CO121 Plans Analysis

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CO 121 Plans Analysis


U1OO 2012 WO


Pickerill, Heath A.


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
Master of Architecture
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Construction Management)

Daytime Phone

(573) 341-7637 - daytime

Other Phone

(573) 578-9493


Semester Dates

4 June - 29 July 2012

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours


Ching, Francis D.K. (2008). Building Construction Illustrated (Fourth Edition). New York, NY. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 0-471-35898-3.

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Course Description:
Introduction to the architectural, structural, and mechanical requirements as they relate to the construction field.  Emphasis is on understanding construction drawings, 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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the format of construction drawings
  2. Be able to recognize and use the symbols used for architectural drawings
  3. Explain the analysis of dimensions and location of materials
  4. Discuss the construction techniques used in a construction project
  5. Reference the craft resources required to construct a facility by analysis of the plans
  6. Describe the materials and equipment required to construct a facility by analysis of the plans
Class Assessment:
The student is expected to complete all reading assignments prior to class and be prepared to partcipate in class discussions. 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. Late work will not be accepted unless it is arranged ahead of time.


The final grade will be based on the following breakdown:
Class Participation & Attendance - 5%
Homework - 15%
Quizzes - 20%
Project - 15%
Mid-Term - 15%
Final - 30%
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 be penalized at a rate of 10% for everyday it's late, including weekends. Quizzes and tests may not be taken at a later time if missed because of an unexcused absence.

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

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK 1 - Read Ch. 1&2 for following week
WEEK 2 - Discussion of Ch. 1&2 - Building Site; The Building, Assign Homework (HW) #1; Assign Project
WEEK 3 - Turn-in HW #1; Follow-up discussion of Ch. 1&2; Quiz #1 Disucssion of Ch. 3&4 - Foundation Systems; Floor Systems; Assign HW #2; read Ch. 3&4 for following week
WEEK 4 - 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 ;
WEEK 5 - MID-TERM TEST Project time Discussion of Ch. 7&8- Moisture & Thermal Protection; Doors & Windows Assign HW#3; read Ch. 7&8 for following week
WEEK 6 - Turn-in HW #3 Follow-up discussion of Ch. 7&8 Quiz #3 Discussion of Ch. 9&10 - Special Construction; Finish Work Assign HW #4; read Ch. 9&10 for following week 65% Review of Project
WEEK 7 - Turn-in HW #4 Follow-up discussion of Ch. 9&10 Quiz #4 Discussion of Ch. 11&12 - Mechanical & Electrical Systems; Notes on Materials Assignment - read Ch. 11&12
WEEK 8 - Follow-up discussion of Ch. 11&12 Quiz #5 PROJECTS DUE!!!  FINALEXAM

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 "F".
  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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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