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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  Nov 25, 2017
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018
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ARCH 4330 - Structures 2

This course builds on the material presented in Structures 1, with an emphasis on the analysis and design of structures compressed primarily of steel and site cast and pre-cast concrete, with an overview of load-bearing masonry and advanced systems. The theoretical concepts covered in the introduction course form the conceptual basis for work in Structures 2, with relevant new concepts/techniques covered. Innovative, non-normative structural systems are investigated and discussed. Analysis and design will proceed using primarily computer-aided techniques. The course approach will involve in-class presentations, homework and project work, computer lab, field trips, and case studies. WebCT will be used to expand the student’s access to course materials and allow for a measure of distance learning. Sustainability: The following notions are introduced as important attributes of sustainable structures and construction: structural robustness, and programmatic flexibility. (Design optimization approaches are introduced and explored as avenues to accomplish more optimum design conditions under increasingly strict design constraints.)

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: ARCH 2510 except M.Arch. students, ARCH 2350, ARCH 2330.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Cross Listed: ARCH 5150 Structures 2.

Credit Hours: 3

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