May 30, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

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ARCH 4560 - 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.

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

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Cross Listed: ARCH 5340 Materials and Enclosures.

Credit Hours: 2

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