Applies the quantity survey and quantity take-off methods of residential estimating through the interpretation of plans, specification of materials, material pricing and projection, use of checklists, estimating forms and Excel worksheets.
Explores laboratory science career options and the fundamental principles and procedures performed in the laboratory. Learners will utilize medical terminology and basic laboratory equipment. Learners will follow required safety and infection control procedures and perform simple laboratory tests.
Introduces the learner to the creation of drawings and documents used to specify and build light commercial buildings. Topics covered include the commercial building code, cost estimating, the preparation of working drawings, specifications and other documents used to bid, construct and obtain plan approval for light commercial buildings.
Strengthens the learners' understanding of the procedures employed in estimating construction materials and labor costs for new and remodeling construction systems pertaining to application, sizing, plan layout and code application. Learners analyze and interpret plans and specifications, explore the use of estimating tables, and develop material lists utilizing estimating software.
Introduces learners to the fundamentals of management in the areas of construction and project management. Identification of the types of organizations, positions and responsibilities, subcontract relationships and insurance requirements for contractors, project management and public/labor relationships and scheduling contracts and documents.
Explores Trimble's SketchUp as a design and visualization tool. Develops learners' skills in creating realistic computer models that can be used to create full color renderings, animations, exported/imported AutoCAD files for construction drawings and Layout as a construction documentation tool.
Explores the theory of design and its application in the world of architecture. Focuses learners’ skills of creating and thinking within the architectural field. Examines critical elements of design theory, sketching application, and space planning. Develops skills in visualization, modeling, presentation drawings, floor plans and exterior compositions. Prepares learners to be able to discuss projects in architectural terms with appropriate professional vocabulary.