A required, 3-credit program course.

A corecourse in the advanced study and application of materials and methods of construction specifically related to two-story dwellings. Projects utilize light wood, steel, and/or masonry construction systems and principles. Basic residential planning, drafting expressions, architectural details, and complete working drawings. All drawing isdone using industry standard or better computer-aided design software.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to...
  1. Demonstrate the setup and organization of a residential drawing project set using CAD software.
  2. Using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, draw a set of two-story residential construction drawings to include:
    1. A title sheet
    2. A site plan
    3. A foundation plan
    4. A floor framing plan
    5. A roof framing plan
    6. Exterior elevations
    7. Interior elevations
    8. Building sections
    9. Wall sections
    10. Details
    11. A window schedule
    12. A door schedule
    13. A room finish schedule
  3. Prepare a brief site data analysis using the current version of the City and County of Honolulu Land Use Ordinance that proves the residential project complies with land use regulations.
  4. Demonstrate the annotation of a complete set of architectural drawings using text, tags, dimensions and callouts.
  5. Report to a workplace regularly and punctually, engage effectively and congenially with peers and supervisors, work from written as well as oral instructions, use assigned time efficiently for productive work and meet production deadlines.


  1. Prerequisite: AEC 120
  2. Corequisite: AEC 131 or instructor approval
  3. The course is open to AEC majors only.
  4. Roughly one hour of lecture/demonstration and six hours of lab per week.
  5. The course is typically offered only in the fall term.
  6. Besides a textbook, students need to purchase a flash drive for storing drawing files.
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