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  1. 1. Course General Page 1 of 9 Printable View of: Course General Print Save to File File: Overview Term Purpose - AE-390 You're starting on a two term sequence which will finish with your designing an entire building including all the major engineering systems. In this term we will look at the varieties of Engineering "systems" in a building with the intent of understanding their typical "parameters" and when they're used. We'll also look at how one selects the right system from multiple choices using criteria. We'll put it all together in the last project when you'll analyze an existing building. The Assignments As you can see from looking at the assignments the intent is to consider the two major building systems: Structure and HVAC. We start by looking at some unusual buildings, creating some prelminary diagrams of the major building sysems. We then proceed to two assignments in structures and two in HVAC, wrapping up with the building analysis. Each assignment will produce a "deliverable" that will often be used by the rest of the class in subsequent assignments. We'll also be introducing you to Revit, the currently most important tool for Building Information Modeling (BIM). The Teams Because teamwork is so important in Architectural Engineering you'll be placed in teams for most of the projects. You're asked to provide your evaluation of your own and your teammate's work for each team assignment. That evaluation may affect individual grades. The Web Page Format In this course most of your work is to be presented on a web page. This may seem unusual in a course on Architectural Engineering. The reasons we ask it are multiple. Creating a web: requires you to organize your thoughts clearly. allows you to look at the work of your predecessors and learn from them (not the same as plagiarism if you give appropriate credit). develops a skill that is likely to be useful in your professional life. permits collaborative development of a unified product Updated: 9/16/10 File: Course Goals - Syllabus 1 Course Goals and Content - AE-390 Goals This is the first course to address Design and Analysis principles specific to Architectural Engineering. It develops system ideas and parameters through the project method using a series of increasingly complex assignments that build upon the prior work in the course. 9/22/2010
  2. 2. Course General Page 2 of 9 Course Outcomes The outcomes expected in this course, and on which you will be asked to evaluate the course at the end of the term are: I am able to determine and analyze the major systems in a building. I know the major structural systems and am able to select one appropriate for a particular building. I know the major HVAC systems and am able to select one appropriate for a particular building. I am able to present building systems analyses in an effective manner -orally, graphically and written. I am able to use web technology to research and present Architectural Engineering work. Topics: Building Systems Introduction Introduction to Building Systems concept Development of key A/E parameters Analysis techniques for building systems - Introduction Structural building systems Mechanical building systems Electrical building systems Computer Skills Use of the Internet for Research Use of the Internet for Presentation & Communication Data collection, analysis and presentation using CAD capabilities. Use of Excel for Complex Criteria Matrix Use of 3D CAD program for building design & presentation Use of simulation program for HVAC modeling. MainText Updated: 9/16/10 File: Reference - Syllabus 2 Reference Material - AE-390 Textbook The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design -4th Ed. - Allen, Edward and Iano, Joseph. - New York: John Wiley & Sons. Note that this book will be used for examining the different systems and will be a helpful resoource for you both in the class and beyond. References A Visual Dictionary of Architecture - Francis D.K. Ching ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals Textbooks from other courses Marks Mechanical Engineer's Handbook Time Saver Standards for Building Types Course Computer Tools 9/22/2010
  3. 3. Course General Page 3 of 9 Calculation Program Microsoft Excel Database Program Microsoft Access - You may use it instead of Excel to develop an architectural Program - primarily in the 2nd term. Drafting & WWW Programs BIM - Revit Architecture OR Bentley Architecture Drafting - AutoCad OR Bentley Microstation SketchUp Google pages (many students have found this helpful) Structure Programs SAP2000 or Staad Pro HVAC Programs Equest Updated: 9/16/10 File: Due Dates - Syllabus 3 Assignments & Due Dates - AE-390 Assignments: There will be at least three types of work - which may be combined; Research assignments where you are to research a particular set of questions regarding the system being studied Communication assignments where you are to create some form of communication to disseminate the information gathered in assignment types 1 and 2. Documentation assignments where you are to design and describe a particular building system or combination of building systems as you "see" them. There will also be short quizzes and in-class presentations of your results associated with some assignments Assignment Grades & Due Dates Will be determined as follows: Due Date Pct (Tu-Th Team Grading Term total Number Assignment Number2 Weight is one Size Pts Pts w/o day Final later 1 What is AE Design-I About 9/22 Wed 1 100 1 1 100 8% 1a Revit - BIM Tool 9/27 Mon 1 100 1 0.5 50 4% 2 Major Building 10/6 Wed 3 100 1 1 100 8% 10/18 3 Structural Diagrams 3 100 1 1 100 8% Mon 9/22/2010
