Building Technology OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Building Technology Course by MIT

Published Feb 22, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers this free course that examines how the science of physics is related to the construction of buildings. 'Introduction to Building Technology' examines the various challenges of building design and how students can strike a balance with the physical, practical and emotional comfort of an occupant. It is a free course that is being provided free as a part of the MIT OpenCourseWare project. This course is intended for undergraduate-level students interested in Building Construction, Architecture and Material Sciences.

Introduction to Building Technology: Course Specifics

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Introduction to Building Technology: Course Description

Building technology is application of basic engineering concepts and technical skills to the design and construction of buildings and other structures. 'Introduction to Building Technology,' offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, introduces students to scientific and mathematical methods being utilized in the field of building technology. The course is presented in a series of lectures by Professor Marilyne Andersen from the Department of Architecture. The course features four prominent themes, thermal, lighting and acoustic aspects of a building and construction methods. Course lectures delve into a wide variety of subjects, including the physics of light, photometry, electric lighting, noise insulation, acoustics, masonry, timber and steel building elements.

Course materials include downloadable lecture notes, assignments, exams and projects. If you are interested in taking this course, visit the building technology course page.

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