4.463
Building Structural Systems II

Prerequisites: 
4.462 or 4.440, or permission of instructor
Required of: 
MArch

Addresses advanced structures, exterior envelopes, and contemporary production technologies. Continues the exploration of structural elements and systems, expanding to include more complex determinate, indeterminate, long-span, and high-rise systems, and a range of structural materials including reinforced concrete, steel, and engineered-wood. The contemporary exterior envelope is discussed with an emphasis on the classification of systems, their performance attributes, climate-based design criteria, and advanced manufacturing technologies. State-of-the-art computational methods and tools are introduced and utilized for both structural and envelope design.