BRIEF COURSE DESCRIPTION
110: Architectural Graphics-I
This course introduces drafting techniques and graphical
communication methods in architectural design
and presentation. These include: drawing tools and materials;
sketching & lettering; architectural
drafting conventions; orthographic projections, dimensioning and
Introduction to CAD
This course introduces the use of computers and AutoCAD software to
create basic drawings, architectural and engineering drawings in
accordance with industry standards.
Building Construction Drawings
introduction to construction drawings of buildings, their aim,
requirements and standards is provided in this course. Drawing basic
civil and other construction drawings of various building components
at various scales are introduced and
practiced in this course.
This course elaborates the usage of various CAD programs in union to
develop professional quality presentation
drawings and models for quality views and animations. The course
also introduces students to 3D modeling using AutoCAD, 3D Max and
other similar computer programs.
Building Systems Drawings
This course introduces various building systems used in buildings,
their types and limitations. Drawings of various systems such as
mechanical components, electrical, plumbing, HVAC system drawings
are introduced and practiced in this
This course deals with exposing students
with realistic construction drawings and shop drawings of
construction components. A complete set of working drawings
of a simple residential building is developed by students in their
Contracts and Specifications
exposes students to the necessary professional documentation of
building components, their understanding, elaboration and creation.
Utilizing case studies and examples students are exposed
to basics of building economics as well as the financial
implications the real estate apparatus.