Mar 01, 2021
ACH 240 - Construction Documentation 3 credit hours - Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
This course meets the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement.
A simulation of the steps and activities necessary to develop a set of construction documents. The practice of architectural detailing is emphasized. Lab fee $40.
Prerequisite(s): ACH 111 , ACH 122 and ACH 245 or ENT 241 or permission of department chair.
Note: ACH 240 formerly ACH 223 .
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Interpret the built environment as an expression of cultural beliefs, values and history.
- Discuss how different styles of architecture reflect social and political beliefs of the time.
- Explain how specific religious architecture reflects the tenets of the religion.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the materials, structural principles, vocabulary and concepts of architectural history.
- Explain how a particular design works structurally.
- Describe how a particular design works visually.
- Explain the impact of available resources and technology on architectural structure.
- Explain the influence of Old and New World cultures on American architecture.
- Explain how the Native American cultures influenced later American architectural forms.
- Explain what European cultures contributed to American architectural designs.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of American architectural styles from the time of pre-colonial cultures to the present.
- Describe how our approaches to landscape architecture evolved from pre-colonial times to the present.
- Explain how American ideas about city planning have changed from colonial times to the present.
- Describe how American domestic architectural styles have evolved from pre-colonial times to the present.
- Analyze the influence of environment, resources and new technology on the history of American architecture.
- Explain how the history of industrial revolution influenced the history of American architecture.
- Explain how environmental factors influence architectural design.
- Articulate the impact of American architectural ideas and theories on world architecture in the last fifty years.
- Explain the influence of American architects on residential architecture in European countries.
- Describe the impact of the International Style as developed in the United States on twentieth century global architecture.
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy