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Finishing Systems
FINISHING SYS
CLASS CODE: CONST 210 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A study of construction materials and methods of exterior and interior building finishing systems. Classroom and lab experiences give students an understanding of finishing procedures and applications of materials. Construction materials, terminology, codes, blueprint reading, installation methods, and material quantity takeoffs will be emphasized.
TAUGHT: Fall, Summer (even years)
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Exterior and interior building finishing systems
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this course is to give the student a basic understanding of the design, materials, and methods of finishing systems used in the building construction industry. At the completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. Understand and apply the concepts of building finishes such as roofing, insulation, sheetrock, doors, windows, flooring, trim and railings.
2. Classify and describe the materials and fasteners used in conventional and modern interior and exterior finish of structures such as: roofs, doors, windows, insulation, wall and ceilings, trim, stairs and railings, decks and fences, siding and floor coverings.
3. Demonstrate competence in the safe use of simple hand and power tools used for the installation of common finishing systems.
4. Locate building codes and explain how they relate to finish systems. Apply exterior and interior finish to parts of a structure according to applicable codes, specifications and acceptable industry standards and practices.
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.

Grading: Final grades will be based upon the following scale:
A = 93% & Above C- = 72.9% - 70%
A- = 92.9 % - 90% D+ = 69.9% - 67%
B+ = 89.9% - 87% D = 66.9% - 63%
B = 86.9% - 83% D- = 62.9% - 60%
B- = 82.9% - 80% F = 59.9% & Below
C+ = 79.9% - 77% I = Incomplete
C = 76.9% - 73%
Coursework will be evaluated and weighted according to complexity and time involved. The following represents how grades will be calculated.
Major Exams 15% Technology Report 10%
Code Assignments 10% Final Exam 15%
Quizzes & Videos 15% Lab Assignments 20%
Worksheets 15%

Cleanup: Each student is expected to cleanup 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 lab locations as needed to work on various assignments and projects.

Shop Safety: Working in the construction labs 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 in 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.

PREREQUISITES: CONST 120, Arch 100, 102. Must be taken concurrently with Const 212 (lab)
OTHER: Course Disclaimer: The syllabus and assignment sheet represent a tentative outline and schedule for this course. The instructor reserves the right to make changes, deletions, corrections, or additions during the course. Any changes will be made with advance notice of the students during regularly scheduled class times. It is the responsibility of the student to attend class and to be aware of the changes.

It is the student's responsibility to disclose to the teacher any speical needs and/or learning disabilities he/she may have before the first week of class is over, so that accommodations may be made.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001