• Program: Architectural Technology
  • Course: Commercial Materials and Methods of Construction
  • Course #: ARCH2466
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course will introduce the student to the materials and methods commonly encountered in large-scale construction projects. Consideration will be given to the materials, their properties, application techniques and construction practices as well as how these should be represented graphically. Materials to be examined include steel, concrete, masonry, interior and exterior finishes and waterproofing. Students will prepare commercial construction specifications and estimate material costs.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Examine site materials
Compare products with recycled content
Compare resource conservation strategies
Compare maintenance requirements of building materials
Dissect structural systems
Identify floor systems
Describe components of commercial roof systems
Describe various foundation systems
Inspect curtain wall components
Produce a cavity wall section detail construction
Identify commercial door and window options
Describe properties of effective moisture and thermal protection
Examine finish materials
Compare wall framing systems
Research materials and their properties
Classify fire-rated construction materials
Demonstrate materials applications
Produce details of roof components
Identify materials by CSI classification
Estimate material costs

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901 and ARCH1101 OR ARCH2370
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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