01 Course outline/syllabus

Department of Architectural Technology, Fall 2021

ARCH 2331            BUILDING TECHNOLOGY II

1 classroom hours, 4 lab/studio hours, 3 credits
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Class time, Instructor (Section number)
@ instructor email

8:00AM – 10:05AM, Pellegrino-Firestone (15360 HD66)
TBA

10:30AM – 12:35PM, Aptekar, Alexander (15361 HD68)
AAptekar@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

2:30PM – 4:35PM, Samaha, Anthony (65346 HD75)
TBA

2:30PM – 4:35PM, Aptekar, Alexander (15362 HD72)
AAptekar@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

6:00PM – 8:05PM , Yang, Jieun (15359 HE78)
JYang@citytech.cuny.edu

 

Office Hours by virtual conferencing.

Prof. A. Aptekar [Course coordinator]
Tuesdays 5pm to 7pm [Tentatively] and by appointment.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86988456592
Meeting ID: 869 8845 6592

Prof. Charlie Firestone
Wednesday from 10am-11am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83450286213?pwd=UnlkczVBbFdod3l1M3VyNFJuWHFvUT09
Meeting ID: 834 5028 6213

Prof.  Jieun Yang
by appointment

Prof. Anthony Samaha
by appointment

 

Course Description: A study of the basic materials of construction as well as the theory and practice of building technology. The course will include investigation of the assembly of building components and methods of construction while developing proficiency in both analog and digital drawing techniques, and professional level construction drawing.

Course context: This is the second course in the Building Technology sequence required for both the AAS and the BTech degrees offered by the Department of Architectural Technology. Each course in this sequence is a pre-requisite for the following building technology and studio design courses.

Prerequisites: ARCH 1231 Building Technology I with a grade of C or higher

Required Texts: Allen, Edward. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 5th Edition. John Wiley and Sons, 2008.

Ching, Francis. Building Construction Illustrated. John Wiley and Sons, 2008.

Recommended Texts/References:  Ramsey, Charles George, Harold Reeve Sleeper, and Bruce Bassler. Architectural Graphic Standards: Student Edition (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series). John Wiley and Sons, 2008. Ching, Francis. Architectural Graphics, 5th Edition. John Wiley and Sons, 2009.

Attendance Policy: For the purposes of record, two late arrivals are considered as one absence. Excessive absence may affect grades due to lack of class participation and mastery of class material.

Academic Integrity: Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting and citation of sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the college recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity. Accordingly, academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension and expulsion.

Course Structure: This course will combine weekly lectures focused on particular materials and methods of construction and studio lab time to acquire hand sketching and digital drafting and modeling skills while developing a series of case drawing and modeling investigations of the materials and assemblies discussed in the lectures. There will be one or more research assignments as well as several quizzes based on key terms and concepts discussed in the class and in the assigned readings. A portfolio will be developed to document the studio lab work as the semester progresses. Field trips will offer first hand on-site investigation of the materials and methods covered in the course.

Grading:

20% Project  A [Grids and CAD]
55% Project  B [High-performance House]
10% Project  C [High-Tech, Heavy Timber]
10% Final Exam, Quizzes, and Sketch Assignments
5% Class Participation
General Education Learning Outcomes / Assessment Methods
Learning Outcomes Assessment Methods
Upon successful completion of this course the student shall be able to: To evaluate the students’ achievement of the learning objectives, the professor will do the following:
1.       SKILLS; Communication,
Distinguish
between media and determine the appropriate method and media required to complete a drawing or model.
1.       Review students’ creative process (initial sketches through to the final project) by means of frequent pin-ups and Inspect students’ portfolios for quality of documentation and editing as well as organization.
2.       ETHICS & RELATIONSHIPS; Professional/Personal Development,
Develop
and apply professional vocabulary.
2.       Assess the students’ use of professional vocabulary during presentations and in their submitted drawings.

 

 

National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), Program Criteria (PC) and Student Criteria (SC): Student Learning Objectives and Outcomes / Assessment Methods
Learning Outcomes Assessment Methods
Upon successful completion of this course the student shall be able to: To evaluate the students’ achievement of the learning objectives, the professor will do the following:
1. PC.3 Ecological Knowledge and Responsibility
[Mastered]

How the program instills in students a holistic understanding of the dynamic between built and natural environments, enabling future architects to mitigate climate change responsibly by leveraging ecological, advanced building performance, adaptation, and resilience principles in their work and advocacy activities.

