Prerequisite: State Indentured Carpenter Union Apprentice; CARP 040A; CARP 040B
Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement; MATH 020 or MATH 020C or appropriate placement
This course is designed to meet the needs of Indentured Apprentices with the State of California who are in the carpentry industry. This course begins with a detailed explanation of sustainable building science, recycling of materials, whole house audits, and discussion of construction components and systems that contribute to energy efficiency. The differences in structural design such as joints, framing, windows and door openings, floor and attics will be evaluated for issues related to air flow and stack effect in conditioned spaces. Instruction will include thermal principles, air exchange rates, controlling air leakage, and ratings for insulation, and fenestration, as well as air sealing methods. Best practices for renovation construction will be demonstrated during practical exercises focused on implementing energy audit recommendations for insulation, air leak/duct sealing, window replacement, water conservation, hazard and moisture remediation, and appliance upgrades (CAZ). Techniques and devises used to maintain healthy air quality during construction will be employed for applicable activities.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921