SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING & DESIGN
Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia (MASSA)Research UnitBachelor of Science (Honours) (Architecture)
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION 2 [ARC 2513]Credit hours: 3Prerequisite: BUILDING CONSTRUCTION 1 (ARC 1223)
Lecturer: ANANTHAN & SIVA
The subject aims to introduce structures as architecture by developing an understandingof the structural systems in construction technology in a unique way in relation tohistorical and innovative buildings. Solid, skeletal and surface construction systems arediscussed and analyzed in terms of load and forces in a general term.Projects based on topics covered during lectures provide students with the opportunity toapply knowledge gained as well as to further enhance their understanding of the topics.
To develop an understanding of the structural systems in construction and itsapplication in the building industry.
To identify and apply knowledge of load and forces in analyzing structuralpossibilities in the structural systems as part of the construction process
Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to:]
1. Identify basic structural systems in construction.2. Recognize the implication of construction systems in design.3. Compare solid, skeletal and surface construction systems.4. Apply construction systems in design.5. Differentiate solid, skeletal and surface construction systems in terms of loads andforces acting on its structural elements.6. Analyze the issues of strength, stiffness and stability of structures including modes of structural systems, forces, stress and strain and laws of static.
Modes of Delivery
This is a 3 credit hour subject held over 14 weeks. The mode of delivery will be in theform of lecture, tutorial and independent research
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