Building Construction I & II

Instructor: Sam Morgan 

Email:
sam.morgan@bedford.k12.va.us

Website:
http://bedford.va.k12us.com/sam_morgan  

Grade Level(s): 11-12

Location: GSTC 600 EDMUND STREET

Optional Dual Enrollment: 3 credits per year 

March 16, 2020


Dear Students and Families of Building & Construction:


I hope this letter finds you well.  


Please be reminded that Susie G Gibson Science and Technology Center is closed through March 29, 2020.  The building is closed to students and the public. Students should NOT continue work-based learning during the closure period, and all field trips, assemblies, club meetings, service projects, and other school activities are cancelled and may be rescheduled at a later date.


Our class will not be meeting, and any work completed during the closure period is for enrichment purposes.  This work will not be graded and cannot be required for course completion in terms of high school credits. We also understand that you are preparing for a career about which you care deeply and want to provide you with learning resources during the closure period.  You are encouraged to access these via internet. You can access your textbook with the following:


 user name -bstc02

password-  mcarp16

http://www.g-wonlinetextbooks.com/~userInfo


Should additional resources become available for you, I will share them with you via Google Classroom.  If you have technical questions about what you may need to do given your personal and professional goals, please contact me at sam.morgan@bedford.k12.va.us.


Fortunately,we have completed all VDOE approved and elected credentialing.


Please feel free to reach me via email.  I will be working remotely during school hours and will respond to email.  My email address is sam.morgan@bedford.k12.va.us. School phones are not available.  Again, as your resources allow, we encourage you to use this time to keep learning while observing appropriate guidance on social distancing.


Keep washing your hands, and we will hope to see you soon!


Sincerely,




Sam Morgan ​UPDATE 4/6/2020 ATTENTION CLASS OF 2020

April 6, 2020


Dear Students and Families of Construction II,


I hope this letter finds you well.  


Please be reminded that the Susie G Gibson Science and Technology Center is now closed through the end of the current academic year.  We miss you very much and look forward to seeing you when the current situation has concluded.


The school building is closed to students and the public.  Students should NOT continue work-based learning during the closure period, and all field trips, assemblies, club meetings, service projects, and other school activities are currently cancelled and may be rescheduled at a later date. We will make arrangements for your retrieval of tools that belong to you personally in the future.  For now, they are safely locked in the building.


Any work completed during the initial closure period (March 16 - March 27) is for enrichment purposes.  This work will not be graded for the purposes of high school credit.


Seniors: Congratulations on your final semester of your senior year!  I will be providing you resources that you need to access to further your understanding of various topics and skills.  You need to complete the associated assessment of your understanding on a criterion-referenced basis (pass/not yet pass) such that I can certify that you completed your coursework.  If you have questions about your graduation status, please contact your base high school counselor. If you have questions about what topics you need to study given these circumstances, contact me directly.  It is very important that you clearly understand what is necessary for your preparation for future career goals, and I am here to help you.


Fortunately, we have completed both the SkillsUSA Carpentry Credential and the Virginia Pre-Contractor Licensure course.


Again, we also understand that you are preparing for a career about which you care deeply and want to provide you with learning resources during the closure period.  Should additional resources become available for you, I will share them with you via Google Classroom. If you have technical questions about what you may need to do given your personal and professional goals, please contact me via  sam.morgan@bedford.k12.va.us . Please note, again, that work-based learning opportunities are NOT occuring during the period of school closure.


Please feel free to reach me via email.  I will be working remotely during school hours and will respond to email and messages in Google Classroom. My address is sam.morgan@bedford.k12.va.us; school phones are not available.  Again, as your resources allow, we encourage you to use this time to keep studying the Google Classroom information and assignments while observing appropriate guidance on social distancing.


Keep washing your hands, and we will hope to see you soon!


Sincerely,


Sam Morgan


​UPDATE-4/6/2020 ATTENTION CLASS OF 2021

April 6, 2020


Dear Students and Families of Construction I,


I hope this letter finds you well.  


