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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BM 231 - Building Systems II

Credit Hours: 3

A course in the study of commercial structural systems with emphasis on the structural types: heavy timber, masonry, structural steel and reinforced concrete. Examination of blueprints describing component parts, materials, symbols, views and schedules will be covered. Lab activities will include hands-on use of various masonry products.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate a working knowledge and interpretation of commercial and industrial blueprints;
  • illustrate a basic knowledge of commercial specifications and their application;
  • analyze and understand drawings and estimating methods and their interrelationships;
  • solve problems working from a scale and drawing with the specifications;
  • draw and interpret the specifications of a given project; and
  • demonstrate the fundamentals of masonry construction and its maintenance repair.                                                                                                                  


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