Building Technology III (Building Structural Systems) OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Advanced Study Course on Building Structural Systems

Published Jan 12, 2009

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'Building Technology III: Building Structural Systems' addresses modern architectural theory regarding superstructures, exterior envelopes and the properties of building materials, including reinforced concrete and engineered wood. This OpenCourseWare from MIT is intended for students in a Master of Architecture degree program. This is the third and final course in the 'Building Technology' series.

Building Technology III (Building Structural Systems): Course Specifics

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Building Technology III (Building Structural Systems): Course Description

Professor John Fernandez covers the most advanced topics in MIT's 'Building Technology' class series, including production technologies, high-rise structures and building materials. This free lecture course moves through five main topics: metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and the evolution of exterior envelopes and internal structures. Special focus is given to primary structural forms and connection design. By the end of this Architecture course, students will understand how to address common engineering challenges in architectural design. Other topics include modern construction codes, energy-conscious design and long-span structures. This course is intended for graduate students pursuing a Master of Architecture degree. This OpenCourseWare is preceded by two other classes in the 'Building Technology' series.

This free OpenCourseWare includes selected readings and a reading list, lecture notes, an example assignment and an interactive online applet that demonstrates structural statics. If you are interested in taking this course, visit the building structural systems course page.

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