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Construction Documents
CONST DOCUMENT
CLASS CODE: ARCH 100 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course is designed as an introduction to blueprint reading and symbology, CSI specifications, construction terminology, and construction processes. Also included will be the evaluation of working drawings, specifications, and codes.
DESCRIPTION: Understanding construction documents is essential in competing in the industry. The architect, designer, engineer, and contractor must have a clear picture on how the structure will be built. The Construction Documents are the key to that understanding. They are the component which communicates what, when, and how a building is to be built.
TOPICS: 1) Construction Drawings
2) Bidding Requirements
3) Conditions of Contract
4) Specifications
5) Codes
OBJECTIVES: Specifically, the student who successfully completes ARCH 100 - Construction Documents will be able to identify, describe, or perform the following:

1. Learn terminology, symbols, and conventions in both commercial and residential drawings.
2. Learn the methods and procedures for reading basic architectural & structural drawings, with an introduction to mechanical & electrical drawings.
3. Learn about bidding requirements, contract forms, and conditions of contract; in the residential and commercial construction realms.
4. To give basic understanding about specifications as recommended by the Certification Specification Institute (CSI).
5. Become acquainted with city ordinances, zoning and building codes, specifically the International Residential Code (IRC) and how they relate to the Construction Documents.
REQUIREMENTS: It is required to attend the entire class time, including the class lab time. In addition to the class lab, each student will be required to spend outside of regular class the necessary study time to complete the given assignments. The amount of time for study and research outside of class will be different for each student depending on each students ability and discipline. A general guideline is for every hour in class plan on two hours out of class. Therefore, six minimum hours of study time outside of class.
PREREQUISITES: Arch 102 must be taken concurrently
OTHER: Three ring binder,
Book tabs,
Architectural and Engineer Scales
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002