Architectural Technology (ATE)

ATE 353 Architectural Construction. (3) F
Materials and methods of construction. Aesthetic, code, and cost considerations. Lecture, lab. Corequisite: ADE 321.

ATE 361 Building Structures I. (3) S
Introduction to load distribution on structures. Static analysis of determinant beams, trusses, arches, and rigid frames. Computer applications. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: admission to upper division.

ATE 451 Building Systems I. (3) F
Principles of solar radiation, heat and moisture transfer, and environmental control systems as form influences. Energy conscious design. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: admission to upper division.

ATE 452 Building Systems II. (3) S
Architectural design implications of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Principles of lighting, daylighting, and acoustics, and their applications. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: ATE 451.

ATE 462 Building Structures II. (3) F
Strength of materials. Stresses in beams and columns. Thermal effects on structures. Analysis, design, and detailing of wood structural systems. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: ATE 361.

ATE 521 Building Environmental Science. (3) F
Scientific principles relating to comfort and environmental control. Heat and moisture transfer. Solar/natural energies for heating, cooling, and lighting. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: MAT 290 or equivalent.

ATE 530 Daylighting Design. (3) S
Daylight analysis, availability, design sky measurements, modeling and simulation. Integration with passive heating, cooling, building design, and energy considerations. Lecture, lab.

ATE 550 Passive Cooling and Heating I. (3) S
Theory, analysis, and application of passive and low-energy systems for thermal comfort in buildings emphasizing heating. Prerequisite: ATE 521.

ATE 551 Passive Cooling and Heating II. (3) F
Theory, analysis, and application of passive and low-energy heating systems for thermal comfort in buildings emphasizing cooling. Prerequisite: ATE 550.

ATE 552 Energy Parameters in Buildings. (3) N
Advanced modeling. Transient and multidimensional analysis of thermal and daylight performance using variable weather data. Prerequisite: ATE 551 or instructor approval.

ATE 553 Building Systems III. (3) F
Design and integration of building systems, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, security, communications, fire protection, and transportation. Prerequisite: admission to upper division or instructor approval.

ATE 554 Building Energy Efficiency. (3) S
Impact of building design on energy performance. Climate responsiveness, operations dynamics, and subsystems integration in thermal comfort and efficiency. Prerequisite: ATE 452.

ATE 556 Building Development. (3) F
Comprehensive design development through the understanding and integration of building materials and systems. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisites: AAD 551; ATE 462, 553; level AutoCAD proficiency.

ATE 557 Construction Documents I. (3) S
Production of architectural working drawings; legal status, organization, layout, site survey plans, sections, elevations, details, schedules, and coordination. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: admission to upper division.

ATE 558 Bioclimatic Parameters. (3) S
Theory, analysis, and application of energy-related parameters of site, climate, human comfort, and building program for design synthesis.

ATE 560 Building Energy Analysis. (3) F
Computer simulation of building thermal behavior. Software review. Detailed study of selected simulation models using case study projects. Lab. Prerequisites: ANP 475 (or 477); ATE 582.

ATE 561 Energy Analysis Techniques. (3) F
Mathematical models of building envelope and comfort conditioning systems as bases for optimization techniques. Prerequisite: ATE 560.

ATE 562 Experimental Evaluation. (3) A
Instrumentation, measurement and computational techniques for analysis of building components, and assessment of thermal and luminous performance. Prerequisite: ATE 521.

ATE 563 Building Structures III. (3) F
Analysis, design, and detailing of steel buildings and frames. Lateral analysis of small rigid and braced frame systems. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: ATE 462 or equivalent.

ATE 564 Advanced Structures: Concrete. (3) A
Analysis, design, and detailing of concrete systems, considering continuity, multistory frames and shear walls, and lateral analysis. Computer application. Prerequisite: ATE 563 or instructor approval.

ATE 565 Advanced Structures: High Rise. (3) A
Developments in high-rise construction. Effects of wind and seismic forces. Preliminary analysis, design, and detailing considering code requirements. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: ATE 563 or instructor approval.

ATE 582 Environmental Control Systems. (3) A
Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems. Loads, psychrometrics, refrigeration cycle, air/water distribution, controls, energy performance standards, and utility rates. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, field trips. Prerequisite: ATE 451 or 521.

ATE 599 Thesis. (1–12) N

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