Department of Architecture & Construction
Department Chair: Brian Blaylock
Department Secretary: Kenna Carter (208) 496-1862
Department Faculty: Brian BlaylockJohn BruntRon HarkerPatrick HuishGarth JensenTroy MillerDale MortensenRudy Puzey

 
Department of Architecture and Construction
The Architecture and Construction Industry encompasses a wide range of career options. There are many excellent employment opportunities within this dynamic and growing industry. The Educational programs offered by the Architecture and Construction Department are designed to prepare students to fulfill challenging employment opportunities within the industry.

The department offers two degree programs; an Applied Associates of Science Degree in Architectural Technology (345) and an Integrated Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management (605). Both degrees offer a range of options that will allow students to customize their course of study to fulfill future employment ambitions. Both degrees also require a high level of academic and technical abilities and students should have developed good math, science, art and manual skills prior to enrollment in the program.

Graduation Requirements
To receive either an AAS in Architectural Technology or a BS in Construction Management, a student will need to complete the prescribed course of study with a minimum GPA of 2.25 or higher. No grade less than a C- will be accepted for any major course requirement. Students wishing to complete a BS in Construction Management are required to complete at least two semester long full time internships (Const 398 & Const 498). The internships are usually completed on the students "off track" between their Sophomore/Junior and Junior/Senior years. Students who complete an AAS in Architectural Technology are also encouraged to complete an internship.

General Interest Courses
The department also offers woodworking, architecture, construction, and home maintenance classes of general interest open to the student body and community.
 
Program Description


 
B.S.  in Construction Management (605)   
The major in Construction Management (605) is an Integrated Bachelor of Science Degree designed for those who would like to pursue a career in management in the construction industry. Students are required to complete all General Education and Major Requirements. In addition students will be required to complete either a Business Management Minor or two clusters, which consists of a Business Management Cluster and another cluster from a recommended list, which contains such things as Commercial Construction, Residential Construction, and Architectural Drafting. Students may also have the option of custom designing their clusters. However, students wishing to "custom-design" clusters will need to counsel with their advisors before beginning any coursework. Students will need to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of coursework.
 
Minor or 2 Clusters Required

University Requirements

Religion Requirements

(Book of Mormon Courses)
Take these Courses   
REL 121, 122
 
       OR
          Take these Courses   
          REL 121H, 122H
 
                 OR
                    Take this Course   
                    REL 221

AND
(Scripture Based Courses)
Take 6 Credits   
REL 211, 212, 301, 302, 324
 
       OR
          Take 6 Credits   
          REL 211H, 212H, 301H, 302H, 324H

AND
(Other Religion Courses)
Take 4 Credits   
REL 100, 130, 215, 234, 235, 260, 261, 264, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

Online Learning

Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

Other online course information is available at http://www.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

GE Requirements
I. Reading and Writing

   Take 1 Course
   ENG 111, 111C, 111H

AND
   Take 1 Course
   ENG 311, 311C, 311H, 312, 312C, 313, 313C, 314, 315, 315C, 316, 316C
   HIST 300, 300H

II. Mathematics

  • Math 101 may be used as meeting the Math General Education requirement if all of the following criteria are met: 1)Student was enrolled and completed Math 101 prior to Fall 2001; 2)The student's major does not require a higher math class; 3)There is no break in enrollment.
  • Students initiating their studies at BYU-Idaho Fall Semester 2001 or later are not eligible for the ACT math waiver and must take one of the following courses to fill the math requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       MATH 108, 108H, 110, 110H  

    III. Basic Skills

       Take 1 Course
       COMM 102, 150, 150H
       IS 140  

    IV. Arts

       Take 1 Course
       HFED 140
       HORT 230  

    AND
       Take this Course
       FA 100

    V. Letters
    Generally the Letters requirement is filled by taking one of the courses listed below. However, HUM 201 and 202, taken together, can be used to fill both the Arts and Letters requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       CHIN 347
       ENG 250, 250H, 251, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 351, 352, 353, 354, 362, 373, 373H
       FR 202
       GER 202
       HON 200, 220, 221H, 222
       LANG 202
       PH 314
       PHIL 110, 110H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H, 313, 313H, 314, 315, 315H
       RUSS 340, 340H
       SPAN 202, 302

