Building Trades I

Power Standards

Students will be trained in the use and care of tools and tool identification.  Classroom training will be supplemented by actual on-site work experience in the many areas of construction.

I. Students will demonstrate and apply appropriate safety practices in the shop and on the job site.

  • Students will demonstrate proper attire in shop and on job site.
  • Students will demonstrate safe operations of all power tools.
  • Students will demonstrate proper clean-up of shop and job site.
  • Students will demonstrate proper usage of safety glasses.

II. All students will demonstrate understanding of the elements of construction planning (blueprints, symbols, measuremetns, elevations, scales, estimation, etc).

  • Students will identify blueprint symbols.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge in reading blueprint elevations and details.
  • Students will estimate material needed using the blueprints.
  • Students will read dimensions of rooms off of blueprints.

III. All students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic terminology and application of concrete as a building material.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic vocabulary associated with concrete.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the proper sequence of finishing concrete.
  • Student will demonstrate knowledge of the importance of concrete in construction.

IV. All students will demonstrate the knowledge of procedures for the installation of a structure's sub-floor.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic vocabulary associated with flooring systems.
  • Students will demonstrate the proper sequence for installing floor systems.
  • Students will demonstrate how to properly square the sub-floor.
  • Students will demonstrate the proper nailing pattern on the sub-floor.

V. All students will know the basic hand and power tools, including correct usage of each.

  • Students will be able to recognize power tools and hand tools.
  • Students will demonstrate how to use each tool safely and efficiently.
  • Students will show how to properly clean and maintain each tool.

VI. All students will be able to construct wall systems and roof systems to industry standards.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the main vocabulary associated with wall and roof systems.
  • Students will properly nail components of wall systems.
  • Students will plumb and square all walls.
  • Students will describe the difference between rafters and trusses.
  • Students will describe the two most popular spacings of roof and wall systems.
  • Students will demonstrate how to install trusses.

VII. All students will demonstrate knowledge in the installation of exterior and interior finishes.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the basic terminology associated with exterior and interior finishes.
  • Students will properly calculate and install siding and roofing.
  • Students will finish drywall and paint interior walls.
  • Students will install interior trim appropriately.

VIII. All students will perform basic electrical and plumbing procedures according to local building codes.

  • Students will describe the difference between different types of wires.
  • Students will demonstrate the proper installation of electrical boxes and lighting fixtures.
  • Students will demonstrate how to wire a receptacle and switch.
  • Students will define the importance of building codes for electrical and plumbing.
  • Students will describe the difference between copper and pex waterlines.
  • Students will describe the basic function of waste lines.

IX. All students will consistently demonstrate professional soft skills necessary to keep employment.

  • Students will describe the importance of timelines and attendance when in the work force and demonstrate it on thejob site.
  • Students will demonstrate respect for superiors while on the job.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to work with others efficiently.