Syllabus 9956001402 - CONSTRUCCIÓN IV: ENVOLVENTES

CODE
9956001402

COURSE
CONSTRUCTION IV: ENVELOPES

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Construction of Building Envelopes: Façades, Roofs and Interior Spaces (walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, vertical cores)


COURSE TYPE
6 (66 hours of lecturing)

ECTS CREDITS
6 ECTS (150 hours of student's work either inside or outside the classroom)

CONTEXT

Curriculum Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture (360 ECTS - 2011) / Subject 072

Fourth course (7º semester)

Compulsory subject.

Prerequisites: CONSTRUCTION III: STRUCTURES.

Subject taught in Spanish and in English.

 LEARNING OUTCOMES:

- Comprehension of building processes and techniques of the envelope, the agents involved in this process and its performance.

- Ability to achieve the knowledge of elements, materials and constructive types of the building envelope.

- Ability to apply technical regulation in the building process and to generate professional documents for procedures and methods.

- Ability to analyze constructive systems represented in technical documentation and its translation to building site.

- Ability to integrate different envelope construction systems due to knowledge of construction as an experimental process.

- Ability to schedule and order different construction processes of the envelope, and the human and technique resources needed to their execution and maintenance.

- Aptitude to design, calculate, integrate in buildings and urban complexes and execute interior divisions, woodwork, stair and other finishing works with enclosure systems, rooftops, and other general works.

- Ability to communicate and graphically represent detailing and solutions of different constructive systems integration with envelope systems.


STUDY MODE

- Fitness for creative abilities, satisfying both the aesthetic and technical requirements.

- Capacity and responsibility for dealing with the role of the architect within society, in particular in delivering projects that take into account social and environmental factors.

- Ability to solve problems, not only those related to the fulfilment of complex technical specifications, but to overcome obstacles and contingencies common in the field of building and urban projects. This includes the ability to meet legal requirements through the correct interpretation and application of codes and standards.

- Capacity to manage the teamwork involved in projects of a certain size where diverse disciplines must work together. This includes the ability to lead.

- Ability to plan work, to meet deadlines and to respect the limits imposed by cost factors and building regulations.


COMPETENCES

Core Competencies (CC): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

General Competencies (GC): 4, 5, 6

Cross-Disciplinary Competencies (CDC): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Specific Competencies (SC): 13, 15, 16, 19, 31, 32, 39


TOPICS

- Design and conceptualization of enclosures and rooftops integrated with the structure.

- Passive systems and habitability related to envelope.

- Façades: Brickwork and concrete blocks, reinforced concrete. Concrete panels and “in situ”.

- Lightweight façades: Balloon framed wooden and metal structures. Prefabricated and handcrafted. Curtain wall.

- Rooftops: Passable and not passable. Ventilated and unventilated. Traditional and inverted.

- Sloped roofs: Metal, panels, tiled and synthetic.

- Flat roofs: gardened, paved, deck, self-protected.

- Conceptualization, design, calculation, integration in buildings and urban complexes and execution of interior divisions, woodwork, stair and other finishing works with enclosure systems, rooftops, and other general works.

- Security at construction site and maintenance. Use conditions.

- Quality survey. Execution surveillance: materials and adherences. Enclosure tightness.

- Safety use instructions, fire safety and envelope recycling.


ACTIVITIES

 

Educational Activities

ECTS

Total No. of hours

% attendance

1

Lecture based classes

1

25

100%

2

Directed study, labs and problem-solving

2

50

44%

3

Presentation of projects, oral defense

0

0

0%

4

Group work

0,5

12,5

0%

5

Independent study

1,5

37,5

0%

6

Advisory sessions, ongoing assessment and exams

1

25

100%

7

Lab practice

0

0

0%

8

Internship

0

0

0%

 

TOTAL

6

150

 


EVALUATION

 

Assessment system

Minimum weighting

Maximum weighting

1

Exams and tests

30%

40%

2

Projects

0%

0%

3

Presentation of work

60%

70%

4

Defence panel

0%

0%

5

Internship

0%

0%


SPECIFIC REGULATIONS

According to the University policy for students enrolled in living lessons, class attendance is compulsory:

a) As a necessary part of the evaluation process,

b) To comply with the student's right to receive advice, support and academic monitoring from the teacher.

To this end, students shall use the technological system (Virtual Campus) that the University offers to prove their daily attendance at each of their classes. This system will also be used to ensure objective information on the active role of the student in the classroom.


METHODOLOGY

Please consult the bibliography recommended in the "Classroom Programme" published on the website of the course in the Virtual Campus.


LAST UPDATE
24 February 2015