ACE Mentor L.A./O.C - Industry Overview - Shared screen with speaker view
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oh wow my WiFi is so bad
how did the cranes get there?
How long does it normally take for a building to be completed?
which one cost more to build?
Who is responsible for receiving the money after a building is completed?
how do they get the right amount of supplies for them to build
were building things?
how did the cranes get there?(a) It depends on the size of the cranes...smaller cranes can be driven directly to the locations, larger cranes are transported to the site and built in place, there are cranes that assemble and disassemble themselves.
How long does it normally take for a building to be completed?
reee alot building
this is interesting
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Team Leaders and mentors - please free to respond to any of these questions in the chat box. Thanks!
When and where was the first building built?
Nice our textbook! ;-)
Even within the role of being an "Architect" there are multiple options - you can be on the creative design side, you can assist with the production of drawings and specifications to make the design "buildable", or you can work in the role of Construction Administrator and assist with the building actually being constructed. Lots of variety!
lol I saw my biology textbook
Who is responsible for receiving the money after a building is completed?(a) Typically, an Owner will pay the designers (architects and engineers) for their work (drawings, specifications, consulting) and separately pay the Contractor for the actual construction.
How long does it take to get a architecture licence in California
What if you want to be computer engineer? what fields do you have to focus on?
If it takes years to finish a building do Architects have the choice to be in multiple projects at the same time? Or do they only focus on one project till it finishes and then move on to another project?
so structure engineers also have to research the type of land and common disasters near the build
lol I just learned about structure engineering in applied chemistry haha
Ruby -- some would say the first 'building' is actually something called 'the primitive hut'. Give that a little Google search -- it's technically a conceptual idea of how we approach architecture and what our relationship is to the built environment.
what are some ways a structural engineer would protect a building from natural disasters ?
Regarding choice of projects, it depends. It's not uncommon for some architects to work on multiple projects at the same time
how do they get the right amount of supplies for them to build(a) The design and construction team will work together to determine the amount of materials needed for a project. The contractor will order the materials and use them to construct the building.
I have definitely worked on several at once. And I have focused on just one too
the cost of construction is relative to project location, building type, materials utilized to construct the building, funding source, and product type itself....for example the cost per square foot for a hospital will differ greatly from the cost of a warehouse.
Aarjuion, it depends! The requirements focus on a) the degree you hold (either undergraduate or graduate) and that has a set number of years (also whether the program is accredited or not), and then b) taking and passing the ARE or Architecture Registration Exam, which is actually six (!!) exams, plus an additional one for the state of California (because of seismic/earthquakes).
If it takes years to finish a building do Architects have the choice to be in multiple projects at the same time? Or do they only focus on one project till it finishes and then move on to another project?(A) Architects, engineers, and contractors are usually working on many projects at the same time.
Regarding how long it takes to get an architecture license in CA . . . loaded question, as it is highly dependpent on the person. At a base minimum, CA requireds 8 years of experience (5 years of school + 3 years of work) before you can get your license. In real life, it often takes a lot longer as you balance work, life, and taking the exams.
How do architects gain connections for getting materials
What do you need to do when planning to build a house?
So many great questions!Make sure you ask some of these during the breakout session later you don't get your answers here!
What is the average cost paid after building?
How long does it normally take for a building to be completed?(a) depends on the type and size of project, but months to years is typical.
what’s the difference between a construction engineer and a regular construction person? ex. I know someone who is a construction worker but they didn’t study to become an engineer, they’re just a regular construction worker.
What is the average cost paid after building?(a) Your ACE mentors work on projects from a few thousand dollars to MANY BILLIONS of dollars!!
Michael Chang (FHS Mentor)
What do you need to do when planning to build a house?@ tyler (A): there is a long answer to this. I suggest asking in the break out room as we would need to know what you mean by "planning". As an architect, you first need to check zoning laws to clarify what you can and cannot do. Then figure out what the client can afford or want, etc.
whats the shortest amount of time someone has built a building
i made a hut once in a few minutes
Dating back to around 3600 BCE, the Knap of Howar is the oldest building in the world and is most likely the oldest house still standing. The Knap of Howar consists of two stone-built houses that were discovered in the 1930s when erosion revealed parts of the stone walls.
Contractors have professionals and laborers on their staff. The education requirements vary but they can all be excellent careers. Good breakout discussion, ask your mentor.
For Architects they need to draw the buildings and be very detailed. Does Ace provide a program or sessions to learn how to draw like that?
Whats the difference between architectural engineering and civil engineering?
