Course: ENGR 280: Green Building Meeting Times: Wed 2pm-4pm (Aug 24 – Oct 12)
Instructors: Adam Channel (CCAT Co-director), Janoah Osborne (CCAT engineering technician)
Note: This is a hands-on project based class and we will be getting our hands dirty. Please plan accordingly by making sure to eat breakfast and bringing work clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy.
Meeting Days (“L” stands for lecture, “P” stands for project, (?) indicates uncertainty)
Humans have built shelters for thousands of years and many of our most ancient techniques are still applicable in modern dwellings. Modern building practices are often unsustainable in their use of resources, their embodied energy, and the short lifespan of modern suburban homes. In ENGR 280 - Green Building, we will learn about natural building techniques such as cob, clay wattle, straw slip, and earthen plasters, as well as modern building techniques such as use of power tools and milled lumber, modern building engineering and insulation techniques. Through an exploration of ancient and modern we will come to a synthesis of building techniques with a range of applications for various economic situations and environments and climates.