BCN 1251c - 3 CREDIT HOURS
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
SPRING TERM, 2011 SCHEDULE & LOCATION OF CLASS SESSIONS
Instructor: Joe Daudelin Monday
Office: O-120 12:00pm – 2:45pm
Office Hours: Posted Room O-122
Phone: 395-5252 (48 Classroom Hours)
Main Office: 395-5365
Fax: 395-5364 Final Exam: TBA
Santa Fe College has the only Two Year Construction Management Program in Florida,
Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.
See our home page at: http://dept.sfcollege.edu/intech/building_construction/
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Application of basic drafting principles as they apply to light construction in architecture.
This course is designed to introduce the student to architectural drafting. He/she will develop
the necessary theological skills, which will enable them to communicate and express
architectural ideas in an understandable, efficient and accurate manner. The student will learn
to draft: plans, elevations, sections, site plans, details, etc., As they apply to residential
construction working drawings.
The student will learn basic drafting skills involving the use of drafting equipment necessary to
produce architectural orthographic projection working drawings. They will acquire skill in the
use of the following drafting equipment: pencils, erasers, erasing shields, paper layout, drawing
board setup, triangles, scales, lettering guides, etc.
The student will also study basic house design and layout. He/she will be introduced to
different architectural styles for home construction.
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE COURSE AND THE OBJECTIVES OF THE COLLEGE:
The college's mission includes, among other things, instruction for three typical students. Light
construction drafting is designed to meet the needs of each of the following students:
1) Associate of applied science degree in building construction technology students, who
will enter or reenter the construction industry after two years of post secondary
2) Associate of arts degree students or other students desiring to transfer to the state
university system for education beyond the "associates" level. BCN 1251C is accepted at
the state universities as a required drafting course for construction students. BCN
1251C is also offered at the state universities in the sophomore year.
3) Students of other disciplines, industry members and the general public, for continuing
education and for "other personal objectives".
Light construction drafting is a required course for the two-year associate of science degree in
building construction technology at Santa Fe College.
It is also required for students transferring to the University of Florida and other state
universities to pursue a baccalaureate degree in building construction.
BCN 1251 c is listed by the state of Florida in the statewide common course numbering system.
This course is an entry-level course and is often taken by students in other disciplines and by
industry members for continuing education or for "other personal objectives".
There are no specific prerequisite courses for BCN 1251C. But if you want to get into ETD-1320,
Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting you pass this class with a C or better.
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Light construction drafting is combined lecture/lab class. Instruction will cover both design
concepts and practical use of architectural drafting equipment. The student will be introduced
to skills needed to produce the following drafts:
1) Floor plans with dimensions and electrical 5) Foundation plans
2) Elevations 6) Details
3) Sections 7) Interior elevations of kitchens and
4) Plot plans baths.
Santa Fe College policy provides reasonable access for students with disabilities, in accordance
with equal access laws. To help you be successful in this course and to assure appropriate
accommodations, you must be registered with the Disabilities Resource Center in S-112. The
Center will verify your disability and Center staff can identify reasonable accommodations
available. Requests for accommodations must be made at the Center, during the first week of
the semester. Please discuss accommodations recommended by the Center with the Instructor
of this course.
Students with disabilities will be able to be successful in some Building Construction classes
with reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Because of the physical activities required
however in some Building Construction courses (and in some employment after graduation),
sufficient accommodation may not be available and there is no assurance of success for
students with some disabilities. Students with disabilities are encouraged to read the
Disabilities statement in each Building Construction course before attempting to complete the
Associate of Science Degree in Building Construction Technology from Santa Fe College.
Some requirements of students that are specific to Light Construction Drafting (BCN-1251C)
class are as follows:
1) See and recognize instructional examples/explanations by the instructor
2) Hear and recognize instructional materials presented by the instructor
3) Write and take notes from instruction materials
4) BE ABLE TO PHYSICALLY DRAW WITH THE DRAFTING EQUIPMENT
Light a construction drafting is combined lecture/practical exercise in the drafting lab. The
latter part of the term is largely open lab, working on projects with the instructor available for
The final project for the term will be to design and complete a set of working drawings for a
residential building. Working drawings will include:
1) Floor plans with electrical layout 5) Foundation plan
2) Exterior elevations 6) Foundation details
3) Typical wall sections 7) Interior elevations at kitchen and baths
4) Plot plan 8) Window and door schedule
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GRADING AND ATTENDANCE:
There may be written exams during the term. In the event the instructor deems it necessary to
establish competency of a particular topic during the term, an exam may be announced and the
exam grade will be averaged with the drafting assignments given during the term. Attendance
is required; students cannot have more than TWO unexcused absences for the term. For
every additional absence students final grade will be reduced by a half a letter grade. If a
student wants to get an absence excused it must be done within TWO weeks of date of
The drafting assignments will be graded during the term. The average of grades on drawing
assignments and exams if given will account for the final grade. The following scale will be used
to develop the final course grade.
A: 4.0 B+: 3.5 C+: 2.5 D+: 1.5
B: 3.0 C: 2.0 D: 1.0 F: 0.0
Architectural Residential Drafting And Design By: Clois E. Kicklignter
ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND MATERIALS:
1) Architect's Scale 6) Pencil Pointer
2) Lead Holder (H or F and 2H lead) 7) Erasing Shield
3) Drafting Tape 8) Ames Lettering Instrument
4) Drawing Paper (SFCC Bookstore) 9) 45 Triangle (10" min)
5) Dusting Brush (Optional) 10) Mylar Magic or Race Kleen eraser
Unit Subject / Instruction Assignment
1 Introduction, Course Outline, and Materials for class None
2 Orthographic projection, Storage Shed (floor plan, Chap. 4, Handout & Chap. 20
3 Wall sections (CMU) Chap. 11, 15
4 Wood shed (floor plan, elevations) Chap. 13
5 Wood shed (wall section) Chap. 14
6 House design (house project) Chap. 7, 8, 9
7 Floor plan (dimensions ext .& int.) Chap. 18
8 Floor plan electrical Chap. 21, 22, 23
9 Elevations Chap. 19, 20
10 Foundation Plan Chap. 12
11 Interior elevations (kitchen & bath) Chap. 9
12 Plot plans Chap. 10
13 Schedules & Details Chap. 15, 16, 17
14 Open lab None
15 House Project Due None
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