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Building Construction Course Descriptions

BLDG150 - CONTRACTS AND CODES (2-2-4)
A comprehensive study of construction contracts including conditions of agreement and modifications. Students analyze the Massachusetts State Building Code as it applies to buildings. Prerequisites: BLDG155 Construction Methods or CCEV115 Construction Graphics; or ARCH201 Contract Drawing and Methods II.

BLDG155 - CONSTRUCTION METHODS (3-2-4)
A detailed study of current methods and equipment used in timber, masonry and steel construction. Laboratory exercises emphasize plan reading.

BLDG200 - CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING (2-2-4)
The fundamentals of construction estimating are covered. Quantity surveys are made for various building components and prices determined for labor and materials, using a current pricing handbook. Standard estimators' forms are prepared. Computer techniques and applications are also examined. Prerequisites: BLDG155 Construction Methods, BLDG420 Construction Operations and CCEV115 Construction Graphics.

BLDG210 - CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION METHODS (2-4-4)
An introduction to reinforced concrete buildings with concentration on mix design and complete applications according to the ACI Standard Code, with emphasis on laboratory testing practices of fresh and hardened concrete. Prerequisites: BLDG155 Construction Methods; and ARCH145 Architectural CADD or CCEV115 Construction Graphics.

BLDG420 - CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS (3-2-4)
Materials handling in heavy construction. The selection and application of heavy construction equipment including equipment productivity and cost. Prerequisite: BLDG155 Construction Methods.

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