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INTD 1115 - Base Building Materials

Interior Design Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

This course will cover base building finishes for residential interiors including floors, walls and ceilings. Sustainable and environmental issues will be emphasised during this course. Students will be introduced to local suppliers and manufacturers through guest lectures and field trips.


50% in COMM 1120* (*May be taken concurrently).



This course was retired after the Fall 2019 term and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Research and source base building finishes for the interior built environment focussing on ecological and sustainable methods and materials.
  • Identify the characteristics and suitability of various base building finishes and installation methods.
  • Appropriately document basic specifications for materials.
  • Incorporate sustainable design practices into all work.
  • Critically analyse existing material installations.
  • Identify characteristics of materials in terms of life cycle analysis.
  • Develop professional relationships with industry representatives.

Effective as of Fall 2012

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