Residential Construction

Residential Construction is a half year (20 week) course. The course will go into the processes involved with building and maintaining a house. Students will learn everything from buying, planning, building, and maintaining a house. Click on the links below to stay up to date with course content, handouts, projects, and presentations.

OUR PROJECTS

What is Construction?

What is the construction industry. Diving in with hands-on practice

Designing and Planning a Project

What goes into planning a construction project

Tools/ People/ Processes of Construction

The seven elements of construction

The Block Plan

Architects don't think of buildings in isolation

Hands-on Practice

Gaining practice in all forms of house construction. Foundations, walls, utilities and roofs.

The Site Plan

The location of the land and how a building sits on the land is just as important as how it looks, who uses it, or how it stands up.

Details and Maintainence

Trim work and Maintaining a house

The Floor Plan

How a building is laid out

Capstone

Shed/ Gazebo/ Playhouse/ A large construction project will be built.

What is Construction?

Light Construction

Commercial Construction

Industrial Construction

Civil Construction

 

Designing and Planning A Project

Reading Building Plans

 

Tools, People, and Processes of Construction

-The 7 Elements of Construction

People

Careers in Construction

Time

Information

Construction Management (making bids)

Construction Stories

(arch handbook)

Tools/ Machines/ Equipment

Capital

Energy

 

The Block Plan

Architects don't think of buildings in isolation

F10 House Block Plan Q's

Color Code the block

Sketch your ideal block plan

Figure ground vs. Street map

 

Topographic Map creation

Pop-up Buildings

The location of the land and how a building sits on the land is just as important as how it looks, who uses it, or how it stands up.

The Site Plan

 

How a building is laid out

The Floor Plan

 

Hands-on Practice

Laying out a foundation

Concrete work/ concrete stool

Walls

Lets make stairs!

Enclosures

Utilities

 

Details and Maintanence

 
 

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