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EDD 230 - Architectural Drafting

Credits: 4
5 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: EDD 121  

This is an advanced course in the application of engineering drawing principles to the field of architecture. The creation of working drawings is stressed. Included are site plans, floor plans, foundations, elevations, sections, details and preparation of presentation drawings. Emphasis is on development of skills, speed and adherence to recommended American Institute of Architects (AIA) standards.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain layer-naming conventions as related to architectural drawings.
  2. Prepare a fully annotated basement plan and floor plan for a typical small commercial structure.
  3. Add proper door and window symbols on a typical floor plan and basement plan based on manufacturer’s product specifications.
  4. Select doors and windows for an architectural project from manufacturer’s product catalogs or on-line sources.
  5. Prepare a door schedule and window schedule based on the manufacturer’s specifications.
  6. Discuss key site considerations, restrictions, zoning and codes for sites.
  7. Create a site plan drawing with contour lines using given specifications.
  8. Locate a building on sites with respect to set-back dimensions specified in a typical local zoning ordinance.
  9. Perform stair calculations to design stairways for structures.
  10. Draw typical exterior elevations.
  11. Size selected structural components using design data for residential construction.
Listed Topics
  1. Architectural drafting conventions
  2. Foundation plans
  3. Basement plans
  4. Floor plans
  5. Structural calculations
  6. Structural sections
  7. Elevation drawings
  8. Site plans
  9. Door and window schedules
  10. Detail drawings
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/16/2013

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