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ASCT 1040 - Steel Detailing

Architectural and Structural CADD and Graphics Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

The primary objective of this course is to introduce the subject of structural steel drafting, emphasizing the process of preparing structural steel fabrication drawings for commercial and industrial building applications. The course provides students with a fundamental and practical knowledge of how the structural steel is used to construct support frames for modern commercial and industrial buildings. It ties together the relationship between the types of drawings made in design office and those prepared in structural fabrication offices.



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Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify types of Steel profiles, Welds and Fasteners.
  • Develop shop fabrication drawings for steel beams, columns and bracing.
  • Produce anchor rod plans and setting details.
  • Identify steel erection methods and produce erection plans.
  • Correctly interpret and create system of marks, index sheets and sheet numbers in structural steel detailing.
  • Produce bolt lists and material lists (BOM).
  • Properly use symbols and abbreviations commonly used in steel detailing.
  • Properly utilize dimensions, layers, line types and hatching patterns.
  • Determine and apply bolt spacing, end gauge, GOSL, cuts and copes, bolt and hole size.
  • Develop appropriate connection details in steel construction.
  • Define physical properties and characteristics of steel (Yield Stress, Tensile Strength).
  • Design bolted and welded connections.
  • Use Handbook of Steel Construction (CISC) and Steel Construction Manual (AISC).
  • Prepare contract documentation.

Effective as of Fall 2013


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