Studies the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects. Introduces the varied factors involved in building, site design, and construction including building components and systems, structural design, storm water management, site design, utilities and services, cost estimation, and energy efficiency. Discusses design teams and teamwork, communication methods, building codes and ordinances, engineering design calculations, technical documentation, and career opportunities in the design and construction industry.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Completion of CEA at another official PLTW institution, and 80% or better score on the assessment exam