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Construction Documents Lab
DOCUMENTS LAB
CLASS CODE: ARCH 102 CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This class will give the students the opportunity for hands-on applications using construction documents, specifications, and building codes.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: This course will give the student experience and familiarity with the construction documents and allow for great communication in the construction industry. A variety of instruction techniques will be utilized, including: lecture, powerpoint presentations, discussions, team or study groups demonstrations, and class research.

- Construction Documents
- Terminology, Conventions, and Measurement
- Construction Drawings
- Bidding Requirements
- Contract Forms
- Conditions of Contract - CSI
- Specifications - CSI
- Codes and Zoning
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Specifically, the student who successfully completes ARCH 100 - Construction Documents will be able to identify, describe, or perform the following:
1. Learn terminology, UDS 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 the contract manual which includes CSI specifications, bidding requirements, contract forms, and conditions of contract in residential and commercial construction realms.
4. Become acquainted with city ordinances, zoning and building codes, specifically the International Residential Code (IRC) and how they relate to the Construction Documents.
5. Develop skills in research and presentation as a team.
REQUIREMENTS: General Requirements: Room organization is not to be changed without permission; drawing boards and chairs SHOULD NOT be moved from assigned areas without permission.

Personal Responsibilities:
1. Student interaction is encouraged in sharing ideas and techniques during lab time. This interaction can relate only to the course work. Horseplay or general rowdiness is not acceptable behavior. Stay at your designated drafting station. Students are responsible for laboratory equipment, and will be charged for damages or loss incurred through thoughtless or careless activity.
2. The labs are reserved for drafting and related subjects. THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE CONSISTENT WITH LABORATORY OBJECTIVES:
a. Drinking or eating in laboratory areas
b. Reading newspapers
c. Rowdy or unnecessary conversation
d. Individual, nonapplicable study at such times when drawing surfaces are needed
e. Doing homework from other classes
3. Each student is responsible for housekeeping his area -- leave it clean!!
PREREQUISITES: This class must be taken concurrently with ARCH 100
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002