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GRAPHICAL SIMULATION FOR LEARNERS TO UNDERSTAND THE CONSTRUCTION OF JAMAICA’S PARAMOUNT TREASURE: “THE DEVON HOUSE”

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Architectural Division Technical Session 3

Tagged Division

Architectural

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

23

DOI

10.18260/1-2--28420

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https://strategy.asee.org/28420

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Sheena Nastasia Marston The Ohio State University

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Sheena Marston is a graduate student in civil engineering at Ohio State University. She is currently working towards the completion of a master’s degree. Her background studies resulted in her attaining a B.A degree in Architecture from the University of Technology, Jamaica and a B.Sc. in Construction management from Ohio Northern University.

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Fabian Hadipriono Tan P.E. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Fabian Hadipriono Tan has worked in the areas of construction of infrastructures and buildings, failure assessment of buildings and bridges, construction accident investigations, forensic engineering, ancient buildings, ancient bridges, and the ancient history of science and engineering for over 40 years. The tools he uses include fault tree analysis, fuzzy logic, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.

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Michael Parke The Ohio State University

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Dr. Parke has over twenty years experience in satellite based earth science research. He has been teaching first year engineering for the past eighteen years, with emphasis on computer aided design, computer programming, and project design and documentation.

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Olga Maria Stavridis Ohio State University

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Olga Stavridis is the Assistant Director of OSU Women in Engineering (WiE) Program. She spent six years as a Senior Lecturer for the College of Engineering's Engineering Education Department at The Ohio State University. She has been teaching Fundamentals for Engineering I and II for the Freshmen Engineering Scholars Program; Engineering Graphics and Spatial Visualization Courses for the last five years. She was previously the Director of the Engineering Co-op and Internship Program at Ohio State. Olga received her Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio State and Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University. She has twelve years of industry experience in areas of Automotive and Systems Engineering.

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Lisa Elanna Burris The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Lisa Burris is an assistant professor of Civil Engineering at the Ohio State University. Dr. Burris’ expertise lies in the areas of cement and concrete optimization, durability of construction materials, forensic evaluation of structural and material deficiencies, and infrastructure construction and repair best practices. Dr. Burris holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University, a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and has over a decade of experience in construction materials research.

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Abstract

GRAPHICAL SIMULATION FOR LEARNERS TO UNDERSTAND THE CONSTRUCTION OF JAMAICA’S PARAMOUNT TREASURE: “THE DEVON HOUSE” Construction of structures such as Devon House, using modern methods and standards would be a relatively quick process. However, construction methods or practices in the late 1800’s were a complex and timely process; one that required great planning and foresight. Most sources documenting historic construction methods have been conducted utilizing a historical or archaeological perspective. Rarely, have they been documented with consideration for the construction process or for the applicability and use within their existing contexts. In fact, the only remaining documentation of the structures are the buildings themselves. Any original plans, designs, survivors or paperwork have been lost to time. Emphasis will be placed upon the construction process through the use of digital reconstruction that will be graphically represented through Autodesk Revit architecture. The core principles to be addressed are analysis of planning and mobilization, assessment of the substructure, superstructure and roof. The planning and mobilization, details what preparations were made for the selection of the site and drafting of plans resources, materials and their sources, methods of transportation; equipment types and the location of said equipment. Substructure, will take into account the soil profile and its requisite analysis. Selection of an appropriate foundation type, resources and the step-by-step construction process. The superstructure which comprises the majority of the structure. It is inclusive of: the floor structure, columns louver system wall system and windows. The authors reviewed the methods of construction to determine how they were retrofitted to take advantage of the local climate. When the step-by-step construction method have been determined, the authors simulated the most plausible, given the construction practices of Jamaicans in the late 1800’s. The second section of the paper emphasizes the graphical simulation of The Devon House. This was divided into two sections which included software applications 3Ds Max, AutoCAD 2014 and Revit 2015, and the utilization of exploded views to explore and review components such as plans, sections, elevations and axonometric views. Exploded views of the internal elements include beams, girders, walls and columns. Together, these will provide clear picture of Devon Houses longevity due to some of these historic construction processes, in language that can be understood by a multitude of audiences. The final section addresses the utilization of the 3D model, either through digital representation or reproduction as a physical 3D printed model to provide instruction about the construction process of The Devon House. In addition, the use of a survey will provide feedback to determine perceptions of clarity, impact, originality and relevance of information retained by students. Keywords: The Devon House, historic building, Jamaica, graphical simulation

Marston, S. N., & Tan, F. H., & Parke, M., & Stavridis, O. M., & Burris, L. E. (2017, June), GRAPHICAL SIMULATION FOR LEARNERS TO UNDERSTAND THE CONSTRUCTION OF JAMAICA’S PARAMOUNT TREASURE: “THE DEVON HOUSE” Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28420

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