Terri Meyer Boake, BES, BArch, MArch, LEED AP
Professor School of Architecture University of Waterloo
email: tboake@uwaterloo.ca

 

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Arch 173:
Building Construction 2

Winter 2018:
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course outline

last updated January 12, 2018 9:52 AM

 

Course Description:

This is a study of the more advanced aspects of building construction, dealing with the intrinsic connection between conceptual design and technological aspects of a building’s structural materiality: reinforced concrete, precast and prestressed concrete, steel framing systems; building envelope: building science, curtain walls, window walls, glazing and roofing systems; fire protective design and the evolution of an industrialized method of designing and assembling buildings.

Students will
· keep a detailed sketchbook of examples and details addressed in class,
· complete five quizzes

· complete a series of in class details
· do a heat loss assignment
· complete an end of term major project in conjunction with Arch 113.

The term’s knowledge will focus on a major design project that requires the students to design and detail a steel structure. This term’s project will use the Steel Structures Education Foundation Competition, "LINKAGE". link.
Submissions will consist of (minimum requirements) a plan @ 1:50, a wall section @ 1:10 and a structural axonometric @ 1:25. Rendered Rhino images are required (in conjunction with Arch 113 requirements). For more detailed requirements, please refer to the project outline.

The quizzes are open notebook. You may hand write notes into your sketchbook.

Teaching Assistant: Amanda Parkinson

Log-in to LEARN: here


 

 

Schedule of Classes: Tuesdays, 10:00am to 1:00pm, Main Lecture Theatre, Cambridge

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1 pm to 2 pm

IF ATTENDANCE IS STELLAR, POWERPOINTS AND SLIDE PRESENTATIONS WILL BE POSTED. IF ATTENDANCE SLIPS, THEY WILL NOT BE POSTED.

NOTE: USE OF LAPTOPS IS NOT PERMITTED IN THIS CLASS. PLEASE TAKE NOTES IN YOUR SKETCHBOOKS. THESE WILL BE PERMITTED FOR USE IN QUIZZES.

1

Jan 9

MODERN STEEL FRAMING SYSTEMS
An examination of current steel framing design, systems, detailing and case studies.

READ:
Allen: Chapter 11: Steel Frame Construction
Course Notes: Steel
images/course_pdf/172-ch5.pdf

Allen: Chapter 12: Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction

look at resources in the industry:
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction: http://www.cisc-icca.ca/
American Institute of Steel Construction: http://www.aisc.org/
Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute: http://www.cssbi.ca/

WORK FROM THIS LECTURE WILL FEED INTO PROJECT REQUIREMENTS FOR ARCH 113!

Here are some of my websites to assist with steel connection design:

Steel: Fun is in the Details
SSEF1/

Steel Image Gallery:
steel.html

AESS Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/aess4u


2

Jan 16

MODERN REINFORCED CONCRETE:
An examination of reinforced concrete construction practices, available systems, detailing and case studies.

READ:
Allen: Chapter 14: Sitecast Concrete Framing Systems

Timeline of Concrete Construction: link

3

Jan 23

Quiz #1: Steel 5%

Please note that Quizzes will be open notebook and normally given at the beginning of class. If you are late for class, you will suffer less time for your Quiz as it will need to be submitted with those of the rest of the class. Be sure to read Allen's chapter on Steel that was assigned from Arch 172. I would also suggest looking back at your notes from that class. The presentation is still posted on the course page from last term.

ROOFING SYSTEMS:
An in depth investigation of flat and pitched roofing systems; BUR, inverted roofs; decision making regarding system choices; building failures.

READ:
Allen: Chapter 16: Roofing
Canadian Wood Frame House Construction: p. 153-170
Course notes: Roofing
images/course_pdf/172-ch7.pdf

http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/insights/bsi083-mea-culpa-roofs/

http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/digests/bsd-102-understanding-attic-ventilation

4

Jan 30

Quiz #2: Modern Reinforced Concrete 5%

SOLID WOOD
A look into heavy timber systems including glue laminated timber, heavy sawn timber, post and beam construction, and CLT (Cross laminated timber). 

THE RESIDENTIAL PROJECT:
Building and fire code issues as they apply to housing.

