1.563 Structural Design Project II


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Students work in teams to design a tall building, emphasizing the design of vertical load systems, lateral load systems, and floor systems. Uses studies of precedent buildings and metrics of structural performance including material efficiency and embodied carbon to evaluate multiple design concepts. Simplified calculation methods are validated with advanced numerical simulations. Formal presentations will be used to improve oral and visual communication.

This class has no prerequisites.

1.563 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by J. Ochsendorf.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Fridays in 1-246.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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