Objective of the Course: To provide students with insight on Building technology in history across the world. To provide an introduction to different ways of thinking about construction in relation to design practice and investigation of the artifactual nature and materiality of buildings.
Course Outline: Lectures covering areas of building technology, different ways of thinking about construction in relation to design practice, investigation of the artifactual nature and materiality of buildings, construction principles and their implications to the development of construction strategies in architectural design, and introduction to building material science
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 Building services, technology and design by Greeno, Roger, Building services handbook by Hall, Fred, Environment and services by Burberry, Peter, Introduction to building services by Curd, E. F.