Arch 516 Building Construction

This course is intended to provide an overview of construction technology and its relationship to the building design process. The course will examine various construction systems and familiarize students with their application and technical outcomes. Material covered in this course will be discussed in terms of selection criteria, principles of detailing, construction documentation and erection procedures. The course will question why certain construction techniques and materials are used, and how architects may convey construction intentions graphically to builders and/or other members of the building community.