Building Construction

Contemporary building materials and components are introduced through an investigation of construction assemblies and details. Design concepts and their translation into construction will be examined in two parts. Part I addresses wood framing strategies, principles of cladding, detailing philosophy, material properties of various roofs, windows, doors, and interior finishes. Part II explores small-scale steel framing, concrete and glass block masonry, brick cavity wall, stone veneer, glass and metal cladding assemblies.