Upon course completion, students will be able to:1. Recognize the difference between zoning ordinances and building codes and the influence each plays in the design of a particular project.2. Develop an understanding of the Construction Specification Index (CSI) and its uses.3. Explain the mechanical, thermal, electrical, and/or chemical properties of materials and their relationship to the development of construction materials used for specific applications.4. Identify the major types of soil, their classifications, and commonly used soil tests.5. Identify the characteristics of concrete mixtures and commonly used concrete tests.6. Identify the major groups of precast concrete units and discuss the difference between prestressed and non prestressed units and their applications.7. Explain the process for the production of pig iron, steel, and secondary steel making.8. Identify the types, sizes, and properties of wood products manufactured from wood.9. Examine plumbing codes and identify various piping, tubing, and fittings used in plumbing systems.10. Discuss considerations in designing heating and cooling systems in both residential and commercial buildings.11. Examine the sources of electrical power and how it is distributed.