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Introduction to Building Structures and Architectural Forms

Learn about architectural forms, effects of natural disasters on buildings & mega-structures in this free online course.

Publisher: NPTEL
This free online Introduction to Building Structures and Architectural Forms will teach you about the damaging effects of natural disasters on buildings with different structures. You will also learn about the relationship between structure and architecture, and how they relate from past and present times. This course will give you an understanding of the structure of buildings and their history, so get started today.so get started today.
Introduction to Building Structures and Architectural Forms
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Students

    1,951
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Description

This free online course on Introduction to Building Structures and Architectural Forms will teach you about the effects of natural disasters on structure and architectural forms, and the techniques available for preventing damage. This course also discusses the evolution of high-rise structural systems as well as structural elements and their mechanisms.

This course begins by introducing you to structure and architectural forms. Nature can have a devastating effect on structures through flooding, earthquakes, and speedy winds. You will learn about cost effective structures, reducing cost of construction and how to use local materials without compromising quality. You will learn about how visual experiences and moods can be provoked by daylight and artificial light. Furthermore, you will learn about the evolution of high-rise buildings, their exterior and interior structures and the history behind them.

This free online course will give you an understanding about the relationship between structure, form, architecture and nature. You will learn about ways in which to make buildings stronger and more resilient to damage caused by natural disasters. You will learn about the history of high-rise buildings. This course will be of great interest to the architects, engineers and professionals in this field. Start this course today and increase your knowledge on structure and architectural forms.

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