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INT-217 Assemblies & Environments

3 Credits

Assemblies and Environments is an introduction to the principles and practices applied to the constructed environment, providing an overview of their materials, components, assemblies, environmental systems, and construction theory. Through weekly lectures on topics related to materials and systems of the built environment, the course examines the anatomy of a building and how building systems are coordinated with and impact the design of the interior. Through a study of historical precedents, this course examines how, the evolution of materials, technologies and integrated systems have impacted design solutions. Beyond an introduction to the various building systems-including structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical-the course will explore how acoustic, lighting and thermal design impacts the quality of the interior environment.