Architectural Engineering Technology - Architectural Focus Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

AR 101 AutoCAD 2D 3-0-3
This is an introductory course in Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) for beginning students. Topics include drawing set-up, line drawing, text placement, orthographic drawing, basic editing, and dimensions. This hands-on course, using AutoCAD, focuses on the most common basic functions necessary to complete 2-D drawings including move, mirror, copy, offset, trace, OSNAP, distance, and more. Projects incorporate basic techniques of drawing and computer-aided drafting. This course is part of the CAD Certificate program. Note: Students are expected to be able to read and interpret architectural/engineering graphics to register for this course.

AR 102 AutoCAD 3D 3-0-3
This course introduces students to architectural three-dimensional CAD applications, 3-D manipulation of entities and to create and control views in 3-D space through Isometric and perspective projections. Topics include three-dimensional drawing, coordinate systems, viewing, rendering, modeling, and output options. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare basic architectural three-dimensional drawings and renderings. This course is part of the CAD certificate program. (Prerequisite: AR 101 or permission of department head of Architectural Engineering Technology)

AR 103 Architectural Graphics and Sketching 2-2-3
The first semester is devoted to the basic ways of representing architectural ideas graphically through the development of sketching and computer-aided-drawing (CAD) skills. Architectural line techniques, lettering styles, geometric construction, principles of projection and drawing expression are the areas of early concentration. Architectural design issues are studied regarding residential planning and siting. The student produces floor plans, foundation plans, site plans, elevations, building sections, wall sections and details. An introductory structural analysis for foundation loading is explored. Production of drawings by sketching and CAD demonstrates the student's ability to perform. (Corequisite: AR 120) Note: CAD certificate students taking this course will not be required to register for AR 120.

AR 104 Architectural Design Studio I 2-2-3
The student will study the architectural design for an institutional building that is designated for public use. The terrain is sloping and provides for a two-story sloped roof structure that employs current construction methods. The student begins study through the use of sketch-to-scale drawings. With an outline of design criteria and project guidelines, the student develops preliminary presentation drawings for floor plans, elevations and 3-dimensional views. As the student comes to know and appreciate the design, the emphasis shifts to a more in-depth understanding of the technology of construction. The student prepares construction documents for floor plans, elevations, building sections, wall sections and details. The preparation of preliminary drawings and construction documents include sketching to scale and drawings produced by CAD (Computer Aided Drafting & Design) AutoDesk software. The student demonstrates competency by studying, discussing and producing these drawings and presenting them to the class as a way of working on relevant verbal skills. (Prerequisites: AR 103 and AR 120)

AR 120 Materials and Methods of Construction 4-0-4
A survey of the materials used in building construction, the methods used in assembling these materials into structures, and the forces acting on structures. Included are the characteristics and properties of each material and their relative cost. Materials and methods studied include site work, concrete, masonry, metals, wood and plastics, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, and finishes.

AR 150 Statics and Strength of Materials 3-2-4
A study of forces and the effect of forces upon structural members in a state of equilibrium. It is the study of internal stresses and deformations that result when structural members are subjected to external forces through loading. While lectures, and some labs, deal mainly with the theory of force analysis and force systems solutions, laboratory projects involve the application of various stress and strain measuring instruments on many materials used in construction. (Prerequisites: MT 124 and PH 133)

AR 160 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 2-2-3
An introduction to geographic information systems (GIC), global positioning systems (GPS), and ESRI's ArcGIS. Topics will include: basic GIS concepts; the structure and availability of GIS data in New Hampshire and beyond; the New Hampshire state GIS database (NH GRANT); creation of maps; editing and creation of GIS data; the use of GPS to collect information for use in GIS; GIS processing and analysis. The course will combine lectures, hands-on exercises, and an individual student project over the course of the semester. (Prerequisite: AR 101 with a grade of "C" or higher or permission of the Department Head of Architectural Engineering Technology)

AR 191 AutoCAD Architecture 3-0-3
This course is designed for architects and other building professionals. Participants begin with a conceptual massing model and work in 2D or 3D or both at the same time to create a design and draft construction documents. AutoCAD® Architecture is built on traditional drawing tools of AutoCAD allowing students to create a building model with parametric architectural objects that behave according to real-world properties. Because all drawings derive from a single data set, they are perfectly coordinated and automatically updated throughout the entire design process. Note: students are expected to be able to read and interpret architectural/engineering graphics to register for this course.