Please be reminded that the Susie G Gibson Science and Technology Center is now closed through the end of the current academic year.  We miss you very much and look forward to seeing you when the current situation has concluded.


The school building is closed to students and the public.  Students should NOT continue work-based learning during the closure period, and all field trips, assemblies, club meetings, service projects, and other school activities are currently cancelled and may be rescheduled at a later date.  We understand you may have tools stored at the school; please watch for future updates on how to retrieve personally-owned tools and other supplies. They are safe in the building until that time comes.


Any work completed during the initial closure period (March 16 - March 27) is for enrichment purposes.  This work will not be graded for the purposes of high school credit.


For students who are not current seniors like yourself, the following directions are provided.  We as teachers are working to ensure you can access information necessary for the completion of your course for high school credit.  We will not be grading this work but will be assessing it to determine if it seems you understand it. This is important in order for me to certify that you have completed the course in the future.  Please note this work is also important for your progression to the next course, Construction II. I understand this is a different process than we are used to and welcome your questions via sam.morgan@bedford.k12.va.us


Please note that, regarding your SkillsUSA Carpentry credential and the Virginia Pre-Contractor Course, please diligently check Google Classroom to stay up to speed with information that will lead to your successful attainment.  This is very important if you remain interested in this credential at this time. If your resources do not allow you to check Google Classroom, please let me know.  


Please note that our program is governed by the guidance of the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.  At this time, we are awaiting updates as appropriate from both groups. You will receive updated information concerning this topic via Google Classroom or email as such is available.


Again, we also understand that you are preparing for a career about which you care deeply and want to provide you with learning resources during the closure period.  Should additional resources become available for you, I will share them with you via Google Classroom . If you have technical questions about what you may need to do given your personal and professional goals, please contact me via sam.morgan@bedford.k12.va.us . Please note, again, that work-based learning opportunities are NOT occuring during the period of school closure.


Please feel free to reach me via email.  I will be working remotely during school hours and will respond to email and messages in Google classroom.  My email address is sam.morgan@bedford.k12.va.us; school phones are not available. Again, as your resources allow, we encourage you to use this time to keep studying through Google Classroom assignments and your textbook while observing appropriate guidance on social distancing.


Keep washing your hands, and we will hope to see you soon!


Sincerely,


Sam Morgan





Enrollment requirements: It is helpful if the student has taken Construction Technology in the Technology Ed. Dept, but it is not required.

Certification or licensing requirements and/or opportunities: Students will take a 10 hr. OSHA Construction Safety course and will become certified. This certification is required by many employers in the construction field. Students will be taking SKILLSUSA Carpentry Assessment Test in order to get the carpentry credential. Seniors will take the Va. Pre- Contractor License course and will be registered with DPOR to be eligible to pursue a Va State Contractor License.

Description:   Building Construction is a two year program designed to develop in the student entry level skills in the light construction industry and basic cabinetry.   Shop skills are taught in a 4500 sq. ft. lab equipped with industrial quality woodworking and construction machinery. Pneumatic tools and all modern portable power tools are used to simulate on-the-job work as nearly as possible.  Students have built a 1056 sq. ft. Habitat for Humanity modular home containing 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, living room, kitchen and dining room including a full set of kitchen and bathroom cabinets.  In the first year, instruction is provided in shop safety, machine and tool use, blueprint reading, house framing, applying roofing materials.   The students will also learn the basics of plumbing materials required to rough in a house and how they are installed.   Also in the first year, is the introduction to masonry with concrete pouring and block laying. 

During the second year students learn to install windows and doors, insulating, interior wall coverings, and installation of vinyl siding and exterior trim.  They will also receive instruction in interior and exterior trim methods along with advanced woodworking skills. Advanced rafter and stair building will be included in the second year

Physical requirements: Physical strength for carrying building materials is necessary. No fear of heights for ladder and roof work. Ability to work outside in hot and cold conditions.
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