ACH 122 F2011 syllabus


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ACH 122 F2011 syllabus

  1. 1. ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALS and METHODS II - ACH 122___Anne Arundel Community College Department of Architecture and Interior Design Fall 2011 Section 400 Tuesday / Thursday 5:30 – 7:30Instructor: Professor Richard LuxenburgOffice: CALT - 328Office Hours: Tuesday / Thursday 2:30 – 5:30Telephone: 410. 777 - 2376e-mail address: rjluxenburg@ aacc.eduWeb Sites : & INFORMATIONThis course is a continuation of the study of materials and construction methods usedin the erection of commercial buildings. Emphasis is on the evaluation and research of commonlyused structural systems / architectural cladding systems and detailing of commercial construction.Learning Objectives:a. Identify various structural systems available for commercial construction.b. Identify various cladding systems available for commercial construction.c.. Analyze and develop architectural construction details.d. Identify zoning, building and fire code impact on building design and material selection.Textbooks and Drawing Equipment:Required: Building Construction Illustrated (any edition) Francis Ching John Wiley and Sons, Inc.Recommended: Fundamentals of Construction Materials & Methods Edward Allen John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Architects’ Studio Companion (any edition) Edward Allen, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.Note: In addition to the Slide Share website all lectures are posted on the “X” drive.Students will use the same drafting and model building equipment from Design I and Materials and Methods IClasses i.e. lead holders, scale, triangles, exacto knife and other model building equipment etc. 1
  2. 2. GRADING GUIDELINES • Class attendance/participation/HFH volunteer: 20% • Assignments & Projects: 30% • Tests 30% • Final Exam 20% 100%WEEKLY COURSE SCHEDULE ASSIGNMENTSWeek 1 MAKING BUILDINGSAug. 23 Design Considerations and the Building Codes, Read the Syllabus and sign Con Docs and Specifications the Academic Integrity PolicyWeek 2 Overview of Building Process Writing Specs Assign. IssuedAug. 30 SPECIFICATION WRITING Fire Related PropertiesWeek 3 FOUNDATIONSSept. 6 Deep vs. Shallow Foundations Wall Section Assign. Issued Types and Techniques Video 1: CalTran BuildingWeek 4 HEAVY TIMBER / TYPE 4 CONST.Sept. 13 POST & BEAM CONSTRUCTION H.T. Assignment Issued Engineered Lumber & SIPS Detailing Heavy Timber Video 2: CalTran BuildingWeek 5 MASONRYSept. 20 Brick, CMU and Stone Masonry Assignment Issued MASONRY CLADDING and DETAILINGWeek 6 CONCRETE: Site & Precast Exam #1Sept. 27 Types & Finishes Details and Techniques Video 3Week 7 STEEL & LIGHT GAUGE STEEL FRAMING Wood Pavilion Project DueOct. 04 Fabrication and Erection Sizing Shaping and Connecting Open Web Steel Truss Steel Video 4Week 8 CURTAIN WALLS “Concrete Clock” issuedOct. 11 Glass and Glazing Metal Curtain Walls 2
  3. 3. Week 9 CLADDING SYSTEMSOct. 18 Dimensioned Stone Curtain Walls Cementious Materials & Curtain walls Wall Section DueWeek 10 MOVEMENTJOINTS IN BUILDINGSOct. 25 Detailing the Building’s Skin Allowing Movement & Construction DetailingWeek 11 ROOFING Exam #2Nov. 01 Materials and Systems Detailing Evaluating Systems, Types and MaterialWeek 12 COMMERICAL FINISHES Concrete Clock DueNov. 08 Walls, Ceilings and FloorsWeek 13 COMPARATIVE BUILDING SYSTEMS New Construction Materials, Techniques & Systems Student ReportsNov. 15 Review for Final ExamWeek 14 LEED and Building “Green”Nov. 22 Beyond The Carbon FootprintWeek 15 ALTERNATIVE BUILDING SYSTEMSNov. 27 New Construction Materials, Techniques & Systems Student Reports Tensile StructuresFINAL EXAM : Tuesday December 6th at 5:30 – 6:45 Department PoliciesAll students are expected to view the Department Policies as part of this course syllabus. These policies have been carefullydeveloped over time to ensure your success in our program and apply to all courses in the department. Each student shouldcarefully read through these policies. To verify your understanding of these policies, each student is required to sign and submitthe Student Verification of Course Syllabus and Department Policies form for this course. To review the DepartmentPolicies, please visit The instructor reserves the right to change this schedule! And probably will! 3