Course Catalog : Subject Area




Building Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
BLD 108 Construction Leadership and Motivation
(2 credits) Includes the role of the construction supervisor; helping employees perform better; training, motivating and leading others; teams and team building; leadership skills in action. This course does not meet general education requirements. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 109 Understanding and Managing Project Costs
(2 credits) Includes construction estimates, who controls project costs, labor cost control, reporting and analyzing actual costs, loss prevention, cost control strategies, and post-project evaluation. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 116 Communications for Construction Supervisors
(2 credits) Includes listening, understanding, communicating and negotiating within all organizational levels of the construction industry; assisting others in communicating clearly; getting the point across with the difficult person. This course is not intended to satisfy general education requirements. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 117 Contract Documents and Construction Law
(2 credits) Includes listening, understanding, communicating and negotiating within all organizational levels of the construction industry; assisting others in communicating clearly; getting the point across with the difficult person. This course is not intended to satisfy general education requirements. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 118 Problem Solving and Decision Making
(2 credits) Covers the problem identification process; solving human performance problems; the decision-making process; labor costs and subcontractors; problem prevention; risk, emergencies and crisis. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 119 Accident Prevention and Loss Control
(2 credits) Presents safety communication and motivation; project and traffic control; selection of methods and equipment to prevent losses; delegating responsibility and equipment maintenance; government safety regulations and inspections. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 144 Plumbing Code and Certification Preparation
(3 credits) Teaches the use of the plumbing code standard book (BOCA), references standards, the reading and use of charts and tables, and preparation for the journeyman's certification and the cross-connection control certification test. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BLD 188 Introduction to Construction Supervision
(3 credits) Teaches an appreciation for the demanding job of construction supervision, covering such topics as scheduling, motivation, poor and subordinate relations, and working with other trades. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BLD 200 Sustainable Construction
(2 credits) Teaches students the specialized construction management best practices that must be utilized when managing a sustainable project. Includes industry standards for green construction as identified by popular building rating systems. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 215 OSHA 30 Construction Safety
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): OSHA 10 Certification. Covers all topics including in the OSHA 30-hour course. Prerequisite: OSHA 10 Certification. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 216 Productivity Improvement for the Construction Manager
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): BLD 109 and BLD 247. Covers skills for the effective supervisor; personnel management; quantifying lost labor productivity; record keeping, control, changes and defect analysis; improving productivity with new technology. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 217 Managing the Construction Project
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): BLD 109 and BLD 247. Introduces project delivery systems; managing and understanding risk; planning the work; working the plan; managing methods and materials; understanding finances; working with project partners; understanding people involved in the process. Lecture 2 hours per week.
BLD 231 Construction Estimating I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): MTH 103 or higher and BLD 109. Focuses on materials take-off and computing quantities from working drawings and specifications. Includes methods for computing quantities of concrete, steel, masonry, roofing, excavation. Deals with pricing building components, materials and processes, as well as transportation and handling costs, mark-up discount procedures, equipment cost and labor rates. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BLD 247 Construction Planning and Scheduling
(3 credits) Introduces principles of planning and scheduling of a construction project. Includes sequence of events and processes on a construction site. Studies scheduling techniques including the critical path method. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BLD 297 Cooperative Education in Building
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval required to register. Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. 3 hours per week.
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