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As of September 1, 2019, quizzes for NCARB’s long-format monographs (hardcopies and "digital monographs") were discontinued. We continue to offer our popular short-format courses for HSW Learning Units, and offer a new course each month.

Building Envelopes Part VI: Complex Geometry and Fluid Forms

Format: CE Course
CE Info: 1.75 HSW LU
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This course is one of a series of eight mini-monographs on building envelopes that offers a critical framework and vocabularies for architectural technology, with a special emphasis on the design and construction of the building envelope. The goal of this series is to develop a means by which designers can create and innovate building envelopes and energy-efficient buildings. These means shall include both an understanding of the forms and components of a building that provide efficiency and comfort, and processes for use in design that will encourage the selection of the proper physical responses and facilitate the investigation of the likely performance of these selections. This sixth course investigates computer-generated complex geometry and fluid forms that can be applied to varying degrees to the design of the building envelope. Each mini-monograph of this eight-part series can be taken as an individual course.

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