AR 192 Revit Architecture 3-0-3
Revit® Architecture, a parametric building modeler based on parametric technology, enables the user to make a change anywhere in the building project and it's automatically updated everywhere else in the project. The course focuses on building a foundation for the basic elements in the software. Note: students are expected to be able to read and interpret architectural/engineering graphics to register for this course.

AR 193 3D Viz 3-0-3
This introductory course covers the concepts needed to work with 3D Studio Viz like the user interface, modeling concepts, scene creation, object creation, material creation, and mapping. After creating solid models, surfaces, lights, and materials, the focus will then be on rendered animations. Knowledge of 3D modeling concepts and familiarity with 2D AutoCAD is expected. (Prerequisites: AR 101 or permission of the department head of Architectural Engineering Technology)

AR 194 Microstation 3-0-3
This is an introductory course in Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) for beginning students using Microstation V8 software. Topics include drawing set-up, line drawing, text placement, basic editing and dimensions. The course structure focuses on the most common basic functions necessary to complete drawings including move, mirror, copy, offset, distance and more. Projects incorporate basic techniques of drawing and computer-aiding drafting. Note: students are expected to be able to read and interpret architectural/engineering graphics to register for this course.

AR 195 BIM Technologies 3-0-3
Building Information Modeling or BIM is a workflow for designing, evaluating, constructing, fabricating, and operating buildings. As BIM technology is developing this workflow is beginning to touch all aspects of the building industry. Understanding the role of BIM is critical to working in the building industry. The BIM model gives a building project a rich asset the entire team can use to deliver a better product to the building owners. Learn how BIM and BIM related tools are used (and will be used in the future) in all phases of the building process from initial conceptual design to facilities management.

In the BIM Technologies class students will learn how to use their BIM models in multiple phases through the construction process, including performing energy and lighting analysis; construction simulations and interference reporting; quantity take offs for construction cost estimating; and connection to an external database for building maintenance. (Prerequisite: AR 192 with a grade of “C-” or higher or permission of the Department Head of Architectural Engineering Technology)

AR 202 Architectural Design Studio II 2-2-3
Emphasis is placed on an architectural design solution for a multi-story addition to existing buildings and preparation of construction documents for an institutional building. The student will study a multi-story steel or concrete framed and masonry enclosed structure. Floor plans, elevations, sections and details using materials typically used in construction today are sketched to scale and produced by CAD (Computer Aided Drafting & Design) AutoDesk software. Lectures relating to the basics of circulation, egress requirements, structural steel framing, masonry, codes, metal pan stairs, barrier-free design and handicap code requirements, fire protection, acoustics, glazing, curtain-wall systems, roofing and building energy conservation and sustainable strategies, supplement studio work. Students will study sustainable strategies and energy utilization through the use of energy modeling software. (Prerequisites: AR 103 and AR 104; corequisite: CV 240) Note: course not required of students in Architectural Engineering Technology Civil Focus.

AR 250 Environmental Systems 3-0-3
A survey of the environmental control methods and support systems used in contemporary buildings. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of each system and design of simple systems, and how they relate to energy utilization and conservation in building design. Students will use an energy modeling software to study the design of a building. Economic comparisons and cost/benefit ratios are also studied. (Prerequisite: PH 135) Note: course not required of students in Architectural Engineering Technology Civil Focus.

AR 270 Construction Management 3-0-3
A course dealing with the business phase of a construction project, from working drawings and specifications to final completion of the structure. Both the architect's or engineer's role and contractor's role in coordinating project activities are discussed. Also covered are cost control (estimating) and contractual arrangements, including recent innovations of the industry. The impacts of green, sustainability, and energy conservation issues on construction management will be studied. Guest lectures and a field trip to an ongoing construction project will supplement classroom lectures. (Prerequisite: AR 202 or CV 201 and EN 125)

AR 297 Architectural Design Studio III 2-2-3
The student chooses a project for the term to design from a collection of instructor-approved projects requiring real site considerations. By discussing the relevant design criteria with the instructor and selection of a hypothetical client outside of class, the student develops and refines the program of space requirements and acquires an appreciation of the in-depth functionality of architecture, especially space adjacency requirements. The study includes an analysis of a site, structure, codes, circulation, material usage, and sustainability and energy considerations. Schematic and preliminary designs, with an emphasis on sketching for study purposes, presentations drawings and construction documents are produced by CAD (Computer Aided Drafting & Design) AutoDesk software. Students build a study and final model, and are required to submit a progress report. An emphasis is placed on a thorough coordination of the work, application of current technology and application of the knowledge gained in the AET program. (Prerequisites: AR 202, CV 220, CV 240 and EN 125)

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