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BDM 101 - Advanced Building Maintenance Concepts
This course provides concentrated instruction in plumbing electrical and HVAC systems. Wall repair, masonry and carpentry skills are addressed. This course also discusses the formulation of a preventive maintenance program to assure proper function and extended life for equipment.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Make minor repairs to drywall, carpentry and masonry.
- Detail utility distribution systems, thereby allowing isolation of systems in need of repair or maintenance.
- Demonstrate basic electrical repairs, including but not limited to changing fixtures, switches and receptacles.
- Perform basic plumbing repairs, including but not limited to washer replacement, basic soldering, drain-line and trap repairs.
- Replace filters and belts and perform coil cleaning in various HVAC systems.
- Formulate a theoretical preventive maintenance system for a commercial or institutional building.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Building Maintenance Concepts (BDM 100)
3 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory each week 4 credits