Communicating Construction

COURSE NUMBER

ARCH 551

CREDITS

3

PREREQUISITES

Description

One of the critical roles of the architect is to communicate the information necessary to fulfil the intent of the conceptual design to those involved in the construction of a building. This requires a good understanding of materials, the trades involved, and the processes which lead to the complex assemblies of today’s buildings.

Communicating Construction introduces the essentials of construction documentation. By reviewing precedents, discussing the various components, and producing documents for a student-designed term project, you will develop an understanding of the requirements and organization of the necessary documentation. You will also learn how to refine and elaborate a preliminary design, traditionally known as the design development phase, in preparation for construction.