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Building Construction 1

Module name (EN): Building Construction 1
Degree programme: Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: B-A-5.1
SAP-Submodule-No.: P120-0006, P120-0007
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 5VU (5 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (33%) + term paper (66%)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
B-A-5.1 (P120-0006, P120-0007) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 1, mandatory course
ABA-5.1 (P120-0006, P120-0009) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 1, mandatory course
ABA-5.1 (P120-0006, P120-0009) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021, semester 1, mandatory course
75 class hours (= 56.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 123.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
B-A-5.3 Building Construction 2

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Ochs
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Ochs
M.Eng. Arch. AKS Georg Müller

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_        be familiar with and understand basic topics in building construction and architecture.
_        be familiar with the connections between conception, design and building construction, as well as the historical-socio-cultural development of building construction.
_        will understand construction principles, as well as the relationships between concept, design, construction task, material, system.
_        be able to analyze and critically examine the works of important architects and incorporate the resulting knowledge in their designs.
Personal competence:
_        Students will develop and train their ability to present results in analogue or digital form.
_        Students will train their ability to think and act in a conceptual, creative manner.
_        Students will develop and train decision-making skills both individually and in a team.

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Module content:
_        Introduction to building construction
_        The connections between conception, design and building construction.
_        Outline of the historical-sociocultural development of building construction. Differentiation in building construction types and their different materiality.
_        Raising awareness for a sustainable approach to construction and the environment.
_        Basic possibilities of approaching the construction of buildings and their structure and zoning.
_        Analysis of relevant components such as plinth, wall, ceiling, roof and ways of designing them.
_        Criteria of space formation, interior and exterior space, transitions and lighting. The works and influence of important architects.

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Teaching methods/Media:
_        Study trips
_        in 3 groups of up to approx. 25 students./parallel with several lecturers/tutors

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Recommended or required reading:
Desplazes, Andrea: Architektur Konstruieren
Hauschild, Moritz: Konstruieren im Raum
As well as various atlases for building construction: timber construction, steel construction, facades

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