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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 construction 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 reduced grade. Students must take all quizzes, tests, and complete the project.
Grading: The final grade will be based on the following breakdown:
Class Participation 5%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work is not 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 - Mar. 22
Introduction & Course Overview
Discussion of Ch. 1&2 - Building Site; The Building
Assign Homework (HW) #1; read Ch. 1&2 for following week
WEEK 2 - Mar. 29
Turn-in HW #1
Follow-up discussion of Ch. 1&2
Discussion of Ch. 3&4 - Foundation Systems; Floor Systems
Assign HW #2; read Ch. 3&4 for following week
WEEK 3 - Apr. 5
Follow-up discussion of Ch. 3&4
Discussion of Ch. 5&6 - Wall Systems; Roof Systems
Assignment - read ch. 5&6 for following week
WEEK 4 - Apr. 12
Assign HW #3; read Ch. 7&8 for following week
WEEK 5 - Apr. 19
Turn-in HW #3
Discussion of Ch. 7&8 - Moisture & Thermal Protection; Doors & Windows
Assign HW #4; read Ch. 9&10 for following week
WEEK 6 - Apr. 26
Turn-in HW #4
Discussion of Ch. 9&10 - Special Construction; Finish Work
Assignment - read Ch. 11-12
WEEK 7 - May 3
Discussion of Ch. 11-12 - Mechanical & Electrical Systems; Notes on Materials
WEEK 8 - May 10
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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