Building Materials & Mechanical Systems Weekly Schedule

This schedule is based on an eleven week quarter system.  Classes meet twice a week for a total of six hours combined lecture, lab, and critique.

WEEK 1

Monday

  • Introduction of course and review of syllabus
  • CSI Masterformat
  • Discussion: What is Sustainability? What selection criteria are considered in selecting finish materials?
  • Read: Ch 1 & 2
  • Assign: Ch 1 & 2 study guide

Wednesday

  • Lecture: Sustainability rating/certification programs
  • Assign: Sustainability Research Paper

Week 2

Monday

  • Due: Ch 1 & 2 Study Guide
  • Lecture & discussion: CSI Division 3 Concrete & Division 4 Masonry
  • Assign: Photo Documentation Journal, Stone Presentation

Wednesday

  • Due: Sustainability Research Paper
  • Walking tour of downtown Minneapolis interiors

Week 3

Monday

  • Due: Stone Presentation
  • Lecture and discussion: CSI Division 5 Metal
  • Assign: Metal Presentation

Wednesday

  • Progress Check on Photo Journal
  • Lecture and discussion: CSI Division 9 – Finishes – Flooring and Ceiling finishes

Week 4

Monday

  • Due: Metal Presentation
  • Lecture and discussion: CSI Division 6 Woods, Plastics, and Composites
  • Assign: Wood Species Presentation

Wednesday

  • Field Trip: Form from Form

Week 5

Monday

  • Due: Wood Species Presentation

Wednesday

  • Due: Photo Documentation Journal
  • Activity: As Built of Classroom and Hallway
  • Assign: As-Builts
  • Note: Bring grid paper, pencil, and 25′ tape every class until the end

Week 6

Monday

  • Due: Preliminary As-Builts
  • Group red-lining activity

Wednesday

  • Lecture: Structural Systems and Vertical Circulation
  • Read: Chs 3-5
  • Assign Chs 3-5 Study Guide

Week 7

Monday

  • Lecture: Ceiling Systems and Acoustics
  • Activity: RCP Demonstration
  • Activity: Add RCP and Lighting information to as-builts
  • Read: Read Chs 17-20
  • Assign: Study Guide Chs 17-20

Wednesday

  • Due: Ch 3-5 Study Guide
  • Field trip to Northern Lights Timber Framing

Week 8

Monday

  • Due: Ch 17-20 Study Guide
  • Lecture: CSI Division 23 Mechanical Systems; Indoor Air Quality
  • Activity: Adding Mechanical information to as-builts
  • Read: Ch 9-11
  • Assign: Ch 9-11 Study Guides

Wednesday

  • Exam
  • Lecture: CSI Division 21 Fire Protection and Suppression
  • Activity: Adding fire protection and suppression to as-builts
  • Read: Ch 15-16
  • Assign: Ch 15-16 study guide

Week 9

Monday

  • Due: Ch 9-11 Study Guide
  • CSI Division 26 – Electrical
  • Adding electrical systems to as-builts
  • Read: Ch 12 & 14
  • Assign: 12 & 14 study guide

Wednesday

  • Due: Ch 15-16 study guide
  • Lecture: CSI Division 22 – Plumbing
  • read: Ch 6-7
  • Assign: Ch 6-7 study guide

Week 10

Monday

  • Due: Ch 12 &  14 study guide
  • Lecture: CSI Division 27 Communications
  • Activity: Adding communications information

Wednesday

  • As Built Red Line Review
  • Due: Ch 6-7 study guide

Week 11

Monday

  • Exam
  • Due: As-Builts

Wednesday

  • Pick up and review of as-builts
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