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Bio Inspired Design
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The course Bio-Inspired Design gives an overview of non-conventional mechanical approaches in nature and shows how this knowledge can lead to more creativity in mechanical design and to better (simpler, smaller, more robust) solutions than with conventional technology. The course discusses a large number of biological organisms with smart constructions, unusual mechanisms or clever sensing and processing methods and presents a number of technical examples and designs of bio-inspired instruments and machines.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
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Lecture Notes
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Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr.ir. P. Breedveld
Date Added:
10/09/2014
Circular Economy for a Sustainable Built Environment
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Building construction is one of the most waste producing sectors. In the European Union, construction alone accounts for approximately 30% of the raw material input. In addition, the different life-cycle stages of buildings, from construction to end-of-life, cause a significant environmental impact related to energy consumption, waste generation and direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions.

The Circular Economy model offers guidelines and principles for promoting more sustainable building construction and reducing the impact on our environment. If you are interested in taking your first steps in transitioning to a more sustainable manner of construction, then this course is for you!

In this course you will become familiar with circularity as a systemic, multi-disciplinary approach, concerned with the different scales, from material to product, building, city, and region.

Some aspects of circularity that will be included in this course are maximizing reuse and recycle levels by closing the material loops. You will also learn how the Circular Economy can help to realign business incentives in supply chains, and how consumers can be engaged and contribute to the transition through new business models enabling circular design, reuse, repair, remanufacturing and recycling of building components.

In addition, you will learn how architecture and urban design can be adapted according to the principles of the Circular Economy and ensure that construction is more sustainable. You will also learn from case studies how companies already profitably incorporate this new theory into the design, construction and operation of the built environment.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
A. Sabbe
Dipl.ing. U. Hackauf
Dr. A. Wandl
Dr.ing. M. Bilow
Dr.ing. T. Konstantinou
Dr.ir. E. Leclercq
Ir. M. Smit
Prof.dr.ir. T. Klein
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Commercial Solar Electric Systems
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AE 868 examines the theories and design practices of solar electric systems in the context of utility and commercial-scale applications. An important goal of the course is to equip solar professionals with skills to follow the impact of hardware trends in industry on feasibility, design, and the commissioning of such systems. Students will learn how to design solar electric systems as well as the processes required for permitting, construction, and commissioning. Topics include conceptual design of solar electric systems, solar electric technologies, inverter and power management technologies, design theory and economic analysis tools, system design processes for grid-tied and off-grid systems, integration of energy storage and demand response systems, construction project management, permitting, safety and commissioning, system monitoring, and maintenance.

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Architecture and Design
Engineering
Communication
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http
Penn State University
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Author:
Mohamed Amer Chaaban
Date Added:
10/07/2019
DOORS AND ITS TYPES
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A door is an accessible barrier which is provided in a wall opening to give an access to the inside of a room or a building. There are various types of doors and their materials are mentioned in it.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Module
Author:
ATHIRSTAM J
Date Added:
05/02/2020
Engineering Design for Circular Economy
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Products and equipment all around us are made of materials: look around you and you will see phones, computers, cars, and buildings. We face challenges in securing the supply of materials and the impact this has on the planet. Innovative product design can help us find solutions to these challenges. This course will explore new ways of designing products.

The design of products is an important aspect of a circular economy. The circular economy approach addresses material supply challenges by keeping materials in use much longer and eventually returning materials for new use. The principle is that waste must be minimized. Products will be designed to last longer. They will be easier to Reuse, Repair, and Remanufacture. The product will eventually be broken down and Recycled. This is Design for R and is the focus of this course.

Experts from leading European universities and research organizations will explain the latest strategies in product design. Current design approaches lead to waste, loss of value and loss of resources. You will learn about the innovative ways in which companies are creating value, whilst securing their supply chains, by integrating Design for R.

This course is suitable for all learners who have an interest in product design, innovative engineering, new business activity, entrepreneurship, sustainability, circular economy and everyone who thinks that the current way we do things today needs a radical rethink.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
David Peck
Dr. A. Lohrengel
Dr. E. van der Voet
Drs. Max Prumbohm
Date Added:
02/21/2019
Essential Mechanics - Statics and Strength of Materials with MATLAB and Octave
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Essential Mechanics - Statics and Strength of Materials with MATLAB and Octave
P. Venkataraman

