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SGH visit to UT-Austin Tues 24 Oct

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– For UT CAEE undergrad (3rd, 4th year) + grad students –
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger will be here next week on Tuesday to introduce the work of the firm and discuss the upcoming SGH scholarship.  (see previous scholarship post here).

SGH visit 
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
6:30p – 7:30p
RLM 5.120

Please see this 1-page PDF for more information:

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Written by Gregory Brooks

October 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm

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Solar Facade initial voting runoff *

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(16 Oct 10am)
Votes are too close to call a winner !
There will be an election runoff today.
(see email for instructions)

*Updated Monday 16 October, 7:00pm
Final Votes:
MWF 5 (16)
TTh 3 (11)
TTh 4  (8)
The winner is MWF #5  !
– Let’s build it ! – 

MWF #5
Note: dynamic system, colored panels slide. < >

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TTh #3
Note: static system.

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TTh #4
Note: dynamic system, layers slide. < >

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Written by Gregory Brooks

October 16, 2017 at 3:38 pm

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SGH Scholarship

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– For UT CAEE undergrad (3rd, 4th year) + grad students –
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger are generously offering a $10,000 student scholarship, for one UT student.   Applications are being accepted.  Please see this 3-page PDF for more information:

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– For UT CAEE undergrad (3rd, 4th year) + grad students –

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Written by Gregory Brooks

October 13, 2017 at 4:01 pm

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For your AEWMap use: Sustainability list

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Please use this list to develop your AEInterest notes for each building entry in AEWorldMap.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

October 11, 2017 at 8:27 pm

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Fall 2017 Solar Facade Competition

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(hypothetical solution – ref image: AKA)

Competition challenge:
In small groups (2 to 3 students), design a solar facade for the interior of ArchE conf. room, to provide semi-privacy and exhibit principles of solar facade design which can be tested on the SOUTH facing wall of the SoArch Thermal Lab.

Schedule:

Week 6:  Teams develop their designs in small groups.

Week 7:  Develop competition entry (small groups) of design schemes.
NOTE (revised 11Oct):
Physical model of 4 glass panels and solar facade can be either 1/2″=1′-0″ or 3/4″=1′-0″

Friday 13 October:  All competition entries are due by 2:30pm.
Each group will be allocated one exhibit space (1/2 large desk) in the Datum Studio.

Grading Criteria:

Aesthetics
– Intelligent design (minimizes glare from direct sunlight, provides daylight).
– Possible interesting play of light/shadow.
– Mitigates need for semi-privacy in conf. room.

Constructability
– Realistic construction plan for our class of 35 students.
– Fills the 4 large panels of glass separating conf. room from lobby, but can have 1/4 of the composition removed (one glass panel section), for installation in the Thermal Lab at SoArch.
– 14″ maximum depth from window.
– Structurally sound + durable design:  suitable for exterior application for a few months.

Construction Note:
Week 8: The winning scheme will be finalized between the small group and instructor/TA/MakerStudio staff.
Week 9-13:  Students will be allocated time in the MakerStudio to construct their pieces after class hours.
Week 14, 15:  Assembly of the Solar Facade in the Datum Conference Room.

Suggestions/Tips:
Recommended materials:  Wood, Acrylic, Metal.
Resources:  MakerStudio in EERC and Wood/Metal shops in ETC 1.222.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

October 10, 2017 at 6:39 pm

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Today: EER Grand Opening ! 2:30p

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Please attend the EER Grand Opening today, 2:30p in the atrium of the new Engineering Education Resource building:

Also, for your learning and enjoyment:  view this excellent time-lapse slide-show of construction photos from demolition > completion, by our very own CAEE staff member Leslie McCroddan:

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And another video, by the Cockrell School of Engineering – a high-speed time-lapse from one fixed aerial view:

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Written by Gregory Brooks

September 28, 2017 at 6:07 pm

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UT ArchE program on YouTube !

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Hot off the press from UT:

Please view this 5min video about your program !  (and click “Like” if you like it, thanks!)

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Written by Gregory Brooks

September 26, 2017 at 6:51 pm

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