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College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
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CNST 110 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF WOOD CONSTRUCTION

This course provides a study of framing design and assembly utilized in residential construction. Building layout; floor, wall, and roof framing; and member loading are studied for proper sizing of structural components. Application of the New York State Uniform Fire and Prevention Code, as well as the New York State Energy Code as it applies to wood frame residential construction, will be studied.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 2, 3) Fall

CNST 150 CONCRETE AND MASONRY CONSTRUCTION

This course covers the practical and technical aspects of concrete and masonry materials including soils classification, permeability, compaction, in-place density and soil-bearing capacity, concrete mix design, design of concrete and masonry structures, reinforcement and placement, applicable codes, report writing, testing, analysis, and problem solving, as well as the manufacture of pre-cast concrete units.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 2, 3) Spring

CNST 160 CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING

Construction surveying practices for residential and commercial construction are studied. The course includes construction surveying fundamentals as well as care and use of equipment. Applications include actual construction layout of a residential house and commercial building.

Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 138

(3: 2, 3) Spring

CNST 210 COMMERCIAL BUILDING SYSTEMS

The methods and materials for commercial buildings and structures are presented. Areas of study include soils, site planning and preparation, excavation, footings and foundations, reinforced concrete, form-work, structural steel framework, fire-proofing, curtain wall construction, gypsum wall coverings, suspended ceilings, commercial finishes, construction project planning, construction site record-keeping, critical path, and safety.

Prerequisite: None

(4: 3, 3) Fall

CNST 230 CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY MANAGEMENT

This course is designed to insure that the environmental hazards of chemicals and building materials produced at or brought to a project site are disclosed to all persons who may be affected. Information concerning their potential hazards, proper handling, storage, and appropriate safe usage shall be fully understood and transmitted to employers and employees. This course should be viewed as a comprehensive hazard communication program tailored to meet Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requirements and general site safety practices.

Prerequisite: None

(2: 2, 0) Spring

CNST 250 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING SYSTEMS

This course analyzes the various components within a building and compares the different construction materials relative to current construction practices and the implications for indoor air quality. Planning and sequencing of the building construction process includes computer applications. Students are also exposed to energy-efficient building code.

Prerequisites: ARCH 110, ARCH 150, MATH 128, and CNST 110

(4: 3, 3) Spring

CNST 260 ESTIMATING AND PLANNING

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of construction estimating and planning. Topics include quantity take-off, labor estimation, overhead, and profit. Time scheduling will also be examined. Personal computer usage of spreadsheets, time management software, and estimating software is an integral part of the course.

Prerequisites: AECT 110, ARCH 110, CNST 110, CNST 150 or CNST 210, and MATH 128

(3: 2, 2) Spring

CNST 270 LAW AND CONTRACTING

This course covers the basic legal framework of business and industry. Topics include structure and content of contract documents for construction and engineering projects, business organization and administration in construction operations, purchasing, contracting, and client relations.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0) Spring

CNST 280 MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT FOR BUILDINGS

This course presents the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical equipment requirements for buildings. Topics include design of water supply and sanitary systems; environmental comfort (heat loss, heat gain, temperature, and humidity); principles of warm air, steam, hot water, radiant panel, and electrical heating systems; air conditioning systems; planning and layout of warm air and air conditioning sheet metal and hot water heating piping for residential and commercial buildings; alternate energy systems, both active and passive; basic design and installation of residential electrical circuits; symbols and electrical theory; and basic code elements.

Prerequisites: ARCH 110, ARCH 120, and MATH 128

(4: 3, 3) Spring

CNST 295 CONSTRUCTION SEMINAR

This course offers an opportunity for advanced studies in construction, such as current trends in construction, alternative energy systems, specifications and interpretation, and codes. Instruction may include seminar discussions, lectures, field trips, visiting specialists, and projects of timely interest. This course is for senior students only and requires a construction faculty mentor. Credit hours and contact hours are adjustable to each student's requirements.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 0)

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