IAD 520. Products Materials and Specifications. 3 Hours.

This course is an introduction to the application of materials, processes, specification, and craft in the construction of the built environment. Along with presenting the information required for understanding the basic principles and appropriate application and performance of construction systems and assemblies, the course also provides a conceptual framework to bridge between the physical conditions of construction related to materials selections and the abstract processes of tectonics design. Students will demonstrate their explorations through different methods including model building and hands-on building experiences. Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the IAD degree plan. LEC.