Jan 18, 2022  
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ARCH 231 - Construction Materials and Assemblies I


Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
This course is an introductory overview to the “art of making buildings.” The student shall survey materials and methods used in building construction for foundation, wall, floor, roof, enclosure & interior finish systems and their employment in the design process for traditional, nontraditional and sustainable building environments with emphasis on architectural expression. The major physical systems found in buildings and design constraints that influence them will be examined in the context of wood and masonry construction. The course also dedicates a substantial portion of its time to the examination of building envelope concepts as the locus of design resolution between technical and architectural realms. The course engages ARCH 214 - Architectural Design Core Studio IV  as a means to integrate materials and assemblies in students’ design thinking.

3 credits
Fall, Spring



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