Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: ARCE-1452- Section: 11
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|Description||A study of structural systems including concrete foundations and frames, wood framing and trusses, and structural steel framing systems. Includes detailing of concrete, wood, and steel to meet industry standards including the American Institute of Steel Construction and The American Concrete Institute.|
|Prerequisites||Technical Drafting DFTG 1305, Basic Computer – Aided Drafting DFTG 1309 and passed the TSI (if in the AAS Drafting degree)|
|Learning Outcomes||Identify components of structural systems; use reference materials; produce drawings for concrete, wood, and steel framing systems; draw design details and connections for framing components; and draw column and beam details for manufacture and assembly utilizing various fastening methods.|
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO 1. Utilize drafting and CAD terminology, symbols, and commands.
PSLO 2. Practice ethical practices in drafting.
PSLO 3. Draw completed sets of plans for construction and manufacturing.
PSLO 4. Utilize mathematical principles and measurements in order to create drawings.
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Structural Steel Drafting and Design, 2nd Edition
David C. Maclaughlin, Hector Estrada
WEEK 1: Syllabus Review, Course Introduction to Steel and Economical Choice (Ch 1)
WEEK 2: The World of Structural Steel (Ch 2)
WEEK 3: The Structural Drafter at Work (Ch 3)
WEEK 4: Reading Architectural Drawings for Steel-Framed Buildings (Ch 4)
WEEK 6: The Preparation of Structural Steel Design (Ch 6), An Overview of Basic Structural Steel Design (Ch 5)
WEEK 7: Structural Steel Sections and Details (Ch 7)
WEEK 8: Chapter 7 continued
WEEK 9: Post Spring Break Begin Part 2 with An Intro to Structural Steel Shop Drawings (Ch 8)
WEEK 10: Structural Connections (Ch 9)
WEEK 11: Structural Steel Column Detailing (Ch 10)
WEEK 12: Structural Steel Beam and Miscellaneous Steel (Ch 11)
WEEK 13: Anchor Rod Details, Anchor Rods, Steel Beams (Ch 12)
WEEK 14: Vertical and Horizontal Bracing (Ch 13) Final Drawing Project
WEEK 15: Final Drawing Project (cont'd.)
WEEK 16: Final Project Due and Final Test
WEEK 1: Syllabus Review, Pre-test, and Course Introduction to Steel and Economical Choice... (Ch 1)
WEEK 2: The World of Structural Steel (Ch 2), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 3: The Structural Drafter at Work (Ch 3), complete Chapter Review, Drawing Project 1 Assigned (symbol
WEEK 4: Reading Architectural Drawings for Steel-Framed Buildings (Ch 4), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 6: The Preparation of Structural Steel Design (Ch 6), complete Chapter Review, Quiz 1, Drawing Project
1 Due, An Overview of Basic Structural Steel Design (Ch 5), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 7: Structural Steel Sections and Details (Ch 7), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 8: Chapter 7 continued, Mid-term Test
WEEK 9: Post Spring Break Begin Part 2 with An Intro to Structural Steel Shop Drawings (Ch 8), Chapter Review
& Drwg Project 2 Due
WEEK 10: Structural Connections (Ch 9), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 11: Structural Steel Column Detailing (Ch 10), complete Chapter Review, Drawing Project 3
WEEK 12: Quiz 3, Structural Steel Beam and Miscellaneous Steel (Ch 11), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 13: Anchor Rod Details, Anchor Rods, Steel Beams (Ch 12), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 14: Vertical and Horizontal Bracing (Ch 13), complete Chapter Review, Final Drawing Project
WEEK 15: Final Drawing Project (cont'd.)
WEEK 16: Final Project Due and Final Test
|Final Exam Date||May 10, 2021 - 12:30 PM Through May 10, 2021 - 3:0 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 – 100 = A, 80 – 89 = B, 70 – 79 = C, 60 – 69 = D, Below 59 = F|
Chapter Review 20%
Drawing Projects 30%
Total Grade 100%
Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
1. Students may be moved around for the purpose of taking a test.
2. Every student must have a copy of the required textbooks and supplies.
3. Your lowest exam grade will not be dropped.
4. Grades will be posted on Blackboard.
5. Extra credit may be assigned at the discretion of the instructor.
6. Student ID’s are required to take the first (1st) exam and must be visible during the test.
7. Late work will be assessed a 5 point penalty for each day late, and a student will receive an automatic “0” of the sixth day.
8. Students are required to read any assigned reading.
9. There is no tolerance for plagiarism or academic dishonesty in any form, including unacknowledged or borrowing of proprietary material, copying answers or papers, fabrication, collusion, falsifying documents, using crib sheets, unauthorized help during exams, or passing off someone else’s work as one’s own.
Student Code of Conduct Statement
It is the responsibility of all registered Lamar State College – Port Arthur students to access, read, understand and abide by all published policies, regulations, and procedures listed in the LSCPA Catalog and Student Handbook.
It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her name is removed from the roll should he or she decide to withdraw from the class. The instructor does, however, reserve the right to drop a student should he or she feel it is necessary.
If a student decides to withdraw, he or she should also verify that the withdrawal is submitted before the final withdrawal date.
The student is also strongly encouraged to retain their copy of the withdrawal form for their records.
The student is required to turn in any equipment or items that belong to the department. Failure to do so may compromise their standing with LSCPA.
State laws permits students to withdraw from no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career at Texas public colleges or universities. With certain exceptions, all course withdrawals automatically count towards this limit. Details regarding this policy can be found in the LSCPA college catalog.
If you are in a course that is using a specific software, you MUST have the software available to you either on your home computer or you must use the open lab provided in the Gates Library.
Computer failure, loss of flash drive, loss or corruption of documents, and/or lack of internet access are not acceptable excuses for missed assignments, projects, quizzes, or exams. DO NOT wait until the last minute to complete class work or exams.
The following behaviors will result in the student being asked during class time to cease the action and/or leave the classroom: using cell phones, talking, or keying while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions; leaving class early without informing the instructor; surfing the internet during lecture; and displaying a rude or negative behavior toward the instructor or other students.
E-mail/Voice Mail Etiquette:
Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name and course name. Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying students name, course, and any working return phone number.
For each assignment, students must complete the entire lesson (file) on their own. Students are never allowed to use another student’s USB or file, only their own unless there is a team assignment. Students should never lend their file to another student nor should a student have any other students work in their possession for any reason.
If a student uses another student’s files, both students are considered guilty of cheating. If caught cheating, the student will get a “0” on the assignment or project. If a second incidence occurs, both students will be given a final grade of “0” for the course.
1. A student is allowed a maximum of 6 absences and may be automatically dropped from the course on the 7th absence.
2. Three (3) tardies are equivalent to 1 absence.
3. A student grade will drop a full letter grade for every 3 absences.
4. Attendance is defined as actively participating and listening in class.
5. Each class is worth ten points each with students being graded on their level of participation.
Attendance Scale – (points)
10 full participation
8 Partially attentive, texting during lecture or equivalent activity
5 Coming in late or after lecture, leaving early, and texting/talking calls
3 Working on another class’ homework in addition to the other infractions
0 Not in attendance, playing games or viewing inappropriate websites
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|