AEC 136, STRUCTURAL DRAWING
A required, 3-credit program course.


Introduction to structural drawing for building construction -- to load analyses, concrete and steel plan and detail drawing, and wood frame design and drawing with AutoCAD®. Emphases are on roof framing, lintels andbeams, and posts and columns. The goal is to develop in students a "sense" and basic understanding of structure in building design and construction.


STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to...
  1. Prepare structural floor framing plans, details and sections for buildings with wood structural systems.
  2. Prepare structural floor framing plans, details and sections for buildings with steel structural systems.
  3. Prepare structural floor framing plans, details and sections for buildings with concrete structural systems.
  4. Demonstrate oral and written communication, computation and problem-solving skills appropriate to the level of the coursework.
  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.

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DETAILS
  1. Prerequisite: "C" or higher in AEC 120.
  2. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH 197, or MATH 140 or higher; or placement in MATH 205.
  3. The course is open to AEC majors only.
  4. Roughly two 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 textbooks, students need to purchase materials for board presentations.
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