53112 Drawing and Building Constructions

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the relationships between drawings and building construction. Emphasis is on practical application of learned skills in a health environment. These skills are essential for further studies in site processes, construction procedures and estimating. The course goal is to enable students to interpret construction drawings, particularly sites (Good repair, safe condition and structurally sound, Windproof, waterproof, weatherproof, Ventilation, Safe and Secure, Plumbing and Drainage System, Washroom Facilities, Heating/cool Facilities, Space for Sleeping purposes (overcrowding) and good ventilation, health space between kitchen and toilets, Electrical Service, Smoke Alarms, Lighting, Food Preparation Facilities, Garbage and Refuse.
Students will be able to derive necessary information from graphical construction documents.

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the student is expected to:
  • 1. Describe the concept of drawing and it’s important for public health
  • 2. Explain the concept of graphic communication, their type and their role in sanitary construction.
  • 3. Familiarize with different drawing equipment, technical standards and procedures for construction of geometric figures.
  • 4. Explain the principle and application of sectioning.
  • 5. List the main drawing equipments
  • 6. Discuss the use of different drawing equipments
  • 7. Write letters according to the standard
  • 8. Explain the purpose and theory of multi view projections
  • 9. Discuss reference line, picture planes and views and Classify lines based on direction
  • 10. Explain dimension and mapping
  • 11. Well familiar with the purpose, procedures, materials an conventional symbols utilized to make sketch maps.
  • 12. Describe the importance of planning/designing residential building for sanitarians.
  • 13. Discuss conventional symbols used in environmental health projects



Books for this Course

  • Building consruction by Roy Chudley & Roger
  • Engineering Drawing by Wuttet Taffesse, Laikemariam K. Haramaya University (2005)

Times Offered

  • February 2015
  • June 2016

Course Prerequisite