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James Keith Nicholls
ARCH 432
Seattle Campus

Construction Materials and Assemblies II

Lectures and readings pertaining to a survey of materials, assemblies, and techniques of assembly of concrete and steel frame, commercial exterior envelope, and interior partitioning building constructions systems. Prerequisite: either ARCH 400 or CM 313.

Class description

The course is primarily a lecture course on construction materials and assemblies. Construction theory is developed through the use of slides of examples and working drawing details. This course explores relevancy of technical issues to design ideas, material and constrctional problem solving, critical thinking and observation, the significance of details and their resolutions, and appropriate use of materials and assemblies.

Course Objectives:

This course builds on more fundamental courses in materials and their properties to consider how materials are used in combination. Issues of assembly and detail are addressed from a technical viewpoint and with a concern for expression and/or meaning.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Diane J Stuart
Date: 09/24/2003