SFCC Adobe Classes – Spring 2021

ADOB 116 – Roof Design and Construction
Dates: January 18 to March 13, 2021 (8 weeks)
Format: Online
Course Description: Traditional Southwest designs of pitched and flat
roofs on adobe buildings. Topics cover roofing materials, structure, and
plans, including vigas, beams, joists rafters, trusses. Ceiling
materials, including latillas, rough boards, tongue-and-groove, are
discussed along with details such as insulation, deck sheathing, canales
and parapets. Two actual or mock-up roofs will be built.

ADOB 114 – Floor Design and Construction
Dates: March 22 to May 15, 2021 (8 weeks)
Format: Online
Course Description: Traditional and modern Southwest floors and floor
coverings. Topics include mud, brick, stone, concrete, tile, wood and
sheet-goods flooring materials and applications. Students will design
and build floor mock-ups. Suspended floors over crawl spaces or
basements are covered as well as the sizing of joists and deck
materials. Radiant floor heating systems are also discussed.

ADOB 115 – Finish Practices
Dates: March 22 to May 15, 2021 (8 weeks)
Format: Online
Course Description: Traditional and modern finishes used in the building
of the exteriors and interiors of buildings of the Southwest. Topics
include treatments of exposed adobe bricks; mud plaster by hand and
trowel; plasters made with stabilized mud, lime, gypsum, cement and
elastomerics. Wall insulation, vapor barriers, moisture protection, and
the lath systems will be examined. The treatment of vigas, posts,
corbels, exposed lintels and wood trim are also covered.

Full details about the Adobe Program at SFCC can be found at
https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/adobe-construction/ or contact adjunct
faculty member Kurt Gardella at kurt.gardella@sfcc.edu.

 

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