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Wood Structures

This course introduces wood as a building material and its structural possibilities. Study of wood's structural capacity is explored through Indigenous bentwood, settler heavy timber, light wood framing & mass timber typologies. Through experiential analysis of wood's structure and the forest, physical and virtual modeling, construction drawings and detailing, students will develop an understanding of sustainable building practices, basic principles of statics, and strength of materials. PREREQ: None (lec 3) cr 3. Cannot retain credits for both ARCH-2316 and ARCH-1306.