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Course Number:
BCT 213
Course Title:
Commercial Printreading
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Course Description

Covers typical commercial and civil construction plans and practices. Presents skills for print reading and applying knowledge to commercial construction projects. Prerequisites: BCT 102 or instructor permission based on industry experience in print reading. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

To perform commercial building and civil construction tasks, including project planning, materials identification and assembly by reading and interpreting architectural prints. To assess plans and specifications for adequate and or accurate information. To communicate information found in those documents.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Complete " Discovery Projects" in which learners will work collaboratively to answer questions, assemble a list of materials, and write an Request of Information (RFI) concerning blueprints provided by instructor.
  • Sketch a "As Built Drawing," as complete as possible.
  • Successfully complete two "Mastery Projects" which will represent the culmination of the concepts, principles, and strategies necessary to achieve the course outcomes. Learners will independently analyze and evaluate plans for construction information and clearly document their findings.
  • Learners will individually prepare and present a "Presentation" on an appropriate topic, using a set of instructor approved plans.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Architectural standards symbols, markers, and abbreviations
  • Working drawings and specifications
  • Presentation drawings
  • Commercial and civil building methods and materials Construction Specification Institute master format
  • Communication through illustration Request for information (RFI)
  • "As built drawings"
  • Prospective drawings
  • Civil, mechanical, structural, and trade prints

Process Skills:

  1. Recognize and interpret architectural dimensioning.
  2. Use an architectural and engineering scale ruler to measure objects found in scaled drawings.
  3. Use an architectural ruler to sketch scaled drawings.
  4. Sketch to visualize and communicate.
  5. Identify and sketch various architectural line types.
  6. Identify and sketch various architectural symbols.
  7. Identify and sketch architectural markers.
  8. Interpret and evaluate information found within print schedules.
  9. Recognize and sketch orthographic drawings
  10. Identify materials and assembly systems using specifications.
  11. Recognize abbreviations.
  12. Recognize and use the CSI master format.
  13. Work collaboratively with team member(s).
  14. Write a request for information (RFI).