SIM City

We played SimCity to learn about how cities develop, the pressures on development and what makes citizen's happy. Here's one of our cities, burning to the ground...

Guest Speakers

Two guest speakers visited our class. Ron Flax, Boulder County's Sustainability Examiner, talked about Boulder County's sustainability initiatives. Simone Nicolo showed us some of the cool capabilities of SketchUp. 
 

LEED Credits for Williams Village North

Our class is held in Williams Village North, which was rated LEED platinum at the time of its construction (and the first LEED platinum dorm in the U.S.). We spent time today evaluating which LEED credits the building earns.

williamsvillage

Visit to Boulder Office of Emergency Management

This week we met with Amy Danzl at the Boulder Office of Emergency Management. She told us about how they responded to the Sept. 2013 flooding events, and introduced us to their operating protocols. 

 Our group at the Boulder OEM. 

Our group at the Boulder OEM. 

Model Testing of the Eiffel Tower

This week we will be testing a model of the Eiffel tower under wind and gravity loads. Thank you Sarah and Yolanda for building the model!

 Our model of the Eiffel Tower. 

Our model of the Eiffel Tower. 

 Measuring the structure's height. 

Measuring the structure's height. 

 Applying loads.

Applying loads.