Computer-Aided Design & Drafting: Structural (CADS)

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CADS 1200  4 credits  
Introduction to Structural Drafting and Concrete  

Students will describe the structural discipline and apply information from appropriate reference drawings and design notes to prepare concrete floor plans and foundation details, and apply reinforcing information. They will identify concrete characteristics, apply geotechnical information and identify principles of foundation design to prepare anchor bolt and equipment pad details. Students will identify precast / prestressed concrete and calculate reinforcing / concrete quantities. They will develop sections and elevations from plans.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 16 credits from courses in CADD at the 1100 level

Attribute: SCIH

CADS 1210  4 credits  
Structural Steel  

Students will apply structural steel shapes, prepare line diagrams and apply bridging and open web steel joist extensions. They will prepare bolted and welded steel connections and prepare shop drawings. Students will calculate structural steel quantities.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 16 credits from courses in CADD at the 1100 level

Attribute: SCIH

CADS 1220  4 credits  
Wood Frame and Heavy Timber  

Students will apply wood framing fundamentals. They will prepare drawings and details for a bridge approach span, a bridge main span and an abutment for a timber bridge. Students will indicate high and low water levels and prepare timber connections and an expansion joint detail.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 16 credits from courses in CADD at the 1100 level

Attribute: SCIH

CADS 1250  3 credits  
Introduction to Building Information Model (BIM) Software for Structural  

Students will identify types of 3-dimensional (3D) used in structural applications. They will use 3D sketch software to model structural components and combine components to create a building model. Students will identify fundamentals of building modeling and will use Building Information Modeling software (BIM). They will identify hierarchies of components, set up drawings and output, import and export information. Students will apply annotation and scheduling.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): (CADD 1100 or DRAF 1100) and (CADD 1110 or DRAF 1110) and (CADD 1150 or [DRAF 1150 plus DRAF 1306]) and (CADD 1160 or DRAF 1160)

Attribute: SCIH

CADS 1251  4 credits  
Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Structural  

Students will identify types of 3-dimensional (3D) software used in structural applications. They will use 3D sketch software to model structural components and combine components to create a building model. Students will identify fundamentals of building modeling and will use Building Information Modeling software (BIM). They will identify hierarchies of components, set up drawings and output, import and export information. Students will apply annotation and scheduling to drawings. They will create advanced components, prepare structural connections, apply detailing for engineering drawings, and use BIM software to complete a project.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 16 credits from courses in CADD at the 1100 level

Attribute: SCIH

CADS 1900  4 credits  
Special Topics - Structural  

Students will engage in an intensive study of a special topic in Structural design and drafting and/or related technology as selected by the instructor. They will receive instruction in and perform research in the topic. They will analyze and demonstrate the theory and application of the selected topic.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 16 credits from courses in CADD at the 1100 level or higher

Attribute: SCIH

CADS 2100  4 credits  
Site Work  

Students will indicate contour lines, prepare site layout, and determine site grading. They will prepare site drainage, retaining walls, outline of buildings and prepare site access. Students will complete a site plan drawing.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Certificate in CADD - Structural Specialty or DRAF 1360

Attribute: SCIH

CADS 2150  4 credits  
Building Information Model (BIM) for Structural - Project  

Students will explain document control procedures and apply a document change-manage process. They will follow health and safety procedures, describe the effects of office ergonomics, and follow appropriate office deportment related to design and drafting. Students will explain liability issues, follow ethical principles, and explain basic project management principles related to design and drafting. They will identify the roles of Engineering and Architectural professionals, and apply algebraic and trigonometric concepts and methods to solve problems.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): CADS 1250

Attribute: SCIH

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