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Architecture and Construction, Grade 9 - 12, Construction Finishing and Interior Systems, 2009

1.) Describe career opportunities associated with construction finishing.

Examples: construction foreman, painter, carpenter, plumber, electrician

2.) Demonstrate job site safety in the finishing phase of construction.

3.) Demonstrate the installation of a window in a structure.

•  Identifying various types of windows
Examples: casement, storm, fixed, sliding, double-hung

4.) Demonstrate the installation of a door in a structure.

•  Identifying various types of materials used for door construction
Examples: wood, metal, fiberglass

•  Identifying types of doors
Examples: interior, exterior, bi-fold, swinging, sliding

•  Identifying types of thresholds used with exterior doors
•  Installing door hardware
Examples: hinges, locksets, dead bolt locks

5.) Design water supply and sewage drainage systems for a structure.

•  Identifying tools used in plumbing
Examples: pipe cutter, pipe wrench, torch, tubing cutter

•  Explaining the selection of specific types of pipe used in plumbing
Examples: steel, copper, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC), acrylonitril butadiene styrene (ABS)

•  Explaining the selection of proper fittings for joining various kinds of pipe
6.) Analyze components needed for wiring a structure.

Examples: power source, wire, connector, circuit breaker, switch, receptacle

•  Identifying tools used for electrical wiring
Examples: wire strippers, wire cutters, lineman's pliers, screwdrivers, test meter

•  Describing how national and local electrical codes affect the wiring of structures
•  Illustrating the use of electrical terms and symbols in electrical diagrams
Examples: alternating current (AC), direct current (DC), voltage, amperage, switch, receptacle, light

7.) Demonstrate techniques for making electrical splices and connections for a single pole switch with light, three-way switch with light, and a duplex receptacle.

•  Utilizing ground fault circuit interrupters where required by code
8.) Identify criteria for selecting insulating materials for structures.

Examples: resistance-value (R-value), cost, durability

9.) Describe procedures for installing various insulating materials for structures.

10.) Demonstrate the installation of exterior and interior wall coverings for structures.

•  Differentiating among types of exterior wall coverings for structures
Examples: wood, vinyl, masonry, metal

•  Differentiating among types of interior wall coverings for structures
Examples: wood, dry wall, paneling

11.) Identify materials, hardware, and fasteners used in cabinet construction.

12.) Demonstrate the construction of storage units in structures.

•  Designing base and wall hung storage units
•  Determining countertop materials for storage units
•  Installing plumbing fixtures
•  Installing shelving
13.) Identify various finishes for exterior surfaces.

14.) Apply finishes to interior surfaces.

Examples: paints, lacquers, varnishes, stains, preservatives

•  Preparing interior surfaces for finishing
•  Identifying types of application methods for finishes
Examples: pneumatic application, natural bristle brushes, synthetic bristle brushes

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