ARC 542LEC – ARC 442

ARC 542LEC – ARC 442– Construction Technology

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Course Details

Course No.: 12460

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2018 Spring

Location: Crosby – 301

Meeting Day(s): Monday & Wednesday

Meeting Time: 11:00AM - 12:50PM

Faculty: Lecuyer

Faculty: Lecuyer

This course focuses on construction materials, systems and integrated design. Through the careful study of buildings that relate concept to construction systems and tectonics, students develop an appreciation for the value of fully resolved execution. This study locates architecture at the juncture of design intention and technical means.


Course objectives


Information: to introduce construction materials, systems and integrated design for small and large scale construction.


Intention: to demonstrate how architects select and manipulate standard materials and systems to support particular conceptual strategies.


Application: to use the material presented in lectures as the basis for understanding construction documents and developing three-dimensional technical drawings.