BCN2598C

Sustainable Building Systems

Course Code: BCN2598C

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Spring 2021

 

Course Description:
This course will focus on the house as a system. The interactions of foundations, framing, roofs and attics, windows and doors, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, insulation, siding, interior finishes, and landscaping will be discussed along with their relationship to indoor air quality and energy efficiency.

Course Details

Instructors:

Olabode Ogedengbe
ogedengeo@chipola.edu

 

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Green from the Ground Up, David Johnston and Scott Gibson, published by: Taunton, ISBN: 9781567589739

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Learning outcomes are determined by measuring the ability of each student to retain the learning objectives of the course. Performance-based methods, such as completion of assigned projects, general knowledge tests, oral and written presentations of assignments, group discussions, observation of mastery of critical skills and analysis of the final product will determine the final grade on this course.

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Explain how to plan for water management.

Describe procedures to reduce thermal transmission.

List engineered lumber products and characteristics.

Develop a procedure to capture lost energy.

Describe how to use drywall as an air barrier.

Explain how to preplumb for gray water.

Identify old assumptions that don’t work.

Explain how to properly install and flash a window.

Identify materials with potential health risks.

Demonstrate mastery of computer aided drafting (CAD) by constructing engineering, mechanical, and geometrical drawings.

Demonstrate ability to sketch, letter, and generate line-work to describe various objects.

Demonstrate ability to read and produce drawings involving orthographic projection, sections, pictorial and auxiliary views.

Demonstrate a wide range of mathematical skills including plane trigonometry, strength of materials, technical, and other engineering problems, including theories learned in engineering mechanics.

Demonstrate ability to use standard surveying equipment to make measurements and calculations to run a traverse, establish levels, keep notes and produce required drawings. 

Demonstrate ability to analyze physical and mechanical properties of soil and concrete.

Demonstrate ability to solve basic hydraulic problems using the theory of incompressible fluids.

Demonstrate on-site skills required to establish grades, locate property lines and utilities and produce plots and calculate cut and fill by average-end-area.

Unit Tests, Quizzes, Final Exams, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Projects

 

 

Learning outcomes are determined by measuring the ability of each student to retain the learning objectives of the course. Performance-based methods, such as completion of assigned projects, general knowledge tests, oral and written presentations of assignments, group discussions, observation of mastery of critical skills and analysis of the final product will determine the final grade on this course.

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