  4. 4. Course General Page 4 of 9 10/25 4 Structural Selection 3 100 1 1.5 150 12% Mon 5 HVAC Systems Variety 11/1 Mon 3 100 1 1.5 150 12% 11/10 6 HVAC System Selection 3 100 1 2 200 16% Mon 7 Building Analysis 12/1 Wed 3 100 1 4 400 31% Attendance - We will note attendance. There will be a deduction of up to 20% for lack of consistent attendance. Teamwork evaluation for Each 5/Assign. 6 1 30 2% Team Assignment Total 1,280 100% Note that the number of attendances or other elements may be changed during the term as a result of the way the class develops. The total points will change in accordance. Assignment Submission Timing Submissions are due at the start of class unless otherwise noted in VistaBB. The files are to be complete and mounted on your choice of Web Server with the URL of the page(s) submitted to as defined in the submissions portion of this site or by EMail if that isn't working. For team projects each member of the team is to submit an evaluation in VistaBB using the teamwork assignment for that project. If you encounter difficulty of some sort please send an Email notifying us of the difficulty. Any Email must be dated at least an hour before on the the submission time. Updated: 9/19/10 File: Administrative - Syllabus 4 Administrative Information - AE-390 Schedule AE 390 - Fall AY2009-10 Mon-Wed 3:00-4:50 - Prof. Mitchell Tu-Thus 5:00-6:50 - Prof. Dasaro CAEE CadLab - Cat167 Instructors Assoc. Prof. James E. Mitchell , AIA Civil Architectural & Environmental Engineering Alumni Engineering Building 280-H (map) Drexel University 9/22/2010
  5. 5. Course General Page 5 of 9 Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215) 895-1374 EMail: Assoc. Prof. Lous DaSaro Civil Architectural & Environmental Engineering Alumni Engineering Labs Room 273-C Phone: 215.895.2346 Fax: 215.895.1363 E-Mail: Lectures May be given at the beginning or during some class meetings, with the duration varying. The majority of the work will be on individual and group projects with the professor addressing issues as needed by the project's progress. Prerequisites By Topic: Introductory Architectural Design Architectural Presentation Skills Introduction to Construction Materials History of Architecture Class Absence and Disabilities We will take regular attendance in this class. It will be used in case there is a problem with attendance by adjustment of the project grades. Students will be allowed up to two absences from class lectures with no excuse necessary. Anything beyond that must be excused in writing by the office of disabilities in accordance with their policies. Any student wishing to avail themselves of a disability accomodation must present the written document from the office of disabilities in advance. Academic Dishonesty The course will be conducted in accordance with the university policy on academic dishonesty. The separate statement in these course documents is given for emphasis and illustration. It is subordinate to the university policy. Plagiarism - See the statement on plagiarism. It could affect your grade markedly. Updated: 9/16/10 File: Term Grade - Syllabus 5 Term Grade - AE-390 Course Overall Grade From this page you should be able to calculate how you are doing in the course as well as understand the grading policies. While we reserve the right to change the criteria shown below as the term 9/22/2010
  6. 6. Course General Page 6 of 9 progresses in order to accommodate changes in schedule or unexpected assignment changes, we will make every effort to keep to the grading scheme shown below Grade Calculation The course overall grade will be determined on an absolute scale as indicated below. The total points achieved will be divided by the total possible points to determine the student's percent of possible. Extra credit points on some assignments will allow you to make up for difficulties elsewhere on that assignment. The maximum number of points for each assignment will always be one hundred. 9/22/2010
  7. 7. Course General Page 7 of 9 Percent of Total "Normal" Grade Term Points Possible >=98 A+ >=95 A >=90 A- >=87 B+ >=84 B >=80 B- >=77 C+ >=74 C >=70 C- >=65 D+ >=55 D 9/22/2010
  8. 8. Course General Page 8 of 9 <55 F Grading Qualifications We may change the scoring or the weighting during the term if we perceive difficulties or the schedule changes. I will announce any such changes in class. Late Work Unexecused late work will automatically receive a 10% point penalty with up to a 25% point penalty for work delayed without excuse more than a day. Work will not be accepted more than a week late. No work will be accepted after the due date for the last assignment. Changing a Grade In recognition of the possibility of grading error on our part we are always willing to discuss a grade. However we're much more likely to change a grade if the discussion occurs soon after the grade is received. Our policy is never to lower a grade, only to improve it in recognition of errors we made. For projects before the last one we will normally allow a resubmission within one week of the time the project grades are returned. You may receive up to 2/3 of the lost "normal" points. We will not accept resubmissions after the end of classes. Plagiarism The course will be conducted in accordance with the university policy on academic dishonesty. The separate statement in these course documents is given for emphasis and illustration. It is subordinate to the university policy. Plagiarism - See the statement on plagiarism. It could affect your grade markedly. Team Efforts Most projects will require the use of project teams. Team grades will be evaluated on the basis of the total team result. We'll use your teamwork evaluations to determine if there is a reason to change the grades of individual team members. Presentation Most assignments will be completed using a computer. Most drawings, tables, charts, written material and other results will be presented in computer output form. For this class almost all work will be presented using the World Wide Web (WWW). Students will be expected to translate their research into that medium for presentation. Estimated Abet Category Content Engineering Design - 4 Credits (100%) 9/22/2010
  9. 9. Course General Page 9 of 9 Updated: 9/16/10 Print Save to File 9/22/2010