Carpentry/Building Construction (CARP)
This is a list of the Carpentry/Building Construction (CARP) courses available at KPU.
Enrolment in some sections of these courses is restricted to students in particular programs. See the Course Planner - kpu.ca/registration/timetables - for current information about individual courses.
For information about transfer of credit amongst institutions in B.C. and to see how individual courses transfer, go to the BC Transfer Guide bctransferguide.ca
Safe Work Practices
Students will learn the skills and work habits required for success in the carpentry trade. They will identify the relevant sections of the WorkSafeBC OH&S Regulation and will recognize the potential hazards affecting personal safety and access on the construction site.
Hand and Power Tools
Students will learn to measure, lay out and safely cut and assemble wood into various building components, jigs and projects using hand tools and portable and shop power tools commonly used in the carpentry trade.
Prerequisites: CARP 1102
Building Materials, Codes and Drawings
Students will learn and examine basic drafting skills to allow them to read residential blueprints. They will identify the basic elements of wood, and will identify how wood has been engineered for use in modern design through new technology. Students will identify the role of building codes and bylaws to determine proper building practices. They will describe the construction planning process along with trade mathematics.
Building Site Layout and Leveling
Students will apply Pythagoras' theorem to layout procedures for residential foundations. They will learn basic leveling techniques using the automatic levels to current industry standards. Students will also learn to measure, set and record the results in a surveyor's field book. They will lay out a building and prepare batter boards and set building lines for a residential foundation.
Prerequisites: CARP 1109
Building Residential Concrete Formwork Systems
Students will learn about concrete forming systems used in residential construction and light commercial applications. They will identify foundation requirements, set templates, and form block-outs according to the Building Code and standard construction practices. Students will use concrete fasteners to attach formwork materials to the concrete.
Prerequisites: CARP 1115
Floors and Walls: Residential Framing Systems
Students will build components of Western Platform Framing applying the British Columbia Building Code to the structures. They will frame floors and walls. Students will follow the WorkSafeBC OH&S Regulation for all activities.
Prerequisites: CARP 1119
Stairs and Decks: Residential Framing Systems
Students will build decks and stair assemblies used in residential home building according to the British Columbia Building Code. They will frame stairs and decks using standard framing practices in the industry according to the British Columbia Building Code. Students will follow the WorkSafeBC OH&S Regulation for all activities.
Prerequisites: CARP 1125