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CO 121 Plans Analysis
Pickerill, Heath A.


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CourseCO 121 Plans Analysis WO
SemesterF2OO2005
FacultyPickerill, Heath A.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
Master of Architecture
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Construction Management)
Daytime Phone(573) 596-0901
E-Mailheath.pickerill@park.edu
heath.pickerill@us.army.mil
Semester Dates24 October - 18 December 2005
Class Days----Thurs.--
Class Time5:00 - 10:20 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Ching, Francis D.K. (2001). Building Construction Illustrated (Third Edition). New York, NY. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 0-471-35898-3.


Course Description:
Introduction to the architectural, structural, and mechanical requirements as they relate to the construction field.  Emphasis is on the blueprint interpretation, craft resources, material requirements, code compliance, and work scheduling.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
I will use lectures, readings, quizzes, exams, and a project to determine student understanding of the material.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to do the following:
1) Understand the format of construction drawings
2) Become familiar with symbols used for architectural drawings
3) Understand the analysis of dimensions and location of materials
4) Become familiar with the contruction techniques used in a construction project
5) Become familiar with the craft resources required to construct a facility by analysis of the plans
6) Become familiar with the materials and equipment required to construct a facility by analysis of the plans

Course Assessment:
The student is expected to complete all reading assignments prior to class and be prepared to present assigned homework to the rest of the class. Homework will be collected and graded. Homework must be done in a professional manner. It should be legible (neatly written or typed), well organized and done in a logical manner. Poorly done homework will receive a much lower grade. Students must take all quizzes, tests, and complete all homework and the project.

Grading:
The final grade will be based on the following breakdown:
Class Participation 5%
Homework 15%
Quizzes 20%
Project 20%
Mid-Term 20%
Final 20%
TOTAL 100%

100% - 90% A
89% - 80% B
79% - 70% C
69% - 60% D
59% - below F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted unless coordinated ahead of time.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Always be professional and complete all work in such a manner.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
WEEK 1 - Oct. 27

Introduction & Course Overview
Discussion of Ch. 1&2 - Building Site; The Building
Assign Homework (HW) #1; read Ch. 1&2 for following week
Assign Project

WEEK 2 - Nov. 3

Turn-in HW #1
Follow-up discussion of Ch. 1&2
Quiz #1
Discussion of Ch. 3&4 - Foundation Systems; Floor Systems
Assign HW #2; read Ch. 3&4 for following week

WEEK 3 - Nov. 10

Turn-in HW #2
Follow-up discussion of Ch. 3&4
Quiz#2
Discussion of Ch. 5&6 - Wall Systems; Roof Systems
Assignment - read Ch. 5&6 for following week
35% Review of Project

WEEK 4 - Nov. 17

MID-TERM TEST
Project Time
Assign HW #3; read Ch. 7&8 for follwoing week

WEEK 5 - Nov. 24

Turn-in HW #3
Discussion of Ch. 7&8 - Moisture & Thermal Protection; Doors & Windows
Quiz #3
Assign HW #4; read Ch. 9&10 for following week
65% Review of Project

WEEK 6 - Dec. 1

Turn-in HW #4
Discussion of Ch. 9&10 - Special Construction; Finish Work
Quiz #4
Assignment - read Ch. 11-12

WEEK 7 - Dec. 8

Discussion of Ch. 11-12 - Mechanical & Electrical Systems; Notes on Materials
Quiz #5
PROJECTS DUE!!!

WEEK 8 - Dec. 15

FINAL EXAM

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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