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Applied Building Construction

Syllabus

All students taking the Applied Building Construction class must have had the beginning Building Construction
class and passed it with a B or better. They must have all the tools required for the class. The tool list is on the
parents signature form. This class will function as if the students are on a construction site working as an
employee. If the student does not perform, his or her spot in the class could be in jeopardy. Class performance
includes a B average, a good daily work atatude and the willingness to do any task that is part of the
construction process.
Instructor Darryl Wadsworth E-mail dwadsworth@lcsd2.org
Address
Phone 885-8000 Planning Gold 4thPeriod
Number Ext. 7236 Time Red 2nd Period

Course Description (or elementary subject area)

This course is designed to apply the concepts learned in the Building Construction class. The students will
build a complete home from the ground up. Students will learn about the Building Industry with its many
different fields. Students will learn about the different materials used in constructing a building and the
technology that is related to each produce. Students will be expected to apply the knowledge learned form class
assignment too the project. The project is designed to give the student a complete view of the building a home
from excavation to finish carpentry. This class is designed for Juniors, and Seniors that are looking to be in the
Carpentry field for career.
Career/Vocational Standards

Resources: Effective workers know how to allocate time, money, materials, facilities and human resources in
both personal and workplace setting.

Interpersonal Skills: Effective workers can work on teams, teach others, communicate, lead and work with
people from culturally diverse settings.

Information: Effective workers are expected to identify, assimilate, and integrate information from diverse
sources: they prepare, maintain, and interpret qualitative records; they convert information from one to another
and comfortable conveying information, orally and in writing, as need arises.

Systems: Effective workers understand social, organizational and technological systems. They understand
how parts of systems are connected, anticipate consequences, monitor and correct performance, and design or
improve systems.

Technology: Effective workers select equipment and tools, apply technology to specific tasks, and maintain
and troubleshoot workplace technology.

Careers: Career development is the process through which an individual comes to understand his or her
interests, knowledge, skills and aspirations and begins to make informed career decisions. The process consists,
at a minimum, of (1) career answers, (2) career exploration, (3) career planning/ decision-making, and (4) career
preparation. Students develop through a continuum of career awareness, career exploration, and work exposure
activities that help them discern their own career path.
Performance Standard

- Identify types of residential structures commonly constructed in the area.


- Apply the principles of planning in solving specific construction problems.
- Identify and demonstrate correct use of hand and power tools.
- Identify and classify building materials.
- Layout building lines using a set of plans, and tools.
- Figure a bill of materials and estimate cost.
- Construct a residential structure from the foundation to the finish work.

Applied Building Construction


Units of Study

Units Standards/Benchmarks 40% Common 60% Daily Assessments


Assessments
Safety and Tool use 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.4 Demonstrate proper use
of tools and equipment.
Site Layout, Footers and 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4 Common Assessment #1 Build footers and
Foundations foundation walls
Floor Framing 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4 Common Assessment #2 Layout, frame and sheet a
floor system
Wall Framing 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4 Common Assessment #3 Layout and frame walls

Roof Framing 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4 Common Assessment #4 Set trusses and cut in a
valley
Energy Efficient 2.1, 2.3, 6.1,6.2, 6.4 Learn what it takes to
Construction make a house Energy
efficient
Roofing 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4 Common Assessment #5 Install Drip edge, water
proofing and shingles
Exterior Finish 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4 Common Assessment #6 Install doors, windows
and siding
Interior Finish 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4 Common Assessment #7 Hang cabinets and doors,
casing and baseboard
Concrete Placement 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4 Common Assessment #8 Slabs, sidewalks and
driveways
Building Codes and 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 6.1, Research areas codes and
Permits 6.2,6.3, 6.4 permit process
Course Materials and Resources

Textbook: Modern Carpentry by Wagner & Smith

Supplementary text: Carpentry by Leonard Koel


Carpentry by Gasper Lewis & Floyd Vogt
Practical Problems in Mathematics for Carpenters by Harry C. Huth
Tools needed:

1. Double pouch tool belt.


2. Two hammers, (framing and trim hammer)
3. 25 foot Tape Measure.
4. Speed Square.
5. Utility Knife
6. Chalk Line

Student and Parent Signature


Student Signature Parent or Guardian Signature

Notice of Nondiscrimination:
Lincoln School district number Two agrees to ensure equitable access and equitable participation in all
District courses/classes. All district schools will effectively manage and creatively utilize resources
necessary to support student learning. The District’s Board of Trustees is committed to a policy of
nondiscrimination in relation to race, gender, age, national origin, color or disability in admission to, or
access to, or treatment in its educational programs or activities.