    VI. Biological Science

       Take 4 Credits
       AGRON 122, 270
       BIO 100, 100H, 102, 102H, 118, 120, 130, 150, 150L, 176, 200, 202, 208, 221, 222, 230, 250, 264, 265, 268

    VII. Physical Science

       Take 4 Credits
       GEOL 102, 104, 111, 111L
       PH 105, 105L  

    VIII. American Institutions

       Take 1 Course
       ECON 111, 111H
       POLSC 110  

    IX. Social Science
    This course must be in a different discipline from the course taken to fill the American Institutions requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       ANTH 101, 101H
       CHILD 210, 210H
       ECON 111, 111H, 112, 112H
       ED 270
       GEOG 120
       HIST 201, 202
       HON 201
       PHIL 203, 203H, 204, 204H
       POLSC 110, 170
       PSYCH 111, 111H, 201, 201H
       SOC 111, 111H, 112, 112H  

    Major Requirements

    (Students are required to complete 2 credits each of Const 398 and Const 498)
       Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       ARCH 100, 102
       CONST 120, 220, 310, 320, 330, 360, 398R, 420, 430, 440, 498
       MATH 111

    AND
       Repeat 4 times   Minimum Grade: C-
       CONST 390R

    AND
       Take 1 Course
       ARCH 110, 280

    AND

    (In the requirement listed below, if Const 210 is taken you must also take the lab (Const 212) for a total of 3 credits)
       Take 7 Credits
       CONST 210, 212, 230, 240, 250


  •  
    A.A.S.  in Architectural Technology (345)   
    The major in Architectural Technology (345), is a two-year specialized program for those individuals who desire to enter the architectural drafting job market at the completion of the program. Students are required to complete at least 67 hours of coursework.

    University Requirements

    Religion Requirements

    (Book of Mormon Courses)
    Take 1 Course   
    REL 121, 121H
     
           OR
              Take 1 Course   
              REL 122, 122H
     
                     OR
                        Take this Course   
                        REL 221

    AND
    Take 3 Credits   
    REL 100, 130, 211, 211H, 215, 234, 235, 261, 264, 301, 301H, 302, 302H, 324, 324H, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

    Online Learning

    Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

    Other online course information is available at http://www.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

    BE Requirements

    I. Communication
       Take 1 Course
       ENG 111, 111C, 111H


    II. Computation
       Take 1 Course
       MATH 108, 108H, 110, 110H  


    III. Human Relations
       Take 1 Course
       AGBUS 238
       AMHER 170, 170H
       ANTH 101, 101H
       B 370
       CHILD 210, 210H
       GEOG 120
       HIST 120, 121, 201, 202
       HON 201
       POLSC 110, 170
       PSYCH 111, 111H, 201, 201H
       SOC 111, 111H, 112, 112H, 323, 357


    IV. Related Skills
       Take 1 Course
       COMM 102
       ENG 311, 311C, 311H, 312, 312C, 316, 316C  

    Major Requirements

       Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       ARCH 100, 102, 110, 160, 210, 260, 270, 280
       CONST 120, 330, 360
       MATH 111

    (In the requirement listed below, if Const 210 is taken you must also take the lab (Const 212) for a total of 3 credits)
    AND
       Take 9 Credits   Minimum Grade: C-
       CONST 210, 212, 220, 230, 240, 250, 298R, 310, 320, 340, 390R, 398R
       HFED 140
       HORT 230
       ME 115

    AND
       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       ART 101, 102

    AND

       Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       GEOL 102, 104

              OR
                 Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
                 GEOL 111, 111L

                        OR
                           Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
                           PH 105, 105L

