A required, 4-credit program course.

A core course 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 is done 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 Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, create and fully annotate a complete set of two-story residential construction drawings based on an original design and conforming to local Land Use Ordinance regulations.
  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. 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 intermediate and final production deadlines.


  1. Prerequisite: "C" or higher in AEC 120 and in AEC 124.
  2. Corequisite: AEC 131 or instructor approval.
  3. The course is open to AEC majors only.
  4. Roughly two or three hours of lecture and one hour of lab time getting projects started. Most drawing work is completed outside of class time either at open lab times or at home.
  5. The course is typically offered only in the fall term.
  6. Besides a textbook, students need to purchase a flash drive for storing and transporting drawing files.
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