Communicating Construction


ARCH 551





This course familiarizes the student with the various components of construction documentation, which is the traditional means of transmitting design information to a contractor for the actual construction of a building project. Precedent examples will be reviewed for a variety of building scales and construction types in order to understand the role construction documents play during the design and construction phases of a project and to become aware of the information which they need to include.

The assignments will require the students to develop proficiency in a CAD program in order to produce construction drawings, and coordinate those with some technical specifications for a modest project of their own design.