Instructor: Paul Z. Wu, AIA. CSI
(425) 503-2182 fax (425)823-7888
Office Hours: By appointment before and after classes.
Construction - Principles, Materials, and Methods – 7th Edition
By Leslie Simons & Harold Olin,
Published by John Wiley & Sons,
Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, by Edward Allen, John Wiley & Sons
Building Construction Illustrated, by Frank Ching/Cassandra Adams, John Wiley & Sons
Construction Principles, Materials and Methods, by Leslie Simmons and Harold Olin, John Wiley & Sons
Materials & Components of Interior Architecture, by J. Rosemary Riggs, Prentice Hall
Specifying Interiors, by Mary rose McGowan, John Wiley & Sons
Architectural Graphic Standards, Edited by Charles Ramsey and Harold Sleeper, John Wiley & Sons
Graphic Guide to Interior Details
for Builders and Designers, by Rob Thallon, The
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, by Francis D.K.Chin, John Wiley & Sons
Building Systems for Interior Designers, Corky Binggeli, John Wiley & Sons
Case Studies: (see detail sheet) There will be two (2) case studies assigned throughout the course of the quarter. Each of the case studies will be completed by groups of three (3) students and the results will be presented both in written form and to the entire class by the group. The case studies are intended to be practical applications of course material in a setting not unlike what one may encounter in professional practice.
Pop Quizzes: There will be a few pop quizzes throughout the quarter. Emphasis: these are intended primarily for the instructor to measure overall comprehension of the subject matter. It is also a way for the instructor to measure your performance without making you study for several exams. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped and there will be no make-up quizzes.
Final Exam: There will be a 60 minutes final exam for this course.
Attendance: Attending all classes is essential to learning this subject. The course covers a large amount of material and every class is important. It is the student's responsibility to come to class prepared to learn.
Attendance will be taken at the beginning (and end) of each class.
Grading: Your grade for the class will be based on the following percentages:
Attendance 40% (including pop quizzes)
Case Studies 40%
Final Exam 20%
Total: 100 %
Late Work: No late work is accepted. The case studies must be completed by the day of their presentation.
Accommodation: If you require accommodation based on a
documented disability, emergency medical information to share, or need special
arrangements in case of emergency evacuation, please make an appointment with
me as soon as possible. If you would
like to inquire about becoming a DSS student you may call 425-564-2498 or go in person to the DDS (Disability Support
Services) reception area in the