How a Building is Designed and Built – Part 1 of 6

Building Construction Overview, Site Utilities, Earthwork and Foundation Systems

No matter which role you have in a building construction project, it is vital that you understand the “guts” of a building in order to make a positive impact.  For contractors, engineers, architects, real estate developers and facilities managers, it takes years or even decades to learn the materials and systems in a building.  The typical source of this education is on-the-job because this material is not taught in schools. Young professionals spend an extraordinary amount of time trying to understand the complexities of a modern building.  Every project is different and the materials and systems can change drastically from one building to the next.  Time can be better spent by adding value to projects instead of learning terminology and construction sequencing.  The lessons in the course have been developed to boil down years of on-the-job training into high-impact, bite-sized classes.

What you’ll learn

  • Identify the Numerous Components, Materials and Systems in a Commercial Building.
  • Describe the Sequence of Construction and Relationships Between Construction Activities.
  • Identify the Roles of the Major Parties Involved in the Design and Construction of Building Systems & Materials.
  • Describe the Numerous Considerations When Choosing Different Building Materials and Systems.
  • Develop a Construction and Engineering Vocabulary.
  • Evaluate Key Constraints and Select All of the Appropriate Major Systems and Materials in a Building.

Course Content

  • Introduction How a Building is Designed and Built – Part 1 –> 2 lectures • 22min.
  • Building Construction Overview –> 1 lecture • 26min.
  • Soils and Subsurface Conditions –> 1 lecture • 18min.
  • Equipment –> 1 lecture • 18min.
  • Clearing and Grubbing –> 1 lecture • 12min.
  • Site Utilities –> 1 lecture • 22min.
  • Earthwork and Excavation Support –> 1 lecture • 30min.
  • Foundations –> 1 lecture • 24min.
  • Concrete –> 1 lecture • 22min.
  • Grade Beams and Foundation Walls –> 1 lecture • 17min.

How a Building is Designed and Built - Part 1 of 6

Requirements

  • You should have an interest in the way buildings are designed and built..

No matter which role you have in a building construction project, it is vital that you understand the “guts” of a building in order to make a positive impact.  For contractors, engineers, architects, real estate developers and facilities managers, it takes years or even decades to learn the materials and systems in a building.  The typical source of this education is on-the-job because this material is not taught in schools. Young professionals spend an extraordinary amount of time trying to understand the complexities of a modern building.  Every project is different and the materials and systems can change drastically from one building to the next.  Time can be better spent by adding value to projects instead of learning terminology and construction sequencing.  The lessons in the course have been developed to boil down years of on-the-job training into high-impact, bite-sized classes.