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: Focus on virtual modeling in the context of conceptual design. Study of fundamentals of Building Information Modeling (BIM), iterative design processes, early design analysis techniques, and technical problem-solving processes. Development of modeling skills in various software programs including Autodesk Revit, Formit, Dynamo, and Trimble Sketchup.
This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 203
Prerequisites: AREN 103 Design and Simulation Studio I
Description: Focus on building systems as integral elements in architecture, building and construction assemblies, materials and methods, fabrication, and tectonic exploration using building information modeling (BIM) processes. Exposure to building construction systems, stereotomic and tectonic construction assemblies, and fundamentals of the architectural design process.
Prerequisites: 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 4200 (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.
This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 412
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
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.
Prerequisites: Instructor permission
Description: Study of the dynamics of Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) beam-structures. Modeling principles and data analysis from different types of MEMS will be explained along with deep theoretical and experimental investigation of nonlinear MEMS dynamics. Learn to conduct experiments using state-of-the-art MEMS characterization tools.