BARRIER FREE DESIGN:
It is a legal requirement that we design for barrier free in all public buildings, no matter how large or small. This includes interior and exterior requirements.

https://www.constructioncanada.net/a-practical-guide-to-barrier-free-washrooms/

City of Toronto Guide for Barrier Free Design

5

Feb 6

FOUNDATION SYSTEMS FOR LARGE BUILDINGS:
In depth look at the use of piles and caissons for mid to high rise building types.

READ:
Fundamentals of Building Construction:
Chapter 2: Foundations (portion on deep foundations) 

6

Feb 13

Quiz #3: Foundation Systems for Large Buildings 5%

ADVANCED BUILDING SCIENCE:
Heat loss, Air Barriers and specific envelope detailing

READ:
Canadian Wood Frame House Construction: p. 198-215
Course notes: Building Science
images/course_pdf/172-ch3.pdf
Vapour barriers link
Understanding Air Barriers link
Building Science . com website - a fantastic resource!!

The powerpoint from Henry Bakor is in your LEARN site. Not possible post online as not mine.

HAND OUT: R-Value Assignment 5%
link to detailed requirements for r-value assignment

8

Feb 20

No class - Reading Week

7

Feb 27

PRECAST AND PRESTRESSED CONCRETE:
An examination of construction practices, case studies and the design and detailing of precast and prestressed systems.

READ:
Allen:
Chapter 15: Precast Concrete Framing Systems
Chapter 20: Cladding With Masonry and Concrete
look at resources in the industry:
http://www.pci.org/
 

9

Mar 6

R-Value Assignment Due 5%

FIRE PROTECTIVE DESIGN: The Codes and Authorities Having Jurisdiction
A discussion regarding life and fire safety in building design and the ramifications of the Building Code on Architectural Design choices and practice.

READ:
Allen: Chapters 22, 23 and 24: Interiors and Finishes
Course notes: Residential Standards and Fire Protective Design
images/course_pdf/172-ch9.pdf
images/course_pdf/172-ch8.pdf
Canadian Wood Frame House Construction: p. 216-222

Quiz #3: TAKE HOME TEST! DETAILS

Article on how to manage smoke in open atrium spaces, helpful for open concept libraries.
http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/ctu-sc/ctu_sc_n47

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/02/21/im-getting-burned-slaying-the-beast-that-was-the-badminton-and-racquet-club-fire.html

10

Mar 13

Terri Away. RJVP is using this slot for Arch 143.

11

Mar 20

GLASS, GLAZING, WINDOWS AND CURTAIN WALL
An in depth investigation of the properties and detailing of the materials and systems.

READ:
Allen: Chapter 17: Glass & Glazing
Chapter 18: Windows and Doors
Canadian Wood Frame House Construction: p. 191-204
Allen: Chapter 19: Designing Cladding Systems
Chapter 21: Cladding With Metal and Glass

ADDITIONAL READING:
http://www2.buildinggreen.com/blogs/window-performance-magic-low-e-coatings
http://www.efficientwindows.org/lowe.cfm
http://www.glassguides.com/index.php/archives/2677

Window selection tool (scroll to the bottom for some Canadian cities): http://www.efficientwindows.org/selection.cfm

You need to figure out how to log into Building Green Suite. This is an amazing resource that we subscribe to and has valuable information for 125, 173, 226 and other courses. We have a subscription to this through our library. Just go the the Research Databases page http://journal-indexes.uwaterloo.ca/ and click on the letter B or look under "Architecture" and choose Building Green Suite. Remember to login to the library site https://login.proxy.lib.uwaterloo.ca/login first if working outside of the School building to access the full database.

I want you to find this article on Building Green Suite and read it please. It covers many aspects of window selection that are not covered at all in Allen. It is called "Choosing Windows: Looking Through the Options". I suspect you need to actually log in to make this link work. http://www.buildinggreen.com.proxy.lib.uwaterloo.ca/auth/article.cfm/2011/1/27/Choosing-Windows-Looking-Through-the-Options/

12

Mar 27

Quiz #5: Fire Protective Design and the Codes 10% - due

THE TECTONICS OF THE DOUBLE SKIN:
A detailed discussion using numerous case studies of double façade envelope design, highlighting buffer, extract air, twin face and hybrid systems.

