221-330-VA, Residential Construction
The course covers the fundamentals of residential frame construction, from the foundations to the completed building, with emphasis on the physical properties and use of lumber and other wood products. Students will research materials and their correct incorporation into building assemblies and will become familiar with the manufacturers and products most commonly used in Quebec. Students will be introduced to Part 9 of Construction code. Current trends in the housing industry and impact of prefabrication will be explored. Students will observe and record the construction sequence of actual building and study the different trades involved in the building process. Construction scheduling and simple material take-offs for the purpose of cost estimating will be carried out.