Building Construction Technology Lake Land College - Mattoon Illinois

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Building Construction Technology - BCT
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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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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Architectural Design
BCT 076

The study of architectural design considerations which influence the energy efficiency of structures. Including project site integration, window orientation, framing techniques, material selection, and HVAC design. Heating and cooling load calculations, labs and computer aided drafting will be utilized.


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Basic Carpentry I
BCT 054

A combination of hands-on experience and classroom activities are utilized to teach the students basic rough carpentry skills including the proper use of tools and modern framing techniques.


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Basic Carpentry II
BCT 055

This course further develops the skills learned in BCT 054 and places more emphases on finishing the interior and exterior of residential construction projects.


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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 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 offs 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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