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Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
BES1030 Air Conditioning And Refrigeration (BES 702)

Description: This course assists the building operator in understanding the function of air conditioning and refrigeration with respect to equipment maintenance, operation and design. It includes reciprocating and centrifugal equipment. Concentration is on the theory of centrifugal plants as well as their operation and maintenance and auxiliary components. The course also deals with the basic refrigeration cycle, definitions, psychrometrics, reciprocating machines, receivers and condensers. Absorption plants are covered in the latter portion of the course.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: BES1010
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BES1090 Air Systems Design (BES 708)

Description: Course Admission: Completion of the Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class II program. Student must be accepted in the Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class I program prior to registering for this course. This course includes a study of the design, application and operating characteristics of air handling systems and associated equipment. Fan types and design, fan curves, fan laws, duct sizing and system resistance are discussed. The course also examines psychrometric of air mixtures, internal heat loads, air balancing and will give the student an opportunity to design an air handling and air distribution system. Students will gain sufficient knowledge to communicate effectively with other professionals.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
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BES1010 Building Systems - A Practical Overview (BES 700)

Description: This practical subject is designed to offer students an overview of building systems, enabling students to relate to the operation of a building in a safe, energy efficient and environmentally conscious manner.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
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OLRN1098 Commercial Construction Principles

Description: Students explore various building materials and construction methodologies used in commercial construction, including: durability, availability, ease of construction, and aesthetic perspective. Studies include a review of commercial construction drawings and specifications. Students use a variety of learning tools including standard building practices, commercial working drawings, and trade publication websites. In this online course students use a variety of learning tools including standard building practices, commercial working drawings, and trade publication websites. Students participate in readings, quizzes, research, discussions and collaboration work groups.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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CONS1030 Construction Contract Bid Management

Description: This course will provide a student who has a basic knowledge of 'General Contracting' and estimating, additional understanding of Tender Documents for all project types and knowledge of computerized estimating and unit price control. It will provide the student with the understanding of a role in the estimating team and importance of bid management. This course will lead to the management of site, material ordering, scheduling and the cost control process.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CONS1020
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CONS1090 Construction Drawings and Methods

Description: Recommended: A sound mathematics and English background is important for success in this course.
This course can be taken on its own and is the first course within the Construction Estimating program. The course provides an introduction to basic blueprint reading and common methods of construction. Students will use construction drawings to discuss topics ranging from soil evacuation to roof design. We will discuss legal concepts of building/planning codes and statutes. You will gain a foundation of residential/commercial construction principles, and codes in practice today.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
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CONS1040 Construction Job Site Management

Description: Students will develop skills toward jobsite administration and documentation, layout, set up, surveying, supervision, and safety. Contract types and the Construction Lien Act will be discussed along with a review of the programs that are available to help in managing the jobsite.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CONS1020
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OLRN1102 Construction Planning and Scheduling

Description: This course introduces students to the concept of construction scheduling and planning. This course will explore applications of effective project planning and analysis. Topics include Gantt schedule, CPM, Critic Path Planning, Resource allocation, Cash Flow Planning, Schedule Monitoring and Productivity Factors. Students will complete a detailed schedule for a small commercial project.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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BES1060 Controls (BES 705)

Description: A basic background is provided on automatic controls (pneumatic and electronic), including how they work and how they are applied and interconnected. Types of controls, control devices, control drawings and calibration of controllers are some of the topics covered.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: BES1010
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CONS1010 Introduction to Cost Estimating

Description: Recommended: CONS1090 Construction Blueprints and Methods prior to registering for this course.

To be successful in this course, students should have a general knowledge of architectural drawings, word processing and spreadsheet software. The course is intended to explain the process of Construction Estimating from the contract documents to the methods of measuring material quantities used in General Contracting Offices. This will enable the student to understand the position of estimator within the business of construction management both in the Contractor and Sub-Contractor's world. The course will concentrate on 'Taking-Off' methods of materials using simple residential and commercial exercises.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
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CONS1020 Material Estimating and Methods

Description: This course is intended to guide a student through a proven method of cost estimating. This will aid the student in determining material quantities and unit cost for a complete project. This course will be of interest to those individuals wishing to learn about estimating in a commercial environment. Students will be able to utilize various documents created in the workplace. The build-up and calculations of unit costs for materials, labour and equipment will be the fundamental part of this course.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CONS1010
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CODE1040 Part 9: The House - Health and Safety

Description: This 37 hour course deals with plan examination and inspection of the health and safety related aspects of the house. It includes the following topics: An Introduction to the OBC; The House - General; Fire Safety and Protection; Chimneys; Fireplaces; Inserts & Solid Fuel Burning Appliances; Stairs; Guard; Insulation; Health & Comfort Requirements; Party Walls; Final Interior Inspection; Final Exterior Inspection; and an Inspection Field Trip.

This course and Part 9: The House - Building Envelope comprese the former Part 9 - The House
Hours: 37
Credits: 3
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OLRN1099 Project Construction Management

Description: The course provides students with basic knowledge of the principles of planning, organizing, and controlling administrative aspects of a project in the commercial construction industry. The contents of this course will prepare students for the day to-day administrating, planning and monitoring of a small to mid-sized commercial project.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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OLRN1101 The Construction Industry

Description: This course explores the many facets of the construction industry and develops a deeper knowledge of the many factors that impact this industry. Students increase their awareness of various participants and stakeholders that are typically involved in a commercial construction project, as well as and issues such as impact on the economy, safety, environmental, and use of technology.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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