221-530-VA, Interior Systems and Circulation
This course deals with construction of floor/ceiling and wall and partition assemblies, lighting of interior spaces and conveying systems. Floor/ceiling and partition construction will be analyzed in terms of fire-resistance and sound transmission characteristics and the qualities of finishing materials. Students will develop an understanding of the basic acoustic principles behind sound insulating construction and the design of spaces with ideal listening conditions. Lighting aspects, namely :day-lighting, types and characteristics of light sources, light fixtures and the economics of lighting will be examined. The main features of elevators and escalators and the criteria for specifying conveying systems in a project will be studied. Several case studies will be examined.