SC 205 – Understanding the World’s Great Structures: Science and Innovation – Class presentation available

The class presentation from the October 4 session is now available. Click this link to open and view the presentation: Linnert Presentation Intro

What makes a structure like a monument, bridge, or building “great”? This term might bring to mind structures famous for their age, beauty, size, or all three: Egypt’s pyramids, New York’s Brooklyn Bridge or Chicago’s Willis (Sears) Tower, are a few. But from a scientific perspective, greatness is not just a matter of aesthetics. In this Teaching Company DVD course, we will be exposed to great structures of the world and become familiar with the basic structural principles of their construction; after all, the only thing more awe inspiring than seeing a great structure is understanding the complex and beautiful principles behind its construction. We will touch on some very basic structural engineering elements like tension, compression, structural forces (wind, weight, seismic-motion etc.) supplemented with building/structure types examples (simple beam, arch, dome, suspended systems, etc.) at site specific locations. We will supplement general engineering system assemblies with a “hands-on” visual aid of structural components. The course will rely on select DVDs, with supplemental information provided by our guest lecturer/presenter and class developer.

Linnert Presentation IntroGuest Lecturer/Presenter:  John Linnert is a California State licensed architect with J. Linnert Architecture, Costa Mesa specializing in residential and light commercial architecture, which incorporates his knowledge of structural systems and assemblies. John has been practicing architecture as a sole proprietor for over 20 years. Previous experience has been with LPA Architecture and Planning of Irvine, which is noted for the John Wayne Airport Terminal and many commercial, educational and civic structures across the nation. John has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly Pomona. John will supplement information provided in the DVD series entitled “Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity.”

Developer: Gary Oberts

Dates/Time: Fridays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Location: Woodbridge Onken Classroom

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  1. SC 205 says class presentation available.
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