Instructor: Mari Michael Glassell, Assistant Professor


Construction I



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ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS

Daniel Voights, S 701
Eduardo Ponce, S 702
Hannaphen Park, S 703
Javier Cardoso, S 704


PROJECT STATEMENTS

P01 Bridge!
P02 Pack!
P03 Join!
P04 Cast!
P05 Cut!


PRECEDENT LINKS
Tallest Timber Tower
Timber Research


YOUTUBE LINKS

Unitized Curtain Wall
Tempered Glass
Float Glass
Light Guage Shapes
Light Guage Framing
OWSJ
Making Steel
Ant Colony Cast
Laying Two Way Slab
Two Way Slab
One Way Slab
Concrete Canvas
Pile and Foundations
Post Tensioned
Pre-Stressed Concrete
Translucent Concrete
RISD M&M
Quarry Explosion
Granite Quarry
MIT Vault
Shear, Moment, Torsion
Boral Bricks
Charlie O'Geen
Pressure Treating
GP OSB Making
WISA Plywood
Norbord MDF
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Short!
Tacoma Narrows Bridge History


IMAGES

P01 Bridge!
P02 Pack!
P03 Join!
P04 Cast!
P05 Cut!


HELPFUL LINKS

Casa AZ
2014 P04!
22 Unique Stairs
New School of Architecture + Design / Failure By Design
Sunrise: London Skyscraper Melts CAR


INSTAGRAM TUTORIALS

How to Install and Register
How to Post Pictures

    

SKETCHBOOK // WK 09 Thursday Nov 17

Make-up Sketches

This is an opportunity to revisit no more than 10 PAST DRAWINGS from previous sketch assignments. You have the option to select drawings you were unable to complete or drawings you wish to reattempt for a grade improvement.


If you choose to revisit past assignments you must start 10 NEW PAGES for the sketches you are redrawing — meaning the all 10 must be in sequential group at the end of your sketchbook. You must properly label the assignment you are redrawing with the correct label format or you will not be graded. Be sure to put a sticky note or “flag” the past sketches you are making up so they we can refer back to the original sketch and/or missing sketch.


Example label for each make-up sketch:

S10_MAKE-UP "Draw and Label a SECTION of an exterior load bearing wall with ground condition. Ground condition is to be a POST AND BEAM foundation. Exterior finish needs to be WOOD SIDING. Include all necessary WOOD components mentioned in the lectures”

Show new sketch under this description


Due Tuesday, November 22 at the beginning of Lecture



SKETCHBOOK // WK 08 Thursday Nov 10

Assemblies: STEEL

S19_ Draw in SECTION three basic connections used in steel construction.

S20_ DIAGRAM five locations in a generic steel frame in SECTION or AXON, where there is a BEAM-to-COLUMN connection and COLUMN-to-COLUMN connection, then DESCRIBE and DIAGRAM the moment and shear at each connection.

Be sure to LABEL PROPERLY, HATCH CORRECTLY, AND USE YOUR DRAFTING TOOLS. DON'T FORGET TO LOOK IN LECTURES. You may email your TA with any questions.


SKETCHBOOK // WK 07 Thursday Nov 3

Assemblies: STEEL

S16_ Draw a slab on grade foundation floor condition with a steel structure and brick veneer exterior finish.

S17_ Draw three structural rolled shapes and diagram how they could be used in a wall assembly. Use precedents to back up your selected assembly type.

S18_ Draw and label a SECTION demonstrating a connection between a composite masonry wall and an OWSJ steel roof structure. Include depth of roof assembly and members

Be sure to LABEL PROPERLY, HATCH CORRECTLY, AND USE YOUR DRAFTING TOOLS. You may email your TA with any questions.


SKETCHBOOK // WK 06 Thursday Oct 26

Assemblies: CONCRETE

S14_ Find an existing Precedent of a building with a CONCRETE TO CONCRETE beam to joist connection. Draw and Label a SECTION DETAIL of its exterior load bearing wall at Ground and Second Floor condition. Identify the type of construction (ie. reinforced, stressed, cast-in-place, etc.) and include ALL members within the assembly.

S15_ Draw and Label a LONG SECTION (8") and a SHORT SECTION (4") of your first iteration FORMWORK for P04_CAST. Include the type of Brick, Materials used, and Dimensions. How are you going to hold it together? Identify the construction process.

Be sure to LABEL PROPERLY, HATCH CORRECTLY, AND USE YOUR DRAFTING TOOLS. You may email your TA with any questions.


SKETCHBOOK // WK 05 Thursday Oct 19

Assemblies: WOOD and MASONRY

S12_ Draw and Label a SECTION of an exterior load bearing wall with roof condition and ground condition. Roof condition is to be a BIRDS MOUTH roof. Ground condition is to be a SLAB ON GRADE foundation (only to your knowledge). Exterior finish needs to be a VENEER MASONRY WALL. Include all WOOD components that have mentioned in the lectures.

