Professor: Ivan Markov
Partners: Pelin Akman + Tyler Arciszewski + Briana McLoughlin + Sara Neyman
"This course builds on the material presented in Structures 1, with an emphasis on the analysis and design of structures compressed primarily of steel and site cast and pre-cast concrete, with an overview of load-bearing masonry and advanced systems. The theoretical concepts covered in the introduction course form the conceptual basis for work in Structures 2, with relevant new concepts/techniques covered. Innovative, non-normative structural systems are investigated and discussed. Analysis and design will proceed using primarily computer-aided techniques. The course approach will involve in-class presentations, homework and project work, computer lab, field trips, and case studies. WebCT will be used to expand the student’s access to course materials and allow for a measure of distance learning. Sustainability: The following notions are introduced as important attributes of sustainable structures and construction: structural robustness, and programmatic flexibility. (Design optimization approaches are introduced and explored as avenues to accomplish more optimum design conditions under increasingly strict design constraints.)"