ARC 332, Construction Techniques (3 credits)

Course Description 

Introduction to working drawings as a means of communicating architectural intent through construction methods

Course Goals and Objectives 

  • The student shall develop a basic understanding of site design
  • The student shall understand the relationships between components and materials within a building
  • The student shall develop a basic understanding of some common construction methods – steel structure, concrete masonry, wood frame


Topical Outline 

20% Site planning
25% Commercial construction
55% Residential construction


ARC 231, Architectural Materials and Methods
Second year design studio

Textbooks/Learning Resources

Building Construction Illustrated 4th Edition, Ching and Adams.
Handouts from various sources


Annually Fall semester

Faculty assigned 

Morris C. Hancock AIA, Adjunct Professor of Architecture