014008 – Graphical Engineering Information

Graphical Engineering Information – 014008


Course Objectives

  • Develop understanding and capability in representation and communication of engineering information in order to establish civil engineering projects.
  • Develop skills in:
  1. Spatial vision
  2. Reading sets of building drawings
  3. Drawing projections/ sections/ details/ quantity lists/ specifications
  4. Compiling a computerized building information model
  5. Communication of building concepts using sketches and basic drafting
  • Lead a computerized building model or civil engineering project
  • 3D computerized parametric modeling and production of reports (drawings, bills of quantities, etc.)


Weekly Lecture Topics

Module Lectures Content Excersies
Introduction 1 Course objectives, Historical background of representation of engineering concepts, Communication principles, Sketch examples and information samples #1
ISpace and its representation in Engineering Graphical Language 2-4 Preparation and reading of projections/ sections/ details, Developing skills in representing engineering ideas using hand drawn sketches, scale and graphical language, preparation of hand drawn isometric views #2-#4
IIBuilding and Environment modeling, plans and quantities 5-11 Reading plans and recognizing components of building structures, introduction to building information modeling (BIM), Drafting language – reading skills of engineering drawings, Computerized graphics, Computerized parametric 3D modeling, Graphical engineering information in mapping engineering and geo-information, Boolean solid modeling, advanced modeling – mechanical, electrical and water systems in buildings #5-#11
IIISummary 12 Developments in the field, Advice for continued independent study


In addition to the theoretical content, discussions and class exercises will occur during the classes. Guest lectures will take place by leading figures in the field of information management in the construction industry. All of the lecture content will be included in the final exam.


Contact Hours per Week

Lecture: 2 hours

Recitation: 2 hours

Credit points: 3