Feb 24, 2024  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DRAD 2020 - Structural Systems

Credit Hours: 3.00
Prerequisites: DRAD 1010 

(formerly DRAD 2120)

Using analytical and graphical solutions students will evaluate the theory and practice behind the creation of architectural structures.  They will learn about structural principals found in nature and case studies of buildings that lead in the evolution of structural engineering and built form.  Structural prototypes will be constructed including both hands-on model making and analytical computer modeling which will introduce methods for developing and testing systems. Students will create drawings with architectural design of structural members and material properties including steel, concrete, timber and other structural materials. Analysis of external and internal loads, basic mathematical calculations of structures, and movement of the structure under various loads will be examined and summarized.

Contact Hours: 6

South Campus

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