CM 110 Construction Graphics (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Introduction to basic graphics and communication skills and knowledge required to effectively read and use drawings in the construction industry. Analysis of drawings in the civil, architectural, mechanical, and electrical fields and their relationship to construction planning and estimating. Material quantity surveying. Freehand sketching.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Translate construction drawings into work activities for the purpose of cost estimating, relating the drawings to the labor, material, and equipment requirements of the construction of the building elements shown.
- Outcome 2: Analyze construction drawings for constructability, relating the elements shown in the drawings to the method and sequencing of construction.
- Outcome 3: Integrate the information shown in different construction drawings, constructing composite drawings which coordinate the information shown in each individual drawing.
- Outcome 4: Explain how a typical set of construction drawings is organized, identifying the information contained in each portion of the drawings, and the graphic conventions used in the preparation of these drawings, comparing and contrasting the roles and responsibilities of construction participants in terms of the preparation and use of construction drawings.
- Outcome 5: Differentiate between the various projection and drawing types used in construction drawings, and relate their appropriate use in the depiction of construction elements.
- Outcome 6: Prepare orthographic and paraline construction drawings primarily using freehand and rapid visualization techniques.