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Existing Building Forensics
Looking at Existing Buildings. This course examines the role of the building forensic consultant. Students learn the processes, methodologies and techniques used for diagnosing failures in building systems and/or building components. The theories behind protocols for testing and surveying are discussed and familiarity with the role of Codes, Standards and construction documentation is developed. Post-occupancy evaluation of buildings, and how this can be used as a diagnostic tool, is presented and developed. There will also be a focus on the theory and practice of decision-making related to building performance, including economic considerations using techniques presented in ASC 522.
Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1