SRJC Course Outlines

6/25/2024 11:04:53 AMCONS 60 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Terminated Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 60Title:  BLUEPRINT READING: RESID  
Full Title:  Blueprint Reading: Residential
Last Reviewed:4/16/2007

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CONS 270

Catalog Description:
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Language of working drawing blueprints and specifications as applied to residential construction including: use of scales, drawing symbols and conventions in sketching, interpretation of drawing content, specifications, and code requirements.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Language of working drawing blueprints and specifications as applied to residential construction including: use of scales, drawing symbols and conventions in sketching, drawing content interpretation, specification interpretation, and code requirement interpretation.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Use the architectural scale to interpret working drawing blueprints and
to prepare sketches.
2. Retrieve and interpret information from architectural residential
working drawing blueprints including: site plan, floor plan, foundation
and floor framing plan, roof framing plan, sections, details, exterior and
interior elevations and utility plans.
3. Identify architectural symbols used in construction drawing blueprints
and use them to prepare sketches.
4. Evaluate working drawing blueprint information as it relates to County
of Sonoma Residential Plan Check List.
5. Evaluate working drawing blueprint information as it relates to
residential aspects of the California Building Code.
6. Synthesize working drawing blueprint content to prepare sketch
solutions to problems.
7. Analyze electrical, mechanical and plumbing blueprints and relate them
to architectural blueprints.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to the design process
   A. Professional roles
   B. Documentation
II. Use of the architectural scale
   A. Measuring components of working drawings
   B. Preparing sketches
III. Freehand sketching and lettering techniques
   A. Use of tools
   B. Professional standards
IV. Theory of orthographic projections
   A. 3-view drawings
   B. Elevations
   C. Sections
V. Symbols and conventions used in residential architectural working
VI. Interpreting residential working drawings by type and relationships
   A. Site Plan
   B. Floor Plan
   C. Foundation and Floor Framing Plan
   D. Roof Framing Plan
   E. Sections
   F. Details
   G. Exterior and Interior Elevations
   H. Utility Plans
VII. Residential working drawing content by drawing type
   A. Structural
   B. Electrical
   C. Mechanical and plumbing
VIII. Common residential Code requirements
   A. Relationship to plan check documents
   B. Relationship to documents and drawings
IX. Common residential specification information
   A. Organization
   B. Division content
   C. Description of materials
X. Coordination of architectural drawings with structural, electrical,
  mechanical, and plumbing plans

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1. Interpret drawings and prepare sketches using the architectural scale.
2. Analyze architectural drawings and describe the relationships
between them.
3. Readings in text, 10- 20 pages per week.
4. Exercises from text at end of each week's reading assignment.
5. Interpret residential working drawing blueprints by:
  a. Identifying building materials and components in the working drawing
  b. Identifying building system requirements as shown in the working
     drawing blueprints.
  c. Describing the structural system of load transfer as shown in the
     working drawing blueprints.
  d. Describing the attachment of system elements to each other and of
     finishes to the structural elements as shown in the working drawing
6. Interpret common non-residential Code requirements by:
  a. Identifying common Code references for residential construction
     as shown in the working drawing blueprints.
  b. Identifying specific Code requirements portrayed in the working
     drawing blueprints.
  c. Sketching details of a building to demonstrate Code compliance,
     minimum 1 every 2 weeks.
7. Interpret residential specifications by:
  a. Describing the organization of a specification.
  b. Identifying where to find specific material information in a
  c. Identifying acceptable materials to be used in construction
     according to the specification.
  d. Identifying acceptable installation requirements for a material
     according to the specification.
8. 2-3 brief essays (2-3 pages each) about issues related to blueprint
9. Final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 50%
Text exercises; interpreting blueprints
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Sketching exercises; sketch preparation with scale
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Class participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Del Pico, Wayne. Builder's Essential: Plan Reading & Material Takeoff.
R.S. Means, 2000.
Brown, Walter Charles. Print Reading for Construction: Residential and
Commercial. Goodheart-Wilcox, 2005.

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