Nov 26, 2022  
Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 
Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ARCH 570 - Some Assembly Required: Research and Development

This course functions as research and development seminar – the research and development initiatives will consist of three distinct and critically interdependent phases: first, case study analysis and interpretation; secondly, development of issue-specific project proposal; and thirdly, innovative advancement of research topic. In consultation with the course instructor, each research initiative focuses on a specific topic of building construction. Building materials, fabrication technologies, components, assemblies and systems are all potential areas of investigation. It is important to note that although the course emphasizes that each student’s investigation find its locus in a specific aspect of building construction – i.e. hybrid material composition, component fabrication processes, cladding assembly sequencing, mechanical system distribution or site staging – the research is also required to speculate on how overall building systems would be affected by the innovation of a specific material, fabrication process, component assembly, or system integration. (Y)

Credits: 3