     
    Course Descriptions

    ARCH 100 Construction Documents (2:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Arch 102 must be taken concurrently
    Introduction to blueprint reading and UDS symbology, CSI specifications, construction terminology, codes, and the construction process. Evaluation of working drawings, specifications, and codes. Arch 102 Lab must be taken concurrently with Arch 100.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ARCH 102 Construction Documents Lab (1:0:1)
    Prerequisite: This class must be taken concurrently with ARCH 100
    This class will give the students the opportunity for hands-on applications using construction documents, specifications, and building codes.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ARCH 110 Architectural Computer Aided Design (3:3:3)
    Prerequisite: ARCH 100 and Arch 102 or concurrent enrollment.
    This is an introductory course in the use of computer aided design in architecture. Through the use of computer graphics systems and industry standard software, students will learn to measure existing buildings, draw floor plans, sections, elevations, details, plot plans, and schedules.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    ARCH 160 Architectural Design and Drafting (3:2:4)
    Prerequisite: Arch 100 and Arch 110 (Arch 110 could be taken simultaneously)
    Construction document preparation of residential and commercial projects using the design process, sketching, and manual drafting skills. The student will learn basic design, sketching, and drafting skills in order to produce residential and commercial construction documents.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ARCH 210 Advanced Architectural Computer Aided Design (3:2:4)
    Prerequisite: Arch 100, Arch 102, Arch 110, Arch 160
    This is an advanced course in the use of computer aided design in architecture. Through the use of computer graphics systems and industry standard software, students will learn to develop parametric building information models; produce floor plans, sections, elevations, details, plot plans and schedules automatically; and render perspective views.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ARCH 260 Rendering and Perspective (3:3:3)
    Prerequisite: Arch 100, 102, 160
    Rendering and perspective is a course dealing with basic perspective fundamentals required for freehand perspective drawing. It also includes the technical principles of perspective required to layout precise perspective constructions. The course will help build basic light, color, and rendering vocabulary required for quality drawing presentations.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ARCH 270 Specifications (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Arch 100, Arch 102, Arch 160, Const 120, Sophomore status
    This course will provide in-depth information about the preparation and content of documents within a project manual. It will define and explain different types of contracts and specifications. How to write specifications will be taught and practiced during the course of the class. It will include, but not limited to, subjects like coordinating drawings and specifications, bidding requirements, construction contracts, methods of specifying, substitutions, and warranties. This information is required to take and pass the Construction Document Technology (CDT) certification test.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    ARCH 280 Building Information Modeling(BIM) (3:2:4)
    Prerequisite: Arch 110, Const 120, and Const 330
    This is an advanced architectural CAD course using current Building Information modeling (BIM) software integrating 3D graphics and building component databases. Each building component is represented by smart objects that know how to relate to one another and can contain extensive information about their characteristics. In this course you will learn to use this software to model buildings and to extract information for estimating and facility management purposes. In addition, 2D construction documents, static perspective views and renderings will be extracted from the model.
     
    CONST 100 Basic Woodworking (3:2:2)
    Fee:  $40.00
    Basic woodworking is a study of woodworking skills for both the novice and more advanced woodworker. The course will study project planning and design, wood and wood products, safe operation of hand and power tools, and joinery techniques.
    ((Fall, Winter, Summer))
     
    CONST 110 Home Maintenance (2:2:2)
    Fee:  $10.00
    Prerequisite: For non-majors only
    A basic consumer course to help future homeowners understand how the basic structural, mechanical, and electrical systems work in a home. Students will gain a better understanding of modern home ownership and home maintenance through classroom and laboratory experience.
     
    CONST 120 Framing Systems (3:2:2)
    Prerequisite: An in-depth understanding of construction documents or concurrent enrollment in Arch 100 is necessary.
    A study of construction materials and methods of constructing structures. Classroom, lab experiences and construction site tours give students an understanding of building frame parts, procedures and applications of materials. Construction tool safety, codes, blueprint reading and application, conventional and innovative framing technology for residential and commercial construction will be emphasized.
     
    CONST 200 Advanced Woodworking (3:2:4)
    Prerequisite: Const 100
    Advanced woodworking is a study of practices, materials, methods, and techniques used in the design and construction of fine wood furniture. Emphasis will be placed on materials and fine joinery techniques.
     
