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Structural and Building Technology Diploma


 

This program focuses on practical hands-on design and analysis of wood, steel and reinforced concrete structures. All aspects of design, analysis and detailing are taught in lecture format augmented by on-site field visits. Instruction in current building construction practices, design standards and current computer aided design / modeling technologies will ensure students have the knowledge, skills and competency to enter this labour force immediately upon graduation.

This program is fully instructor-led, allowing students to gain knowledge quickly through architectural design concepts to building construction. The curriculum includes lectures facilitated by specialized industry experts. The program also includes work experience (practicum) at a various architecture, interior design or engineering firms. Brighton Architectural Design and Building Technician diploma will be grant upon successfully completion of all courses.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Pass College mathematic assessment or Math 11 and above
  • Domestic: Grade 10 English or pass College English assessment; International student: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass College English assessment

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Construction Technician
  • Architectural/Building Drafter
  • Civil Engineering Drafter
  • Structural Designer/Drafter
  • Steel and Concrete Detailer
  • Project Coordinator
  • Career Paths
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Construction Inspector
  • Steel Detailer/Consultant
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Plan Checker

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

AUT010, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Computer and Mathematic Fundamentals
This course provides students the fundamental knowledge of computer operation, file management and the basics of mathematics. Major topics include Microsoft Word keyboarding skills, document formatting, Excel spreadsheet creation, linear algebra, quadratic equations, trigonometry, and geometry.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer, Mathematic Calculations, Spreadsheet
AUT100, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | AutoCAD Fundamentals
This course provides students the fundamental knowledge of computer operation, file management and the basics of mathematics. Major topics include Microsoft Word keyboarding skills, document formatting, Excel spreadsheet creation, linear algebra, quadratic equations, trigonometry, and geometry.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - 2D Drawing, Drafting, Basic 3D Modeling, Computer Software Skills
AUT150, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | AutoCAD Advanced
This course provides students with in-depth studies in advanced level AutoCAD commands and drawing management techniques. A complete overview focuses on project orientated drafting and design skills with an emphasis on scaled 2-Dimensional project drawing in model and paper space layout settings. Students also learn advanced 3-Dimensional tools to create surface models and composite solid models.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - 3D Drawing, Model Generation and Editing, Rendering
CCT100, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | Building Code
This course provides students with in-depth studies in advanced level AutoCAD commands and drawing management techniques. A complete overview focuses on project orientated drafting and design skills with an emphasis on scaled 2-Dimensional project drawing in model and paper space layout settings. Students also learn advanced 3-Dimensional tools to create surface models and composite solid models.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication Skills, Knowledge in Local Building Design Code Standards
AUT310, 80 Hours, 4 Weeks | Revit Architecture
This course is a parametric Building Information Modeling (BIM) program. Students use Revit® Architecture to learn building information modeling and the tools for parametric building design and documentation. Students begin the course by learning the fundamental features of Revit and progress through design modeling to drawing production. Major topics include the modeling of basic building structures, wall type selection, building interior design, family customization, site creation, roof design, 3D walkthrough, rendering and sheet production.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, Design Visualization and 3D Parametric Building Information Modeling
CCT140, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Construction Estimating 1
This course provides students with the knowledge necessary to estimate and control construction activities for typical building and civil engineering construction projects. Topics include residential, commercial and civil infrastructure estimating methods, quantity takeoff and cost calculation procedures of the construction components. Overview of the contractual responsibilities and relationships between the various parties to a construction contract and tendering processes are also discussed.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Planning, Graphical Interpretation, Calculations, Problem Solving
CCT160, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Building Construction Inspection and Management
This course provides students with good knowledge in detailed inspection techniques as well as project management skills for building. Topics include building / construction planning, inspection, Gantt charts, CPM methods, scheduling software and building construction management skills. In addition, an overview of the Canadian legal system, contractual responsibilities, contract relationships, bonding, liens and holdbacks, tendering, types of contracts, and the application of typical clauses to construction related issues will be taught in this course.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Project Management, Scheduling, Graphical Interpretation and Inspection Standards
CCT240, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | Construction Estimating 2
This course provides students with the knowledge to estimate and control construction activities for typical building and structural projects. Topics included commercial/industrial building estimating methods and quantity takeoff procedures of the structural components. Overview of the contractual responsibilities and relationships between the various parties to a construction contract and tendering processes are also discussed.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Planning, Graphical Interpretation, Calculations, Problem Solving
STR200, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Structural Steel Design and Detailing
This course provides students the skills to design and detail steel structures. Students learn to use structural design concepts for structural steel, structural design tables, handbooks, manuals and estimating techniques for sizing of structural members. Students also learn to use AutoCAD for structural steel detailing as well as Tekla to create 3-dimensional steel structures.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Steel Structure Design, Computer Software Skills, Structural Steel Modeling
STR300, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | Concrete Structure Design and Detailing
This course provides students with the knowledge to understand practical design and detailing of reinforced concrete structures in Canada. Main topics include practical design and detailing of key elements for reinforced concrete components. Students also learn to use AutoCAD for reinforced concrete detailing as well as Revit to create simple 3-dimensional building structures.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Structural Design Standards, Concrete Structural Analysis, Problem Solving
STR400, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Pavement Structures
This course introduces the functions of road pavement and bridge structures. Students are provided with the knowledge to analyze loading conditions and the design of various types of road structures in accordance with Canadian and ministry design standards. Main topics included flexible pavement, rigid pavement structures, and concepts of equivalent single axle loads, construction material selection, environmental effects, potential distresses and rehabilitation methods.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Bridge Structure Design and Analysis, Computer Software Skills, Local Code Interpretation
STR500, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | Wood Structures
This course provides students the knowledge to understand the properties, practical design and detailing of wood structures in Canada. Major topics include properties of wood, strength of timber, engineering statics, loading conditions, material selection, structural span applications, wood connections, and design and detailing of wood structural members. Introduction to earthquake resistant design consideration is also discussed.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Practical Design, Detailing of Wood Structures
AUT650, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Portfolio Development
This course prepares students the skills for a working portfolio which will assist the students in presenting themselves during interviews or seminars. Students learn how to produce a portfolio in the areas of computer aided design, engineering and architectural 2D, and 3D models drawings. Students also learn to prepare the resume, cover letter as well as the interview skills.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Drawing, Communications, Computer Software Skills, Writing
AUT410, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | Building Piping Services
This course covers the principals of plumbing piping system design with a strong emphasis on the application piping components, material selection and design layout which applies to water, storm and sanitary piping systems in buildings. Students learn to calculate hydraulic loads for fixtures units and prepare piping design drawings for residential as well as commercial building projects. Students also learn to apply British Columbia Plumbing Code in the design of plumbing piping systems.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Pipe Layout / Design, Hydraulic Calculating, Local Code Interpretation and Communication
AUT140, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Technical Communications
Technical communication skills are required in services, business and technical working environments. This course focuses on the verbal, writing and the presentation skills within the scope of architecture and engineering. Students learn to produce technical report documents as well as the skills to present their project drawings.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communications Skills, Technical Terminology, Technical Reporting
WEP150, 150 Hours, 4 Weeks | Practicum
The student will have the opportunity to integrate theory and skills learnt during the program with practical situation from the real world of business. The purpose is to obtain relevant field experience prior to graduation and identify strengths prior to embarking on a new, exciting career.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication, Workplace Skills, Situational Problem Solving
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" I wanted to get high quality training in a field I would love, so Brighton College was a good choice! I know the training I am learning here will help me with my future. "
Darius Slowik Brighton College Alumni

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