ARC 541

ARC 541– Intro to Building Tech

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Course No.: 22760

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2017 Fall

Location: Hayes Hall – 403 LECTURE AND HAYES 327 LAB

Meeting Day(s): Monday

Meeting Time: 9:00AM - 10:50AM LECTURE 11:00-11:50AM LAB

Faculty: Rajkovich

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course introduces common building technologies. This course is broad in focus and geared toward architecture students. The emphasis of the course is on general principles and their bearing on architectural design. Many of the concepts discussed in this course will be expanded upon in other courses like environmental systems, structures, lighting, and acoustics.

The focus of the course is the interrelationship between the natural environment and buildings with a focus on sustainability. A range of issues bearing on architectural design will also be introduced, specifically site design, ecological and sustainability issues, and passive/active building systems.