    CONST 210 Finishing Systems (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: CONST 120, Arch 100, 102. Must be taken concurrently with Const 212 (lab)
    A study of construction materials and methods of exterior and interior building finishing systems. Classroom and lab experiences give students an understanding of finishing procedures and applications of materials. Construction materials, terminology, codes, blueprint reading, installation methods, and material quantity takeoffs will be emphasized.
    (Fall, Summer (even years))
     
    CONST 212 Finishing Systems Lab (1:0:2)
    Prerequisite: This course must be taken concurrently with CONST 210, Arch 100, Arch 102
    This course will provide the opportunity for hands-on application using methods and materials discussed in CONST 210.
    (Fall, Summer (even years))
     
    CONST 220 Concrete and Masonry Construction (3:2:3)
    Prerequisite: Arch 100, Arch 102
    A study of concrete construction technology including footings, foundations, cement types, admixtures, mixing, forming, reinforcing, placement, curing, testing, cold and hot weather applications. Materials and methods used in modern masonry construction. Applicable building codes will be reviewed.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    CONST 230 Mechanical Environmental Systems (3:2:2)
    Prerequisite: Arch 100, 102
    Materials design, installation, and applications of building service systems, including supply systems, waste removal systems; heating ventilation, air conditioning; heating loads, air distribution, equipment selection; energy efficient, and solar construction; building codes.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    CONST 240 Electrical Systems (2:2:2)
    Prerequisite: Arch 100, 102
    Study of materials, design of circuits and inspection for electrical heat, light and power installation in homes and small buildings. The class covers the National Electrical Code (NEC) and applicable local codes. The course applies the NEC as a standard for the layout and installation of residential electrical systems. Basic electrical theory will be presented and applications and basic wiring skills will be introduced.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    CONST 250 Steel Structural System (2:2:2)
    A study of steel construction technology including steel frame construction of light gauge and heavy structural steel. Classroom and lab experiences will include construction methods, materials, connection design, prints, symbols, tools and equipment, joining methods, welding processes and skills, codes, specifications, quality, safety and nomenclature.
     
    CONST 290 Special Problems (1-4:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Approved after consultation with instructor in charge.
    Selected problem solving in a variety of construction and architectural areas. May involve special assignment, laboratory, and on-the-job experience. Approved after consultation with instructor in charge.
     
    CONST 298R Internship (1-2:0:0)
    Prerequisite: For Students with less than 60 credit hours
    An internship is a cooperative program between BYU-Idaho Architecture and Construction Department and approved Experience Providers (employers). Professional internships correlate actual work experience in the building construction industry and the architecture and construction coursework. Internships approved by the department internship coordinator provide students with knowledge of career opportunities and actual work experience in preparation for employment after graduation. The ideal internship would take place during the student's off-track semester and requires 240 hours of quality work experience for each credit earned. A maximum of two credit hours are available for each of the three internship courses.

    Two elective credits, course not required for major. General work experience in building construction or a related field. Typically taken between the freshman and sophomore years or for those students with less than 60 credit hours.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    CONST 300 Cabinetmaking (3:2:4)
    Cabinetmaking is a study of the materials and methods used in professional cabinetmaking. The class will study designing, planning, cost estimating, materials, and construction techniques for kitchen, bathroom, and other built-in type of cabinets using both traditional and metric construction methods. It will also cover the safe setup and operation of professional cabinetmaking equipment.
    (Winter)
     
    CONST 310 Construction Management (3:2:0)
    Prerequisite: Arch 100, Arch 102
    An introduction to organizing, controlling, and directing operations of construction companies including business ownership and management, company organization, business methods, bonds, insurance, safety, building and land use regulations, and labor relations.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    CONST 320 Construction Safety (2:2:0)
    Fee:  $25.00
    Prerequisite: Arch 100, Arch 102
    This course introduces students to OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of OSHA construction standards. Special emphasis will be placed on the most common safety hazards in the construction industry. Upon successful course completion, the student will receive an OSHA construction safety and health 30-hour course certification card.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    CONST 330 Construction Estimating (3:3:3)
    Prerequisite: CONST 120, ARCH 100, ARCH 110, CONST 220
    The purpose of Const 330 (Construction Estimating) is to introduce the student to the principles of construction cost estimates, including organizing and planning an estimate, developing material and labor databases, preparing accurate quantity takeoffs, and developing an understanding of overhead and profit.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    CONST 340 Fundamentals of Land Surveying (3:2:4)
    Prerequisite: Math 111 and ME 172
    Theory and use of instruments dealing with measurements pertaining to plane surveying. Application of surveying methods of practical problems.
    (Fall)
     
