- AE DESIGN-II AY2006-2
AE 391 - Summer AY2007-8
Tu-Th 4-5:50 PM
CadLab - CAT-167
Prof. Steven Gatschet , AIA
Grader for both sections of the course:
Mr. Bryan Crawford -AE Graduate
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:
- AE-390 - Architectural Systems Engineering Basics
- Architectural Presentation Skills
- CivE-370 or CivE-300
- History of Architecture
- HVAC Design
The course outcomes are that students will
- Be able to determine and analyze the major systems in a building.
- Know the major structural systems and am able to design one appropriate for a particular building.
- Know the major HVAC systems and am able to design one appropriate for a particular building.
- Be able to present building systems analyses in an effective manner -orally, graphically and written.
- Be able to use web technology to research and present Architectural Engineering work.
TOPICS: BUILDING SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
Continuation of Building Systems concepts
- Structural Design
- HVAC System Design Basics
- Architectural Program Development
- Complete Building Systems Design
- Excel Spreadsheet
- Professional Level HVAC & Structural Analysis Programs
- Use of the Internet for Research
- Use of the Internet for Presentation & Communication
- Data collection, analysis and presentation using CAD capabilities.
- Microsoft Access for Architectural Programming (optional)
There will be at least three types of work - which may be combined;
- Research assignments where you are to research a particular set of questions
regarding the system being studied
- Communication assignments where you are to create some form of communication
to disseminate the information gathered in assignment types 1 and 2.
- Documentation assignments where you are to design and describe a particular
building system or combination of building systems as you "see"
- Microsoft Access - You may use it instead of Excel to develop an architectural
Drafting & WWW Programs
- Google Sketchup
- Canvas 7- For Diagrams and image editing (on Cad-Lab computers)
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)
- ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals
- Textbooks from other courses
- Marks Mechanical Engineer's Handbook
- Time Saver Standards for Building Types
COURSE ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS
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.
- Will be determined approximately as follows:
- Attendance and Class Participation: Up to 40% deduction if participation
- Projects and homework - 100%. There may be grading on intermediate work
during an assignment as well as the final product.
- Each student will be assigned a grade for each case study or homework assignment.
- There will be no final examination.
- The final project will be presented either during the last week of class
or during exam week as determined by a class vote at the beginning of the
See the Grading Page and Schedule
page for more details on the specific projects and grade calculations.
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.
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
ESTIMATED ABET CATEGORY CONTENT:
Engineering Design - 4 Credits (100%)