This unit focuses on the structural principles of elements used in building design. It covers structural mechanics and material properties, as they apply to elements in compression and tension, and in beams and trusses found in typical buildings. Graphical statics and numerical solutions are used to analyse structures. Both planar and frame construction is considered in relation to dead loads, live loads and wind forces. The emphasis is on learning by making, testing and student reflection. Timber framing in small buildings is used to explore structural concepts. Parts are made and tested at full scale and a small building is constructed complying with appropriate Australian standards.
|Unit name||Building Technology in Design 1: Introduction to Structures|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Architecture & Design|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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One hour lecture per week (12 weeks).
Three assignments weighted at 20%, 40% and 40%.
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