Fun fact... In December 2002, a house was built by Habitat for Humanity in Shelby County, Alabama in 3 hours, 26 minutes, and 34 seconds. They beat the previous record that was set in New Zealand of 3 hours, 44 minutes, and 59 seconds. The three bedroom, two bath home was constructed for a single mother who was a nursing technician.
Ester -- construction takes time! But with some recent technology, some buildings can be 3D printed and only take a FEW DAYS! :D
thank you for answering my question kelsey lew
On December 17 Shelby County Habitat for Humanity broke the world record for the fastest house ever built, clocking in at 3 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds.Dec 22, 2002
Michael Chang (FHS Mentor)
For Architects they need to draw the buildings and be very detailed. Does Ace provide a program or sessions to learn how to draw like that?(a) during the spring semester, ACE does a "project". During that project, you will be exposed to many programs/tools that architects use to create the drawings. To master that, I have worked 12 years so far after graduating. I don't think I am near to that point.
What's the longest time it took to build a building.
How do architects gain connections for getting materials(a) Architects spend considerable time researching materials for use in construction. They do this by meeting with experts, reading materials, web research, etc.
Any advice for what type of work I should include in my portfolios for applying to undergrad architecture programs?
Not the longest, but the Sagrada Família in Barcelona has been under construction since 1882 and is still going
can there be more team members ?
Do you recommend going into accredited architecture program or does it matter which one you go to?
Google Sagrada Família, amazing building!
by fair wages, how much is fair?
Do you recommend going into accredited architecture program or does it matter which one you go to? ---
What’s the average amount of time it takes to complete school for an architect, engineer, and construction manager/contractor?
Yes, absolutely recommend going to an accredited architecture program.
Michael Chang (FHS Mentor)
Any advice for what type of work I should include in my portfolios for applying to undergrad architecture programs?(A): Depends on the program and school. For some school, you may want to include any art. For others, they may not require a portfolio. It is typically really required for a graduate program though
Any advice for what type of work I should include in my portfolios for applying to undergrad architecture programs? A: You can include anything that shows your creativity. They can be drawings, sculptures, photographs, etc.
Most bachelor degrees in Architecture/Engineer/Construction are 4-5 years.
Any advice for what type of work I should include in my portfolios for applying to undergrad architecture programs?A) When I applied, I included sketches I did in high school of cities and landscapes, artwork, and photographs. Agreed that a portfolio that showcases your creativity and any possible experience with architecture is great
Thank you very much, the majority of schools I’ve been looking at require portfolios and I wasn’t sure how artsy to get with it
What’s the average amount of time it takes to complete school for an architect, engineer, and construction manager/contractor? A: For an architect, you can go to an undergrad accredited program for 5 years to have a professional degree in architecture. Or you can major in anything as an undergrad an go to a master’s program for 3 years for a M.Arch I
How did they build the Leaning Tower of Pisa when was leaning?
RE: portfolio contents, yes, anything to show your creativity. I did a lot of sketches of (mostly) buildings and that was my portfolio basically.
Whats the difference between architectural engineering and civil engineering?(a) Architectural engineering is very similar to structural engineering. Structural engineering is under the umbrella of Civil Engineers. Civil engineers can emphasize in hydrology (water), soils, transportation, and structures. Architectural engineering focuses on just structures based on the list above.
Going to an college or university with an accredited architecture program will significantly cut the amount of time it takes to ultimately get your license, especially if that is your goal
Jachin -- There are a few different architectural engineering college programs across the US. I only know personally of the one at Cal Poly SLO. Arch Eng can be considered structural engineering for buildings. Civil engineering programs includes a number of different areas of expertise; structural, geotechnical, water resources, transportation, environmental. Ask for more info if this isn't enough for you to clarify
Can being a member of the ACE program help my college applications look better in order to be enrolled in a better college?
The Leaning Tower wasn't leaning when it was built
thats alot of number
How did they build the Leaning Tower of Pisa when was leaning?The tower was upright when they built it - it started leaning later.
Go Mustangs! (Cal Poly SLO)
Go Broncos! (Cal Poly Pomona)
Ok, do you know what made it not tip over completely and stay like what it is today?
Tower of Pisa was built straight but the ground settled later on. Fortunately it didn't completely fall down. LOL
What's the difference between Cal Poly SLO and CPP regarding architecture?
it has been retrofitted and reinforced to not collapse several times over the decades
Can being a member of the ACE program help my college applications look better in order to be enrolled in a better college? A: Yes. ACE mentor program is recognized at many colleges/university.
Why did the constructors of the Eiffel Tower wanted to build the Eiffel Tower in the shape of an "A"?
