Basic Training and Applied Training

Training Details

After enrollment, the first two years of study focus on the series of processes, from design to construction, and cultivate foundational production abilities. In particular, students receive direct, hands-on education from professional craftsmen on everything from greetings to production with the use of tools in the practice area on the first floor of the Department of Building. As a result, students can try a basic internship in the second quarter of their second year.

Basic Training

Woodworking and Carpentry

Timber construction training begins with learning how to use and maintain one’s tools. They are not just tools of carpentry. Tools are the way of the carpenter. They are important partners, like the sword is the way of bushido (samurai spirit).

sharpening tools, making joints, painting benches

sharpening tools, making joints, painting benches

After studying carpentry tools, first-year students make toolboxes, log benches, roof models, and planters.

making benches, plane finishing, drawings of actual model roof

making benches, plane finishing, drawings of actual model roof

Surveying and Material Performance

In surveying class, students learn to precisely measure the three elements of production: length, height, and angle. Through mastering the use of precision optical tools, students realize lofty goals, like satellite surveys (with GPS).

transit surveying, plate table surveying, leveling

transit surveying, plate table surveying, leveling

In the first quarter of first grade, students test and study experiments on the properties of materials such as concrete and wood.

wood test, concrete test, aggregate test

wood test, concrete test, aggregate test

Masonry, Stone Cutting, Supporting Structures, and Temporary Constructions

Part of the architectural process is laying stones. In this practice, students learn the concept of force through stacking, as laying stones to create spaces and structures is the foundation of construction.

triple-arch, chisel finishing, cascade or western-style waterfall

triple-arch, chisel finishing, cascade or western-style waterfall

Temporary construction, like scaffolding, is indispensable for the construction of any building. Accordingly, first-year students have hands-on exercises assembling scaffolding.

single scaffolding, frame assembly scaffolding, rope work

single scaffolding, frame assembly scaffolding, rope work

Reinforced Concrete and Welding

Students study the basic construction of reinforced concrete: assembling rebar, forming molds, and pouring concrete, the first steps in constructing a building.

forming molds, accuracy inspection, assembling rebar

forming molds, accuracy inspection, assembling rebar

Welding is the fusing of steel materials; students study safe and accurate operations as well as knowledge of materials and the principles of welding.

KY activities, arc welding, tension test of welded part

KY activities, arc welding, tension test of welded part

Concrete Work, Plastering, and Tiling

All first-year students create a building completely from concrete: the columns, walls, beams, and floors.

assembling molds and rebar, pouring, a reinforced concrete warehouse

assembling molds and rebar, pouring, a reinforced concrete warehouse

Plastering is a basic technique for a wet finish; students learn various wet finish techniques related to plasterwork.

tiling, second coat of mortar, first coat or mortar

tiling, second coat of mortar, first coat or mortar

Painting and Waterproofing

Brushing, roller-painting, and spray-painting; there are many ways to paint.

roller painting, brush painting, spray-painting

roller painting, brush painting, spray-painting

Students learn to waterproof the external environment of buildings with asphalt or sheets.

sheet cutting, water leakage tests, asphalt waterproofing

sheet cutting, water leakage tests, asphalt waterproofing

Drafting, Lifesaving, and Sanitation

When constructing a building, drawings are essential. First grade students begin study on how to draw and create architectural drawings, which communicate intentions of form and space.

making a scale model, drafting, critique on design work

making a scale model, drafting, critique on design work

Second grade students, for their second quarter internship, prepare and study the basics concepts of sanitation and workplace safety.

cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, how to use a triangular bandage

cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, how to use a triangular bandage

Applied Training

Applied Woodworking

A wooden, two-story house was built using a traditional framework method. From expanding their skills through their internship experiences, second grade students take applied training.

traditional wood framework method, framing, roof painting

traditional wood framework method, framing, roof painting

Steel Structures

This training strengthens understanding of the construction process, planning temporary steel constructions, and the production of steel frame construction.

study of a steel frame factory, panel house, panel bending test

study of a steel frame factory, panel house, panel bending test

Students make steel houses by modeling the steel construction method; they also study joining methods and standardized construction processes.

joining roof parts, steel house, assembly of wall panels

joining roof parts, steel house, assembly of wall panels

Reinforced Concrete Structures

Students make concrete monuments and playground equipment from their designs; key points include shaping and finishing techniques.

bar arrangement and frame assembly, touching up after removing a mold, finish painting

bar arrangement and frame assembly, touching up after removing a mold, finish painting

The amount of materials for use requires precise calculations.

finish painting, completed playground equipment

finish painting, completed playground equipment