ARH 602 Graduate Design Technology 1: Structures

ARH 602 Graduate Design Technology 1: Structures

Faculty: Carl Wilford

Course Description

This course develops a basic understanding of structural systems or elements and their implication on structural form. Students will study the elements, connections, and systems used in wood and steel structures from the point of view of the construction process.

Course Learning Outcome

As a result of successfully completing this course, students…

  • Will be able to:

    • Understand and discuss the basic concept of structural engineering and how it overlaps with architecture.
    • Analyze and discuss different types of loads in a building, types of construction, and types of structural components in a building.
    • Come up with rough sizes of various types of beams, slabs, and columns.
    • Recognize main lateral structural systems, vertical and horizontal trusses, wind loading, and foundations with the respect to active fault lines and soil, retaining walls and typical thickness of walls.