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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 22, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

EDAD202 Methods and Materials 3 cr.

This course introduces students to the history, origins, properties, working methods, and assembly techniques of the major materials that comprise the built environment, with a focus on the development of woodshop skills and wood frame construction.

Students are immersed in the nuts and bolts of architectural craft and construction technology practice. Through design sketch problems, hands-on demonstrations, and readings, students focus on the most common methods of constructing building systems in wood, masonry, steel, and concrete. Constructing a full-scale model of a wood-framed structure brings the theory to life. Read chapters 1-5, 8-11, and 13-15 of Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods (Edward Allen) prior to class.

Prerequisites: Concurrent or previous enrollment in EDAD200 Pattern Language

Hybrid Studio/Critique
Culturally Diverse Content
Departmental Requirement