1. Review the quality and accuracy of the students’ submitted analogue and digital drawings and digital files of Building Environmental Systems and Assemblies.

 

 

2. SC.4 Technical Documentation
[Mastered]

How the program ensures that students understand the established and emerging systems, technologies, and assemblies of building construction, and the methods and criteria architects use to assess those technologies against the design, economics, and performance objectives of projects.

2.       Review the quality and accuracy of the students’ submitted analogue and digital drawings and digital files of Building Environmental Systems and Assemblies. Test the students’ ability to recall and recite the key terms and material of the readings and lectures through quizzes and exams.

 

 

Course Specific Learning Outcomes / Assessment Methods
Learning Outcomes Assessment Methods
Upon successful completion of this course the student shall be able to: To evaluate the students’ achievement of the learning objectives, the professor will do the following:
1.       Understand the relationship of technology to tectonics and architectural character. (Knowledge)

 

1.       Review students’ drawing and modeling work where students must exhibit their visual representation. Inspect student submissions for quality of drafting including use of line weights, lettering, and proper use of scale.
2.       Develop a coordinated drawing set for the given building design(s) including plan diagrams, sections,

and details of steel and concrete structures that illustrates and identifies the materials and construction types. (Skill)

2.       Assess the students’ ability to synthesize apply what is learned from lab work and through the grading of assignments. Confirm the proper coordination of the students’ submitted drawing sets.  Assess the students’ use of professional vocabulary and etiquette during discussions, studio work, and presentations.

 Class and submittals list:

module one

  • Topics: structural grids, structure and section
  • Submittals: sketches, drawings, CAD files, PDF
  • Duration :3-4 weeks

module two

  • Topics: high performance high-performance house, and assemblies, wood frame
  • Submittals: sketches, drawings, CAD files, PDF, research, quizzes
  • Duration :7-8 weeks

module three

  • Topics: heavy frame construction, commercial projects, manufactured systems and
  • Submittals: sketches, drawings, presentations, quizzes
  • Duration :4-5 weeks

 

Course coordinator academic year 2020-21

Prof. Alexander Aptekar                     Aaptekar@citytech.cuny.edu

 

Weekly Course Outline: [sequence subject to change by the instructor]

 

week 1                   introduction

building analysis

week 2                   structural systems

grids schematic design and overlays

structural system spacing

week 3                   elevations, module systems

grids schematic design and overlays

coordination symbols and organization of drawings sets

module 1 submission

week 4                   site and building codes:

introduction to ibc, irc, occupancy groups, construction types, fire

resistance ratings, allowable building height and area calculations.

week 5                   geotech + excavations + foundations part i:

procedures and consultants, geotechnical

investigation, soils, bearing pressure. excavation and shoring.

week 5                   high-performance principles:

passive house practices

building assemblies and implications

framing

week 6                   plan and principles:

plan grid + schema

structure + partition

framing member sizes

week 7                   roofs, and building sections:

framing of roof and framing of roof around openings

top plates, ridges; roof slopes and overhangs

coordination of cross-reference

week 8                   elevations exterior and interior:

larger scale of detail

millwork bathroom and kitchen fixtures and, kitchen cabinets

symbols, notes and dimensions

materials, windows and doors

week 9                   wall sections and assembly:

building exterior wall assembly in detail.

door and window openings

air and, moisture barriers

week 10                 stairs and elevators

type of stairs

riser/tread relationships, and handrail requirements

stair details

week 11                 mechanical and electrical systems

electrical plan

plumbing diagram

HVAC.

reflected ceiling plan (RCP)

module 2 submission

week 12                 plan and principles:

plan grid + schema

structure + partition

framing member sizes

week 13                 heavy frame construction

applications and types

commercial, skyscraper

week 14                 engineered wood

i-joist

cross-laminated timber

glued laminated timber

week 15                 heavy timber frame and restoration

module 3 submission

Formal Presentation/Review modules 2 &3