Course Outlines

Materials and Estimating — IDES 2111

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 4.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 4.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 0.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course provides students with information that will allow them to establish a systematic approach to selecting materials for interior environments. Students will also create specifications for interior materials, emphasizing code requirements and testing standards. Environmental issues and concerns in relation to the product materials will be addressed. Textiles and their use in residential and commercial interiors are presented. Students will learn the appropriate estimating techniques to determine accurate material amounts for any given job. The overall appropriateness and manufacturing process combined with the use of materials for walls, floors and ceilings will be emphasized.
  2. Course Effective Dates: 8/27/12 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. Compare cost estimating
    2. Compare testing methods
    3. Define LEED rating system
    4. Define appropriate regulation codes and standards
    5. Define environmental concerns
    6. Define hard surface flooring
    7. Define leather
    8. Define paints and coatings
    9. Define performance criteria carpeting
    10. Define performance criteria for fabrics
    11. Define rugs and carpeting
    12. Define textiles
    13. Define window treatments
    14. Demonstrate appropriate application of specifications
    15. Demonstrate appropriate use of materials
    16. Demonstrate use of textiles
    17. Estimate carpet
    18. Estimate ceiling materials
    19. Estimate drapery and upholstery yardage
    20. Estimate wall finishes
    21. Examine fabric construction
    22. Examine finishing techniques
    23. Examine product - vendor list
    24. Examine resilient flooring
    25. Examine specification format
    26. Examine wall coverings and upholstered wall systems
    27. Identify ceiling treatments/finishes
    28. Identify fibers
    29. Identify workrooms
    30. Prepare pricing for specified products
    31. Research manufacturers
    32. Research styles of drapery
    33. Write carpet specifications
    34. Write wall covering specification
    35. Write window specifications
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted