Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CMGT 114 - Materials and Methods in Construction (3)

  • Prerequisite: ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; Placement in MATH 103 or higher
  • CMGT majors only

An examination of basic framing systems in wood, concrete, and steel. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the materials and methods of construction in residential and commercial type buildings. Additional content includes a survey of the advantages and disadvantages of different types of construction.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CMGT 114, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the methods and systems of construction for commercial and residential projects.
  • Understand the incorporation of sustainable and green building methods, practices, and products in all aspects of the building process.
  • Identify the various types of foundation systems and their applicability to specific projects.
  • Evaluate the methods of the various structural systems utilizing masonry, steel, concrete, and wood.
  • Identify various cladding systems in use on commercial structures.
  • Determine the components of proper thermal and moisture barrier systems and their application in building systems.
  • Analysis the materials and properties for proper selection of interior finishes and specialty equipment.
  • Classify the concepts of MEP systems and identify their equipment and components.

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