AEC 101 : Construction Graphics and Conventions



Class Hours

Class Hours3 lecture

Semester Offered



This course covers an introduction to the principles of graphic communication and conventions as it applies to drawing and reading construction plans using hand sketching, various computer-aided design, and construction administration software. Techniques for measuring items of construction work from plans and specifications, layout, terminology, graphic standards and drafting fundamentals are studied. There is an emphasis on how to locate information and cross reference with details, schedules, and specifications for clarification. This course also introduces students to some computer architectural 3D modeling using SketchUp or similar software.