ARC 1500

Building Systems I

5 Credits

Prerequisite: ARC 1000 or consent of instructor.

Pre or Corequisite: ARC 1040, CAD 1100 or consent of instructor.

This course provides the foundational information for producing quality construction documents for light wood frame residential construction. The student will be introduced to the development, composition, and application of various building materials. Specific materials that will be addressed include wood, masonry, and concrete. Topics include residential construction principles, wood frame detailing, footings, foundations, and electrical plan concepts and their relationship to wood frame construction, circulation methods, as well as geographical, climatic and safety issues. Course/lab fees.