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2022-2023 Catalog 
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CAD 104 - Structural Design and Introduction to BIM

Credits: 10
Introduces the study of structural steel and concrete drafting. The steel portion includes engineering fundamentals, welding symbols, seated and framed connections (both welded and bolted), moment connections, detailing various steel products, and the use of standard industry practices. Concrete discusses prestressed (P/S) and post-tensioned concrete (P/C). Includes engineering fundamentals, reinforcement bar detailing, P/C and P/S concrete products, and connections for P/C and P/S concrete, detailing using standard P/C and P/S concrete building products. Will also work with Building Information Modeling (BIM) principles, skills in 3-D modeling construction of Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) detailing.

Enrollment Requirement: CAD 101  and CAD 102 ; or instructor consent.

Course Fee: $100.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify the different types of structural drawings for construction industry.
  2. Draw structural steel framing plans and identify structural steel products (shapes, plate, and bar) and their application in a structure.
  3. Draw pre-cast and cast-in-place concrete foundation plans, concrete beam framing plans and wall framing plans, concrete stairs plan and sections/details and elevations.
  4. Draw and define the symbols used in the creation of section views and the different types of sections that are used in steel and concrete construction.
  5. Construct different weld symbols used on structural drawings, based on verbal and graphic instructions.
  6. Define shop drawings and fabrication details, and then draw the fabrication details for structural steel columns, beams, floor and roof framing members.

Program Outcomes
  1. Identify, solve, and apply engineering principles and calculations relevant to a design project.
  2. Apply computer and engineering office software for documentation, communication and approval within an engineering office environment.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking -Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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