• Program: Architectural Technology
  • Course: Residential Materials and Methods of Construction
  • Course #: ARCH1203
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

The student studies building science and technology used in wood and light-gauge steel frame residential construction. Topics to be covered include foundations, floor systems, wall framing, ceiling/roof framing and interior and exterior finish materials and methods of construction. Students will prepare residential 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:\
Describe foundation construction
Explain erosion control measures
Analyze site conditions
Describe floor construction systems
Illustrate roof construction detail
Identify stair terms and components
Identify window types and styles
Identify door types and styles
Describe thermal and moisture protection
Compare qualities of finish materials
Select finish materials
Describe construction details
Organize items by Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) division in project specifications
Estimate material costs

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 0
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test or ENGL0901 and prerequisite or concurrent ARCH1101
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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