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Agricultural Structures
AG STRUCTURES
CLASS CODE: AGSYS 240 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: In the agribusiness industry there is a need to become familiar with basic construction requirements and skills in order to perform expected tasks. This is a course designed for the student that has very little if any construction skill.
DESCRIPTION: In the agribusiness industry there is a need to become familiar with basic construction requiremtns and skills in order to perform expected tasks. This class is designed to provide hands on activities in concrete, framing, sheeting, roofing and fixture placement within agribusiness type structures. This is a course designed for the student that has very little if any construction skill.
TOPICS: * Principles and methods of planning and constructing structures for agribusiness type structures, housing,and storage.
* Requirements for utilities; standards of performance; design; selection of materials; and cost estimating.
* Site layout
* Excavation practices.
* Concrete footing development, flat work and stem wall development.
* Framing, exterior and interior walls.
* Building floors.
* Exterior sheeting.
* Roofing. Truss design and placement. Roofing materials and placement.
* Doors and windows.
* Exterior siding.
* Insulation.
* Electrical concepts.
* Insulation.
* Interior sheeting.
* Finishing materials.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001