Ecofest Panels

Thursday, April 22nd, 10:0am-5pm

Panels :
Environmental Justice (10:00 am)
Innovative Technologies (11 :00 am)
Resilient 21 / Policy-Laws and Regulations Biden Administration- First 100 Days of Change (12:00 pm)
Culture and Communication (2:00 pm)
Food and Climate Connections (3:00 pm)

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Questions for the New York City mayor candidates

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Stud Plan Layout

https://www.jlconline.com/how-to/interiors/better-corner-nailing-for-drywall_o
https://thehtrc.com/2012/common-sense-ove-framing

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CircleIn is “Live” at City Tech!

CircleIn is an easy to use studying app and website. Think of it as a massive circle of students, your classmates, who share your pain when it comes to all of the homework and testing. Everyone is there to help. It has all the tools and resources you need to stay productive and pass your class(es).

Log-In Instructions for students have been emailed to them and follow:

Web

  1. Visit the Student App Website: app.circleinapp.com
  2. Search for “City Tech – New York City College of Technology
  3. Click on “First Time Here? Activate Your Account”
  4. Enter your “.edu” City Tech email address
  5. An email will be sent – Click on the Link in the email to create your password
  6. You will now be authenticated into the platform

Mobile

  1.  Download the app on your mobile phone by searching for “CircleIn” in your Apple App store or Google Play Store
  2. Search for “City Tech – New York City College of Technology
  3. Create your account using your school email address
  4. Enter the verification code that was just sent to your email
  5. You’re all set – Select your rewards and start studying

The objective is to make sure you are surrounded by help from your classmates and give you a place where you can contribute to supporting your peers as well.

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A clarification on “Sketchbook/notes” submissions.

We review your “Sketchbook/notes” four times over the semester [see the class schedule or the dates below]. You should keep up to date with the weekly assignments, so you are prepared for class and do not have a big set of notes to complete at once. You should include notes on your reading and on the lectures. You should also keep a list of useful AutoCAD tricks, key commands, and functions. I will be sharing some examples of good “Sketchbook/notes” submissions in future classes. Please include your own diagrams, and sketches in addition to any written notes you take.

  • Wednesday, 02, 15, 2021 Sketchbook/notes 1of4
  • Wednesday, 03, 22, 2021 Sketchbook/notes 2of4
  • Wednesday, 04, 14, 2021 Sketchbook/notes 3of4
  • Wednesday, 05, 24, 2021 Sketchbook/notes 4of4
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Question: Should I show the property lines in the site plan. The lines are in red, is this how you wanted the site plan? 

Yes, please include the property lines in your 300:1 scale drawing. Typically, in AutoCAD the line color sets the printing line weight. We will discuss that in 2-9-21 class. The line type should be either, long dash and two short dashes (for property lines) or just straight long dashes (for lot lines).

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Welcome

Welcome to the Spring 2021 semester and Building Technology 2 course

On this website you will find the syllabus, software used, textbooks, schedule, lecture notes, assignments,  support information and more.

This website is constantly being updated and tuned please check back regularly.

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Support session

Prof. A. Aptekar will be available to answer questions and help you with your projects today [11-7-2020] between noon and 2:00. Use the following link to reach support session .

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86988456592
Meeting ID: 869 8845 6592

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Additional support time

Per our discussion in class, Prof. A. Aptekar will be available to answer questions and help you with your projects tomorrow [10-21-2020] 8:00 to 9:00 PM. Use the following link to reach me.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81556418251

Meeting ID: 815 5641 8251

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SD Design Challenge

Some Students have talked to me about the possibility of participating in the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. It may be possible to utilize much of the work for the BT2 classes for the foundation of this competition.  The deadline for the application is this Thursday October 20th. If you are interested in being part of the team and pursuing this competition join either (or both) of these two Zoom sessions. If you are still interested and cannot join either of the zoom sections send us an email. If there is enough stuff team energy members and enthusiasm we will proceed.

Following is a link to the Department of Energy website about this event:
https://www.solardecathlon.gov/event/challenges-design.html

meeting times:
Friday 10-16-2020 @ 3pm
AND/OR
Sunday 10-18-2020 @ 11am

Meeting Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88569756792
Meeting ID: 885 6975 6792

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Line scale

Student question:

“…. my structural grid is printing as solid lines instead of the grid line type, I did everything I could to change it but I just can’t seem to fix it, the model space is fine, it’s just the paper space that’s messed up.”

Solution:

There are several ways to adjust line properties, so they print dots and/or dashes.

Here are 3 ways that I think are most useful.

you can type the command  “PSLTSCALE” to turn off and on the scaling line command. When on the line should scale to the Scale you’re using in that particular viewport.

MSLTSCALE To adjust line scales in model space

PSLTSCALE To adjust line scales in paper space

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/learn-explore/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Linetype-Scale-MSLTSCALE-and-PSLTSCALE.html

or

You can right click a line and go to its properties and change its “Linetype scale”.

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2021/ENU/AutoCAD-Core/files/GUID-20B4D4B3-1220-426A-847B-5BBE36EC6FDF-htm.html

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