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ARCH 2615 Building Technology II: Structural Elements

Jonathan Ochshorn

Spring 2019

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Room: 157 E. Sibley Hall; Time: Tues. and Thurs. 10:10–11:25 a.m.

Text: Use this link for online purchase of Structural Elements for Architects and Builders, Second Edition (paperback or pdf); or buy paperback at local bookstores. In any case, do not purchase the first edition!

text book cover

Course Information

Many of the links below (e.g., to exams and homework assignments) have been disabled. Go to Spring 2020 course homepage.

Course outline

Homework assignments, supplementary readings, and (digital) lecture notes

Course policies: Course description; grading; academic integrity [pdf].

Structural calculators | Prelim #1 solutions and error key | Prelim #2 solutions and error key | Practice Prelim #2 steel element calculator | Practice Prelim #3 reinforced concrete calculator | Prelim #3 solutions and error key

Final project or exam information

Concrete properties video

Teaching assistants: Catherine Breen (cab554); Maureen Megan O'Brien (mmo62); and Shawn Sun (ss3799)

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Catherine (left) can be found in the Frances Shloss Studio on the third floor of East Sibley Hall Thursdays 12:00–1:00 pm, or email to schedule another time; Maureen (middle) is also in the third-floor Shloss Studio and will be available Thursdays from 2:30 pm–3:30 pm; Shawn (right) is in the Shloss Studio as well and will be available Fridays 10:00 am–12:00 pm.

Final exam: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2:00–4:30 pm in 253 Malott Hall; or Final project due: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 4:30 pm.

Grade calculator: You can use this embedded calculator to check your final course average and your provisional grade. Input your scores for prelims, homeworks, and (possible) final exam or project scores in the yellow fields. Then press the return or "update" button. Your final grade may differ from the provisional grade shown, depending on things like attendance and, of course, your final exam/project grade.