Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) – Part 5, Diagrids 2018-10-23T12:01:08+00:00

Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) – Part 5, Diagrids

Course Instructor

Terri Meyer Boake, BES, B.Arch, M.Arch, LEED AP

Terri Meyer Boake holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Waterloo and a post professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto. She is currently an Associate Professor and Associate Director of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, as well as the President of the Building Technology Educators’ Society. Additionally, she is a LEED Accredited Professional in sustainable building.

Terri continues to promote the teaching of steel construction in schools of architecture across Canada. She has published several books, including “CISC Guide for Specifying Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel.”

Course Description

Part five of this five-part series dissects detailed information pertaining to a methodological approach to designing with perimeter diagrids that is based on comprehensive research into a range of existing projects. This self-paced, online webinar explores the use of diagrids as its only been developed over the past decade and is in its exploratory stages. With the use of real-life examples and design aids, you will discover a completely new range of possibilities to combine the expression of the architectural aesthetic of a project with this highly adaptable structural system.

This course is fifth of a five-part series. It is made up of video instruction, technical resources, as well as a quiz. Once the course is completed, and with a score of 70% or higher on the final quiz, a Certificate of Completion is issued to the learner.

Duration 1.5 hours | Fee $160.00 | 0.15 CEUs

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The diagrid structural system, such as has been used in the Swiss Re Tower, the Bow Encana Tower, Capital Gate, The Leadenhall Building and other iconic buildings offers architects a completely new range of possibilities to combine the expression of the architectural aesthetic of a project with this highly adaptable structural system. The use of diagrids has only developed over the past decade and as such is in its exploratory stages.

This presentation will offer detailed information pertaining to a methodological approach to designing with perimeter diagrids that is based on comprehensive research into a range of existing projects. The presentation will be richly illustrated with as-built and construction photos in addition to diagrammatic and technical information that has been supplied by engineers, contractors and fabricators associated with the projects. The content reflects a newly published book “Diagrid Structures: Systems, Connections, Details” by the author through Birkhäuser. This text is the first comprehensive overview of diagrid structures.

  • Engineers, technologists and technicians involved in design with AESS
  • Architects and technologists involved in design with AESS
  • Educators involved in teaching steel design to either an Architectural or Engineering body of students

The webinar will be highly visual and include many examples from recent projects in Canada and around the world.

Registration in this course includes access to the recorded sessions for one month.

Each student will be able to download a PDF file containing the course slides which the student will be able to print.

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