ACT-233: Commercial Detailing

This course is INACTIVE
Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Building Sciences
Architecture/Construction Tech
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Commercial Detailing
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
77.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
77.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Explores methods used in developing and drawing details for a commercial building. Details include site, foundation, structural, and wall and roof conditions. Also covers window and door details, commercial stairs, and other typical commercial details. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ACT 211 is strongly recommended.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Commercial Detailing Overview
  2. Detailing purposes
  3. Analyzing a building for details
  4. How to detail effectively / efficiently
  5. Sheet layout and organization
  6. Developing details
  7. Site Details
  8. Foundation Details
  9. Structural/Stair Details
  10. Wall / Roof Details
  11. Window and Door Details
  12. Other Miscellaneous “Typical” Details
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Define the methods used to assemble components of a commercial building
  2. Translate design sketches into usable construction details*
  3. Illustrate proper detailing techniques
  4. Develop industry-standard details and sheet layout
  5. Note details effectively and properly for construction
  6. Dimension details effectively for construction
  7. Produce proper “architectural-style” hand lettering
  8. Utilize building codes as they relate to commercial construction detailing
  9. Apply CAD skills in the preparation of details
General Information

This course is being deactivated as part of the catalog cleanup project in 23/WI. It is not part of any active program and has not been offered in 3 or more years.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Assessment is based on performance of periodic lab projects. All assessment of student achievement is left to the discretion of the individual instructor.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details
  1. Provide, in writing, a request to the department indicating the proposed rationale for requesting credit and describing the type of college-level learning upon which the request is based.
  2. Submit a portfolio of work and documentation to substantiate the request.
  3. Schedule an interview with the appropriate instructor(s) to discuss the request and portfolio.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Summer 2024
Deactivation Date
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
Review Semester
Summer 2024