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CAT 1201 Construction Methods & Materials

Construction methods of materials for both residential and commercial structures. Emphasis on processes and techniques. Understanding of blueprint reading of architectural and civil drawings. Hands-on exercises of residential and commercial applications. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Architectural Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: CAT 2431 AND CAT 2431 may be taken concurrently 


  • To establish familiarity, perform basic lab experiments using common building materials, equipment, and methods to construct and deconstruct a structure.
  • Know the origin, development and expected use of common building materials for residential and commercial construction projects.
  • Understand terminology related to construction materials, methods, equipment, processes, and industry professionals.
  • Understand the relationship, functionally and contractually, between key entitites involved in the construction industry, including owners, designers, contractors, regulators, and material suppliers.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3