READ:
https://www.academia.edu/4812685/Hot_Climate_Double_Facades_Avoiding_Solar_Gain

https://www.academia.edu/3437915/The_Tectonics_of_the_Double_Skin_Hi-tech_or_Hi-jinx

https://www.academia.edu/4621345/Tectonics_of_the_Double_Skin_North_American_Case_Studies

13

Apr 3

Q&A REGARDING FINAL TERM PROJECT

THE ARCHITECTURE OF ASSEMBLY:
A study of the impact of industrialized building processes on architectural design strategies.

READ:
Course notes: Architecture of Assembly
images/course_pdf/172-ch10.pdf

50 Architects You Should Know: Mies, Neutra, Pei, Rogers, Meier, Foster, Gehry, Nouvel

PLEASE NOTE: Sketchbooks are to be handed in at the end of class to Jamie. They will be graded and returned to you shortly so that you have them back for the final project.

Apr 24

FINAL PROJECT INFORMATION link
Final Project due at 11:59 pm via LEARN

 


Reference Texts and other Materials:

CMHC. Canadian Wood Frame House Construction. (from previous term)

Allen, Edward. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods. Current edition.
If you are using an older Edition, please refer to the chapter titles (rather than numbers) and read the appropriate sections. Honestly, whatever you can get your hands on will do.

Recommended:

Understanding Steel Design: An Architectural Design Manual. by Terri Meyer Boake. Birkhauser 2012.

Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel Design. by Terri Meyer Boake. Birkhauser 2015.

Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Guide for Specifying AESS. by Terri Meyer Boake.
(download free PDF).

Evaluation:

The final term grade will consist of an average of submitted work as follows, however, FAILURE TO ACHIEVE A PASSING GRADE IN THE TERM PROJECT WILL CONSTITUTE FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

Late Penalties:
Projects or assignments submitted after the due date or due time will be penalized 5% per calendar day of lateness, with no maximum.

QUIZZES: 25% - 3 tests @ 5% and one @ 10%

SKETCHBOOK: 10% You are required to keep a sketchbook/notebook for this class. The sketchbook will be able to be used during the quizzes for reference. It will be graded /10 for evidence of class attendance and /10 for completeness/coherence of said notes, sketches of in class details. If you miss a class, you lose both the mark for attendance as well as the potential mark for the quality of those notes.

HEAT LOSS / R-value: 5%

FINAL DESIGN: 60% a set of drawings (minimum requirements)
large scale wall section @1:10
structural axonometric @ 1:25
floor plans @ 1:50
details - scale as appropriate
perspective view -- these drawings are all part of your Arch 113 final assignment.
(please note that the "scales" for the drawings are nominal and infer how much detail should be included - as you are drawing digitally, you will need to include a graphic scale on your boards and size them to suit your overall layout).

 

Avoidance of Academic Offenses

Academic Integrity: To create and promote a culture of academic integrity, the behaviour of all members of the University of Waterloo is based on honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. [Check www.uwaterloo.ca/academicintegrity/for more information.]

Grievance:
 A student who believes that a decision affecting some aspect of his/her university life has been unfair or unreasonable may have grounds for initiating a grievance. Read Policy 70 - Student Petitions and Grievances, Section 4, http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infosec/Policies/policy70.htm

Discipline:
A student is expected to know what constitutes academic integrity, to avoid committing academic offenses, and to take responsibility for his/her actions. A student who is unsure whether an action constitutes an offense, or who needs help in learning how to avoid offenses (e.g., plagiarism, cheating) or about “rules” for group work/collaboration should seek guidance from the course professor, academic advisor, or the Undergraduate Associate Dean. When misconduct has been found to have occurred, disciplinary penalties will be imposed under Policy 71 – Student Discipline. For information on categories of offenses and types of penalties, students should refer to Policy 71 - Student Discipline, http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infosec/Policies/policy71.htm

Appeals:
A student may appeal the finding and/or penalty in a decision made under Policy 70 - Student Petitions and Grievances (other than regarding a petition) or Policy 71 - Student Discipline if a ground for an appeal can be established. Read Policy 72 - Student Appeals, http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infosec/Policies/policy72.htm

Note for students with disabilities: The Office for Persons with Disabilities (OPD), located in Needles Hall, Room 1132, collaborates with all academic departments to arrange appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities without compromising the academic integrity of the curriculum. If you require academic accommodations to lessen the impact of your disability, please register with the OPD at the beginning of each academic term. Once registered with OPD, please meet with me in confidence during my office hours to discuss your needs.

 

last updated January 12, 2018 9:52 AM