ARC1014 : Architectural Technology 1.2: Principles of Constructing Architecture
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Neveen Hamza
- Demonstrator: Mr Daniel Mallo
- Other Staff: Dr Neil Burford
- Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
The Course introduces the fundamental principles, properties and required performances of buildings, including:
*the principles of environmental design, structural design and basic construction considerations.
From undertaking this course students should be able to:
*describe and explain the principle factors affecting the utilization of sustainable resources, the environmental design of simple buildings, and understand basic concepts and principles of sustainable design practices.
*explain the principle factors affecting the structural design of buildings, including; loads and forces, the utilization of common building materials and elements and the behavior and criteria for the selection and application of structural systems in buildings.
The module builds on the foundations established in semester 1 and seeks to directly complement the on-going semester 2 Studio design projects.
Outline Of Syllabus
Topics covered by the lectures include:
•Sustainable Environment and Sustainable Resource Use
•Heat, Comfort, Climate
•Acoustics and Noise Control
•Site planning, passive design strategies, energy generation
•Space, Structure, Skin
•Loads and Forces
Construction Tectonics and Process
•Comparison of alternative construction techniques
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||32:00||32:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||20:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||24:00||24:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|ARC1001||Architectural Design 1.1|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Rationale of Teaching Methods and Relationship to Learning Outcomes
Teaching is primarily by means of lectures, although these are complemented by studio tutorials, workshops and feedback sessions. In addition, students are encouraged to undertake personal research associated with studio projects with which this module is linked.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Case study||2||M||100||Analytical Building Case Study (supports ARC1001, Architectural Design 1.1)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
In the light of the intended knowledge and skills outcomes the 100% coursework assessment using a case study allows a strong linkage between technology understanding informing the personally developed design work in the studio.