SYLLABUS - AE DESIGN-II AY2007-2
AE Design-II

SCHEDULE

AE 391 - Winter AY2006-7
Tu-Th 4-5:50 PM
Korman Computer Center Classrooms

INSTRUCTORS

Prof. Louis A. DaSaro
EMail: louis.a.dasaro@drexel.edu
Office: Alumni Engineering 273C
Phone: 215-895-2346

Grader for the course:
Mr. Bryan Crawford
EMail: bec26@drexel.edu

GOALS

This is the second course to address design and analysis principles specific to Architectural Engineering. It continues the development of systems ideas and parameters through the case-study method. The focus is on Structural and HVAC design and systems integration into a complete building.

PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC:

OUTCOMES:

The course outcomes are that students will

  1. Be able to determine and analyze the major systems in a building.
  2. Know the major structural systems and am able to design one appropriate for a particular building.
  3. Know the major HVAC systems and am able to design one appropriate for a particular building.
  4. Be able to present building systems analyses in an effective manner -orally, graphically and written.
  5. Be able to use web technology to research and present Architectural Engineering work.

TOPICS: BUILDING SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

Continuation of Building Systems concepts

COMPUTER SKILLS

Assignments:

There will be at least three types of work - which may be combined;

COURSE TOOLS

Calculation Program

Database Program

Drafting & WWW Programs

Structure Programs

HVAC Programs

TEXTBOOK/Reference

The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design -2nd Ed. - Allen, Edward and Iano, Joseph. - New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Note that this book will be used for examining the different systems and will be a helpful resource for you both in the class and beyond.
(Link to electronic version thanks to Justin Unger)

REFERENCES

COURSE ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS

LECTURES

May be given at the beginning or during some class meetings, with the duration varying. The majority of the work will be on individual and group projects with the professor addressing issues as needed by the project's progress.

GRADES

See the Grading Page and Schedule page for more details on the specific projects and grade calculations.

TEAM EFFORTS

Most projects will be addressed by student teams of varying size. The teams may be different on each project.

Team grades will be evaluated on the basis of the total team result. Only in exceptional cases will individual team members be graded differently.

PRESENTATION

All assignments will be completed using the computer. All drawings, tables, charts, written material and other results will be presented in computer output form. For this class almost much 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:

Engineering Design - 4 Credits (100%)

Updated: 12/27/07