BUIL07014 2013 Building Science Tech 3A Prototyping Assembly Structure and Specification
The module will expand and develop on skills and knowledge gained in Building Science and Technology 2. The learner will have further developed their understanding of structural strategies and their application to a variety of construction systems with particular focus on existing buildings. The learner will also produce basic structural calculations and finally they will prepare models and assembly drawings and reports, for the purpose of prototyping and analysing construction elements and their specification and application to a building context underpinned by Building regulations and policy.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Comprehensively apply construction/assembly prototypes to various aspects of the Design Studio 3 projects, design specification and case studies and impact of the Building Regulations on their application
Analyse a variety of proposed and existing structural systems using diagrams and calculations
Calculate basic parameters in relation to simple structural elements
Formulate integrated structural solutions for existing and new buildings as applied to Design Studio 3 projects
Module Assessment Strategies
Formative and summative assessment modes using a range of techniques which includes group and/or individual work mainly: essays, projects, presentations, debate
This Module is Divided into Three Themes:
01 Structure & Detailing Assembly
Application of structural design to Design Studio 3 projects- knowledge of material properties, strategies, sustainability and the effect this has on structural performance and selection/specification
Prototyping, Assembly & Detailing
Key to this will be interventions into existing buildings, work in conjunction with structural analysis and material analysis. Design and application of envelope components building on the innate understanding of complex building typologies and technologies focusing on environmentally ethical material choices and sustainability/durability/recyclability. An introduction to bespoke design detailing, application and assembly of Interior elements or building fabric and components.
This seriouse of lectures will allow for a detailed study of materials applied and integrated into a fit-out element/building component of Design Studio 3 projects- exploring choice, design, detailing, fixings, specification, sustainability and environmental impacts
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment||Continuous Assessment||Project||100 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Architectural Studio||Building Science and Technology 3||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Practical||Architectural Studio||Building Science and Technology||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Independent Learning||Architectural Studio||BST Projects||4||Weekly||4.00|
(In addition to stage 1, 2 and 3 reading list)
Ching, F,Onouye,B & Zuberbuhler, D (2009) Building Structures Illustrated, John Wiley & Sons, New York
Baker, N. (2009) The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment, RIBA Publishing, London
Bluyssen, P. (2009) The Indoor Environment Handbook, RIBA Publishing, London
Brown, G.Z. & DeKay, M. (2001), Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies John Wiley & Sons, New York
Daniels, K, (1998), Low-Tech Light-Tech High-Tech: Building In The Information Age, Birkhauser Publishers, Berlin.
Fordham, M, (2002), Environmental Design: An Introduction For Architects And Engineers Spon Press
McMullan, R. (2002), Environmental Science In Building Palgrave, London
Szokolay, S.V. (2005), Introduction To Architectural Science: The Basis Of Sustainable Design Architectural Press, Oxford
Riley,M & Cotgrave, A (2005), The Technology of refurbishment and maintenance, Palgrave, London.
Weaver,M (1997), Conserving buildings: A manual of techniques and materials, John Wiley & Sons, New York