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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 4.461 (Fall 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Building Technology I: Materials and Construction 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Architecture 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. John Fernandez 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 4.461 Building Technology I: Materials and Construction



    Fall 2004




    Course Highlights


    This course features a complete set of lecture notes and a unique interactive learning tool that explains structures and structural forces.


    Course Description


    This course offers an introduction to the history, theory, and construction of basic structural systems as well as an introduction to energy issues in buildings. It emphasizes basic systematic and elemental behavior, principles of structural behavior, and analysis of individual structural elements and strategies for load carrying. The course also introduces fundamental energy topics including thermodynamics, psychrometrics, and comfort. It is a required class for M. Arch. students.


    Technical Requirements


    Java® plug-in software is required to run the Java® files found on this course site.

     

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