Steel Construction Technology
Frank Heitzman, Instructor
Prerequisite: ARC109 and ARC110
Texts: Allen, Edward. Fundamentals of Building Construction.
Designing with Structural Steel -A Guide For Architects.
AISC and AISI Standard Definitions for Use in the Design of Steel Structures
Drawing Numbering Standards
CSI Format for specifications
October 3, 2007 Height and Area Limitations by IBC2003
October 3, 2007 Snow Load Calculations by IBC2003
October 3, 2007 Wind Load Calculations by IBC2003
Preliminary investigation, including zoning and code analysis process
Flexicore web site
Spancrete web site
Quality Control Checklist for Construction Documents
Download Drawing A102 - Foundation Plan and Details
Download Drawing A103 - Floor Plan
Download Drawing A104 - Roof Framing Plan and Details
Download Drawing A301
Download Drawing A401
Download Truss Shop Drawing in DWG format
Download Truss Shop Drawing in PDF format
Technical and Other Information
How to obtain free Revit and AutoCAD software
This course will consist of production of construction drawings for a small steel-framed industrial building including floor plans, wall sections, elevations, metal pan stairs, reflected ceiling plans, structural steel roof framing plans, shop drawings and spread, pile and caisson foundation drawings. Drawings will all be done on AutoCAD or Revit (student choice). Steel framing and erection and metal stud installation skills will be taught.
At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Draw a set of working drawings for a small industrial building.
Define the basic terms covered in the class.
Do simple engineering calculations for steel beams and select preliminary sizes for structural members.
Read a soil boring log.
Produce CADD and BIM drawings.
Learn about safe construction practices.
Learn crane operation techniques, sling preparation and use, and hand signals.
Install base plates on concrete foundations and set columns.
Install steel joists on a masonry bearing wall.
Cut, drill & Bolt together steel frame members.
Install metal deck.
Install roof insulation over metal deck.
Install single ply roofing over insulation.
framing members using arc welding and gas welding techniques.
Introduction to Steel Construction
Introduction to use of CADD and BIM as drawing tools
Toilet Room Planning; ADA Considerations for Toilet Rooms
Wall Section; Detailing Walls
Elevations; doors and windows
Reflected ceiling plans
Structural steel drawings
Plumbing and electrical drawings
Safety training; install steel joists on a masonry bearing wall; bolt together steel frame members
Crane use; lifting techniques; sling preparation and use, hand signals
Cut and drill rolled and plate steel; bolt angles to beams, Set column baseplate onto concrete foundation wall; Install metal deck and insulation over deck
Cut and bend reinforcing bars; Install single ply roofing over insulation
Weld steel framing members using arc welding and gas welding techniques
Steel Construction Technology
Fall - 2007
Credit Hours: 5.0
ARC 109 – Architectural
ARC 110 – Wood and Masonry Construction Technology
This course with focus on "steel" as a construction material in it's many forms, functions and applications. The students will prepare actual construction drawings, hand-drafted, of a small steel-frame building encompassing several steel applications.
Students will be exposed to and learn about the following topics: the history of steel – steel as a construction material, drafting standards, structural steel sections, floor plans, column Indicators, steel framing plans, basic beam and column design, open-web steel joist design, foundation plans, steel reinforcing design, concrete details, column bearing plates, concrete specification notes, structural steel and steel joist framing details, steel truss design and details, steel specification notes, light gauge steel framing, steel doors, steel windows, steel decking, steel siding, insulated metal siding, metal roofing, curtainwall system design and detailing, building elevations, building wall sections, mezzanine framing and details, and steel stair details. The last four weeks of the semester will be spent in the Construction Lab where the students will be “hands-on”, building and working with light gauge steel framing, steel doors and frames, steel windows, and other related materials.
Attendance is essential to a student’s success. This is a class in which a great deal of complicated material is covered, and following the material in its presented order is a must in comprehending the subject matter. In case of a missed class date, it is the student’s responsibility to find out what was covered during his/her absence, and to do all the required reading and make-up work to keep pace with the class. Lab time is important in that it allows the instructor to view the progress of the student’s work. Mistakes in drawing assignments can be avoided in weekly reviews that will ultimately save the students time and increase their understanding of the subject on which they are working.
Letter Grades Breakdown
F: 59 or below
Reading and answers to
questions at end of chapters: 20%
Studio Drawing Projects 60%
Construction Lab 10%
Exams will be closed-book / closed-note tests of knowledge. All material either in the textbook or discussed in class may be appear on the Exams.
Academic Integrity: Students are responsible for the integrity of their academic work. With that principle as a firm starting point, this course will also encourage students to learn from each other. Personal experiences and insights of the members of the class constitute an important resource for each other, which we will utilize as fully as possible.
Critical reading should be done outside of studio and shop time.
Week 1 (August 27)
Read Chapter 1: Making Buildings and answer all questions at end of chapter
Studio: Triton Drafting Standards – Steel Manual / Dimensions for Detailing
Week 2 (September 3 - note
no class on Monday)
Turn in answers from Week 1
Read Chapter 8: Brick Masonry and answer all questions at end of chapter
Week 3 (September 10)
Turn in answers from Week 2
Read Chapter 9: Stone & Concrete Masonry and answer all questions at end of chapter
Week 4 (September 17)
Turn in answers from Week 3
Read Chapter 10: Masonry Loadbearing Wall Construction and answer all questions at end of chapter
Week 5 (September 24)
Turn in answers from Week 4
Read Chapter 11: Steel Construction
Week 6 (October 1)
Read Chapter 11: Steel Construction (continued) and answer all questions at end of chapter
Week 7 (October 8)
Turn in answers from Weeks 5 & 6
Read Chapter 12: Light Gage Steel Framing and answer all questions at end of chapter
Week 8 (October 15)
Turn in answers from Week 7
Read Chapter 16: Roofing and answer all questions at end of chapter
Week 9 (October 22)
Turn in answers from Week 8
Read Chapter 17: Glass & Glazing and answer all questions at end of chapter
Week 10 (October 29)
Turn in answers from Week 9
Read Chapter 18: Windows & Doors and answer all questions at end of chapter
Monday: five teams design truss to build in shop and create a Bill of Quantities
Shop begins Wednesday, October 31 - build truss (RC226)
Week 11 (November 5)
Turn in answers from Week 10
Read Chapter 19: Cladding and answer all questions at end of chapter
Week 12 (November 12)
Turn in answers from Week 11
Read Chapter 20: Cladding with Masonry and Concrete and answer all questions at end of chapter
Week 13 (November 19)
Turn in answers from Week 12
Read Chapter 21: Cladding with Metal and Glass and answer all questions at end of chapter
Shop - last day Monday, November 19 (RC226)
Week 14 (November 26)
Turn in answers from Week 13
Read Chapter 23: Interior Walls & Partitions and answer all questions at end of chapter
Week 15 (December 3)
Turn in answers from Week 14
Read Chapter 24: Finished Ceilings and Floors and answer all questions at end of chapter
Week 16 (December 10)
Turn in answers from Week 15
Week 17 (December 17)