Division of Architecture & Architectural Engineering
Sustainable Building Research Center
Sustainable Building Technology means a future oriented, ultra high technology that maintains the quality of human life to an optimum condition by applying sustainable building technology such as saving natural resources and energy, recycling construction waste, and enhancing concrete durability etc. of high rise buildings which is the collaboration of the ultra high-tech science and engineering technology within the life cycle.
We believe that the major topic of conversation in the 21st century is sustainable development, and the engine of its performance is to develop sustainable building technology in order to achieve the goal. With this purpose, Engineering Research Center (ERC) assigned by the ministry of science and technology, Korea pursues to contribute to the creation of sustainability and human culture by the development of world class sustainable technology and achieving the advanced and sustainable building system for the educational purpose.
Architectural Design Hall
The major features of Architectural Design Hall includes the membrane roof structure, the exposed steel structures with the double pair glass, and the building floor area of the first and the second floor is 586.76㎡. This building, which is connected to the 2nd floor of the 2nd engineering building accommodates Architectural Exhibition Hall, 3design studios(junior design studios) the structural design room and outdoor lecture hall. the Architectural exhibition hall especially plays a major role in implementing practice oriented architectural education by exhibiting the award winning design works of the students and alumni, and also the design works of the famous architects throughout the nation
3D Modeling LAB
Latest technology 3D Modelling Equipment (3D Printer), CNC, as well as a laser cutting machine with a teaching assistant are available for the management and access control of the Lab.
Model Production Room
Model Production Room is equipped with various tools such as cutting machines, milling machines, drilling machines, compressors, round saws, grinders, and hand drills, etc so that the various materials and types of models are manufactured, which are necessary for the architectural design and the engineering experiment.
Computer lab is equipped with a total of 50 PCs loaded with softwares for architectural design, structural analysis, and plotters. All the computers are connected to the network environment, which has access to internet and are opened to students 24/7 to support the architectural design and engineering education.
The Structural Experiment LAB
The structural experiment lab is a cutting edge high-tech super scale structural experiment lab. The lab consists of the total floor area of 2500㎡ including cellar, and 4 story building, 1,000 ton capacity of reaction wall(8x11m), and a reaction floor(0.6m thick) so that the static and dynamic experiments of building structure can be conducted. Experimental equipment consists of 8 static and dynamic actuators of 20~200 ton capacity, 20, 200, 250 ton all purpose test equipment, 300, 500 ton pressure jack, and data acquisition systems with accessories. The scale of the experiment lab. is the best in the nation, and the facility has been expanded by 2.5 times the floor area, with adding the shaking table(3x3m) for the seismic-load related experiments and the 1,000 ton UTM machine in 2002. This facility is open to not only the faculty members and graduate students but also to senior students in undergraduate level for their thesis work to promote the practice oriented education.
Architectural Environmental Experiment LAB
Architectural Environmental Experiment Lab. is the top level in the nation, which takes up the 2story high large space. The lab is equipped with 5x5m thermal environment experiment chamber, 6.5m diameter Artificial Sky Dome and Artificial Illuminance Experiment Lab. The lab also contains the building environment and the measurement, which are used in the accumulation of the broad knowledge through the continuous research and development with respect to architecture and the natural environment. The lab is available to not only the faculty members and the graduate students but also to sophomore and junior students for their assignments and to seniors for their thesis so that this facility can be used in practice oriented education
Sustainable Environmental LAB
Since 2006, the SUSB-Research Center has the added facility of Wind Environmental Laboratory which is a test Bed for various sustainable technologies developed at the center, including its double external surface facade technology. This testbed measures in real time air movement and temperature change within the cavity between the layers of the facade, the collected data is then analyzed to be applied for the design development of an optimal double surface facade system to minimize the energy usage. The wind test equipment of the facility can also be used to assess a city’s heat island effect and wind current movements, as well as to test the wind pressure and vibration effects of high rise buildings.