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The first module in this course gives an overview of the main characteristics and properties of mass timber products, including the advantages and challenges of their use in construction. The concept and advantages of prefabrication are discussed. The second module helps students become familiar with the overall layout of a construction site and the key safety aspects related to work conducted on a mass timber constructions site. In the third module, the basic tools and types of estimates are described in relation to the stages in building design. This module presents information from the perspectives of a professional quantity surveyor and a construction estimator advising a construction client early in the building design process. The fourth module gives an introduction to the application of digital tools in project delivery which adds to the efficiency of projects in the mass timber construction industry. Students will learn about Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) as part of a digital project delivery. In addition to the course content, students will learn about mass timber construction by reviewing several case studies.
This course is to be taken with XTMB 1002 - Mass Timber Construction: Intro to Installation, Building Performance and Construction Management, as part of the "Introductory Studies in Mass Timber Construction" Micro-Credential program. Registration into this course includes all related fees for both XTMB 1001 and XTMB 1002. For further information and approval to register for this course, please contact Ann Martineau at email@example.com.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Describe the evolution of wood construction in Canada
Define mass timber
Discuss the advantages and challenges of mass timber use in construction
Identify the main types of mass timber products
Describe the primary uses of mass timber products
Compare the similarities and differences among the main types of mass timber products
Recognize types of construction that incorporate mass timber components
Explain the concept of prefabrication
Recognize the advantages of prefabrication
Describe the main types of prefabrication that apply to mass timber construction
Identify basic regulatory requirements for mass timber products
Describe the factors related to the site layout that must be considered on a mass timber construction site
Identify the main activity areas on a construction site
Define the concept of estimating
Describe the roles of professional quantity surveyors and construction estimators in construction projects
Identify the basic tools for estimating construction projects
Compare the basic types of estimates used in the different stages of project design
Describe the basic process and role of estimating in deciding between mass timber and other building materials
Explain the key considerations and major cost drivers for pricing mass timber
Compare cost differences between mass timber, steel and concrete structures
Identify basic cost considerations associated with construction projects
Describe ways to achieve cost efficiencies in mass timber projects
Identify the basic procurement routes for mass timber projects
Discuss the long-term costs and sustainability of mass timber projects
Identify advantages and disadvantages of digital project delivery
Describe the key stakeholder roles for effective digital project delivery
Outline the use of digital tools and models during project delivery process
Describe the use of digital models by different consultant groups
Describe the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in digital project delivery
Describe the use of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) in digital project delivery
Effective as of Fall 2021
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