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Course Information: ARCH 2615
Department of Architecture, Cornell University


ARCH 2614/5614 Building Technology II: Structural Elements

Spring 2020

Jonathan Ochshorn

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Course outline

Course outline summary

TuesdayThursday
Jan 21 OverviewJan 23 Wood
Jan 28 WoodJan 30 Load combinations
Feb 4 WoodFeb 6 Wood
Feb 11 WoodFeb 13 Review
Feb 18 SteelFeb 20 Prelim 1 (wood)
Feb 25 February breakFeb 27 Steel
Mar 3 SteelMar 5 Steel
Mar 10 SteelMar 12 Review
Coronavirus break
Apr 7 Review/orientationApr 9 prelim 2 (steel)
Apr 14 Reinforced concreteApr 16 Reinforced concrete
Apr 21 Reinforced concreteApr 23 Reinforced concrete
Apr 28 Reinforced concreteApr 30 Review
May 5 Prelim 3 (reinf. conc.)May 7 Case Study
May 12 No class 
Final exam: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9 am

 

Course outline details

Week 1

Jan 21 Overview

Jan 23 Wood properties

Week 2

Jan 28 Wood systems

Jan 30 Load combinations

Week 3

Feb 4 Structural design of wood compression elements Assignment #1 issued

Feb 6 Structural design of wood beams (bending)

Week 4

Feb 11 Structural design of wood beams (shear and deflection) Assignment #1 due; Assignment #2 issued (not collected)

Feb 13 Review

Week 5

Feb 18 Steel properties and systems

Feb 20 Prelim 1 (wood)

Week 6

Feb 25 February break

Feb 27 Structural design of steel columns

Week 7

Mar 3 Structural design of steel tension elements Assignment #3 issued

Mar 5 Structural design of steel beams

Week 8

Mar 10 Structural design of steel beams (shear and deflection) Assignment #3 due; Assignment #4 issued (not collected)

Mar 12 Review

Classes canceled until after spring break: revised schedule below.

coronavirus

Week 12

Apr 7 Review (again) and orientation

Apr 9 Prelim 2 (steel)

Week 13

Apr 14 Reinforced concrete properties

Apr 16 Reinforced concrete systems

Week 14

April 21 Reinforced concrete (Structural design of columns) Assignment #5 issued

April 23 Reinforced concrete (Moment values and rectangular beams)

Week 15

April 28 Reinforced concrete (T beams) Assignment #5 due; Assignment #6 issued (not collected)

April 30 Review

Week 16

May 5 Prelim 3 (reinforced concrete)

May 7 Case Study (Milstein Hall)

Week 17

May 12 No class [last day to change from letter to S/U grade]

 

Exam week

Final exam: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9:00 am (confirmed here)