CE 147 - 01 Class Introduction

CE 147 - 01 Class Introduction - Introduction Introduction...

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1 Introduction to Design and Construction of Tall Buildings Introduction I don’t want to mislead anyone about the Content of the course Level of effort required Level of individual effort required Level of group effort required Introduction I want to emphasize the potential For positive learning outcomes To apply all the skills you have acquired at UCLA To demonstrate your ability to positively contribute in a real-life work situation (e.g. as a part of the team) To demonstrate your ability to succeed in graduate school Introduction This is a senior-level structural design course, which means It is geared toward the Structures field of study You will almost all of your work outside of class Design is an iterative process (you won’t always be making forward progress!) You will end up teaching yourself a lot of what you’ll learn in this class (vs. getting everything you need from lectures), which is the goal of “lifelong learning” I will serve as a guide to keep you on track, but it will be your initiative that will predict your success in the course This is a senior-level structural design course, which means The major project will be a group project Advantages of group projects Disadvantages of group projects Introduction This is how real projects are executed The project will take longer to complete than you think (trust me), so you need to start early Class employs intermediate deadlines to mitigate the negative effects of procrastination Budget your design effort (work effectively) Allow adequate time to effectively present your design Instructor: Professor Thomas A. Sabol Office: 5732 E Boelter Hall Telephone: (310) 825-2843 (don’t use except during office hours)
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2010 for the course CEE 147 taught by Professor Sabol during the Winter '09 term at UCLA.

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