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Structural Technology for Practicing and Intern Architects

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of the structural technology topics that every architect should be aware of. It also helps intern architects prepare for the structural portions of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE5.0) offered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). This course reviews the necessary knowledge on structural theory and behavior of different building components in steel, concrete, and wood, and structural framing layout. The class meets on Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19, 2019.

Saturday, May 18, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 19, 8:00 am –5:00 pm

Who Should Attend:

Practicing Architects: Course provides a solid review of architectural structures to help them with more feasible designs and better communicate with the engineering team.

Intern Architects: This course prepares participants for successful completion of the structural sections of the Project Planning and Design (PPD) and Project Development and
Documentation (PDD) divisions of the ARE.

Class Agenda: 

1. Structural Theory
o Geometric Properties of Areas
o Basic Structural Analysis of Beams, Frames, and
Trusses
2. Steel Structures
o Introduction to Steel Structures
o Behavior of Structural Steel Under Loads
o Different Steel Section Designations
o Structural Framing and Load Flow in Building
Structures
o Steel Beams and Open Web Joists
o Steel Compression and Tension Members
o Steel Connections
3. Concrete Structures
o Introduction to Reinforced Concrete Design
o Concrete Technology
o Reinforced Concrete Beams and Slabs
o Reinforced Concrete Construction Systems
o Reinforced Concrete Columns
o Soils and Foundations
4. Wood Structures
o Introduction to Wood Design
o Wood Beams and Joists
o Wood Columns
5. Long-Span Systems
o Space Frames
o Arches
o Domes
o Folded Plates
6. Structural Framing Layout

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