ARCHT-140 - Materials and Methods of Construction - Jason Oliver
|Course:||Materials and Methods of Construction|
Hi…my name is Jason Oliver and I’ll be your instructor for the ARCHT-140 Materials and Methods of Construction course. I am a licensed California Architect, Chair of the COC Architecture & Interior Design Program and a LEED Accredited Professional with specialty in Building Design & Construction (LEED AP BD&C).
An in-depth review of the nature and characteristics of the most common building materials and their appropriate uses in construction. In addition, an overview of the various principles of building construction and the methodology used to apply the different materials to the correct structural system on a final building form, which in turn affects the overall appearance and physical dimension of the finished building.
What to Expect in this Course
This class will utilize the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to complete our course requirements including discussions, grades, and other course activities (note that only students registered for the course will have access to the course on Canvas). Please refer to the Canvas Login Page for the most up to date Canvas login and support information and log into Canvas by visiting https://coc.instructure.com/login/canvas on the first scheduled date of our course. If you have not used Canvas before, please take time to review the Canvas tutorial so that you are familiar with the interface prior to the beginning of class. For assistance with Canvas please call (877) 889-9052 or direct your question(s) via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that you should be computer literate, with at least basic knowledge of Internet navigation and email procedures since the college can only provide minimal technological support. COC also provides students with an email account for all college business and communication; please go to https://www.canyons.edu/studentservices/admissions/students/email.php to set up your student email account.
In order to comply with FERPA privacy requirements, correspondence with the college not coming from your student email account will be disregarded. I will be sending out announcements through the Canvas site and you may miss important information if you forget to check your COC student email. Similarly, certain e-mail providers either block or forward emails automatically to a junk mail folder, so please double check that course email communications are not in your spam folder.
Because this course is completely online it is ESSENTIAL that you read through all of the course materials located on the course website. Additional information on this class as well as info on how to download your free copy of the software for use in the class will be provided in the syllabus that will be accessible from Canvas once the class has started based on the dates listed above. .
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about these classes prior to enrolling or the start date.
Types of Assessments
Online exams, quizzes, online discussion boards, and written assignments.
Building Construction Illustrated
Author: Francis D.K. Ching
Edition: 6th edition
Other Relevant Course Information
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This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
- CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: email@example.com)
- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
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Last updated: 05/28/2021 Sub#: 108