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MSYS 2050 - Building Construction for Mechanical Systems

Mechanical Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

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Course Details

This course covers the principles of building construction encompassing the study of materials, processes and construction techniques involving wood frame and masonry concrete from footing, foundations, walls, floors to ceilings and roofs of which the functional construction design problems and presentation techniques are presented. Autodesk Revit Architecture is introduced to develop a building model illustrating how the building components integrate and interact.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Read and interpret building plans: site, architectural layout, and structure
  • Describe the design and construction components of common vertical circulation systems: stairs and elevators
  • Describe the physical and thermal characteristics of building enclosures: doors and windows with respect to their types and functionalities
  • Describe the physical and construction characteristics of load bearing components: walls, floors, and roofs with respect to their framing details in different climatic zones and building types
  • Describe the physical and thermal characteristics of finishing materials: footing, wall siding, and roofing membranes with respect to air-tightness, water-tightness, and water drainage
  • Model a building structure with Autodesk Revit Architecture

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

MSYS 2050 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Systems
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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