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Thermal aspects of a building
2Outside environment and human needsHomework 1 assigned
3Heat flowDesign project: building selection
4Air flow

Homework 1 due

Homework 2 assigned

5Humid air
6Thermal comfort and insulationHomework 2 due
7Condensation and moistureHomework 3 assigned
8Climate-responsive design
9Passive controls, thermal balanceHomework 3 due
10Forms of energy and active heating/cooling
Lighting aspects of a building
11Physics of light, photometry

Design project: thermal balance report due

Homework 4 assigned

12Vision and colors, visual comfortHomework 4 due
In-class quiz: thermal aspects, lighting
13Designing with natural light
14Electric lightingHomework 5 assigned
Acoustic aspects of a building
15Sound and hearing
16Noise insulation

Homework 5 due

Homework 6 assigned

17Room acousticsHomework 6 due
Construction methods
18Construction principles, foundations
19MasonryDesign project: lighting and acoustics report due
20ConcreteHomework 7 assigned
22SteelHomework 7 due
In-class quiz: acoustics, construction
23Building elements: walls, openings, floors, roofs
24Integration of all aspects of building technology (class discussion)Design project: relocated building report due


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