Introductionto Construction is acourse that will offer hands-on activities and real world experiences relatedto the skills essential in residential, commercial and civil buildingconstruction. During the course students will be introduced to the history andtraditions of construction trades. The student will also learn and apply knowledge of the care and safe use of hand and power tools as related to each trade. In addition, students are introduced to blueprint reading, applied math, basic tools and equipment, and safety. Students will demonstrate buildingconstruction techniques with the capstone experience being a 4-5 week project building a wall section including: framing, roofing, wiring, plumbing, drywall, exterior insulation, and repairing. , including concrete and masonry, framing, electrical,plumbing, and dry walling. Students learn how architectural ideasare converted into projects and how projects are managed during a constructionproject in this course. Students study construction technology topics such aspreparing a site, doing earthwork, setting footings and foundations, buildingthe superstructure, enclosing the structure, installing systems, finishing thestructure, and completing the site. Students also investigate topics related tothe purchasing and maintenance of structures, special purpose facilities, greenconstruction and construction careers.
- Recommended Grade Level: Grade 10
- Recommended Prerequisites: None
- Credits: 1 credit per semester, 2 semester maximum, maximum of 2 credit
- Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
Introduction to Construction is an introductory experience in the construction field. All aspects of the construction industry will be touched on, with the capstone experience being a 4-5 week project building a wall section including: framing, roofing, wiring, plumbing, drywall, exterior insulation, and repairing. It is generally taken by 9-10 grade students. No construciton background is necessary.
All homework and classwork is to be turned in when due with late work being docked up to 50% of score. Students need to make arrangements AHEAD of time if they know they are going to have an excused absence get full credit. Any EXCUSED absence will not result in a deduction of grade points. Please check the student handbook for school policy on absences and grades credit.
I have begun to allow students to redo poorly done work or work that received a low grade by redoing the work and showing all math, work, etc. for 1/2 credit. However, work MUST have been turned in to get this credit.
Grading Codes used with PowerSchool grades:
A blank score means that the assignment has not been collected or graded.
"ABS" as a score means a student was absent when the assignment was due and a zero grade has been assigned.
"M” as a score for an assignment means that it was never turned in (missing) and counts as a zero grade.
"Col" as an assignment score means that it was collected/turned in but has not been graded yet and does not affect the overall grade at all.
"L" as a score means that the assignment was turned in too late for full credit to be given.