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Spring 2015-2016
* CEE 262B / ARC 262B / EGR 262B / URB 262B (STL)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Structures and the Urban Environment

Maria E. Garlock

This course focuses on structural engineering as a new art form begun during the Industrial Revolution and flourishing today in long-span bridges, thin shell concrete vaults, and tall buildings. Through laboratory experiments students study the scientific basis for structural performance and thereby connect external forms to the internal forces in the major works of structural engineers. Students examine contemporary exemplars that are essential to the understanding of 21st century structuring of cities with illustrations taken from various cities in the U.S. and abroad.

Sample reading list:
Billington (paperback), The Tower and the Bridge: New Art Structure Engineering
Billington, The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy
Garlock, Billington, Felix Candela: Engineer, Builder, Structural Artist

Reading/Writing assignments:
Six structural calculation homeworks are assigned. Throughout the term there will be 3-hour labs every other week. On the alternating week there is discussion on the lectures, readings, and the structural calculations.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Lab Reports - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 5%
Problem set(s) - 15%

Equivalent Courses:
CEE 262B, CEE 262A are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41162 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   Thomas Laboratory   003   Enrolled:89 Limit:168
41160 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Engineering Quad E-Wing   E311   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
41166 B02 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M        Enrolled:11 Limit:13
41161 B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Engineering Quad E-Wing   E311   Enrolled:9 Limit:11
41163 B04 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T        Enrolled:8 Limit:12
44415 B06 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Engineering Quad E-Wing   E311   Enrolled:13 Limit:13 Closed
43126 B07 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M   Engineering Quad E-Wing   E311   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
43127 B08 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M        Enrolled:12 Limit:13
43128 B09 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W   Engineering Quad E-Wing   E311   Enrolled:13 Limit:14