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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog
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CAD 206 - Commercial Design: Revit

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) of commercial buildings using Revit. Includes commercial CAD skills, research, design, integrated 3D modeling, rendering, virtual building construction, detailing and documentation.

Prerequisite(s): CAD 166  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Utilize Revit to create a commercial building model which integrates architectural, structural, HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems.
  2. Interpret an architectural program for a commercial building.
  3. Identify, consider and apply codes, ordinances and regulations.
  4. Formulate site and floor plans.
  5. Compose building and wall sections.
  6. Design building elevations.
  7. Create reflected ceiling plans.
  8. Recognize and implement coordination for structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical design.
  9. Produce a preliminary set of construction drawings.
  10. Solve design issues for special construction.
  11. Create a 3D virtual project model and renderings.

  1. Commercial project Revit model
    1. Functional adjacencies
    2. Spatial relationships
    3. Material selection
    4. Structural systems
    5. Mechanical/HVAC systems
    6. Plumbing systems
    7. Electrical systems
  2. Architectural Program
    1. Client needs
    2. Space requirements
    3. Circulation requirements
  3. Code Understanding and Research
    1. Local Zoning Ordinances,
    2. International Building Code
    3. Americans with Disabilities Act
  4. Site and Floor Plans
    1. Site plan drawings
    2. Site plan notes
    3. Zoning and landscaping summaries
    4. Floor plan drawings
    5. Floor plan notes and dimensions
  5. Building and Wall Sections
    1. Section drawings
    2. Section and material notes
    3. Construction Detailing
  6. Building Elevations
    1. Composition of building elements
    2. Scale and proportion
    3. Building elevation drawing
    4. Building elevation notes and dimensions
  7. Reflected Ceiling Plans
    1. Reflected ceiling plans
    2. Reflected ceiling notes
    3. Reflected ceiling symbols and abbreviations
  8. Engineering Coordination
    1. Structural Systems
    2. Mechanical Systems
    3. Plumbing Systems
    4. Electrical Systems
    5. Fire Protection Systems
  9. Preliminary Construction Drawings
    1. Schematic Design Documents
    2. Document Organization
    3. Legends and Schedules
  10. Special Construction Applications
    1. Stairways and elevators
    2. Accessibility
  11. 3D modeling
    1. Virtual modeling
    2. Renderings
    3. Graphic presentations

Effective Term:
Fall 2016

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