S13_ Draw and Label a SECTION of an exterior wall that has an opening with roof condition and ground condition. The wall type is a composite masonry wall. Roof condition is to be a FLAT roof with PARAPHET. Ground condition is to be a SLAB on GRADE (only to your knowledge). Wall type should be a CMU block condition with REINFORCEMENT. MASONRY is needed for the exterior finish. Include all WOOD components that have mentioned in the lectures.

Be sure to LABEL PROPERLY, HATCH CORRECTLY, AND USE YOUR DRAFTING TOOLS. You may email your TA with any questions.


SKETCHBOOK // WK 04 Thursday Sept 22

Wood Assemblies

S09_Draw and label a typical L-SHAPED wood framing roof plan of similar size to the lecture example. (Do not draw the lecture example). Drawing should be done in plan and include labels indicating roof framing components.

S10_Draw and Label a SECTION of an exterior load bearing wall with ground condition. Ground condition is to be a POST AND BEAM foundation. Exterior finish needs to be WOOD SIDING. Include all necessary WOOD components mentioned in the lectures.

S11_Draw and label a SECTION of a typical roof assembly with exterior stud wall connection. Roof condition is to be a PITCHED roof. Choose a material that interests you for the exterior wall finish. The drawing should include all WOOD components that have been mentioned in lectures such as double top plate, soffit board, fascia board, and other necessary assembly components.


Be sure to LABEL PROPERLY, HATCH CORRECTLY, AND USE YOUR DRAFTING TOOLS. You may email your TA with any questions.


SKETCHBOOK // WK 03 Thursday Sept 15

Wood Assemblies

For this week you will search and choose three precedent projects to draw from You will research a Typical wood platform framing and DRAFT a section at ground and second level conditions of the assembly. (wall to floor connection). S07 you will find an example of a type of wood joint being utilized in a structural detail (ex: Shigeru Ban, Nine Bridges Golf club). S08 will include a wall assembly @ a roof location that demonstrates heavy timber construction. Be sure to cite the website link, architect, project name, project completion date, and project location.


S06_Platform framing @ ground + second level
S07_Wood Joint structural detail
S08_ Roof detail (heavy timber framing)

You may copy the drawing exactly, making sure that you are HAND DRAFTING this assembly to SCALE in your sketchbook. Be sure to LABEL PROPERLY, HATCH CORRECTLY, AND USE YOUR DRAFTING TOOLS. You may email your TA with any questions.



SKETCHBOOK // WK 02 Thursday Sept 08


Bridges

For this week you will draw a SIMPLE ELEVATION and a TRANSVERSE (short side) SECTION of your Bridge. Each should be drafted with pencil/pen (no digital drawings), and should include the following:
-Team name and type of bridge used
-Label of acting FORCES (ie. Tension and Compression)
-Label major components and materials
-Dimensions: spaces and span(s)

Secondly, ANALYZE the structure of an existing bridge and use this precedent to identify moments of TENSION and COMPRESSION. You may use ArchDaily as a preliminary search source and then expand to other websites for closer details. Draw a SECTION DETAIL that demonstrates how the bridge is assembled and its use in materials.
Be sure to include same requirements as previous sketches: labels, dimensions, citations, architect, project name, project completion date, and project location.


S04_Elevation and Section Detail: Project 01 / Bridge
S05_Precedent: Bridge Section Detail


Be sure to LABEL PROPERLY, HATCH CORRECTLY, AND USE YOUR DRAFTING TOOLS. You may email your TA with any questions.


SKETCHBOOK // WK 01 Thursday Sept 01

Introduction to Assembly Sketches

For the first week you will search and choose three precedent projects to draw from using ArchDaily. Search for projects using key words such as material and use (ie.Precast Concrete Museum, or Wood construction Chapel). Once you find a project, search through the drawings and look for the following section drawings, aka ASSEMBLY. Be sure to cite the website link, architect, project name, project completion date, and project location.

S01_Precedent Floor Assembly (Wood)
S02_Precedent Wall Assembly (Concrete)
S03_Precedent Roof Assembly (Steel)

You may copy the drawing exactly, making sure that you are HAND DRAFTING this assembly to SCALE in your sketchbook. Be sure to LABEL PROPERLY, HATCH CORRECTLY, AND USE YOUR DRAFTING TOOLS. You may email your TA with any questions.



WELCOME TO CONSTRUCTION I! Tuesday Aug 30

Students should reference this page constantly for course updates, announcements, and information. Each week both SKETCHBOOK AND READING ASSIGNMENTS will be posted here. Please be sure to note the labeling system and employ that in your own sketchbooks.

Additionally, students should use the sidebar to reference course lectures, projects statements, and images as well as helpful links and tutorials.

Make good choices --

- Professor Glassell