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MSYS 1070 - Building Construction for Mechanical

Mechanical Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

For persons in mechanical systems fields; to enhance understanding of the principle practices and materials typical to wood, masonry, steel and concrete building construction, with an overview of space planning and organization.

Credits

4.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have a basic, working understanding of:

  • Interpret architectural drawings.
  • Design and select chimney flues for solid fuel heaters.
  • Describe allocation of space within a building.
  • Describe stair construction components and other building transportation systems.
  • Describe doors and windows according to their types and characteristics.
  • Interpret electrical drawings.
  • Interpret structural drawings.
  • Describe construction materials and techniques used for timber, steel and reinforced concrete buildings.
  • Describe roofing materials, characteristics, application techniques and drainage procedures.
  • Describe building envelope thermal and vapor control systems.

Effective as of Fall 2003

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