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Modules

ARC1014 : Architectural Technology 1.2

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To introduce the basic ways in which domestic scale construction must perform and the principals involved in achieving this performance.

To be able to describe and explain the environmental and constructional implications of design.

To be able to use simple techniques (manual and computer aided) in order to estimate those aspects of environmental and constructional performance which will pay a critical part in architectural decisions.

The Course introduces principles, properties and required performances of domestic buildings, including: control of environmental performances, structural design and construction of the various parts of the buildings.

Outline Of Syllabus

(To inform module choice of current students):
Daylight and sunlight
•       Thermal environment
•       Ventilation
•       Masonry walls and openings
•       Acoustics noise control
•       Timber frame construction
•       flat roofs
•       Timber pitched roofs

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion132:0032:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading120:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study124:0024:00N/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
Case study2M100Analytical Building Case Study (supports ARC1001, Architectural Design 1.1)
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