4.440J / 1.056J / 4.462
Introduction to Structural Design

Prerequisites: 
UG: 18.02; G: Permission of instructor
Enrollment: 
UG: 4.440, G: 4.462
Required of: 
BSA (4.440), MArch (4.462); Restr. elective Arch minor (4.440)

Introduces the design and behavior of large-scale structures and structural materials. Emphasizes the development of structural form and the principles of structural design. Presents design methods for timber, masonry, concrete and steel applied to long-span roof systems, bridges, and high-rise buildings. Includes environmental assessment of structural systems and materials. In laboratory sessions, students solve structural problems by building and testing simple models.

Graduate and undergraduate students have separate lab sections.