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ARCH 2614/5614 Building Technology I: Materials and Methods

Fall 2017

Jonathan Ochshorn

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Course Outline

I. Systems, Life-Safety, Accessibility, & Sustainability

  MondayWednesdayAssignmentReading
1   Aug. 23 [notes]
Systems, CSI Masterformat
Assign. 1 Reading
2 Aug. 28 [notes]
Fire safety intro and sprinklers
Aug. 30 [notes]
Construction types and occupancy
  Reading
3 Sept. 4 Labor day no class Sept. 6 [notes]
Area calculations, examples
Assign. 2 Reading
4 Sept. 11 [notes]
Mixed occupancies, barriers
Sept. 13 [notes]
Assemblies and egress
Assign. 3 Reading
5 Sept. 18 [notes]
Accessibility
Sept. 20 [notes]
Introduction to sustainability
Assign. 4 Reading
6 Sept. 25 [notes]
Materials, life-cycle analysis, and life-cycle cost
Sept. 27 [notes]
Security systems
  Reading

II. Construction systems and technical documentation

  MondayWednesdayAssignmentReading
7 Oct. 2 [notes]
Overview of technical docs, specs
Oct. 4 [notes]
Structure, enclosure, and building systems
Assign. 5 Reading
8 Oct. 9
Fall break no class
Oct. 11 [notes]
Movement, joints, and flashing
  Reading
9 Oct. 16
Midterm exam (weeks 1-6)
Oct. 18 [notes]
Sealant joints
Assign. 6 Reading
10 Oct. 23 [notes]
Control layers
Oct. 25 [notes]
Wall sections: foundations
  Reading
11 Oct. 30 [notes]
Wall sections: brick and stone veneer (video)
Nov. 1 [notes]
Wall sections: curtain walls and glazing systems
Assign. 7 Reading
12 Nov. 6 [notes]
Wall sections: metal and precast panels, and EIFS
Nov. 8 [notes]
Roofing
Assign. 8 Reading
13 Nov. 13 [notes]
Technical documentation: working drawings.
Nov. 15 [notes]
Large-scale views (stairs, elevators, escalators)
Assign. 9 Reading
14 Nov. 20 [notes]
Schedules and interior finishes
Nov. 22
Thanksgiving break no class
   
15 Nov. 27 [notes]
Plumbing and electrical systems
Nov. 29
no class
  Reading
E Final exam: Dec. 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm, Riley-Robb Hall, Room 125. Only material from weeks 7-15 will be covered (similar format as midterm exam). [map of Riley-Robb Hall]