Blue Ridge Community College
Arc 121 Sec. 90 Architectural Drafting I
Instructor’s Name: Thomas T. Verga Phone : 540 245 5050
Office Location: Classroom BRCC E-Mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Before class Personal E-Mail: email@example.com
I. COURSE DESCRIPTION
Introduces techniques of architectural Computer Aided drafting, including lettering, dimensioning, and symbols. Requires production of plans, sections, and elevations of a simple building. Studies use of common reference material and the organization of architectural working drawings. Requires development of a limited set of working drawings, including a site plan, related details, and pictorial drawings.
II. STUDENT PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be proficient in:
A. Preliminary design: The student will learn the basic types of construction housing designs and use them in practical applications.
B. Plans: The student will learn the basic methods of drawing floor plans, section views, foundation and framing plans using AutoCad Architecture 2009.
C. Elevations: The student will create elevation views associated with the floor plans.
D. Schedules and codes: The student will apply various schedules, building codes, cost analyses, and legal considerations to the planning and design of his or her project.
E. Research Project: The student will research an architect of his or her choice. The student will present (orally with visual aids) the findings to the class, including time period, philosophy, and accomplishments.
The student will research a significant structure (selection must be approved by instructor). The student will present (orally with visual aids) the findings to the class, including design parameters, architectural significance, and any noteworthy design details.
III. EVALUATION AND REQUIREMENTS:
Attendance Policy: Punctuality and regular attendance are essential to the learning process. Should an occasion for tardiness or absence arise, the student should inform the instructor (in advance if possible). All makeup work for missed class time will be the responsibility of the student. Late assignments will not be accepted without prior arrangement. Any late work that is accepted will be subject to a reasonable penalty.
Grading Scale: A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = below 60
Gradable Content: Grades will be based on the point system. Grade points will be divided by total possible points to receive grades for the following:
1. Attendance – 10% 4. Midterm – 10%
2. Assignments – 20% 5. Participation- 10%
3. Presentations – 25% 6. Final Exam/Project - 25%
Academic Honesty (Honor Code):
"The functioning of an academic community depends on the integrity of all of its members. Blue
Ridge Community College values truthfulness, respect for the property of others, and honesty in
academic work." BRCC Honor Code: http://www.brcc.edu/Student/Catalog/academic/code.htm
As a member of this community, you are responsible for understanding and adhering to the Honor Code. Violations include (but are not limited to) cheating on tests and quizzes, unauthorized collaboration on assignments, and plagiarism. Your instructor is the ultimate source of policy on individual assignments; please consult him or her if you have any questions or concerns about what is permitted. Violations of the Honor Code may result in a grade penalty and/or disciplinary action. For further information on your rights and responsibilities as a student, and the disciplinary guidelines and procedures, please consult the Student Handbook
(http://www.brcc.edu/Student/Handbook/policy/rights.htm). For information on the grade appeal
procedure, please consult the Catalog (http://www.brcc.edu/Student/Catalog/academic/grades.htm).
Email Correspondence: To protect your privacy, your business with Blue Ridge Community College is conducted only through your college-provided email account. Please use this account to contact your instructors, or when you are conducting other business with BRCC. Your instructors will use this address to contact you as well.
IV. DISABILITY SERVICES:
If you have a disability for which you wish to be considered for an accommodation, please make an appointment with the Office of Disability Services located in the Houff Student Center.
The purpose of providing accommodations is to ensure that students with disabilities are granted the opportunity to access programs and services offered by the college. Requested accommodations are considered on a case by case basis by the Coordinator of Disability Services, who works with faculty to ensure both access and academic standards are maintained. Students requesting services must meet with the Disability Services Coordinator and provide sufficient documentation of the disability prior to receiving accommodations. Accommodations are not retroactive and do not result in modification of the essential academic elements of the course.
AutoCAD Architecture 2015 Fundamentals, Elise Moss
Sketch an interesting structure of your choice
Project 1 Floor plan exploration
Project 1 Floor Plan
Project 1 Revise Floor plan
Project 1 Roof
Project 1 Elevations
Project 1 Building section
Mid semester Break
Mid Term Exam
Project 2 introduction
Project 1 Wrap up
Project 2 Floor Plan Exploration
Project 2 Floor Plan
Project 2 Floor Plan Exploration
Begin Research Project
Project 2 Revise Floor Plan
(Optional Lab time on your own)
Project 2 revise and complete
Labor Day (classes as scheduled/administrative offices closed): September 7
Fall Break (no classes): October 5-6
Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes): November 25-27
16 Week Session
Last Day to Add or Register/Change from Credit to Audit
Last Day to Drop with Refund
Last Day to Withdraw w/o Grade Penalty
Application Deadline for Fall Graduation