Drafting and Detailing: House Design

Course Code: ARC 121

Academic Year: 2022-2023

This course is an introduction to residential wood-frame construction. By preparing working drawings and a framing model for a house, students will acquire knowledge and skills in working drawing conventions and techniques, construction systems and details and building code requirements. Drawings will be prepared using AutoCAD in metric units and in compliance with Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code. Freehand sketch exercises in class, further discussion of sustainable design and town hall attendance are important aspects in the course, increasing the students' overall knowledge of needed skills and current issues in architectural technology.