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Spring 2017-2018
* 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 homework or "problem sets" are assigned. Throughout the term there will be 3-hour labs every other week. On the alternating week there are short labs or 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
42454 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W        Enrolled:0 Limit:120
42452 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M        Enrolled:0 Limit:12
42496 B02 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M        Enrolled:0 Limit:12
42453 B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:12
42455 B04 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:12
42459 B05 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:12
42497 B06 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:12
42456 B07 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:12
42457 B08 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:12
42458 B09 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm F        Enrolled:0 Limit:12
42498 B10 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm F        Enrolled:0 Limit:12
42499 B11 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M        Enrolled:0 Limit:12
42500 B12 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M        Enrolled:0 Limit:12
42501 B13 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:12
42502 B14 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:12