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Last Class Day – Fall2017

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Letter to students and Final essay assignment:

 

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(click on either image to see 2 page PDF).

 

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Written by Gregory Brooks

December 8, 2017 at 6:50 pm

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Example set (for basic layout)

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Update 11 Dec:
See this example from Katie Harris for a complete set that follows the guidelines discussed in class (thank you Katie).

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Following up on the previous post regarding the final package of B/W presentation drawings (one PDF file):

Here is a thumb-nail cartoon-set for you to see a rough-example of number of sheets and basic layout.  Please take notes on any help that Cade gives you in getting the set to look presentable as a Preliminary Design set.

Ex:  A1 thru A5  +  S1 thru S8.
(Thank you Cade for putting this together)

Keep up the great work everyone!  One week to go –

 

Written by Gregory Brooks

December 5, 2017 at 6:28 pm

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Final Presentation PDF for Train Station project (Fall 2017)

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For all students:
DUE Monday 11 December, no later than 5:00pm:
PDF file: drawings of your Train Station design.
(all black&white, hidden line drawings)

Goal of this Drawing Set:
For grading, I need to see your Architectural walls/windows/stairs/elev./escalators/ + your Structural gravity and lateral design.
This set will also be part of your digital portfolio at the end of the year.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Nest all drawings into ONE pdf file and deposit into shared GoogleDrive (see email).
(Example Filename = Harshman.Matt.Trainstation.pdf).
– ALL drawings must be HIDDEN-LINE with FINE level of detail.
– For all 3D-views:  choose the best NON_PERSPECTIVE oblique angle that is close to a traditional plan-oblique, but best reveals the details of the drawing content.
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CONTENTS OF NESTED PDF:

Architecture Portion of Set
NOTE:
These 3 Architectural views should include 3 models:
– Architecture model. (walls, windows, floors, roof, elevators, escalators, stairs, louvers)
– Structural model. (gravity and lateral)
– Most recent Site Model. (the one with small buildings across 5th Street & with your drop-off/pick-up shown)

A1. Architectural ViewA.
A2. Architectural ViewB.
A3. Architectural Site Plan. (cut this plan above the roof)
A4. First Floor Architectural Plan – Office and Great Hall.
A5. Building Section 1.
A6. Building Section 2. (not req’d if office is above Great Hall)

Structure Portion of Set
NOTE:
These Structural views should include only the Structural model (no Architecture or Site model).

S1. ViewA
S2. ViewB
S3. Foundation View. (“underbelly”)
S4. Basement Structural plan.
S5. First Floor Structural Framing Plan.
S6. Second Floor Structural Framing Plan.
S7. Third Floor Structural Framing Plan. (not req’d if 3rd floor of Office is identical to 2nd)
S8. Roof Structural Framing Plan.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

December 1, 2017 at 5:34 pm

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(Friday 10 Nov.) SGH Lecture: ‘The Four Barriers:’

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This Friday, our Friday Noon Lecture will be hosting a presentation by ArchE alum Nick Floyd of SGH Houston.

The Four Barriers – Managing Heat, Air, and Moisture at the Building Envelope

See flyer below.

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A discussion of the upcoming SGH scholarship will also be included.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

November 9, 2017 at 3:40 am

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Thurs 2 Nov. – Tour of EERC Mechanical Systems

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To all ArchE students:  Please join in !
ASHRAE student chapter
Tour of the EERC mechanical systems

Thursday November 2 at 
6-7pm. See flyer below.

The following systems will be toured and explained:
  • Atrium smoke evac system including underground ductwork and operable doors/windows for make-up.  Bonus: smoke control room.
  • Main hydronic piping entrance into the building – lots of pumps and piping.
  • Penthouses on top of each tower – AHUs headered together, various types of energy recovery (enthalpy wheels, run-around loops, etc.)
  • Exhaust fan garden on top of each tower
The tour will be led by Brent Teer with Hensel Phelps. He has been the day-to-day Mechanical lead for the project and knows the ins and outs of all the systems.
This is your chance to ask questions on how it all works!

Following the tour, there will be a pizza social at Varsity Pizza, where you will have a chance to meet and greet with local ASHRAE members and other UT students.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

October 31, 2017 at 11:45 pm

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Timber !

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SPRING COURSE REGISTRATION NEWS
School of Architecture course approved as a technical elective for ARE students

Timber Technologies seminar
Spring semester 2018

(click on image to see detailed PDF)
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Written by Gregory Brooks

October 31, 2017 at 11:28 pm

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NEW Austin Central Library – Grand Opening this Saturday !

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Celebration with live music and access to the new library !

Saturday 28 October
1:00p – 6:00p  Open to Public

710 W. Cesar Chavez St  (click here for MAP)
(near the historic Austin Power Plant).

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(click on the images for more info about this building)

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Written by Gregory Brooks

October 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm

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