ADVANCED BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

Course Code: BAR 503 

Course Title: ADVANCED BUILDING TECHNOLOGY                                        45 Hrs.

Objective of the Course: This unit is devoted to students appreciating and investigating in detail complex, larger scale buildings with particular emphases on the evaluation and selection of appropriate structural systems and materials

Course Outline: There will be lectures and presentations of factors affecting buildability, the building code requirements and evaluation and selection of appropriate structural systems and materials. In addition, there will be a requirement for self-directed research into, and representation of, technical systems and details of selected case study buildings and students’ studio projects.

Learning Methods: Series of lectures which include assignments and presentations

Evaluation Method: The students are expected to carry out written assignments or exercises and sit for a continuous assessment test(s)

Final Examination: At the end of semester students are to sit for a two hour written examination

Learning Resources: Students are expected to refer to A Textbook of building construction by Sharma, S.K., Structural steel in architecture and building technology by Engel, Irving, Design and technology in architecture by Guise, David, The Building envelope : applications of new technology cladding by Brookes, Alan J.

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