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Building and Mechanical Engineering Drawing (BMED) is the universal graphic language of communication for individuals in the field of engineering and architecture as well as for technicians and craftsmen. This type of universal communication is facilitated by the use of standards published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for Engineering Drawing. Building and Mechanical Engineering Drawing provides a significant contribution to the development of the human resources required for the creation of advanced designing and creative solutions to the twenty-first century demands of industrial production and manufacturing in the Caribbean.
The syllabus aims to:
- develop proficiency in technical communication and production of building and mechanical engineering drawings which conform to BS and ISO Standards, CUBiC and local codes;
- develop skills in the preparation of working and assembly drawings conforming to BS and ISO Standards, CUBiC and local codes;
- develop an understanding of the properties, uses and production of materials used in the manufacture of building and engineering components;
- provide knowledge of the different methods of production of building and engineering components;
- develop skills in communicating technical information using illustrations, scaled models and working drawings to solve engineering design problems;
- develop skills in applying and drawing principles to facilitate product development and manufacture;
- develop proficiency in the use of Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software, instruments, media and reference materials to produce engineering drawings;
- develop an interest in architectural or mechanical engineering as disciplines and careers;
- develop the capacity for critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, leadership and cooperative behaviours through authentic learning experiences.
Module 1: STRUCTURAL DDRAWINGS On completion of this Module, students should: 1. understand the principles underlying the design and preparation of different types of structural drawings using conventional and CAD methods; and, 2. develop the ability to design structural drawing plans and layouts of various types of timber, concrete and steel structures in accordance with structural building codes.
Module 2: BUILDING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES On completion of this module, students should: 1. understand the uses, production and characteristics of construction materials to satisfy specifications of construction processes in building designs; 2. develop an awareness of the processes and equipment used in the application of building materials; and, 3. understand the fundamental principles of construction management.
- Discuss the use of various types of construction materials
- Discuss common properties associated with building construction materials
- Analyse the properties of different types of building construction materials
- Outline the processes involved in the production of common building construction materials
- Select suitable materials and their symbols for use in the design of different building structures
- Use common construction equipment and hand tools
Module 3: MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN On completion of this Module, students should: 1. develop the ability to synthesise and modify designs using creativity, technical information and scientific principles; and, 2. demonstrate the ability to prepare sketches and drawings of building designs using CAD.