Introduction to working drawings, specifications, and other documents designed to enable the student to read and interpret complete set of contract documents for residential and light commercial projects. Emphasis on the organization and uses of architectural/engineering drawings and specifications in the construction process. Offered: WS.
The intent of this course is to help students develop a thorough understanding of the construction Contract Documents used in the construction industry. These Contract Documents include: Construction Drawings, Specifications, Agreements, and General and Supplementary Conditions.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
To accomplish the above objectives we will utilize instructor lectures, class discussions, review of construction documents, reading assignments, student homework assignments, and outside presenters.
Read Pages 3-42 & 252-265 in the required text "Reading Architectural Plans, by: Ernest R. Weidhaas".
Class assignments and grading
Assignments are from the text book. Student's on time completion of homework assignments, attendance and participation in class activities, are important elements of this class. Your participation indicates your interest in the program and also provides insight into your knowledge of the construction industry.
Your input through class discussions and the assigned homework will also help bring new ideas and understanding to the learning process. 10% of the grade has been reserved for class participation and 30% for homework assignments throughout the session. Homework assignments are due at the beginning of the following class session and must be completed in a professional manner. Five points will be deducted from the homework grade for a one session delay. Homework delayed more than one week is not accepted.
• Student Participation in class: 10% • Mid-Term Examination: 30% • Student Homework: 30% • Final Examination: 30%