Essential Mechanics - Statics and Strength of Materials with MATLAB and Octave combines two core engineering science courses - “Statics” and “Strength of Materials” - in mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering. It weaves together various essential topics from Statics and Strength of Materials to allow discussing structural design from the very beginning. The traditional content of these courses are reordered to make it convenient to cover rigid body equilibrium and extend it to deformable body mechanics.The e-book covers the most useful topics from both courses with computational support through MATLAB/Octave. The traditional approach for engineering content is emphasized and is rigorously supported through graphics and analysis. Prior knowledge of MATLAB is not necessary. Instructions for its use in context is provided and explained. It takes advantage of the numerical, symbolic, and graphical capability of MATLAB for effective problem solving. This computational ability provides a natural procedure for What if? exploration that is important for design. The book also emphasizes graphics to understand, learn, and explore design. The idea for this book, the organization, and the flow of content is original and new. The integration of computation, and the marriage of analytical and computational skills is a new valuable experience provided by this e-book. Most importantly the book is very interactive with respect to the code as it appears along with the analysis.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Simulation
Textbook
Provider:
Rochester Institute of Technology
Author:
P Venkataraman
Date Added:
01/14/2020
Greening the Ghetto
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In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx -- and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 18-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Majora Carter
Date Added:
01/06/2006
Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) Technology to Teach Construction, Materials, and Methods In Landscape Architecture
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Explore landscape architecture construction materials, methods, and implementation practices through an interactive and simulated environment. Launch the link to view the desktop version or use a virtual reality device. The user can select a particular construction element to view real-life construction videos, 2D construction drawings, and construction phases through 3D representations. Be sure and notice the stormwater drainage animation located at the center of the courtyard with realistic sounds of rain and thunder. Videos and 2D construction drawings combined with the VR environment will allow users to get a realistic experience without physically being at a specific site.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Interactive
Simulation
Author:
Laurie Gyalog
Date Added:
06/21/2019
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Introduc
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Databases are all over the place and we interact with them in various ways. Consider the banking services, supermarkets, mobile operators, airline reservation systems, medical records, student records and even employment records. This course will provide students with a general overview of databases, introducing you to database history, modern database systems, the different models used to design a database, and Structured Query Language (SQL), which is the standard language used to access and manipulate databases. The course is taught as a Topic within the Computer Science degree.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Thomas Hauck
Date Added:
08/08/2019
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Introduc
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Databases are all over the place and we interact with them in various ways. Consider the banking services, supermarkets, mobile operators, airline reservation systems, medical records, student records and even employment records. This course will provide students with a general overview of databases, introducing you to database history, modern database systems, the different models used to design a database, and Structured Query Language (SQL), which is the standard language used to access and manipulate databases. The course is taught as a Topic within the Computer Science degree.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Thomas Hauck
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Introduction to Design Equity – Open Textbook
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Why do affluent, liberal, and design-rich cities like Minneapolis have some of the biggest racial disparities in the country? How can designers help to create more equitable communities? Introduction to Design Equity, an open access book for students and professionals, maps design processes and products against equity research to highlight the pitfalls and potentials of design as a tool for building social justice.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Graphic Design
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Author:
Kristine Miller
Date Added:
01/16/2019
Introduction to Human Osteology
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This text was designed for use in the human osteology laboratory classroom. Bones are described to aid in identification of skeletonized remains in either an archaeological or forensic anthropology setting. Basic techniques for siding, aging, sexing, and stature estimation are described. Both images of bone and drawings are included which may be used for study purposes outside of the classroom. The text represents work that has been developed over more than 30 years by its various authors and is meant to present students with the basic analytical tools for the study of human osteology.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Grand Valley State University
Provider Set:
ScholarWorks@GVSU
Author:
Georg Neumann
Gwyn Madden
Holm Neumann
Kenneth Beals
Roberta Hall
Date Added:
05/14/2012
LRMI Metadata Terms (RDF)
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The LRMI specification is a collection of classes and properties for markup and description of educational resources. The specification builds on the extensive vocabulary provided by Schema.org and other standards. LRMI terms not included in schema.org may nevertheless be used to augment and enrich Schema.org markup.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
Date Added:
09/02/2019
Legal Aspects of MAS Design
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Runway extension, construction of works in protected areas, subsidizing sustainable projects... they all happen within a design space, limited amongst others by legal rules and requirements. To make optimal use of the design space, you have to know about these rules and requirements. When does a contract have to be tendered out, what rules are then applicable, what can be subsidized and what are the restrictions, how to comply with air quality requirements and can a frog really block a project? What alternative designs can be given in order to avoid legal problems? These and other problems will be addressed in this course.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mr.drs. N. Saanen
Date Added:
02/11/2016
Legislative Framework Slides
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Lecture slides developed to accompany ARTID 569A: Inclusive Environments, an Interior Design course offered at Iowa State University. These slides cover the history of disability rights in the United States, design standards, and more. Questions are included within the slides for assessment.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
Julie E N Irish
Julie Irish
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Managing Building Adaptation: a Sustainable Approach
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Do you have a passion for buildings and want to contribute to a sustainable environment? Then this is your chance to make a difference! The biggest sustainability challenge for cities worldwide is adapting existing obsolescent buildings and making them future-proof. In this course, you will learn about adapting buildings for sustainability.

This course first introduces you to the challenging management task of redeveloping buildings for future use. Then you will learn how different management tools can be used to convert old buildings for sustainable reuse.

Prior experience with studies or jobs related to the built environment is not essential for this course, but will be a great advantage.

This MOOC is especially relevant for students who are interested in Real Estate, Project Management, Urban Planning, Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and Sustainability.

The course is taught by a multi-disciplinary team of instructors and professors with relevant practical and theoretical experience. You can use the practical knowledge you obtain during this course to tackle many challenges related to the built environment.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Erwin Heurkens
Gerard van Bortel
Hilde Remoy
Jelle Koolwijk
John Heints
Date Added:
08/09/2019
Models in Architecture – Design through Physical & Digital Models
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Physical and digital design skills are key to practitioners in art, design, and engineering, as well as many other creative professions. Models are essential in architecture. In design practice all kinds of physical scale models and digital models are used side by side.

In this architecture course, you will gain experience that will help and inspire you to advance in your personal and professional development. You will attain skills in a practical way. First, we will focus on sketch models for the early stages of a design process, then we will continue with virtual representations for design communication and finally more precise and detailed models will be used for further development of the ideas.

In the theoretical part of the course, you will learn about many different sorts of models: how architects use these and how they are essential in the design process.

The practical part of the course addresses a number of challenges. In small steps we will guide you through technical and creative difficulties in exciting, playful, and pleasant ways.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Martijn Stellingwerff
Date Added:
08/09/2019