Architectural Technology II


ARCH 531





The second course in the architectural technology sequence applies building science, construction materials, systems, and technical issues of design to the major construction types: mass wood, steel, masonry, and concrete.

You will gain familiarity with all major types and be able to design (in both 2D and 3D) full enclosures using a variety of interior and exterior cladding systems, ensuring a high level of technical performance. In addition, you will also gain an understanding of basic acoustic principles and be able to apply them to issues of sound control within buildings. You will also learn to assess the impact the selection of structure, materials, systems, and methods of construction has on economics, environmental impact, durability, and sustainability, as well as zoning and building bylaws.