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Integrated Problem-based Learning: Framing Cube

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Methods of Teaching and Learning in Construction

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25.791.1 - 25.791.8



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James G. Sullivan University of Florida, Gainesville

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James Sullivan is currently the Charles R. Perry Assistant Professor at the M.E. Rinker, Sr., School of Building Construction, University of Florida, Gainesville. His course work includes construction techniques, high performance, and surveying.

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Framing Cube AuthorThis paper outlines the attempt to provide some level of performance based wood framing test toan existing construction methods class. The focus of the course module was for students to havea peer learning experience in which they were provided all the written documentation and buildmaterial to be successful in executing the build process. The Framing Cube drawings themselvesare schematic but provide enough detail and notes for the students to complete the project. Thekey to this assignment was that students were not provided any additional direction and left ontheir own to plan and execute the model. Lab time was provided for them to have access tomaterial, equipment, and space. The deliverables were a wooden model as well as a 3Drendering.The outcomes of the process are focused on communication, use of 3D modeling, andunderstanding of design documents.

Sullivan, J. G. (2012, June), Integrated Problem-based Learning: Framing Cube Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21548

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