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Contract Design I
CONTRACT I
CLASS CODE: ID 355 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $15.00
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: INTERIOR DESIGN
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A course designed to give students intermediate experience in research development and practical competencies in contract design. A foundation in systems furniture, building codes and building systems will be emphasized with special attention to adaptive reuse concepts.
DESCRIPTION: A course designed to give students intermediate experience in research development and practical competencies in contract design. A foundation in systems furniture, building codes and building systems will be emphasized with special attention to adaptive reuse concepts.

TOPICS: Building Code Introduction; Occupancy Classifications and Loads; Construction Types and Building Sizes;
Means of Egress; Fire and Smoke Protection; Plumbing and Mechanical Requirements; Electrical and Communication Requirements;Finish and Furniture Selection; Code Officials and the Code Process;
Systems Furniture and Specification;Restaurant Design;
Contract Space Planning Methodology;Small and Dimensionally Demanding Spaces; The Building Shell and Major Systems; Important Influencing Factors;
Developing a Rough Floor Plan; Refining Solutions;
Developing Skills Beyond the Basics.


OBJECTIVES: 1. To provide the student with the experience in contract design that creates an awareness of the current state of the design profession.
2. To build and add to the student's knowledge of the varied aspects of contract design: specifications, codes, budget analysis, programming, space planning, construction drawings, and finish materials selection.
3. To provide the student with an opportunity for further research skill development in relationship to design process and problem solution in contract design.
4. To expose the student to Aspecial population@ considerations in contract design and adaptive re-use concepts.
5. To introduce the student to systems furniture and develop skill in layout and specification.
6. To provide an opportunity for team approach to design conceptualization, process and solution.
7. To further develop the studentís oral, written and presentation skills.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Attendance.
2. Reading assignments in the course texts and supplementary materials.
3. Design assignments:
Chapter worksheets
Systems specifications worksheets
Space planning worksheets and sketches
4. Three major design projects.
5. Idea File.

PREREQUISITES: (Majors only) ID 341, ID 380, ID 395
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001