Re-submission of work for F grades

I generally do not give out F grades unless no work is submitted.  All F grades given were for lack of submission for work.  When I complete the grading and have not received the work – I put in a grade of F – even if we have had a discussion about your handing in the work late.  In general if work is submitted late is will still be graded but the grade is typically lowered. There is a limit to how long after a deadline work will still be accepted.

If you received an F for the connections project – this is because you did not submit.  Please submit as soon as possible and the work will be reviewed for regrading.

If you did not submit earlier work please come see me directly during office hours to discuss it.

Grading Statistics

Below are grading statistics for all work for the semester. Login to blackboard to see your grades for each assignment and review the statistics below to see how well you did relative to the rest of the class.

For the first connections assignment was just a check assignment – meaning did you or did you not hand it in.  If you handed it in the grade shows as 100 if not it shows as 0.  Do not use the average shown in blackboard as an indication of where you stand.  It is the main graded assignments that count.

Day 6 Class Notes

Today’s Agenda

  • Pinup of Connections Assignment –
      • Review of sheets
      • Revit skills for Leaders and Dimensions and Plotting
      • Review of Drawing Sets (for Cornell University Laboratory Projects)
          • Focus on sheet layout – use of structural grids
  • Start the Project file for Semester long case study
    • Creating Grids
    • Creating Levels
  • Due for next class
    • Draw grids and levels for your project
    • Be prepared to create foundations drawings


Class this Tuesday and Deadlines

Please remember that we have class this Tuesday and there are two deadlines

  1. You must have a 22 x 34 plotted copy of your improved “BEST SHEET” from the scavenger hunt assignment.
  2. Print 11 x 17 sheets from the steel connections assignment.The minimum requirement is two sheets – one of the overall at 3/4″ and the second sheet at 1 1 /2″ with 4 detail studies.
  3. Upload a PDF and the Revit file for your connections study to BLACKBOARD no later than midnight Monday the 19th.

Day 5 – Class Notes

Plotters and Printers were offline – so we were unable to do our pinup review.

Discussed steel building from the ground up.

  • The ground and how to grade a site
  • Building a concrete foundation
    • Waterproofing strategies
    • Structural Strategies
    • Thermal Strategies
  • Steel superstructure
    • Column & Column transitions to footings
    • Steel Beams and connections
    • Roof Strategies
      • Roof Drain locations
      • Sloped to drain
      • Insulation Strategies
  • Review of Sheet Naming and Numbering Strategies
    • Discussion of Sheet Naming Quiz
  • Revit Review – Connections Study
    • Review of student work
      • Review of family creation and parameters
      • Review of project file alignment and scales
      • Sheet setup for full connections study (3/4″)
      • Sheet setup for 4 detail studies (1 1/2″)

For Next Class

Scavenger Hunt

  • Redmarked sketch with two grades
  • Fix the sheet
  • Plot the 22 x 34 for next class.
  • Post this sheet and the Revit file on Blackboard.

Steel Connections  (remember its OK to go beyond the minimum)

  • create the project file
  • Build a column family with an instance parameter for height
  • Build a beam family with an instance parameter for length
  • Compose together in the project file
  • Create a Titleblock – add three coordinated views (plan/front elevation/section or side elevation) and an isometric
  • Next Step  – add steel components