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    Erie Community College
  Feb 24, 2018
Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AR 250 - Structures

Credit Hours: 4

Through the study of Statics and Strength of Materials, this course provides a theoretical and scientific basis for the understanding of how various structural systems and structural materials work to withstand loads. The concepts introduced during this course will be studied using qualitative as well as quantitative methods of analysis. The scope of this course will be limited to the examination of simple structural elements as trusses, beams, and columns.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

  • analyze the strength of building assemblies;
  • identify and apply framing procedures used in commercial construction;
  • design wood and steel framing systems;
  • analyze and design reinforced concrete systems to meet acceptable industry standards;
  • identify and create select drawings for a basic commercial structure;
  • recognize and use Architectural graphic symbols, lines, cross-referencing, and vocabulary;
  • identify, interpret, and apply appropriate charts, tables, reference materials, building codes for complex building assemblies; and
  • read, interpret and apply the necessary building codes.

Prerequisites: AR 170, MT 125, PH 260, PH 261
F (S)