Extra Class and Final Presentations

We have two official class meeting left – and they are the final presentation dates of Monday the 21st and Thursday the 24th.  This Thursday the 17th is a Wednesday schedule due to the snow days during the semester so there is no official class.  I plan on coming in at 830 and will be able to stay until around 11 am.  If you plan on coming to see me you should plot your full size sheets and pinup in the hall.

The final presentation schedule is unchanged:

Monday May 21st

  1. Eva – Najah – Nayaab
  2. Jose-Ibrahim-Alberto-Gassendy
  3. Thomas-Chandanie-Yocelyne

Thursday May 24th

  1. Jennifer-Anthony-Manashe
  2. Ahasan-Huiyi-Hio Ting

For final presentation you are to focus on your details.  You must each have two separate wall studies where one of these is curtain wall and the other is a solid material (precast, stone, rainscreen, etc).  Presentation includes full size plotted sheets pinned up in the hall and a digital slideshow (PDF or PowerPoint) also showing your two detail studies.  The slideshow should show your research and color coded details that explain the strategy for waterproofing (blue), structure (green), fireproofing (red) and thermal (orange/yellow).  This typically means you need to show the same detail multiple times with different color coding as some parts of the detail may serve two or more roles (waterproofing/structure/fireproofing/thermal)

Upload to Blackboard by Midnight the 24th

All final presentations, revit files and pdf plots must be uploaded to blackboard by midnight on the 24th – the same deadline for everyone no matter which day you present.  All students must attend both classes.


Written Assignment

Write one paragraph for each of the wall constructions you are working on.

Each paragraph should mention components, materials, connections and consider the order of construction.  Consider the order of assembly and the categories of Structure (green), Waterproofing (blue, Thermal (yellow/orange) and Fire Proofing (red).

These paragraphs will be the source of the leaders and notes you are required to add to your details.  Please post type written work to both blackboard and openlab before next Thursdays class.

Structural Set Deadline for Friday Night – May 4th

The graded structural set will include the following:

Cover Sheet or Drawings list on first sheet.  Cover sheet may also include structural perspectives

#1- Foundation Plan

#2- 2 Plans – for example if your plans focuses on the 3rd floor you would do the structural drawings for the 3rd and 4th floors.

#3 – Structural Building Section

Locate all slab openings/shafts by dimensioning to the closest grid lines

Include dimensions of grid lines on all sheets

Sunday’s Deadline

For this assignment please submit

Floor Plan

Room Names/Numbers  Doors and Door Tags, Dimension Strings Interior, Dimensions Exterior, Door Schedule, Windows and Window keys

RCP Plan

Room Names/Numbers – moved outside of plan, lights, supply/return ducts

Exterior Elevations

Windows and Window Keys – indication of materials

Upload both your Revit file and a single PDF of plotted sheets

Useful Tutorials

Tutorial Covering Stairs


Tutorial Covering Curtain Walls and Curtain Wall Doors


Tutorial Covering Roofs


Tutorial Covering Walls and Color Coding Filters by Fire Rating



Goals for Monday April 23rd

Focus on your plans:

  1. Floor Plans:
    • Walls with Wall Types Keyed
    • Room Keys
    • Door Keys & Door Schedule
    • Dimension Strings Across the plan
    • Identify a list of additional wall types that need to be created
      • (plumbing chase for bathroom, etc.)
  2. RCP Reflected Ceiling Plans:
    • Add ceiling materials (2×2 or 2 x 4 grid or GWB on metal studs)
    • Lights (you will need to load the families)
    • Return and Supply Registers (you will need to load the families)
  3. Stairs:
    • Add stairs to the plan-
    • Add shaft openings for the plans
  4. Research:
    • RCP Plans – review RCP plans online or just walk around and look up at the ceiling
    • Stairs – According to NYC Building code how high can a stair be before a landing is required.  Cite the line of code on your team website.

For Thursday – Due Wednesday by Midnight

Work on your floor plan.  Add the following:

  • Walls – not generic but 1 and 2 hr or non-rated walls
  • Room Numbers and Names – develop an organized system
  • Doors with Door numbers
  • A sketch of at least one space for the reflected ceiling plan to show the following:
  • Lights
  • Ceiling Materials (hung ceiling)
  • Sprinkler Locations
  • Supply and Return registers

Both should be uploaded to Blackboard.

Mid-Semester Grades are Posted

If you check blackboard you will see that all assignments are graded.  This includes those of you who submitted late work for some of the earlier assignments.  You will also see that your mid-semester progress set of drawings is graded. The chart below will let you see where you stand in the class relative to your peers.  Please be aware that there is time for final grades to change (up or down) based on the work from now till the final presentation and submission.  To pass the course you must earn a C or better or you will be required to repeat.  There is still time for everyone to improve there grades and for some of you an A grade is still possible!  You will find an assignment in Blackboard that contains your grade as well as comments for each of you – please be sure to read this and seek me out if you have questions.