Any advice for when applying to architect programs
The designer of the Eiffel Tower was actually a structural engineer
Does it cost money for a civil engineer to design your house?
Why did the constructors of the Eiffel Tower wanted to build the Eiffel Tower in the shape of an "A"? A: same as pyramid or sand dune. The structurally is more efficient when there is less mass/weight the higher you go up.
Any advice for when applying to architect programsA) Apply to several, they are difficult to get in to because they are usually impacted (more people apply then can get in) however don't let that deter you. Look carefully at the curriculum of the program, the location of the school, and cost of course
Ashley Hastings (Arup)
That’s 4 blocks away from my school :)
What's the difference between Cal Poly SLO and CPP regarding architecture?(A): The two Cal Poly's both have a lot to offer. CPP program is a great mix of concept, design, and practical/technical knowledge. It also have one of these most diverse student bodies for an architecture program. Cal Poly SLO (depending on who you take for studio) can have a more theoretical bent, but also provide a great foundation of technical and practical knowledge.
Architecture focuses more on the spatial functionality and aesthetics of the development work and is more concerned with the artistry, look, feel and functionality of the design.Civil Engineering concentrates on the structural elements of the design, making certain that the structure can endure normal and extreme conditions.
What's the difference between architecture school in UC's and Private Universities?
What’s the difference between a general contractor and a construction manager?
You don't usually need a civil engineer for a house unless there are steep hills that need retaining walls and soil analysis
Can students that haven't graduated high school be able to join programs like ace to learn more about architects or having the chance to interact with some?
looked at most UCs and most didn't offer BA in Architecture, exception of Berkely
Can students that haven't graduated high school be able to join programs like ace to learn more about architects or having the chance to interact with some? A: YES. ACE is a program for High School Students.
Ruby -- UC Berkeley and UCLA now has an undergrad degree in architecture! I am an alum of both!
Generals are contracted to build the project, CM's manage the process on behalf of ownership.
Lol I asked a lot of actual questions:)
For UCLA, I could not find the option for Achitecture in the major choice
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I'm curious as of how piers are built. Is there like a scuba team that begins to build the structure underwater and work their way up?
is there any summer programs to join?
Solid piers can be driven through the water and into the seafloor from above the waterline. Otherwise, a tube can be inserted into the water, the water is pumped out, and concrete can be poured in.
Lol we're learning different things
different things >>
how would you build a structure underwater without water getting in, like an underwater aquarium
i don't know if its possible
I don't think they exist
Good job Crystal!
I heard they have underwater hotels
look up the word "cofferdam." you'll see some of the coolest and most well-known bridges built using that method. like the Golden Gate Bridge
I have to go
but a cofferdam is over the water at the top, how about a building that is fully submerged underwater
Underwater structures are designed and built by Architects, Engineers, and Contractors with very specialized knowledge. Special materials that won't leak or endanger the occupants are selected. Very cool field if you are interested in this!
The underwater part would have to have a part out of the water so you can breath
How are oil rigs built?
Cant they make tubes to pump oxygen down to the location
Kelsey Lew (Mentor - Dorsey High)
there are ways to build underwater, it just gets expensive! there are underwater hotels, but there's other things like Diego said, like bridges, or even foundations that have to be under the water table. It requires special waterproofing and care when it comes to material selection, building joints, etc. I'm sure there are special aquatic engineers that would have to be on the design team, and you'd have to involve your structural engineers heavily too!
Keep in mind, too, that concrete can cure (harden) underwater.
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Sorry I have to leave:(
will the construction process be mechanized anytime soon?
Thanks Ruby! please remember to register for next meeting!
thank you guys for the meeting unfortunately I have to clock in right now, see you all next meeting
I don't know how oil rigs are built but I will make a note for us to discuss in the Construction session on November 12th. Stay tuned.
sorry I got to go because I have something to do
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With regards to coursework, I am currently in woodshop but i lack art classes, to what extend would this lack of art impact my admissions into architecture programs? Or any advice on how to compensate this lack of art other than a strong portfolio?
Robots and computers have impacted all aspects of our life including design and construction. Mechanized construction is becoming more common, including full size 3D printing mentioned earlier.
Woodwork is an art, definitely include that in your portfolio. Working with wood was a BIG part of my experience in college in the arch program
Shantelle, you might be able to use the ACE project in Spring in your portfolio
Shantelle, find ways to express your creativity and problem solving. If you have any poetry, creative writing, doodles, etc. in addition to highlighting your pieces from wood working class.
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Thank you very much for the advice
Look forward to the next meeting!