BUILDING

BDG 301(C)
Building Construction III
BDG 301(C) | BDG | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an overview of construction of building structures. It is designed mainly for students studying Building construction as a profession. The course also satisfies the need of students in other related fields as it offers practical training in the production process of building structures. The primary focus of the course is to impart useful knowledge and skills to the students in order to enhance their ability to handle and deliver Building projects on schedule and with little or no rework. The relevant topics to be covered include specific building elements, framed buildings in steel and concrete, curtain wall and cladding, construction key structural members; and windows and doors. Field trip.

BDG 303(C
Building Maintenance I
BDG 303(C | BDG | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Building maintenance technology including agencies causing decay and changes in appearance of building materials, structural survey on dwelling and schedule of dilapidation. Alterations, conversions, extensions and improvement of buildings. Building maintenance management. Maintenance cycle and profiles, maintenance standards, statutory requirements. Planning maintenance work and cost control of maintenance operations. Organisation of maintenance departments.

BDG 305(C)
Building Services 1 (Mechanical)
BDG 305(C) | BDG | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course is designed to familiarize the student with mechanical services in the building, t opics to be covered includes: Sources of water. Water treatment. Connection to main service pipe and supplies to buildings where the main pressure is insufficient. Water distribution in buildings. Demand and storage capacity. Sizing of pipes and materials for pipes. Fittings: taps and valves. Design of internal drainage: sanitary appliances, sizing of waste and soil pipes. Drainage below ground: planning design and construction. Refuse storage and disposal. Sewage treatment and disposal – Activated sludge etc.

BDG 307(C)
Building Materials
BDG 307(C) | BDG | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

Building Materials is a lecture class which offers the students insights into the Building materials used in construction. Lecture portions of this course will introduce the students to the construction materials. At the end of the Lectures students will visit construction site. The aim of the course is to enable students to be familiar with the construction materials used on building sites. Topics to be covered include concrete technology, steel technology, timber technology and metals.

BDG 302(C)
Building Construction IV
BDG 302(C) | BDG | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is a descriptive, fourth course in the knowledge of building construction primarily for students in building disciplines and allied courses. However, it introduces the students to the indebt knowledge of building elements such as stairs, complex foundations, drainages roof and complex roof structures as well as the steelwork. As a theoretical course, the focus is to expand the skills of the students in order to enhance their building production process level and prepare them for future construction challenges in practice. Topics to be covered include: stairs, foundations, site drainage, steelwork and roof structures.

BDG 306(C)
Building Services and Equipment II
BDG 306(C) | BDG | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The topics involved in this course includes: Basic electrical theory and terms. Generation and distribution of electricity. Supply to industrial buildings. Supply to small and residential buildings. Supply, controls and protection of installation, fuses and circuit breakers, switches and outlets. Cables and conduit: cable-type, conductor/cable rating, cable sizing. Circuits: sizes, rating and voltage drop, earthing. Electricity distribution in: small buildings, large/tall buildings. Electricity supply regulations. Economics of supply: tariffs, load-factor, power factor and power factor correction.

BDG 308(E)
Case Studies of Selected Building Materials
BDG 308(E) | BDG | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Building Materials is a lecture class which offers the students insights into the Building materials used in construction. Lecture portions of this course will introduce the students to the construction materials. At the end of the Lectures students will visit construction site. The aim of the course is to enable students to be familiar with the construction materials used on building sites. Topics to be covered include concrete technology, steel technology, timber technology and metals.

BDG 310(E)
Business Accounting for Construction Industry
BDG 310(E) | BDG | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is a descriptive and theoretical in nature, to introduce the building students to business terminology. However, it aids the students to understand financial activities in an ideal business organisation like that of Construction Company. It teaches them how to float a company and also acquaint them with the basic accounting principles for them to be able to prepare the financial statements of a small construction company. Topics to be covered include: Financial activities of building construction, forms of business, use of accounting, basic accounting theory, cost accounting and control. The financial account of business organisation: Trading, profit and loss account, trial balance, account balance sheet, contract account, bank reconciliation and statement of account.