Finishing Systems
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Materials and methods of building finishing systems including roofing, exterior finishes, insulation, drywall, interior finishes, cabinets, floor coverings, and building codes.
DESCRIPTION: A study of construction materials and methods of exterior and interior construction finishing systems. Classroom and lab experiences give students an understanding of finishing procedures, and applications of materials. Construction materials, terminology, codes, blueprint reading and material takeoffs will be emphasized.
TOPICS: roofing, exterior finishes, insulation, drywall, interior finishes, cabinets, floor coverings, building codes
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this course is to give the student a basic introduction and experience in the design, materials and methods of construction finishing as used in the building industry. At the completion of the course the student will be able to identify construction materials, the location and installation procedures for finishing materials. The student will have experience in reading and interpreting construction codes, specifications and construction blueprints and schedules that relate to finishing processes. The student will be able to identify good workmanship in finishing procedures. The student will also learn to identify and use safely both hand and power carpentry tools. The student will understand the role and responsibilities of the general contractor, subcontractors and trades-persons on a construction project. The student will learn traditional and innovative finishing methods.

The course will be beneficial to those students interested in entering the construction industry as carpenters or construction managers. This course will also assist those who desire to do some of their own carpentry and maintenance work.
REQUIREMENTS: Course Policies: Students are expected to attend all classroom and lab sessions. More than two unexcused absences or tardies will result in as much as a full letter grade drop in the final grade. When possible inform the instructor in advance of excused absences.

Reading assignments from the text will be given and students are expected to complete them by the date given on the class schedule and come to class prepared to discuss them.

It is expected that each student will abide BYU Idaho dress, grooming and honor standards.

Please consult with the instructor anytime you are having difficulty or become confused. Office hours are posted and/or are by appointment.

Assignments: A variety of worksheet and practical assignments will be given. Some assignments will be done as groups and you will be graded according to participation and involvement with the group. You will only get out of the class what you are willing to put into it. Each member of the group will have individual responsibilities that will influence the grade of the entire group. Please recognize the value of this experience as it relates to real life situations and help each other to be successful within your group. Please be respectful of others and their property; especially those who we may do work for.

All assignments are to be turned in on the date specified. No late work will be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor or there are extenuating circumstances such as a family emergency or death.

TECHNICAL REPORT: This report is to encourage research on a special topic related to the construction industry with some connection to interior or exterior finishing systems. The report is to be in written form and presented orally in class. The report should be 3 - 5 typewritten pages. A proposal for the report will be submitted early in the semester and approved by the instructor. The report should include four references. More details will be given during class.

Examinations: Quizzes will be given unannounced and at random. Come prepared by reading the assigned topics and reviewing lecture notes. Two examinations will be given during the course of the semester and a final examination at the conclusion. The first two examinations will cover material as outlined in the assignment sheet, classroom discussions and activities. The final exam will be comprehensive and will cover all concepts studied during the semester.
PREREQUISITES: CONST 120 or instructor consent. CONST 212 must be taken concurrently
OTHER: Clean up: Each student is expected to clean up his or her own area. This includes the workbenches and any machines used during the class period. All students are expected to remain in the lab until cleanup is completed and the class is dismissed by the instructor.

Lab Time: Students will be allowed to work in the lab only during his/her regularly scheduled classes. Any exceptions must be cleared through the instructor on a case by case basis. We will alternate labs as needed to work on various assignments and projects.

Shop Safety: Working in the wood shop is an inherently dangerous situation. Students have the possibility of being injured or permanently maimed or killed as a result of using the tools and equipment of the shop. Caution should be used at all times. Any situation that seems dangerous should be avoided. If a student is uncomfortable performing any activity in the shop, they should ask the instructor for help. Safety glasses must be worn at all times.