Full course description
2.5 Hours | 0.25 CEUs
The Construction Management Materials and Methods Module provides a general overview of construction terms starting with the soils. The basics for construction including soils stabilization and foundations are described. Structural systems including Concrete/Steel/Timber materials, how they are used and their associated advantages/disadvantages are discussed. A variety of materials used for exterior finishes, including masonry and siding are discussed. Waterproofing requirements from the perspective of exterior finishes, roofing and design are also discussed. The second portion of the module provides an introductory look into the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing requirements for construction. This area is extensive, so is not covered in detail within the module. The Codes and Standards for construction which include those for Accessibility and Egress are briefly discussed and described again in later modules. A discussion of how Sustainability and LEED intersect the construction industry rounds out the module.