Undergraduate Catalog

ARCH 127 Building Technologies I

This course introduces the role of material and procedure in the formation of architecture and the physical, logistical, and environmental constraints and the demands that shape the processes of construction. It surveys the conceptualconcerns and technological factors of building by: understanding the relationship between the environment, buildings and inhabitants; the building envelope and its function as well as aesthetics; the origin and processing of the major classes of building materials; their physical properties, capacities, and vulnerabilities to physical and environmental stressors and their climate responses; the techniques used to work those materials; and the basic principles, procedures, and details of building assembly.