Building Trades Technology I and II include classroom and laboratory experiences concerned with the erection, installation, maintenance, and repair of buildings, homes, and other structures using assorted materials such as wood, stone, brick, glass, concrete, or composition substances. Instruction covers a variety of activities such as cost estimating, cutting, fitting, fastening, and finishing various materials; the uses of a variety of hand and power tools; and blueprint reading and following technical specifications. Knowledge concerning the physical properties of materials should also be emphasized. Instruction in plastering, masonry, tile setting, dry wall installation, plumbing, residential wiring and roofing should be covered in the course of study. Additional areas of instruction can include operation and maintenance of heavy equipment used in the construction industry and processes used for digging, grading, clearing, and excavating. Students will develop accurate and precise measuring skills and an advanced understanding of volume and area calculations as well as the advanced mathematical skills required for construction of rafters, stair stringers, and complex angles. Estimation skills will be strengthened through activities such as ordering of materials and planning construction jobs.
Real World Experience