A thorough introduction to the basics of platform framing and the major concepts of balloon construction, post and beam construction, and manufactured housing. Emphasis directed to understanding the advantages and limitations of contemporary building materials and methods and their impact on the construction industry. Laboratory experiences culminate with a take-off list of materials required for the proper construction of a residential structure. Enhanced residential house designs using “Chief Architect Level II” allows students to design their own home and generate working drawings and material lists.
Prerequisite: RESC 106 or permission of instructor
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours), spring semester