The Science of Buildings

The Science of Buildings relates to architectural design considerations that are reviewed relative to the structure and natural elements (forces and influences).  Science related to design must consider the good and bad things about materials, structural type and the site of the building.

 


 

Proposal Text:

Science

        Science of building materials: Review building materials and their intended use.  Reasons for material selection, governing factors, alternatives for each material, review of basic materials used in the building process;

        Structural effects: review of basic engineering concepts relative to building design and construction. Tension versus compression, loading, static and live load forces, human factors;

 

Structural Analysis,  ArcSpace.Com

 

        Climatic effects: review the effects of climate, location, solar influence (uses and drawbacks), wind, rain, rain screen principles, snow (live and dead load) and changes through the seasons.

 

 

Please click on this link to view the text version of this section. Images have been deleted from the text file due to the expanse of memory required to support them. Please load the Adobe Acrobat file for the complete text including images.

Science of Buildings

Please click on this link below to open an Adobe PDF file of this section.

Science of Buildings PDF