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materials + assembly

Carnegie Mellon University

Second Year | Spring 2017

Professor: Gerard Damiani

Goal:

This course introduces and examines the fundamentals between design intent and construction materials, the science of materials (performance) and their assemblies. It also introduces a basic understanding, selection, design, preliminary sizing and methodology of construction systems organized by the 16 divisions of construction, as defined by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) as well as and introduction to the International Building Code (IBC) with special attention given to fire protection, types of construction, and means of egress.

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project 1: ASSEMBLY SEQUENCE AND MATERIAL STUDY

Assembly Sequence Page 1
Assembly Sequence Page 2

PROJECT 2: MEANS OF EGRESS AND CODE REVIEW

The Brazilian Pavilion: Oscar Niemeyer (1939)

Means of Egress Page 1
Means of Egress Page 2
Means of Egress Page 3
Means of Egress Page 4
Means of Egress Page 5

PROJECT 3: WOOD FRAMING

Casa el Vigilante: RUIZSOLAR Arquitectos (2015)

Wood Framing Page 1
Wood Framing Page 2
Wood Framing Page 3

PROJECT 4: URBAN INCUBATOR + STIMULATOR

MEANS OF EGRESS AND CODE REVIEW

Means of Egress Page 1
Means of Egress Page 2
Means of Egress Page 3
Material Systems Page 1
Material Systems Page 2