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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
   
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018
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ARCH 5340 - Materials and Enclosures


In a world of rapid technological change, this course aims to equip future architects with the ability to position, understand, and implement new materials and systems in meaningful ways. The working principles of selected advanced materials and systems are explained and issues of material development, applications, and integration into buildings systems are addressed. Emphasis is also placed on understanding the issues involved when combining and installing new materials or systems into buildings. Students are further introduced to detail development. Sustainability: New materials and systems are explored with the objective of formulating meaningful technological response to critical environmental and societal issues such as resource depletion, environmental degradation, and globalization. This is required of all architecture graduate students in the M.Arch. program.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: ARCH 5300 Materials and Construction Systems.

When Offered: Fall term annually.



Cross Listed: ARCH 4560 Materials and Enclosures

Credit Hours: 2



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