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Modules

ARC1013 : Architectural Technology 1.1

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

1. To be able to describe and explain the properties of common building materials and structural, environmental and construction implications using these materials.
2. To be able to use simple techniques (manual and computer aided) in order to estimate those aspects of structure.

The Course covers topics related to: understanding of simple technology and its application to common buildings; properties and implication of building materials, including timber, glass, concrete, masonry and steel; mathematical skills; and estimating performances of materials and structures.

Outline Of Syllabus

History of structural materials
•       Fundamental structural principles
•       Mathematical Skills
•       Estimating loads & beam design
•       Triangulation
•       Glass properties and implications
• Timber properties and implications
•       Concrete properties and implications
•       Masonry properties and wall design
• Steel properties & implications

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion136:0036:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture72:0014:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading126:0026:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study120:0020:00N/A
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The key principles and bodies of information introduced in lectures, are demonstrated through case studies, which are generally illustrated by video presentations. Practical applications develop an understanding.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M100Coursework focusing on an area of personal investigation written up as a 1500 word critically argued and illustrated essay.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The key principles and bodies of information introduced in lectures, are demonstrated through case studies, which are generally illustrated by video presentations. Practical applications develop an understanding.

Reading Lists

Timetable