CM 140: Construction Materials, Methods and Assembly

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2024
Credits: 2
Total Contact Hours: 36
Lecture Hours : 36
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 72
Total Student Learning Hours: 108
Prerequisite: CM 110.
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

Introductory course to materials employed in residential, commercial and civil construction, including construction/assembly methods and processes. 36 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Given the fundamental construction framework and materials, demonstrate understanding of and identification of the different construction types based on Building Code.
  • Through homework, class work and participation, examine the various construction disciplines, systems and elements of residential, commercial and civil construction materials.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic construction terminology provided in drawings and relevant contract documents.
  • Given a specific building or civil construction project, demonstrate understanding of the primary construction materials.
  • Understand and explain basic construction phasing and sequencing concepts.
  • Analyze the differences between industry-recognized construction types and related materials based on Building Code.\\n
  • Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental materials and assemblies employed in building Types I-V, and civil construction.

Major Course Content

  1. Building Types (I-V)

  2. Structural Building Systems

  3. Structural and Non-Structural materials and assemblies

  4. Civil construction materials

  5. Materials Certification and Testing standards

  6. Best Industry Practices

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Read instructor-assigned articles about Green Construction and Green Building Codes.

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Write a report that addresses the high strength concrete used in commercial construction.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Compare between three major earthquake resisting techniques used in structures built in California.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture