|Faculty:||School of Advanced Technologies and Mathematics
|Field of Study:||Architectural Technology/Technician
|Description:||The Architectural & Engineering Technology Program (ARET) at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) emphasizes the design processes in building, civil and mechanical technologies, involving design projects for building structures, subdivisions, municipal services, and electrical, plumbing, lighting and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air-conditioning) systems.
Courses in architectural design, statics and strength of materials, structural analysis, fluid mechanics, mechanical design, electrical design, steel design, wood design and reinforced concrete design will round out student's problem solving skills in engineering and building design. ARET students will also acquire knowledge in construction management, construction contracts, specifications, estimating, building regulations, technical writing and construction surveying. Throughout the program students will use state-of-the-art networked CADD workstations with the latest release of Autodesk® software to develop their computer aided design and drafting skills. Students will become proficient at customizing AutoCAD® software. Courses in building design, statics and strength of materials, structural analysis, fluid mechanics, steel design, wood design, and reinforced concrete design will round out students' problem solving skills in engineering and building design. EDDT is accredited with the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) in the building architectural discipline.