Studio activities are an integral part of this program. These activities include instruction in the use of safety procedures, tools, equipment, materials, and processes related to these occupations. The equipment and supplies in the construction technology shop include a table saw, lathe, sanders, planer, scroll saws, drill press, band saw, radial arm saw, compound miter saw, shaper, sheet saw, routers, cordless tools, air guns, and various hand and power tools.
Working With Power Tools
Students learn to use various power tools used in the profession of construction in our state of the art air conditioned shop.
Carpentry is the most common association to the construction industry. Both the CORE and the Construction Technology Courses touch all the aspects associated with carpentry from wall framing, to roof framing, and floor framing.
Concrete, Masonry, and Decorative Stone
Every aspect of construction has so many individual applications and trade. It’s nothing for a typical home to have 20 or 30 professions involved in the construction.
Concretes Roll in the Construction Industry
Sidewalks, slabs, mortar in bricks, roofing tiles, masonry blocks, tie beams, fill cells, and foundations are just a small list of functions of concrete in the construction industry.
Commercial Buildings / High rise structures.
Careers in the construction industry span everything from simple framing like building decks to building high rise buildings spanning 20 floors and beyond.
Reading Construction Drawings and Plans
Whether becoming an electrician, plumber, carpenter, contractor, or any professional in the industry of construction, a key required skill is the ability to read and understand construction drawings, plans, and specifications.
We often associate the construction industry as “building houses”. The industry is much broader than such simple perceptions. Commercial Buildings such as restaurants require a laundry list of subcontractors such as low voltage electricians, electricians, plumbers, HVAC, fire sprinkler installers, concrete finishers, framers, drywall installers and finishers, painters, tile installers, finish carpenters, cleaners, fixture installers, gas specialists, roofers, and the list goes on. In Construction Technology at iTECH our goal is to teach the fundamentals of the construction industry as a stepping stone for students to leap out into one of the many different exciting careers that make up that industry.
Breaking away from traditional forms of construction.
As technology and building materials change so do the methods of today’s construction. Light Gauge metal studs are one building material being used more often now as an alternative to traditional wood framing. Metal framing has been used for years in commercial construction but now is being found more and more in residential construction from wall studs, to roof trusses, and ceilings.
One aspect of carpentry is finish carpentry. This includes the art of installing crown molding, base molding, casing, stair construction, cabinets, and casework.