Structural Renovations: Understanding NYC Buildings and How to Modify Them
Learn how to design an efficient renovation project so you get the most out of an architectural design and the inherent strengths of the existing building. This course covers the primary styles of historical construction in New York City. It also presents new methods for solving age-old problems, along with proven techniques for redesigning a structure to fit your needs. Learn the history of building materials, and explore what can be accomplished with each, including steel material from its conception, rivets, welding and bolts, terra cotta and brick arch slabs, early reinforced concrete construction, cast and wrought iron, and different forms of shallow and deep foundations. A brief history of the New York City Building Codes also is presented.
You'll Walk Away with
- Knowledge of materials for reuse in building renovation
- The skills to create efficient renovation plans
- Registered architects
- Professional engineers