CEA - CurriculumCivil Engineering andArchitecture Course Outline
CEA Unit Summary
Unit 1 .....Overview of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Unit 1 provides an introduction and overview to the past accomplishments
within the fields of civil engineering and architecture as well as a brief
introduction to the wide variety of careers within the fields of civil
engineering and architecture.
Unit 2 .....Residential Design
Unit 2 introduces students to standard practice in the design of
single family homes and provides an opportunity for students
to develop a small single family home design that incorporates
sustainable design practices as well as universal design features.
Students will be introduced to building codes and their impact
on design as well as common wood-framed residential construction
techniques and practices. Students also will investigate the cost
of construction and the significant impact of the choice of construction
materials and practices on the ongoing cost of energy for heating
and cooling. They will apply this knowledge to the design of a small,
Unit 3 .....Commercial Application
Unit 3 introduces students to the design and development of commercial
facilities and the building codes and land development regulations
that impact commercial construction. Students are presented with
a commercial renovation design project on which they will work
throughout this unit. They will research building codes and
land development regulations and learn about a variety of
commercial wall, roof, and floor framing systems as they further
develop a common vocabulary related to building design and
development. Students continue to build expertise in the use of a 3D
architectural design software package as they model and document
their commercial design project ideas.
Unit 4 .....Commercial Building Systems
Unit 4 will allow students to collaborate on the design and documentation
of a small commercial facility within a project design team.
They will identify a need within their community, investigate a potential site,
develop a preliminary design, and document the design of the facility as a
team. As the team project progresses, students will apply the skills
and knowledge they have gained throughout the course to the team
commercial project. Students will document their design according to
accepted practice using 3D architectural modeling software.
They will also present their design concept to a panel that will
critique their design and offer feedback
to the team related to their design and presentation.