01 Course outline/syllabus

Department of Architectural Technology, Summer 2020

 

ARCH 2331            BUILDING TECHNOLOGY II

1 classroom hours, 4 lab/studio hours, 3 credits

 

Prof. Alexander Aptekar [Course coordinator]

aaptekar@citytech.cuny.e

Office Hours by appointment [on virtual conferencing]

 

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) Students Performance Criteria (SPC)/ 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.       (B.4) Technical Documentation Introduce
[introduced]ABILITY to write and speak effectively and use representational media appropriate for both within the profession and with the general public.
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.       (B.7) Building Environmental Systems and Assemblies
[introduced]UNDERSTANDING of the basic principles involved in the appropriate selection and application of building envelope systems relative to fundamental performance, aesthetics, moisture transfer, durability, and energy and material resources.
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.

 

3.       (B.8) Building Materials and Assembly
[reinforced]UNDERSTANDING of the basic principles utilized in the appropriate selection of interior and exterior construction materials, finishes, products, components, and assemblies based on their inherent performance, including environmental impact and reuse.
3.       Review the quality and accuracy of the students’ submitted analogue and digital drawings and digital files of Building Environmental Systems and Assemblies.
4.       (D.2) Project Management
[introduced, reinforced, measured]UNDERSTANDING of the methods for selecting consultants and assembling teams, identifying work plans, project schedules, and time requirements; and recommending project delivery methods.
4.       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.

 

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:

[Summer session has a condensed schedule Noted separately]

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