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Building Construction & Materials 3

  • Course Code :
    ARC 341
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    4.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Architectural Engineering

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Area of Study :

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:  Know the main types of advanced constructions with large spans and high rise structures.  Know the theory of transferring loads in large spans and high rise structures.  Know the different materials appropriate for executing large spans and high rise structures  Draw different working details for large spans and high rise structures

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Building Construction & Materials 3

The main concern and focus of this course will be about the advanced construction systems and execution methods. The course will cover the basics of designing and executing buildings with large span and high rise buildings; mainly the steel and wood trusses and frames. Also the course will comprise the design and execution details of space trusses, geodesic domes, tents, tension and shell structures.

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Building Construction & Materials 3

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- List the main types of advanced constructions with large spans.
2- List the main types of advanced constructions with high rise.
3- Illustrate how life/dead loads are transferred through different structure systems with large span.
4- Illustrate how life/dead loads are transferred through different structure systems with high rise.
5- List different materials appropriate for executing large spans constructions.
6- List different materials appropriate for executing high rise constructions.
7- Identify different ways of modelling and presenting structure systems.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Differentiate between diverse types of large span structures considering optimum covered span and resulting form.
2- Differentiate between diverse types of high rise structures considering resulting form and plan, also the maximum rise.
3- Select proper structural system according to the building needs and function.
4- Deduce the structure system that is used in a given complete project.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Design appropriate structure system for various constructional cases that include large span or high rise structures.
2- Use freehand sketches and engineering drafting to draw building construction details
3- Design appropriate details for various constructional cases that include large span or high rise structures.
4- Build architectural physical models for different construction ways for large spans and high rise constructions.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Manage tasks and resources
2- Search for information
3- Refer to relevant literature.

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Building Construction & Materials 3

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction 6 2 4
Linear structures (vector-active): steel trusses 6 2 4
Linear structures (Section-active): steel frames 6 2 4
Wooden trusses and frames 6 2 4
space structures(Surface-active): steel space trusses 6 2 4
space structures(Surface-active): Geodesic Domes 6 2 4
space structures(Form-active): Cable structures 6 2 4
space structures(Form-active): Tent structures 6 2 4
Shell structures(Form-active): Folded Roofs 6 2 4
Shell structures(Form-active): shell structures , double curvature 6 2 4
Hybrid Structures 6 2 4
High rise buildings systems 4 0 4
High rise buildings systems 4 0 4
High rise buildings systems 4 0 4
Revision 6 6 0

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Building Construction & Materials 3

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures.
Research (self-study)
Class Work

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Building Construction & Materials 3

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignments/Studio work 30.00
Final exam 40.00
In Class Quizzes 10.00
Participation 10.00
Self-study 10.00

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Building Construction & Materials 3

Books:

Book Author Publisher
Structure Systems  Heino Engel Hatje Cantz
الرسومات التنفيذية والتفاصيل المعمارية دكتور محمد عبدالله Anglo Egyptian

Course notes :

No course notes are required

Recommended books :

a) Ching, Francis D. K.; Building Construction Illustration, Willey4th Ed. b) Mckay's, W. B. et ell; Building Construction, v. I c) Ramsey, Sleeper; Architectural graphic standards, American Institute of Architects and Dennis J. Hall d) Mitchell, George A.; Building Construction. V. I * Allen, E., & Iano, J. (2004). Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. * Architectural Magazines and Projects

Periodicals :

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Web Sites :

* U.S. Department of Justice, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): www.ada.gov Construction Standards and Information Resources * American National Standards Institute (ANSI): www.ansi.org * ASTM International: www.astm.org * Canadian Standards Association (CSA): www.csa.ca * Construction Specifi cations Canada (CSC): www.csc-dcc.ca * Construction Specifi cations Institute (CSI): www.csinet.org * National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS): www.nibs.org * National Research Council Canada, Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC): nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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