Your final set is due on Monday by noon.

Remember to complete the following:

  • Provide a printed and bound set 11 x 17.  Remember to include all assignments you completed this semester including the early ones –
  • Upload your set as s PDF by noon.
  • Upload your support files by noon.  Include your Autocad and Revit files.
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Detail Sheets Due this Thursday

There are two parts to this assignment:

  • Post your detail sheets as PDF on blackboard by midnight tonight (Wednesday)
  • Plot your detail sheets – full size 22 x 34 for pinup in class for Thursday
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This assignment was due last class – Thursday December 11th.

This assignment has two parts as follows:

  1. Upload a copy of your detail sheets prior to class
  2. Upload a copy of your details sheets with red-marks after class.

I have only received updated red-marks from two of you.  It is important that you complete and hand in all assignments on a timely basis.


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Grades for all of your assignments have been entered on Blackboard.  If an assignment was collected more than once only the highest grade will count in your average.

If you have any assignment that blackboard shows as a 0 value – then you must upload it and send me an email – telling me so.


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Wall Section Details for 12/11/2014 Next Class with Redmarks

Deadline is 2pm Thursday for upload to blackboard.  After the deadline please print on 11 x 17 and add any additional redmarks.  You will be asked to upload the remark sheet by the end of class.

Work on this as you did for the Scavenger Hunt Assignment with Annotation – make sure you keep copies of where you research your details and all of these images must be in a PDF that will also be uploaded.

Add leaders and notes to the drawings.  If you do not know what something is but know that a note is needed add a leader an put a question mark (?) as the text.

Include the following for each study.

  • Wall Sections at 3/4″
  • Enlarged section details a 1 1 /2″
  • Isometric Section
  • Plan Details & Plan Isometric
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There are 5 basic wall sections as follows:

  1. GYM with Roof & Truss
  2. Atrium with Roof and Truss
  3. Laboratory
  4. Composite showing where GYM meets Atrium
  5. Composite showing where Atrium meets Laboratory

Follow this process:

  1. Start from a building section (scale matches your plans)
  2. Create a callout of the building section to create the wall section
  3. Set the scale of the wall section to 3/4″ = 1′-0″
  4. From the 3/4″ section make additional callouts at 1 1/2″ or 3″

To fit the 3/4″ wall section on the sheet  (in this example the wall section requires 3 columns of space on the sheet)

  1. Select the 3/4″ wall section and begin by cropping the views and move these together as needed.  Assuming this does not fit on the sheet and needs 3 columns do the following:
  2. Repeat the “Duplicate as De pendant” command three times.  Name them Top, Middle and Bottom.
  3. Take each of these and place them next to each other on a sheet (they will not initially fit on the page).  Select which cropping to keep for each.

Add the 1 1/2″ details to the sheets:

  1. Create the next level of callouts and add them to the sheets.

Add isometric views of your details

  1. Use the “Orient to View” technique that we used in the scavenger hunt and create isometric views of your details.  You can do this from either a plan view or a section view.

Print and Redmark:

  1. Print out your details on 11 x 17.
  2. Use a red pen/pencil and add notes – research these on the internet as a start.

Remember the goal is to tell a complete story.

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Programming Layouts

Programming layouts

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What to finish by next class meeting

Complete all Revit assignments for this project so far – including foundation, structure of lower level – concrete columns and beams.

Complete structure for the gym – steel columns from level 1 to the underside of the GYM truss and the trusses.  Use double LL double angle bean section for the truss.  Put  a peaked roof on the GYM – overhang of 3 to 4 feet.

Complete structure of the Atrium – steel tubular columns from level 1 to underside of Atrium truss.  Use a tubular section for the truss.

Complete steel columns and beams for the lab building from level 1 to level 2.  Size these correctly.

Complete the first floor structural slabs – all spaces.

Save a copy of the file after you complete these steps.  If you want to practice copying the building vertically then do so in a copy.

Please reply to this post if you have any questions.

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Scavenger Hunt with Annotation

The annotation assignment should look to add annotation – both dimensions and notes with leaders to all three sheets.  Remember to work on adding quality – focus on getting one sheet very well done before going on to the next.

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Independent Research Project with Prof. King

Roebling and the D & H Canal

I am working on a long term research project that is focusing on the early work of Roebling before the Brooklyn Bridge. As part of this effort I am currently researching the D & H Canal in upstate New York. The Canal was built to help get coal from the hills of Pennsylvania to the Hudson River and to market. As part of the canal Roebling built three aqueducts to transport barges full of coal across the Delaware River and along the route of the canal – his first built work in this country.

At present the town of Mamakating and village of Wurtsboro in Sullivan County New York is looking to redevelop the old D & H canal into a recreational corridor. The town has applied to NY State for grant money to begin this effort. The canal was built by the Wurts brothers for whom the town is named. As part of this effort we will be looking for historic drawings and photographs that we can link to a Graphic Information System (GIS) database which in turn can be accessed through a website or from scanning a Quick Response (QR) code with a Smartphone.

I am hoping to assemble a team of Architecture, Engineering and ADGA students to work on developing the various components. The work will provide an opportunity to work with the town of Wurtsboro on a real project, to become proficient in the use of GIS and to work collaboratively with a team of student scholars.

There are presently two options for involvement with the project including the colleges Emerging Scholars Program and a new research program available to AAS students. Emerging Scholars which is available to both AAS and Btech students requires a commitment of 50 hours of work for the semester and each student receives a $500 stipend.

The second program which is new this year is an intensive research effort that will entail approximately 300 hours for work for conducting research throughout the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The program is available only to AAS students and participating students will receive $5000 for one year. Funding is available for up to 15 students across the college.

If you are interested in working on this research effort please contact me directly via email at or at Deadlines for emerging scholars is this Thursday September 18th and next week September 22 for the new research program

Prof. Paul C. King



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