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.
This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 303
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: AREN 203 or permission of instructor
This is the third of the four-course AE Studio series.
Description: A comprehensive focus on building design and construction through integrating program, structure, site, and enclosure aligned with architectural engineering. Topics include structure and construction assemblies; envelope performance; and whole building organization and space-making using BIM processes.
This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 403
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: ECEN 211
Description: Introduction to illumination engineering. Topics include the fundamentals of light and vision, lighting equipment, requirements for building lighting, and basic illuminating engineering design methods.
Prerequisites: ECEN 211
Description: Study of basic design of building electrical systems including circuit design, power distribution and service equipment, communications systems, and special electrical systems.
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 303
This is the fourth and final course in the AE studio series.
Description: Advanced topics in Building Information Modeling (BIM) are presented including modeling tools and processes for building engineers, designers, contractors, and operators. BIM management throughout the building lifecycle, technical engineering use cases, and specific topics in virtual reality, simulation, augmented reality, and graphical programming environments are covered. Advanced topics relevant to all AE fields include collaborative design and interoperability.
Description: Introduction to the fundamental concepts of heat transfer through application in building envelope thermal behavior. Implementation of concepts within the scope of energy modeling, utilizing current standard computational tools and engineering logic to assess the design and operation of high-performance building envelopes.
This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 412
Prerequisites: AREN 412/AREN 4120.
Only undergraduate students are permitted to enroll.
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: Senior or graduate standing
Description: Introduction to the design and construction of healthcare facilities. Healthcare regulations and standards, infection control, interim life safety measures, code requirements, medical equipment selection and coordination, healthcare design and construction techniques, and best practices will be addressed. Provides guidance in preparation for the Certified Healthcare Constructor credential offered by the American Healthcare Association.