Requirements & Constraints: Making Model Parking Garages

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From TeachEngineering - The difference between architects and engineers can be confusing because their roles in building design can be similar. Students experience a bit of both professions by following a set of requirements and meeting given constraints as they create their own model parking garages. Teams experience the engineering design process first-hand as they design, build and test their models. They draw blueprints of their designs, select the construction materials and budget their exp

Performance Expectations

3-5-ETS1-1   Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.