CSTM CSTM 30 30 302



Western Illinois University

Department of Engineering Technology

Spring 2009 Instructor: Seongchan Kim, Ph.D.

MW 08:00AM ~ 09:50AM E-mail: [email protected]

Credit: 3 hrs

Location: 106 Knoblauch Hall

Office: 102 Knoblauch Hall

Phone: 309-298-1337

Course Description

This course explores the different types of structural systems including masonry, concrete, and steel building types, plans, details, section, landscaping focusing on the commercial construction industry. It also covers the development of 2-D computer drawing and 3-D modeling.

Course Objectives

As a result of successfully completing this course, the student will be able to do the following:

1. Get the knowledge of BIM (Building Information Modeling) and how to utilize it.

2. Achieve technical skills to communicate architectural ideas in an understandable, efficient, and accurate manner.

3. Design, analyze and explain the various materials and their synthesis in foundation, floor, wall, roof, and finish system of a commercial building.

4. Understand architectural programming and develop schematic design and construction documents for commercial building.

5. Develop and give a presentation of the commercial building designs with 2-D and 3-

D computer modeling.

Office Hours

MW 03:00PM ~ 04:00 PM, TTH 10:00AM ~ 11:00 AM or by appointment.

In order to schedule an appointment other than office hours, e-mail me (S-

[email protected]) or call me. I will respond to your e-mail within 48 hours.


CSTM 301: Residential Architectural Design



: Stine, D. J. Commercial Design using Revit Architecture 2008. Mission, KS:

SDC Publications


Ching, D.K., and Adams, C. Building Construction Illustrated, 3 rd




Autodesk Revit Building


Instructional Format

This course consists of lectures, lab assignments, personal project, and exams. It is highly recommended that you attend all scheduled class and lab sessions. Every student is expected to come to class prepared and to actively participate in our learning environment.


Lab assignments are designed to practice computer drawing and other activities covered from the lecture. Each assignment will carry a due date and time.

Late assignment will receive no credit.

Midterm / Final Exam

Consists of computer drawing exam. Drawing criteria will be set by the instructor. You will need to demonstrate your understanding using the software (Autodesk Revit


Personal project / Final presentation

The objective of the final project is to develop the design that satisfies the multiple design requirements discussed during the classes. You will develop a set of drawings that incorporates programmatic and site elements, but also integrates aesthetic, spatial and formal requirements into your design.

The final presentation is designed to be a means to demonstrate your understanding of the information. At the end of the semester, you will prepare and give a presentation on your final project.

Grading and Course Logistics

The final grade will be based on a combination of the lab assignment, midterm, project and the final exam grade, as follows:

Assigned Points

Lab assignments




Project 30%

Final Exam



100 %

Grading Scale

A - 90 and above

B -

C -

80- 89

70 - 79

D - 60 - 69

F - 59 and below

Class Attendance

Regular class attendance is mandatory. Attendance is important because students will have problems in following on the next class if they missed a class. It will cause the delay of the entire class. Therefore, no unexcused absence is allowed. The students with unexcused absences will have their grade lowered by


point for each missed class.

If you anticipate having problems making it to class, I suggest you modify your schedule or whatever it takes to make it work. If you miss class, it is your responsibility to contact me or a classmate and get the material/information from that day.


Classroom Policies

Disorderly conduct is prohibited under the Code of Student Conduct

(http://www.wiu.edu/provost/students). Disorderly conduct is defined as any behavior that can negatively affect the environment of a class including:

1) Eating, drinking, smoking or use of tobacco products during a class






Usage of a cell phone during a class

Sleeping during a class

Inappropriate computer usage during a class

Disturbing a classmate in any way during a class

An equivalent activity with above

Each violation will result in negative points of 1.0 in your final grading and the instructor can ask the students to leave the classroom.

Class materials and grades

All class materials, lab assignments and grades will be posted at http://westernonline.wiu.edu. You need to access to check your grades or print out the class materials before the beginning of the class.

Students with disabilities

“In accordance with University policy and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), academic accommodations may be made for any student who notifies the instructor of the need for an accommodation. It is imperative that you take the initiative to bring such needs to the instructor’s attention, as he/she is not legally permitted to inquire about such particular needs of students. Students who may require special assistance in emergency evacuations (i.e. fire, tornado, etc.) should contact the instructor as to the most appropriate procedures to follow in such an emergency. Contact Disability

Support Services at 298-2512 for additional services.”

Materials Cost Reimbursement

$25.00 Lab fee is required for material cost of this class, and is due by the end of third week of the semester (payable to Engr.Tech. Dept. / WIU).


Course Schedule


Week 1

Week 2

*Due to nature of this class, the schedule is subject to change.


Course overview

Revit Tutorial

* Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Revit Tutorial

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Revit Tutorial

Revit Tutorial

* Lincoln's Birthday

Revit Tutorial

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Revit Tutorial

Revit Tutorial

Midterm review

Midterm exam (03/11/2009)

Spring Break

Final project: Develop master plan

Final project: Develop program requirements

Final project: Develop floor plan

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Week 17

Final project: Finish floor plan, Section / elevation

Final project: Section / elevation, Wall section Detail

Final project: Rendering / Finalizing model

Final presentation

Final Exam Week