CEE 4745

CEE 4745

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

The construction industry is currently facing many challenges with respect to shortage of skilled workers, greenhouse gas emissions, and use of non-sustainable construction materials with high embodied carbon. Robotic construction enables efficient use of materials, reduction of waste generated and the ability to fabricate complex, multi-scale structures. In this course students will learn the principles of designing new structural elements with reduced embodied carbon. The course will introduce sustainable construction materials and the challenges associated with material variability and quality on building design. Students will learn the differences between standard construction techniques and advances enabled through automation. Students will reimagine and design complex, yet efficient member shapes and connections. They will evaluate the performance of these newly designed members using structural modeling and laboratory techniques.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: CEE 3710 and CEE 3080 or graduate standing.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

  • Analyze 3D printed structural elements using modeling software and evaluate their performance in the lab.
  • Identify sources of embodied carbon in structures and introduce ways to reduce them.
  • Learn to control a robot and use the robot to perform tasks.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: CEE 5746

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18050 CEE 4745   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19085 CEE 4745   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person