Intermediate StructuresCollege of Architecture
Intermediate Structures expands on the general principles and methods of analysis presented in Basic Structures and prepares students for Advanced Structures with both quantitative and qualitative approaches to structural principles. Coursework includes studies of steel, timber, and concrete and masonry structural systems, the evaluation of structural members in linear frame systems, and addresses building codes and industry standards (IBC, ACI, NDS, ASIC). The course will consider force and load transfer in systems and help students develop an intuitive understanding of how systems react to and resist loads. Students will evaluate a series of small, project-based, structural systems. Instructional methods include lecture, advanced digital media, video, in-class problem solving, demonstration models, and the investigation of historical precedents.