Title

Creating and Utilizing “Drain, Waste and Vent Plumbing Trainers” to Enhance Student Learning in a Construction Management Prog.

Presenter Information

Warren Plugge

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Room 202

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Drain, Waste, Vent, Plumbing, Mechanical Systems, Student Learning, Construction Management

Abstract

This presentation explains how “drain, waste, and vent plumbing trainers” were designed, built in-house, and incorporated into a mechanical systems course within a construction management program to enhance student understanding of a basic drain, waste and vent system for a residential bathroom. An explanation of how a need for the physical model was identified is included, with reference to student learning styles. Designing and constructing the model and integration of the model into the classroom is also presented. In addition, discussion of the potential benefit of utilizing the drain, waste, and vent trainer as a demonstration tool to enhance student learning in two separate courses is included and discussed. Future opportunities to expand the model and create similar models to be used in a construction management program are also presented.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Carns, Dave

Additional Mentoring Department

Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

Additional Mentoring Department

Construction Management

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Creating and Utilizing “Drain, Waste and Vent Plumbing Trainers” to Enhance Student Learning in a Construction Management Prog.

SURC Room 202

This presentation explains how “drain, waste, and vent plumbing trainers” were designed, built in-house, and incorporated into a mechanical systems course within a construction management program to enhance student understanding of a basic drain, waste and vent system for a residential bathroom. An explanation of how a need for the physical model was identified is included, with reference to student learning styles. Designing and constructing the model and integration of the model into the classroom is also presented. In addition, discussion of the potential benefit of utilizing the drain, waste, and vent trainer as a demonstration tool to enhance student learning in two separate courses is included and discussed. Future opportunities to expand the model and create similar models to be used in a construction management program are also presented.