The course discusses the impact that the selection of framing system materials has on both the sustainability and resilience of a structure. The course presents a comprehensive view of the cradle-to-cradle structural steel supply chain from a sustainability perspective. Topics include scrap collection, mill production, fabrication, erection, operating energy, and deconstruction. The course also discusses LEEDv4 requirements and whole building life cycle assessments. The selection of framing system materials has an impact on the resilience of a building and the community in which it is located. The relative resilience of different materials will be evaluated.
- Identify the sustainable advantages of structural steel as compared to wood and concrete structures
- Recognize the sourcing and production of traditional framing materials and how building processes impact the life cycle analysis of projects
- Demonstrate how structural steel framing addresses the challenges of resilient building design for earthquakes, flooding, fire, extreme wind, blasts, and more
- Evaluate methods of resilient building design for communities by selecting the most appropriate structural system