__NJIT – College of Architecture &
Design__

__Course Syllabus__

**Arch
329 –Summer II 2013 Prerequisite: Structures
I (Arch 229)**

**NAAB
Criteria: **A1, A2, A3, A5, A7, A11,
B9, B12, C1, C3, C7, C9

**Type of Course**

Undergraduate course
- Lecture format – 3 credits – Meets 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday and
Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm– Location: Weston Hall II.

**Course Overview**

This
course introduces the students to the basic principles of structural analysis
and design using traditional structural materials such as steel, reinforced
concrete and wood. It uses a practical and simplified approach combined with
computerized methods of analysis and design to teach students how to make some
basic structural decisions regarding their designs. The course also outlines
the principles of lateral stability in high-rise construction, and uses
examples of tall buildings to illustrate these concepts. The various types of
foundation systems and retaining walls are also covered. The outlined design
methods and computerized applications are based on the latest codes and
standards.

**Learning Objectives**

Students will learn
how to structurally design simple structural elements such as beams and columns.
They will first learn how to layout a typical floor or roof framing and use
some established rules of thumb for the selection of structural members. In a
second phase, students will be introduced to some analytical methods to help
them prove their design decisions beyond the general rules of thumb. Some
practical assignments and exercises will be used to illustrate the design process,
along with a main project. The project will relate to the design of a typical steel
building. The computer programs Revit 2013 and StruCalc 8.0 will be used in the
project.

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**Course
Requirements**

Students are expected
to take a test, a mid-term examination and a final examination, in addition to some
homework assignments and a main project.

Students are required
to upload their assignment files in PDF format to Moodle by the posted due
date. No late assignments will be permitted. Only uploaded files are accepted.
Students are not to e-mail the homework files to the instructor. All
assignments will be graded. Grades and comments will be posted on Moodle.

Tests and exams will
be given in class and will generally consist of two parts: a closed-book part
with questions to answer, and an open-book part with a few problems to solve.
Students can use their textbook and their notes for the open-book part. The use
of electronic devices will not be permitted during the tests. Only a basic
scientific non-communicating calculator will be allowed. All students are
expected to take the tests at the scheduled dates and times. Make-up tests will
not be given without a valid reason and the related proper paperwork
documentation. Attendance is mandatory. The instructor can lower the student’s
grade based on the attendance record.

The computer programs
used in this course are installed on the university network at the main NJIT
computing facility. Students are expected to maintain their academic computing
account and password in good working order throughout the summer session.

The
NJIT-Honor Code will be upheld, and any violations will be brought to the immediate
attention of the Dean of Students.

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**Grading Criteria**

Test
1: 20% - Tentative date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mid-Term
Examination: 25% - Tentative Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Assignments:
5% - Due dates to be announced and will be posted on Moodle.

Project:
20% - Due date to be announced.

Final
Examination: 30% - On the last day of Summer II, Thursday, August 8, 2013.

**Instructor’s Office Hours**

Instructor, Rima
Taher, will be available for counseling by appointment. Office number: Weston 521.

·
**Instructor’s E-mail Address**

E-mail: taher@njit.edu

·
**Instructor’s
Websites**

http://www.taherengineering.com

**Required Texts**

Simplified
Engineering for Architects and Builders, 11^{th} Edition, by James
Ambrose and Patrick Tripeny, Wiley & Sons, 2011, ISBN # 978-0-470-43627-1

**Useful References**

1. Structural Design – A Practical Guide for Architects,
by Rod Underwood and Michele Chiuini, 2^{nd} Edition, John Wiley $ Sons

- Design of Wood Structures, by Donald Breyer,
McGraw Hill, 6
^{th}Edition. - Structural Steel Design, 5
^{th}Edition, by Jack C. McCormac, Pearson, Prentice Hall - Manual of Steel Construction, 14
^{th}Edition, by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Chicago, Illinois, 2010 - The Architect Studio Companion – Rules of Thumb
for Preliminary Design, by Edward Allen and Joseph Iano, Wiley & Sons
- Shaping Structures – Statics, by Waclaw Zalewski
and Edward Allen, Wiley & Sons

**Codes and Standards**

- The 2012 International Building Code (IBC)
published by ICC, International Code Council.
- Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other
Structures, ASCE 7-2010, by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
- The 2010-AISC Specification and the 14
^{th}Edition of the Manual of Steel Construction by AISC, American Institute of Steel Construction. - National Design Specification for Wood
Construction (NDS), 2012, by the American Forest and Paper Association,
American Wood Council.
- Minimum Code Requirements for Structural Concrete
and Commentary, ACI 318-2011, by the American Concrete Institute.

__Week-by-Week Schedule__

__Week
1__** **7/8 to 7/12

Introduction,
Loads, Codes and Standards, Structural Analysis: Support Reactions, Shear and Bending
Moment, Truss Analysis

__Week
2__ 7/15
to 7/19

Selection
of Loads and Load Combinations According to the IBC and ASCE -7

Introduction
to Lateral Loads: Wind and Earthquake Force

Lateral
Stability in High-Rise Construction, Basic Structural Systems Used in High-Rise
Construction, Examples of Steel and Concrete High-Rises

Steel
Structures: Structural Steels, Properties, Structural Shapes, Steel Systems and
Rules of Thumb, Basic Steel Framing Plans

**Test 1: July 17**

__Week
3__ 7/22
to 7/26

Steel
Beam Design: Bending, Shear and Deflection

Lateral
Stability of Beams, Design Examples

**Mid-Term Exam: July 24**

__Week
4__ 7/29
to 8/2

Design
of Open-Web Joists, Examples

Metal
Decks, Steel Connections and Connection Details: Bolted Connections, Welded
Connections, Flexible Connections, Rigid Connections

**Project Assigned – Class
Held at the PC Lab on 7/29 and 8/1**

Computerized
Design of a Typical Steel Building Using Revit 2013 and StruCalc 8.0

__Week
5__ 8/5
to 8/8

Wood
Structures: Wood Buildings & Design Criteria, Lumber and Lumber Grades,
glulam,

Engineered
Wood Products, Simplified Design of Wood Beams

Reinforced
Concrete Structures, Materials for Reinforced Concrete, Main ACI-Code

Requirements,
Rules of Thumb

Foundation Systems: Soil
Properties and Soil Classification System, Soil Investigations, Borings and
Test Pits, Soil Bearing Capacities, Spread Footings, Piles and Types of Piles,
Simple Design Examples of Footings and Piles

Retaining Walls: Types
(Gravity, Cantilever and Counterfort Walls), Wall Equilibrium and Safety
Factors, Common Types of Wall Failures by Sliding, Overturning and Breaking

**Final Exam: August 8 (Last Day of Summer II)**