4 credits / 6 contact hours
Prerequisite:Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in ARCHITC 172 or consent of Department Chairperson.
Study of the materials and methods of building construction. Emphasis on architecture framed in wood and light-gauge metal. Application of the skills of graphic communication through the generation of construction drawings. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
The intent of this course is to provide students with opportunities to:
Learn the principles that define the tradition and evolution of architecture framed in wood and light-gauge metal.
Understand the relationship of construction drawings to the process of building and the role of the Architect in the preparation of those documents.
Implement tools appropriate to the discipline for the comprehensive illustration of an architectural structure and its material assembly.
Become familiar with resources and processes for research undertaken by Architects as part of the design process.
Develop an awareness of the limitations that impact the methods and materials of building construction and how those constraints influence the character and expression of Architecture.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
Display an understanding of the traditional and emerging materials, systems and assembly methods used in architecture framed in wood and light-gauge metal.
Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the building process and the roles and responsibilities of the Architect in the preparation of documents in the building industry.
Use software applications to graphically illustrate the arrangement and assembly of a building structure in a comprehensive and coordinated set of construction drawings. The set will include architectural plans, sections, elevations, callouts, details, legends, schedules and indexes as well as an annotated wall section.
Conduct research and select appropriate products, components, assemblies, and systems used in the construction industry.
Apply knowledge of standards set by the building industry, codes and ordinances established by regulating bodies, economic factors, and conditions of the environment that impact the design and construction of buildings.