    CONST 350 Soils and Equipment (2:2:2)
    Prerequisite: Arch 100, Arch 102
    An introduction to soil mechanics. Soils classification. Soils exploration and testing. Cost and control of excavating, hauling, grading, compacting, lifting, and other heavy equipment.
    (Fall, Winter, summer (odd years))
     
    CONST 360 Structural Technology (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: Math 110 and 111 or equivalent.
    This course provides an introduction to force systems that are in static equilibrium. Major topics in Statics that are covered in the course include forces, moments, couples, free body diagrams, trusses, frames, and centroids. Preliminary design of simple structural systems.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    CONST 390R Construction Seminar (0.5:1:0)
    Prerequisite: Completed 45 hours coursework. Sophomore status
    Construction 390R is a Junior/Senior level lecture series which will introduce students to relevant topics and leaders within the construction industry. Possible topics to be covered include: estimating, scheduling, safety, team building, sales, and marketing. Additional topics such as developing internship and employment opportunities, interviewing, resume and letter writing, and salary negotiations, will also be covered.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    CONST 398R Junior Internship (1-2:0:0)
    Prerequisite: For students with less than 90 credit hours.
    An internship is a cooperative program between BYU-Idaho Architecture and Construction Department and approved Experience Providers (employers). Professional internships correlate actual work experience in the building construction industry and the architecture and construction coursework. Internships approved by the department internship coordinator provide students with knowledge of career opportunities and actual work experience in preparation for employment after graduation. The ideal internship would take place during the student's off-track semester and requires 240 hours of quality work experience for each credit earned. A maximum of two credit hours are available for each of the three internship courses.

    Two credits, course required for construction management major. Construction intern with expanded experiences and management opportunity. Typically taken between the sophomore and junior years or for those students with less than 90 credit hours.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    CONST 400 Advanced Estimating (3:0:0)
    The purpose of Const 400 is the help students contemplating a career as an estimator to further gain knowledge and skills required to estimate in building construction. An in depth analysis of estimating methods, fundamental skills, the estimatorís responsibilities and computer software applications for construction cost estimates, are covered. Evolving estimating methods will also be introduce.
     
    CONST 420 Construction Scheduling (3:3:3)
    Prerequisite: Arch 100, Arch 102, Const 120, Const 220, and Const 330
    Const 420 is an introduction to concepts of construction project scheduling including: planning and developing efficient construction schedules, methods of preparing construction schedules, and using schedules to efficiently manage job resources and control costs
    (Fall, Summer)
     
    CONST 430 Construction Law (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Arch 100, Const 310, Const 330
    The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to contract law and the legal requirements, regulations, and hazards of operating a construction enterprise.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer (even years) )
     
    CONST 440 Construction Project Management (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Arch 100, Arch 102, Const 310, Const 420 or Concurrent Registration
    Construction Project Management is an introduction to onsite management and control of construction projects including overall project management, the management of people, materials and time, and the management of financial resources.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    CONST 460 Residential Construction Practices (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: Arch 100, Arch 102, Const 120, Const 220, and Const 330.
    An overview of construction management practices in residential construction. Focuses on construction and contracting methods, productivity, work activity sequencing, and company organizations. Leadership and communication skills, construction ethics will also be covered.
    (Winter)
     
    CONST 498 Construction Internship (1-2:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Final internship prior to employment
    An internship is a cooperative program between BYU-Idaho Architecture and Construction Department and approved Experience Providers (employers). Professional internships correlate actual work experience in the building construction industry and the architecture and construction coursework. Internships approved by the department internship coordinator provide students with knowledge of career opportunities and actual work experience in preparation for employment after graduation. The ideal internship would take place during the student's off-track semester and requires 240 hours of quality work experience for each credit earned. A maximum of two credit hours are available for each of the three internship courses.

    Two credits, course required for construction management major. Construction intern experience combining classroom and on-the-job knowledge from past experiences. Intended to be the final internship prior to employment. Focus should be given to those experience providers and professional interests that the student would consider for employment following graduation.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)