Course Content and Outcome Guide for ARCH 112
- Course Number:
- ARCH 112
- Course Title:
- Intro to Commercial Construction Documents
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Course DescriptionCovers standards of architectural drafting and preparation of construction documents for typical light frame commercial construction. Examines construction processes. Prerequisites: ARCH 111, 136, 162. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is a required for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Architectural Design and Drafting.
Transferability of credit depends entirely upon the institution to which the student wishes to transfer.
Students must be capable of reading and communicating in the English language and may be required to pass a listening competency test administered by the department. Students who may have a disability and wish an accommodation should make arrangements to meet with the instructor outside of class to discuss specific requests. Any request for accommodation may require that documentation of disability be reviewed by the Office for Students with Disabilities.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
Apply advanced computer aided drafting skills to draw light frame commercial construction drawings.
Communicate with design professionals, clients and engineers using industry specific terminology and graphics.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Student to demonstrate understanding of drafting, and construction document preparation including: layout, coordination, noting, dimensions, referencing; through preparation of set of commercial construction documents for term project.
Student to demonstrate understanding of construction through correct drawing of wall sections and construction details.
Student to finalize a term project for a commercial building, displaying industry standard drafting, for construction documents.
Student to demonstrate time management skills by completion of projects by assigned deadlines and by meeting specific objectives for each phase of project.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Course materials will be presented in a lecture and discussion format, using multimedia, demonstration, video and diagrams which provide examples of industry standard drafting and construction document information, layout and coordination. The lecture/discussion will be followed by a lab, where students will make application of concepts through drawing a set of construction documents for a small commercial project.