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GRBCR 110: BUILDING WALL SYSTEMS

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ARCTK 119

This course introduces students to the construction and repair of the building envelope. Students will learn how to select and operate power tools to construct or repair various wall systems including block, brick, and framed. Students will learn skills in wall-framing, installing, and repairing sheet rock, and finishing interior and exterior walls.

GRBCR 120: BUILDING ROOFS

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ARCTK 119 and GRBCR 110 with a grade of "C" or better

This course introduces the student to the roof systems used in residences and light commercial applications. Students will understand basic roof requirements such as sustaining wind and snow loads. Students will be able to recognize components of the common roofing systems. Students will learn to practice environmentally sensitive methods for installing and repairing roof systems.

GRBCR 150: BUILDING ENVELOPE EVALUATION

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite:

In this course, individuals are trained on current methods to evaluate a building's exterior ability to control air infiltration and heat transfer. Laboratory experiences are designed to provide hands-on experiences that students experience setting up and analyzing building envelopes. This course prepares individuals to pass the Building Performance Institute (BPI) exam.