Credit Courses

(BCT) Building Construction Technology

BCT 101 - Construction Graphics (3 credits)
Corequisite: BCT 110 or divisional permission
Introduction to the interpretation of construction drawings for residential and light commercial projects, cultivating an understanding of how plans, elevations, sections, and details relate to each other. Students render basic architectural drawings by hand as well as with CAD software, and consistently practice and apply informal sketching techniques. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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BCT 104 - Codes for Construction and Design (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BCT 110, BCT 120
An overview of regulations for design and/or construction of residences and small buildings, including their applicability and intent subject to the interpretations imposed by the State of New Jersey. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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BCT 110 - Building Construction Materials and Methods I (3 credits)
A survey of materials and methods in building construction, emphasizing common construction systems primarily on low-rise light wood and steel structures. Addresses the fundamental processes, organization, and constraints of the construction industry. The building envelope, enclosure systems for thermal insulation, vapor retarders, air barriers, and moisture control are explored with an introduction to the general concepts of sustainable design. 3 lecture hours
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BCT 112 - Building Construction Materials and Methods II (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BCT 110, BCT 120
Continued study of materials and methods in building construction with emphasis on concrete and steel frame structures and masonry load-bearing walls. Exterior wall cladding and curtain wall systems are examined relative to concepts of sustainable design. 3 lecture hours
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BCT 232 - Construction Estimating (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BCT 104, BCT 110, BCT 120, ENG 101, or divisional permission
Examination of the role of construction documents for producing construction job estimates, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the construction cost estimator for both residential and light commercial applications. Along with contracts and various bid types, computer estimating software applications are introduced. 3 lecture hours
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BCT 234 - Construction Contracts and Specifications (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BCT 104, BCT 110, BCT 120, ENG 101 with a minimum C grade, or divisional permission
A detailed examination of construction documents along with methods for producing general, special, and technical sections of construction specifications. Case studies and class discussions contribute toward analysis of construction contracts and practices with regard to business law and liability, as well as contractor, architect, and engineer responsibilities. Students prepare several technical sections for a small commercial building. 3 lecture hours
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BCT 236 - Construction Project Administration and Management (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BCT 232, BCT 234, or divisional permission
Introduction to the design/construction process, contract documents, organization of the construction firm, subcontractor relationships, records and reports, construction safety, and quality control. Bar chart and critical path method scheduling are introduced along with several commonly used computer applications for construction administration and management. 3 lecture hours
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