How a Building is Designed and Built
Welcome! In the construction industry, you need to know how buildings are built. Start at the beginning. Learn the workflow and the language used by construction industry professionals.
Start by meeting the design and construction team. Then you learn the details about every phase, the equipment used and the sequencing of commercial building construction.
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Next course cycle begins: Friday, August 23, 2019
Hands-On, Real-World, Project-Based, Instructor-Led Career EducationSee course descriptions for full course schedule
Learn about the roles played by the design & construction team. Learn how the site is prepared, the types of equipment used, different types of soil conditions & why various building foundations are used.
Learn about the cranes used, designing a building structure, the structural systems & how building load is analyzed and factored into the design. Receive an in-depth study of cast-in-place & precast concrete and structural steel.
Learn about the building envelope, cold-formed steel stud systems, cladding systems, curtain walls, roofing systems and glass window systems. Learn how the building envelope keeps water out and controls temperature & humidity.
Learn about walltypes, interior partitions, drywall and drywall finishes and construction sequencing. Learn about construction sequences for curbs, asphalt paving & landscaping.
This course is an in-depth study about MEP and building systems, including thermal comfort, indoor air quality, HVAC controls & how plumbing, electrical & emergency distribution systems function.
Learn many details about fire suppression systems, life-safety requirements, installing elevators, building commissioning, certificate of occupancy and project closeout.