 076

Prepares the student to do structural steel erection drawings including shop drawings. Also included is a study of mechanical systems of a building such as plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and electrical wiring requirements and code restrictions. Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


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Architectural S.O.E.
BCT 078

Enables the student to gain on the job experience in the construction industry. Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.

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Construction Estimating
BCT 089

Prepares students to do quantity take off's on material, equipment and labor estimates for building construction. Incorporates computer estimating. Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


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