British Columbia Institute of


INTD 4320 - Commercial Construction Drawings

Interior Design Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course will build on student’s previous AutoCAD for Windows knowledge to complete a set of construction drawings using the current release of the program. They will create a set of drawings for a commercial space that will include a site plan, a demolition plan, a construction plan, a finishes plan, a power and communication plan, a reflected ceiling plan, elevations, millwork and detail drawings. Students will also be introduced to site measuring to conform to B.O.M.A. standards.


INTD 3100* and INTD 3300* and INTD 3320* (* may be taken concurrently)





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 73030

Fri Jan 03 - Fri Mar 20 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 20 Fri 13:00 - 16:00 BBY NE01 Rm. 347


Shauna Root

Course Outline




  1. Mandatory Prerequisites: 50% in 6 credits of approved General Education Electives 70% in COMM 1120 65% in INTD 2500 65% in INTD 3100 65% in INTD 3310 65% in INTD 3300* (*May be taken Concurrently) If you wish to be placed on the INTD department maintained waitlist for this course, please email with the following information: Your name, student number, course number, and CRN. Please note - waitlist requests are not accepted until after 9:30am on Wednesday, October 23rd.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Produce a space plan based on tenant requirements for an office space.
  • Produce a set of construction drawings for a commercial interior space including a site plan, a demolition plan, a construction plan, a power and communication plan, a finishes plan, a reflected ceiling plan and elevations and millwork details using the current release of AutoCAD.
  • Maintain a well-organized file system and block library while creating a set of working drawings.
  • Recognize construction details required for a commercial interior space.
  • Incorporate partition types that convey an understanding light steel stud construction such as fire rating, demising and acoustics.
  • Select appropriate scales and organize millwork and detail drawings using Layout.
  • Prepare a set of commercial construction drawings with accurate referencing.
  • Create appropriate schedules and/or legends for the drawing set.
  • Create a set of drawings to be plotted using External Referencing commands and other advanced commands in AutoCAD.
  • Produce a set of drawings with appropriate line weights, scales and conventions.
  • Recognize B.O.M.A. standards required to accurately measure and calculate areas of a building.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

INTD 4320 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Interior Design
    Full-time   Diploma
  2. Interior Design
    Part-time   Diploma

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit for more information.

Winter 2020

Books for Winter 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Cei Digital: Interior Graphic Standards: Student Ed, 2Nd Ed
Author Binggeli
Copyright 2012
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-1-11813-024-7
Price $72.95
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Interior Graphic Standards Student Ed
Author Binggeli
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-47088-901-5
Price $132.95
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Digital Drawing For Designers: A Visual Guide To Autocad 2017
Author Seidler
Publisher Fairchild
Copyright 2016
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-50131-812-2
Price $165.95

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Interior Design Reference Manual (Rev Ibc 2015)
Author Ballast
Publisher Prof Pub
Copyright 2018
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-59126-427-9
Price $259.95


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