Course Description

RISD CE interior design course in building materials, systems and methods of construction

Design solutions are more easily found when the designer has a sound understanding of materials, systems and construction methods and when they are properly conveyed using industry-standard documentation software. This project-based course acknowledges both outcomes as students learn the primary tool for building professionals, AutoCAD Revit, to understand architectural anatomy. They gain confidence with the interface and Building Information Modeling (BIM) as they work in class and through self-directed assignments to create cutaway and component architectural views. Students learn the terminology and specifications of vast libraries of materials, and can expect to exit the course with competency using Revit, leading to a better understanding of structural, electrical, media and HVAC systems and a stronger portfolio.


Students must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Building Materials, Systems + Methods of Construction
Jan 11, 2021 to Feb 22, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $400.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 01, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 04, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 11, 2021 to Feb 22, 2021
Required Software/Technology
Computer with Windows. Autodesk Revit needs to be downloaded on day one.
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