This course can be taken multiple times.
Description: Presentation of professional problems and practices by students, faculty, and professionals associated with careers in the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction.
Description: Introduction to building systems. Sustainable design and construction. The United States Green Building Council's rating system. Sustainable building sites, water efficiency, energy performance, building commissioning, building and/or material reuse, sustainable materials, indoor environmental quality, and innovations in sustainable design and construction.
Prerequisites: Prereq: MATH 1960 (Calculus II) or equivalent; PHYS 2110 (General Physics) or equivalent
Description: First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, properties of gases and vapors. Sources of energy and its conversion to work. Applications on Architectural Engineering and Construction.
Prerequisites: MENG 2000 (Thermodynamics) or equivalent; this course is co-requisite with MENG 420 (Heat Transfer)
Description: Topics will include an introduction to the types of air conditioning systems; the properties of moist air, psychometric processes in HVAC equipment; indoor air quality; thermal comfort; heat transmission in buildings; solar radiation; and the calculation of building infiltration rates, space heating loads and space cooling loads.
Prerequisites: Department permission.
Description: Individual or group educational experience in Architectural Engineering that combine classrooms, lectures, discussions, and/or seminars with field and/or classroom studies in a foreign country. Choice of subject matter and coordination of on- and off-campus activities are at the discretion of the instructor.
Prerequisites: AREN 412/AE 4120.
Description: Develop and design the mechanical system for an actual building, from the programming phase to the final construction documents.
Prerequisites: (UNO) AE 3200
AREN 420/820 lab sessions include photometric measurements and computer applications.
Description: Design and analysis of lighting systems; the integration between the lighting design process and the technical foundations for building lighting; design criteria; lighting design procedures lighting modes and subjective effects; and calculation tools.
Prerequisites: AREN 420/(UNO) AE 4200.
Description: Advanced design and analysis of lighting systems. Application of the lighting design process for advanced interior applications such as multimedia facilities, and outdoor applications such as sports lighting.
Prerequisites: AE 3300 or equivalent
Description: Characterization of acoustic sources; use and measurement of sound power and intensity; sound-structure interaction; acoustic enclosures and barriers; muffling devices; vibration control; and active noise control.