A required, 3-credit program course.

A core course that includes the theory and practice involved in producing and organizing working drawings using computer-aided design techniques for multi-family and commercial projects. Students are exposed to design, layout, and methods used in steel, concrete, masonry, and wood construction systems. Independent research isemphasized. All drawing is done using industry-standard computer-aided design software.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to...
  1. Demonstrate the setup and organization of a commercial or multi-family apartment building drawing project set using CAD software.
  2. Using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, draw a set of construction drawings for a commercial or multi-family apartment building 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 commercial or apartment project complies with land use regulations.
  4. Demonstrate the annotation of a complete set of architectural drawings using text, tags, dimensions and callouts.
  5. Describe some of the building areas that need to be addressed when making a commercial or apartment building accessible for handicapped users.
  6. 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.
  7. Demonstrate oral and written communication, computation and problem-solving skills appropriate to the level of the coursework.


  1. Prerequisite: AEC 130
  2. Corequisite: AEC 141
  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 spring term.
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