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BuildingSkills® • Construction Trades grades 8-12

Students are given the opportunity to explore interests and aptitudes for a career in the construction industry.

 

 

 

 

  • 20 Construction Trade Areas
  • 10 Hour Units/Customizable Content
  • Video Content Features Industry Experts
  • Best Practices & Career Exploration
  • Accessible on Any Device, Any Time
  • Tool Identification and Terminology
  • Industry-standard Equipment
  • University of California A-G Approved Course
 

"With Building Skills, you can you reach every kid in your classroom. It provides them the tools and the opportunities to be successful, and helps them become real-life problem solvers. They're part of a legitimate construction program. They get that family buy-in, their confidence level spikes, and they start doing better in other classes. For some students, it truly is that game changer, and gives them something to get up for every morning and come to school for."


"Through the empowerment of Building Skills, students learn how to stand up on their own. They have the support of a partner, the support of an instructor, and then they have the knowledge. You're not only setting students up for success after high school, you're setting them up for success the rest of their life."

  - Stefen Maupin
    CTE Regional Coordinator
    Eastern Oregon Regional CTE Consortium

 

Construction Trades

 


Blueprint Reading Skills

Blueprint Reading Skills

Sketching • symbols • plot plans • floor plans • elevation drawings • foundations • section drawings • electrical & heating • wall & roof framing • kitchen & bath elevations • schedules

Stock No. 74-0030
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Cabinet Making

Cabinetmaking Skills

Materials • cutting & edge banding • dado & biscuit joints • machining • prototyping • base & top construction • lamination • hardware & final assembly

Stock No. 74-0004
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Communication Skills trainer

Communications Skills

Communication systems • connections & wiring • telephone extensions • installing & testing coax cables • multiple line installation • security systems

Stock No. 74-0006
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Concrete

Concrete Skills

Volume estimation & calculations • concrete preparation • forming & rebar reinforcements • concrete mixtures • finishing

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Drywall

Drywall Skills

Drywall vs. Gypsum • steel framing • horizontal vs. vertical joints • butt & taper joints • corner bead • joint compound • finishing

Stock No. 74-0010
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Electrical

Electrical Skills

Rough electrical installation • circuit installation • appliances & fixtures • safety features • EMT conduits • 3-way switches • green electrical practices

Stock No. 74-0012
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Estimation Skills

Estimation Skills

Calculating costs • labor & material costs • project projections • documents, tools & schedules • estimations vs. final costs

Stock No. 74-0014
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Finish Carpentry

Finish Carpentry Skills

Window installation & leveling • flashing applications • shims, levels & squares • pre-hung door installation & casing • trim, molding & baseboards • measuring & cutting

Stock No. 74-0016
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Green Construction

Green Construction Skills

Photovoltaic panel • thermal efficiency • green plumbing • solar water heaters • green materials • efficient products • the four Rs

Stock No. 74-0340
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Hand Tools

Hand Tool Skills

Tool identification & applications • dovetail & mortise joints • tenon joints • simple machines • proper cutting & measuring

Stock No. 74-0018
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HVAC

HVAC Skills

Electrical measurements • thermodynamics • climate control • air distribution • heat exchangers • HVAC systems & principles • A/C testing & maintenance • efficiency

Stock No. 74-0284
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Masonry

Masonry Skills

Concrete masonry units • mortar & mixing • wall building & course calculations • corner leads • tooling joints & pointing

Stock No. 74-0020
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Painting

Painting Skills

Calculating amounts • wall preparation & clean up • wall & trim painting • techniques & patterns • wood preparation & staining • effective brush & roller cleaning techniques

Stock No. 74-0022
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Plumbing

Plumbing Skills

Pipe types & applications • fixtures • joining procedures • drain, waste & vent systems • sink & toilet installation • gas piping

Stock No. 74-0024
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Power Tools

Power Tool Skills

Bill of materials • ripping & laminating • cut types • joints • cutting & machining • assembling & finishing • project design

Stock No. 74-0028
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Roof Framing

Roof Framing Skills

Roof slope & rafter length calculation • geometry • cutting • stacking • cut & fit lookouts • fascia board installation

Stock No. 74-0032
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Surveying and Site Planning

Surveying & Site Planning Skills

Topography map reading • blueprint reading • transits • measuring distances, directions & angles between points & elevations • lines & contours • site planning & modeling

Stock No. 74-0360
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Tile Setting

Tile Setting Skills

Measuring & calculations • cutting tile • laying & setting tile • grouting tile • setting vertical tile • finishing techniques

Stock No. 74-0034
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Wall Framing

Wall Framing Skills

Measuring & framing members • layout & plating • framing walls • framing doors and windows • headers • standing walls • nail driving techniques

Stock No. 74-0036
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Weatherization Skills

Weatherization Skills

Caulking • weather-stripping • sealing ducts • pipe insulation • window glazing • building insulation • duct and blower door testing • water efficiency • customer service

Stock No. 74-0350

 

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