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T. Jeff Guh, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor

BS, Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University; MS, Structural Engineering, UCLA; PhD, Structural Engineering, UC Berkeley


A practicing structural engineer for over 30 years and licensed in the U.S. and abroad, Professor Guh has designed numerous commercial, institutional, healthcare and transportation facilities, involving both new construction and structural retrofit. Using both analytical and experimental methods, his research interest is in the seismic behavior of building structures and development of innovative structural technologies for performance-based design. Outside of campus, Professor Guh has served as vice president, principal, and managing director of several internationally renowned firms. Since his joining USC as a faculty member in 1995, he has taught various graduate and undergraduate courses, including CE538 Prestressed Concrete Structures, Arch211 Construction Materials and Methods, Arch213b Building Structures and Seismic Design, Arch313 Design of Building Structures, Arch 302b Integrative Studio, and Arch411 Architectural Technology, and served as graduate student advisor on thesis. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) and Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).


 
Currently Teaching
  • 313
    Design of Building Structures
    Design of Building Structures
    Prerequisite(s): ARCH 213a Integrate theories and knowledge from basic structural analysis and construction materials courses into practical design solutions for contemporary building structures. Develop your capacity to explain and interpret information related to the fundamental principles and structural behavior of modern buildings in withstanding gravity, wind, earthquake, and other environmental forces. Analyze the structural characteristics of common construction materials, i.e., wood, steel, concrete, masonry, and light gauge metal and learn to integrate structural elements into complete structural systems in modern buildings. Objectives: ARCH313 seeks to integrate theories and knowledge acquired from ARCH 213 into practical design solutions for contemporary building structures. Our goal is to help you develop your capacity to classify, compare, summarize, explain and interpret information related to: - Fundamental principles and structural behavior of modern buildings in withstanding gravity, lateral (especially seismic and wind), and other environmental forces - The evolution, range, and appropriate application of contemporary structural systems - Structural characteristics of common construction materials, i.e., wood, steel, concrete, masonry, and light gauge metal - Integration of structural elements into complete structural systems in modern building design - Good professional practice in assembling structural design documents, including calculations, drawings, and specifications - Fundamentals of building costs, such as acquisition, project financing and funding, financial feasibility, operational costs, and construction estimating with an emphasis on life-cycle cost accounting. Understanding of the materials discussed in this class will adequately prepare you to pass the Structural Systems (SS) portion of the NCARB Architect Registration Examination (ARE).
     
 
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