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.
· 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;
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· 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.
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