AE-210 - Spring AY2005-2006
Lecture: Mon-Wed 11:00-11:50PM
Lab: Thursday 2-3:50PM - Location Varies - Some are in CAT-167, the CAEE Cad-Lab.
Assoc. Prof. James E. Mitchell , AIA
Civil Architectural & Environmental Engineering
Alumni Engineering Building 280-H (map)
Philadelphia, PA 19104
http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~mitcheje/index.shtml - My schedule is linked from this website
An overview of Architectural Engineering for students entering the major. Introduces all the major systems in a building and the organization of the construction industry, with emphasis on the design sequence. Students will work on projects, make site visits and document their understanding of Architectural Engineering.
Students who complete AE 210 successfully will be able to:
PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC:
TOPICS: BUILDING SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
Program To use
|Web site creation||FrontPage (or MS Word if you desire)|
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There will be at least three types of assignments.
COURSE ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS
The twice-weekly lectures will involve presentations by visiting professionals, class activities, discussions and quizzes. Attendance and participation are important both for your understanding of the course and your grade.
The weekly labs are intended to give you direct experience of the field. They will involve numerous visits to sites outside the classroom. It is important to check before the class where the next meeting will occur because many meeting will begin at the site. Documenting your experience through the weekly entries is equally important.
Will be determined approximately as follows:
Plagiarism - See my statement on plagiarism. It could affect your grade markedly.
See the Grading Page and Assignments Page for more details on the specific projects and grade calculations.
Some projects will require the use of project teams. Team grades will be evaluated on the basis of the total team result with a component reflecting the individual efforts of the team members.
Most assignments will be completed using a computer. Most drawings, tables, charts, written material and other results will be presented in computer output form. For this class almost all work will be presented using the World Wide Web (WWW). Students will be expected to translate their research into that medium for presentation.
ESTIMATED ABET CATEGORY CONTENT: