Instructor: Mari Michael Glassell


Construction I



COURSE INFO ANNOUNCEMENTS

Course Syllabus

Wiki Help

Student Handbook

University Catalog


ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS

Jennifer Lopez, Section 701

Johan Venter, Section 702

Kevin Boutte, Section 703

Marc Anderson, Section 704


IMAGES

P01 BRIDGE!

P04 CAST!


LINKS

Charlie O'Geen | Deconstruction of 12527 Klinger Street

Tacoma Narrows Bridge!

New School of Architecture + Design / Failure By Design

Sunrise: London Skyscraper Melts CAR


INSTAGRAM TUTORIALS

How to Install and Register

How to Post Pictures

    


/ WEEKLY SKETCHBOOKS ASSIGNMENT Due Wednesday 04.12.13

Revisit Old Sketches

_You can redo or edit up to 11 sketches.

_Please mark Clearly which ones were edited.

- Jennifer Lopez


/ WEEKLY SKETCHBOOKS ASSIGNMENT Due Wednesday 17.11.13

General Sketches (G41-G45)_5 technical drawings of light gauge steel assemblies.

Precedent Sketches (P25-P27)_3 precedents of anything covered.

Studio/Concept Sketches (S25-S27)_3 conceptual sketches of your project 05 assembly.

- Marc Anderson


/ REMINDER: EXAM 02 will be on THURSDAY, NOV 21, 2013 from 3:30-5:00


/ WEEKLY SKETCHBOOKS ASSIGNMENT Due Wednesday 13.11.13

General Sketches (G36-G40)_5 Technical Drawings of concrete assemblies, either floor or roof. Pay attention to details.

Precedent Sketches (P22-P24)_3 precedents of light steel frame construction.

Studio/Concept Sketches (S22-S24)_how would you frame 3 projects that you are currently working on, varying concrete thickness on floor, wall, and roof.

- Jennifer Lopez


/ WEEKLY SKETCHBOOKS ASSIGNMENT Due Wednesday 13.11.6

General Sketches (G31-G35)_5 DRAWINGS of assemblies from the lecture slides on concrete, pay attention to details.

Precedent Sketches (P19-P21)_3 precedents of CONCRETE foundations.

Studio/Concept Sketches (S19-S21)_how would 3 projects that you are currently working on be foundationed.

- Johan Venter


/ WEEKLY SKETCHBOOKS ASSIGNMENT Due Wednesday 13.10.30

General Sketches (G26-G30)_3 SKETCHES of glass sections and 2 DRAWINGS of glazing facades.

Precedent Sketches (P16-P18)_3 glazing systems explained IN CLASS and ANALYE the FORCES and CONNECTIONS.

Studio/Concept Sketches (S16-S18)_3 SKETCHES of uses of CONCRETE.

- Johan Venter


/ WEEKLY SKETCHBOOKS ASSIGNMENT Due Wednesday 13.10.09


Revisit Old Sketches

_You can redo or edit up to 12 sketches.

_Please mark Clearly which ones were edited.

- Jennifer Lopez


P03 // JOIN! Due Tuesday 13.10.08

Please see Project Statement linked on the sidebar for further details.


/ CLARIFICATIONS

_Joint 01

_Placement, Size, Quantity, Quality, Iteration, Development, and Exploration of the JOINT is inherent to Craft, Production and Design Intent

_NO Stain is allowed

_ONE MEMBER is to be painted in High Contrast, Bright Colors


_Joint 02

_Must be a Pivot or Hinge Joint using a Dowel or Pin only -- no hardware. Why would one choose pivot versus hinge?

_Dowel or pin may be pre-made BUT doesn't have to be! Be creative!

_Can be a strictly WOOD JOINT, if this route is chosen, ONE member (could be pin itself?) should be painted in High Contrast, Bright Colors

_NO Stain is allowed

_ Joint must be able to STAY in open AND closed position by itself, hint friction/rigid connection -- think about the consequence of how materials move into, on top of, pivot, hinge, with one another. Design must address the idea of allowance.


_Extra Credit added to Joint 02

_You are not required to do the extra credit, it is an option. Remember you can get UP TO TEN points extra but they must be EARNED.

_Must use Two DIFFERENT materials in a meaningful way (DESIGN).


_Materials

_Softwoods ONLY

_Members no longer than 6" in length or width. Thickness can vary, but no more than 6"

_Check Wood Shop hours! It is closed on Saturdays

_NO Steel, OSB, or Particle Board allowed


Good Luck!!!!

- Jennifer Lopez


/ WEEKLY SKETCHBOOKS ASSIGNMENT Due Wednesday 13.10.02


General Sketches (G21-G25)_5 DRAWINGS of brick textures, in depth, 3"x3" or bigger.

Precedent Sketches (P13-P15)_Stone buildings. How are they stacked? Think about shaping, compression, spans, headers...

Studio/Concept Sketches (S13-S15)_Light and shadow on masonry.

- Remember that sketches need to show analysis. Take time with this. Sketchbooks are 15% of final grade!

- Johan Venter


/ NEW READINGS

Wood (Pg. 198-219)

Masonry (Pg. 297-320)

More Masonry (Pg. 320-385)


/ WEEKLY SKETCHBOOKS ASSIGNMENT Due Wednesday 13.09.26


General Sketches (G16-G20)_2 sketches of roofs and identify roof types_2 vignettes of skins/sheathing_1 drawing of roof and strucuture

Precedent Sketches (P10-P12)_to all be of brick masonry facades (different stack arrangements)

Studio/Concept Sketches (S10-S12)_to be of roof concepts

- Professor Glassell


/ WEEKLY SKETCHBOOKS ASSIGNMENT Due Wednesday 13.09.18


General Sketches (G11-G015)_to all be of any aspect, building, or detail of wood framing - 2 Vignettes/ 1 Sketch/ 2 Drawings

Precedent Sketches (P07-P09)_to all be of wood skins

Studio/Concept Sketches (S07-S09)_to be of concepts for Pet 2x4

- Professor Glassell


/ WEEKLY SKETCHBOOKS ASSIGNMENT Due Wednesday 13.09.11


General Sketches (G06-G010)_to all be of any aspect, building, or detail of wood construction - 2 Vignettes / 3 Sketches

Precedent Sketches (P04-P06)_to all be of wood joints

Studio/Concept Sketches (S04-S06)_to be of your own choosing. Be creative!

- Professor Glassell


L02 // BRIDGES! Thursday 13.08.29


/ LECURE SLIDES

I am still in the process of uploading to Blackboard, however, I've included the slides from L01 and L02 in the sidebar. After blackboard has been set up, I will move the slides to that location for future use.


/ CLARIFICATIONS on P01 Bridge:

As discussed in class, students may use any and all size drinking straws for the construction of their bridge. The bridges may either sit on top of the boxes, within the front and top faces of the boxes, hangover the edges of the boxes, or any other manner warranted by their design. HOWEVER, as mentioned in the project statement (see sidebar for link) bridges are NOT allowed to attach, secure, or adhere to the boxes themselves. Meaning the bridge must be constructed in such a way that it may MERELY BE SET IN PLACE by the student without any additional need to fold, bend, or latch, onto the box.

How did the bridges we looked at in class today touch their specific embankments? Did they sit within? Span across? Use this knowledge to help push your design.

Bridges are due no later than 3:30 Tuesday, September 03rd in the Architecture Courtyard. If you need to drop your bridge off early, please email me directly.


/ WEEKLY SKETCHBOOKS ASSIGNMENT

General Sketches (G01-G05)_to all be of "spans" -- these spans may vary from bridges, to beams, to buildings, to....be creative and constructive with your choices!

Precedent Sketches (P01-P03)_to all be of bridges -- be sure and use this opportunity to note information learned in class as well as information that can be used towards your own bridge design.

Studio/Concept Sketches (S01-S03)_to be of YOUR BRIDGE DESIGN PROCESS!


Good luck! You got this!

- Professor Glassell


LAB_01 // SKETCHBOOK BREAKDOWN Wednesday 13.08.28


/ Five (5)_GENERAL SKETCHES

Will be discussed each Thursday during class – and specifics assigned. These specifics will range from type of sketch (vignette, sketch, drawing, diagram) and building, objects, ideas to sketch.

Label these G01, G02, G03,…etc.


/ Three (3)_PRECEDENT DIAGRAMS

Are to be taped or glue stick directly into sketches. Students must draw on the image in either a diagrammatic way, analyzing a piece of the image, or noted to discuss what’s happening in the image.

Images may be of building exteriors, building interiors, furniture, skins, enclosures, machines, or clothing – all must show something constructed and/or have the ability to be analyzed as a construction.

Label P01, P02, P03…etc.


/ Three (3)_STUDIO / CONCEPT SKETCHES

Up to the student – these three sketches should exhibit one’s conceptual ideas of the built environment. May be of current studio project, ideas of future projects, something in their surroundings, etc. Be CREATIVE!

Label S01, S02, S03…etc.


ALL ELEVEN (11) REQUIREMENTS WILL BE EXPECTED EACH WEEK, ASSIGNED ON THURSDAY AND DUE WEDNESDAY DURING LAB SESSON. Sketchbooks will be taken up randomly each week and returned to student at beginning of lecture course on Thursday.

- Professor Glassell


L01 // INTRODUCTION Tuesday 13.08.27

Students: PLEASE LOOK TO THIS WIKI PAGE FOR COURSE UPDATES


/ Required TEXTBOOK (to have acquired not later than Tuesday, September 03, 2013)

Allen, Iano. “Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 5th Edition“. John Wiley & Sons, INC.

Updated ISBN number / ISBN: 978-0470074688


/ SKETCHBOOK requirement

Specifics sketches will be assigned each THRUSDAY due the following WEDNESDAY in your LAB

Five (5) GENERAL construction/structural sketches

Three (3) PRECEDENT diagrams

Three (3) STUDIO/CONCEPTUAL sketches

- Professor Glassell