ARET 101C           AutoCAD 2-D

This is an introductory course in computer-aided design (CAD) for beginning students. Topics include drawing setup, line drawing, text placement, orthographic drawing, basic editing, and dimensions. This hands-on course focuses on the most common basic functions necessary to complete 2-D drawings including move, mirror, copy, offset, trace, OSNAP, and distance. Projects incorporate basic techniques of drawing and CAD. This course is part of the CAD Certificate program. Students are expected to be able to read and interpret architectural/engineering graphics.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

ARET 102C           AutoCAD 3-D

This course introduces students to architectural 3-D CAD applications, 3-D manipulation of entities, and the creation and control of views in 3-D space through isometric and perspective projections. Topics include 3-D drawing, coordinate systems, viewing, rendering, modeling, and output options. On completion, students will be able to prepare basic architectural 3-D drawings and renderings. This course is part of the CAD Certificate program. (Prerequisite: ARET 101C or permission of the department chair)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

ARET 103C           Architectural Graphics and Sketching

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: ARET 120C) CAD Certificate and Industrial Design Technology students taking this course are required to register for ARET 120C.

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 2    Credit Hours: 3

 

ARET 104C           Architectural Design Studio I

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-D 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 computer-aided design (CAD) 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: ARET 103C and ARET 120C)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 2    Credit Hours: 3

 

ARET 120C           Materials and Methods of Construction

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, plastics, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, and finishes.

Lecture Hours: 4    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 4

 

ARET 150C           Statics and Strength of Materials

A study of forces and the effect of forces on 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, lab projects involve the application of various stress and strain measuring instruments on many materials used in construction. (Prerequisites: MATH 124C and PHYS 133C)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 2    Credit Hours: 4

 

ARET 160C           Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

An introduction to geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and ESRI’s ArcGIS. Topics will include basic GIS concepts; the structure and availability of GIS data; the N.H. GIS database; creation of maps; editing and creation of GIS data; the use of GPS to collect information for use in GIS; and GIS processing and analysis. The course will combine lectures, hands-on exercises, and an individual student project over the course of the semester.

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 2    Credit Hours: 3

 

ARET 191C           AutoCAD Architecture

This course is designed for architects and other building professionals. Participants begin with a conceptual massing model and work in 2-D or 3-D 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. Students are expected to be able to read and interpret architectural/engineering graphics to register for this course.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0   Credit Hours: 3

 

ARET 192C           Revit Architecture

Revit Architecture, a parametric building modeler based on parametric technology, enables the user to make a change anywhere in the building project and have it automatically updated everywhere else in the project. The course focuses on building a foundation for the basic elements in the software. Students are expected to be able to read and interpret architectural/engineering graphics to register for this course.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

ARET 194C           Microstation

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.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

ARET 195C           BIM Technologies

Building Information Modeling (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.

Students will learn how to use 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: ARET 192C with a grade of C or higher or permission of the department chair)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

ARET 202C           Architectural Design Studio II

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 multistory 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 computer-aided  design (CAD) AutoDesk software. Lectures relating to the basics of circulation, egress requirements, structural steel framing, masonry, codes, metal pan stairs, barrier-free design, 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: ARET 103C and ARET 104C; corequisite: CVET 240C.) This course is not required of students in Architectural Engineering Technology – Civil Focus.

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 2    Credit Hours: 3

 

ARET 250C           Environmental System

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 energy-modeling software to study the design of a building. Economic comparisons and cost/benefit ratios are also studied. (Prerequisite: PHYS 135C.) This course is not required of students in Architectural Engineering Technology – Civil Focus.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

ARET 270C           Construction Management

A course dealing with the business phase of a construction project from working drawings and specifications to final completion of the structure. The architect, engineer, and contractor roles 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: ARET 202C or CVET 201C, and ENGL 125C)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

ARET 297C           Architectural Design Studio III

The student chooses a project to design from a collection of instructor-approved projects requiring real site considerations. By discussing the relevant design criteria and selection of a hypothetical client outside 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 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 ARET program. (Prerequisites: ARET 202C, CVET 220C, CVET 240C, ENGL 125C)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 2    Credit Hours: 3

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