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

Grading Notes for Scavenger Hunt

Clarification of how the scavenger hunt will be graded.:

  • Were good stories or subjects chosen?
  • Were the images describing the chosen subject informative.  Are they good choices to explain and understand and are they shown at the correct scales (1/2″ or 3/4″)?
  • Were the minimum number of images included?  This would include coordinated plan, front elevation and side elevation or section as well as isometric.
  • Were additional callout images at larger scale (1 1/2″ or 3″) included?
  • Were the sheets well formatted?  Are images aligned with each other, are they named well?
  • Is annotation – both notes with leaders and dimensions included? Are the the correct size (3/16″)
  • Are the title blocks names correctly?  Do they include the subject, a photo of the author and the authors name?
  • Are they plotted correctly?  Sheets should be printed at 100% size formatted to 22 x 34″ – not plotted to fit.  They must be in a single PDF.
  • Were both the Revit File and the PDF file uploaded to Blackboard?
  • Was the assignment handed in on time?
  • Was the Revit file well done – organized with good naming conventions in the project browser, for the sheets, etc.  Were the files well named?