Civil Engineering and Architecture is the study of the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects. The course includes an introduction to many of the varied factors involved in building design and construction including building components and systems, structural design, storm water management, site design, utilities and services, cost estimation, energy efficiency, and careers in the design and construction industry.
The major focus of the CEA course is to expose students to the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects, design teams and teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.
Much of the course will consist of completing projects, but there will be times when students will need to listen to direct instruction, and when those times occur, students are expected to give their undivided attention to the instructor. Students will analyze, design and build physical models and computer models of residential and commercial facilities. While implementing these designs, students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understanding of the design process.Students will also complete an outside-of-class project that will consist of researching a civil engineer or architect of their choice and writing a paper, creating a tri-fold board, and creating a 3-D model of a building designed by the architect researched.Necessary Supplies
- Quad-ruled hand sewn composition book (to be used as engineering notebook)
- A three-ring binder ( 1 1/2" works best) - for class handouts and information
- College Ruled Notebook Paper
- Pens and Pencils
- Note Cards (for vocabulary and studying)
- Scientific or Graphing Calculator